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  • Robert L Harper Coatesville, Pa.

    Thank you Mr. Perry for your encouraging words on staying focus on one idea and making that one idea work. God Bless!

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  • Tala jabri Jordan

    Dear Mr. perry, I know this might not make a difference to you for all the success you have been through but I have never ever seen such a challenging, inspiring person ever in my life. The power of motivating people and sharing you experience in life to teach and reach all the people in this world. May God bless you, your positive vibes to this world is just amazing

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  • Tracy California

    Hello Mr. Perry, Thank you for your words of encouragement. I needed to hear your beginning. I am a school teacher and a playwright. I have written and produced plays within the schools and my church for many years. I am now venturing into starting my own production company and I can't lie, this is scary. God has giving me a gift for writing. I know this is my purpose. I am beyond passionate about ministering to the needs of people through drama. That feeling you talk about within you, I know it. What I would like to know about your beginning is the business side. I want to know did you establish a business in the beginning? During the time when your audience was small and you were investing your savings into doing this, how did you do it? Family and friends, who are supporting me, are telling me to form an LLC? Is this the route you took, or is there another way? I would appreciate your advice on how to get started from a business perspective. Hope to hear from you or your team. Thank you and God bless you for all you do.

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    • Mikki Washington, DC #2124002

      Tracy, I have been wondering the same thing! I have started a business (nothing play/entertainment related) but it is *scary*... not to mention hard as heck! Plus, writing (and putting myself out there) is especially frightening to me. I have seen/read quite a few interviews that Tyler has done but many focus on the very beginning (watching Oprah & starting a journal which eventually led to the plays), but I have always had a couple of questions: 1) When no one came to his plays the first 5 times, how did he find the courage (and overcome his fear of failure) to put on a play that 6th time (which ended up being the one that was much better attended), and 2) What happened after that? (in other words, how did he move from that play to eventually owning his own company)? Saving that much money requires a lot of discipline (or either generous family/friends - but I will bet my money it was 'discipline' with him - especially if he has family/friends like mine. lol). Not only that but producing movies requires a lot of education (Steven Spielberg spent years in the mail room and other odd jobs at Universal Studios - learning the ropes - before he attempted to do his own major films). How did he learn that much in such a short period of time? Did he have a mentor? Did he go to the library and read books about writing plays (and later, making movies)? He's managed to do, in 10-15 years what people normally take (at least) twice as long to do... if ever!!! It's amazing! Yet, I have not seen an interview (though, it may exist) where someone has interviewed him in depth about the business side of how he started out and how he expanded the plays and got to the point where he was able to build his own studio. Maybe, one day he'll write an autobiography and let us know!!! :)

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  • Christian Allana Atlanta

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  • Caldwell

    I was very inspired by your message and will share it with my two children. My daughter is a rising fashion designer and my son is a photographer. My daughter has the driven passion every since she was four years old, now 26. She has planted the seed, nurturing it every single day. I know nothing but the grace of God will allow blessings to flow her way. My son, age 20, working toward his dream. I know God one day in his time will fulfill his opportunity to work in the film industry.

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  • dale felder sanfracio.ca

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  • Miss P. USA

    TYLER...I WAS VERY GLAD AND MOVED BY THE MOTHERS DAY WISH SENT MY WAY...I THANK YOU KINDLY FOR THINKING OF ME DURING THIS VERY SPECIAL TIME...I HONOR YOU AS WELL...IM ALSO LOVING THE SHOWS....KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK...REST...CARE FOR YOUR MIND BODY AND SOUL...

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  • kiara auburn

    i am doing a project for school and would like to ask what are your comments on being successful?

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  • Sylvia Washington Atlanta Ga

    Take me under your wings Mr Perry. i know i have potential that needs to be tapped into..HeLP!!!

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  • Yamile Hazouri México City

    Love YOU really !!! Since 2012 I've been listening to your inspirational corner Over and over and over again I have all your movies, plays and series Please put more inspirational messages!!! Yamile

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  • Priscilla United States

    Awesome message. I must share with my daughters!

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  • Karleen Andresen

    How many celebrities would take the time to send a heart-full message for others to use. I'm putting this on my top 10 list of inspirational links. Thank you Tyler Perry.

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