It’s not an easy journey to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.” – – Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is a prime example you don’t have to be a product of your environment.  He did not let his past rob him of his future. Although he had a difficult childhood, he was able to transform his pain into his passion.  He found his breakthrough in his passion for writing that eventually propelled him to a successful career in the entertainment industry.  It is not so much about his success but about his discipline and his tenacity to push beyond a world of limitations that plagued his childhood.

As he continues to be an influencer and walk in his purpose, I’m sharing life lessons I have learned from Tyler Perry.  These life lessons are sure to inspire, uplift, and motivate all the dreamers and the doers.

 1.  Let Your Faith Be Bigger than Your Fears  

 2.  Forgiveness is Fuel for Your Journey

 3.  Dream Big and Believe

 4.  Failure Is Only Temporary

 5.  Surround Yourself with Mentors

 6.  Stay Humble and Be Kind

 7.  Be Intentional and Take Action

 8.  Be A Risk Taker

 9.  Always be Grateful

10. Give Back

CALL TOACTION:  Activate the Dreamer in You!  It’s time to stop being a seat filler in the lives of others and take ACTION to live your dreams.  Shift your mindset and create a framework of small actionable steps that will get you closer to living your best life.  Enlist the help of accountability partners to keep you on track.  Your next level is going to require a new you.  The world awaits your greatness.  Show up and show out! 

I would love to hear about your actionable steps for your next level of living. Email me at to share your story. 

Jai is a Lifestyle Design Strategist, and she gives clients the tools they need for personal and professional growth.  You can connect with Jai at, via Instagram at CoachJaiWhite, or LinkedIn at Jai White.