377. What Poet Sekou Andrews Can Teach You About Entrepreneurship, Artistry & Breaking Through Adversity

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Sekou Andrews is a spoken-word poet who may, at first, seem like an odd person to have on the show. You’re going to have to trust me on this. Creativity is an important part of playing hard, and it’s my goal to expose you to many different avenues of expressing that creativity. Sekou has incredible insights. We talk about what it’s like to speak in front of Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, and Barack Obama at the same time, and how it feels to get nominated for a Grammy for spoken-word poetry. He offers a different perspective on creativity that you’re going to find benefit from, regardless of whether or not you consider yourself creative.

In This Conversation We Cover: 

  • [03:45] What Sekou learned from his parents
  • [11:59] How he discovered spoken-word poetry
  • [15:52] How Nike put Sekou on the map
  • [19:58] The importance of clarifying your vision
  • [25:24] The pressure of performing in front of Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, and Barack Obama
  • [35:20] Putting spoken-word poetry on the map
  • [43:18] Finding your voice
  • [54:26] Sekou’s creative process

 

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