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Magic Johnson Inspires Young, Black Entrepreneurs

Magic Johnson

Renowned professional athlete Earvin “Magic” Johnson is one heck of a success story. The former standout guard for the Los Angeles Lakers rose from a poor background in Lansing, MI to a successful entrepreneur.

Johnson recently told a crowd of high school students and college students at the Ron Brown Youth Entrepreneur Summit the keys to success, according to Black Voice News.

The summit was a one-day workshop for young African Americans to build their entrepreneurial skills and network with business owners.

“I’m from the hood, too,” he told 80 young adults. “Every experience will prepare you for success. Information is the key to success and education is the key for success.”

Johnson said he was “poor,” but didn’t have “poor dreams.”

He recently became part owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and launched his own channel on Comcast.

Johnson told attendees to work hard if they want to accomplish their goals. He also told them to give back to their community and not forget where they came from once they succeeded.

“Work hard and over-deliver,” he said, according to Black Voice News. “Make yourself indispensable. Stick to you principles and don’t change who you are.”

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