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Cedric The Entertainer

Cedric The Entertainer: From Selling Insurance To Building a Comedic Empire


From his early days as a State Farm insurance agent to gracing the stages of Def Comedy Jam, from captivating audiences in stand-up comedy to bringing beloved characters to life on the big screen, Cedric’s journey is nothing short of extraordinary. And today, we’re here to dive deep into the world of comedy, huge success and how you yourself can find your voice and achieve great success.

Cedric Antonio Kyles, better known by his stage name Cedric “The Entertainer,” is an Executive Producer, Director, Actor, Comedian, and now – a Novelist. Over the course of a career spanning 30 years, he has solidified his status as one of the world’s premier performers on the stage, in film, and on television.

“Don’t ever try to convince people to like you. Be yourself and then they’ll decide” @CedEntertainer  

And now let’s jump into episode 1496 of The School of Greatness!

“Your fame can get you caught up because you think that that is enough, to be famous is enough to take care of everything else. You do have to understand that inside the fame, you’ve got to go to work.” @CedEntertainer  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What personal qualities do you believe played a significant role in your success?
  • What makes you undeniably magnetic and entertaining?
  • Can you share with us the pivotal moment when you decided to transition from selling insurance to pursuing a career in entertainment? What inspired this decision and how did you overcome any doubts or challenges along the way?
  • How can someone stuck on the couch break from their limiting beliefs and pursue the life of their dreams?
  • Could you shed some light on the mindset shifts you had to make to move from a traditional career path to one in entertainment?
  • What sacrifices did you have to make along the way to achieve your level of success? How did these sacrifices impact your personal life and relationships?
  • How have you been able to refine your comedy throughout your career in order to connect with a larger audience?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What makes someone undeniably magnetic and entertaining.
  • How to break from destructive habits and live the life of your dreams.
  • The mindset shifts necessary to move from a traditional career path to one in entertainment.
  • The lifestyle sacrifices of a top-tier performer.
  • How to speak to an ever-changing audience from a place of authenticity.
  • Plus much more…

Show Notes:

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Kaibu by Killercats

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