Alicia Keys


Today’s ‘Live Better With Willie Jolley’ Tip: Life Does Not Have To Be Perfect

This step for success is focused on helping you overcome this challenging economy. It is taken from my new book, Turn Your Setbacks Into Greenbacks. As we grow older, we live through one challenging experience after another. As M. Scott Peck stated in the first line of his book, The Road Less Traveled, ‘‘Life is difficult. Period!” He was right; life is difficult. Life is challenging. And there are times when life is downright unfair. Yet life is still worth living. Even with the challenges and the difficulties we all will endure, life still is a beautiful thing! I have a sign on my desk that states, ‘‘Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful!’’ If you have a positive outlook, a positive inlook and a positive uplook you will realize that you might not be able to control what happens around you, or what happens to you, but you have complete control over what happens in you! Choose to have a positive attitude. Choose to be positive even in negative times. It will have an incredible impact on your turning your setbacks into greenbacks!

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Jan. 25: Blues singer Etta James is 72. Singer Kina (Brownstone) is 41. Actress Ana Ortiz (“Ugly Betty”) is 39. Singer Alicia Keys is 29.


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Jan. 25, 1980: Black Entertainment Television (BET) – first black-owned company to be listed on the NYSE, begins broadcasting from Washington, D.C. (Source: