Grand Puba turns 44 today

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Today’s ‘Live Better With Willie Jolley’ Tip: Don’t Commiserate

Today’s tip for success is focused on helping you overcome this challenging economy. It is taken from my new book, Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks. The word “commiserate” is a word we usually associate with people who sit around and bemoan after their favorite sports team loses a big game. But when striving for success in the face of setbacks, the word also has impact. I want to warn you against commiserating in the game of life. The practice of going around talking about how bad things are to people in your network will get you nowhere. It adds fuel to a raging fire and creates a “doom and gloom” scenario and a victim mentality.

People who commiserate are the ones who call and tell you all the bad news of the day: “Did you hear the bad news about Company X going out of business?” or, “Did you hear about Company Y laying off more people?” “Woe is me. Woe is me!” People who commiserate are the people who would rather complain about problems than to do anything to fix them. We have a choice. We can talk about all the bad news and keep repeating it, or we can go about making a difference and being the light in a dark world. We can be people who complain and do nothing else or people who stop complaining about what we allow.

Visit my website at for more information on turning your setbacks into greenbacks, and make this a great day!


March 4: Singer Bobby Womack is 66. Rapper Grand Puba (Brand Nubian) is 44.


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Mar. 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr. announced plans for Poor People’s Campaign in Washington. (Source: