There are a ton of reasons to love and respect James Brown. What he created in his career and the lasting impact of his work speaks loudly and echoes in perpetuity. And the man made some profound statements, too. This one being one of my favorite:
You Gotta Pay The Cost To Be The Boss!
Toward the end of his biopic, there was an impressive montage where James is shown at varying stages of his life and in all types of situations looking straight into the camera and repeating that phrase. It was a powerful portrayal and the point was well made. He was known as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business” and for good reason. He always understood that he was going to have to pay for what he really wanted in life and he wanted a lot. So as you prepare for another day on your grind, think about James Brown and ask yourself what the cost is to be the boss in your world- and decide if you are willing to pay it.
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