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Sean Does Magic…And So Much More

“TikTok is just for dancing.” 

For some people, that may be their perspective, but boy, would they be missing out on a great platform. Platforms do not generally discriminate on the content subject and Sean Does Magic is proof of that. 

He joined ONE37pm’s Sean Millea to talk about his come-up, career, and plans for the future.

The incredibly popular magician has found a home on TikTok, creating daily content that leaves people speechless…including some of the members here at ONE37pm and Team GaryVee:

Of course, though, this type of success doesn’t happen overnight. There are hours of sacrifice, over years of his life, that led to him being prepared for this moment.

Sean: “I started magic at the age of six.” 

The funny thing about Sean is that when he started posting content, magic was still an after-thought. 

Sean: “I started by doing things that weren’t magic… I posted my first magic video and it got 12 million views… and went from there.” 

“I feel like I have a personality outside of magic… I like to show that through these skits and comedy videos” Sean said.

In a bizarre 12 months, Sean’s work has had to rely heavily on the virtual aspect. He uses TikTok and Omegle as his two weapons to combat the lack of socializing and larger crowds for audiences. 

“A lot of the effects you see me do are tricks that I have remastered…some of these tricks are meant to be in person.” 

ONE37pm: What is easier? Doing these tricks in front of live groups or the online, virtual tricks?

Sean: “It’s way easier virtually.”

Now, let’s be transparent. It’s not easy. Sean just makes it *SOUND* easy. 

He knows where people’s eyes are, where their attention is at, and how long they will focus on one thing before moving to the next. Magic isn’t magic; it’s a skill he has crafted and learned the intricacies of over thousands of repetitions. 

Sean: “The biggest thing for magicians is to be able to talk to someone as you perform. What makes it really great, is when you’re online, is that they are strangers.”

They may be strangers at first, But that changes quickly. Sean has an endearing way of welcoming people to his work. He has a positivity first mindset that has turned those would be strangers into 17.5 million followers (or friends) on TikTok. 

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Monte Morris: A Man Focused on Building His Legacy On and Off The Court

It’s December 15th, a chilly winter day in Colorado, and rising NBA star Monte Morris has just come from a practice session with the Denver Nuggets. Morris is in good spirits, and it’s not hard to understand why.

The point guard is on the verge of starting a brand new season, and he’s doing so with a recently announced three-year contract extension that’s rewarding him quite nicely with a $27 million salary over that span. It’s easy to look at that reward and automatically assume that the success was an overnight one, but Morris will be first to tell you that is far from the case.

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“It’s been a long road—a journey,” Morris says as we chat over the phone. Under normal circumstances, this is a conversation that we would typically be having in person (perhaps after a game or practice), but this is 2020—a year that has been anything but ‘normal.’ This year has presented many challenges, but there have been some bright spots. One of those was seeing Morris elevate his game to the next level during an unprecedented NBA season that was spent in a bubble at the height of a global pandemic, as well as a national battle against racial and social injustice. 

“They told us back in March that the season was being postponed. I didn’t think that it was going to be that long. At first, some weren’t open to going back and playing, and we voted and made a run for it. We said we were playing for Breonna Taylor, and the fight against racial injustice. We did it as a team and brotherhood, and it was one to remember. I enjoyed the season and enjoyed having a voice.”

The official last quarter of the 2020 NBA season was certainly one to remember for the guard who has blossomed into a key player on the Nuggets roster, but to understand how he got to where he is today, you have to rewind back to when he was just a young boy in Flint, Michigan with a basketball and a dream.

“Crazy thing was that it was just me and my mom,” he says, reflecting on his childhood and the loving relationship he has with his mother. “My mom coached varsity girls at the school I went to (Beecher High School). Basketball was all I knew.”

And it was something that he was very good at. Fueled by drive, Morris would stay up late into the night playing basketball in his room. While it drove his mother crazy (she would yell at him through the walls because she couldn’t sleep), it was clear Morris possessed something special—but he had to make sure that he stayed the course.

“In Flint, the violence was really high. I had to make sure I stayed on the right path. One wrong turn could mess you up—I was seeing stuff that I wasn’t supposed to see. At certain points Flint was ranked number one or two in crime. You know I would always tell my mom growing up that I was going to buy her a house and a car. She would laugh, but it was all I envisioned. I just stayed focused.”

It doesn’t take very long to see that Morris prides himself on being a role model and an inspiration to younger generations. He isn’t just here to play ball, he is also here to tell his story.

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Sometimes society puts forth the notion that there is only one set path to success. That is simply not true, and Morris is an example of that. 

“I was drafted at 51, and the Nuggets called me to tell me that they already had three point guards,” he says recalling the night he was drafted. “I signed a two way contract, and I just needed to get my foot in the door. So I went to training camp—I had no reps, and played in the league, but I only appeared in two NBA games.”

Morris’s season was primarily spent with the G League’s Rio Grande Vipers, but he made sure to always stay prepared. “I was always packed because I never knew when I was coming back,” he says of the first year of his professional career. His dedication was recognized by the Nuggets organization who converted his contract the following year bringing him fully on for the 2018-2019 campaign. In the blink of an eye, Morris went from only playing a couple of games to a full 82 game season plus the playoffs.

“At first I didn’t know what to expect because they had also brought in Isaiah Thomas. He ended up being hurt, and that resulted in me having an opportunity. I had really begun taking off my first year—everyone started talking about me. That opportunity was all I needed. 

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That second year I struggled in the playoffs and people were doubting me, but that ended up coming this season because I knew what to expect since I now had playoff experience.”

So now we are back in the present, reflecting on a truly unique season that we will probably never see again. After a certain amount of time it became clear that things weren’t going back to normal anytime soon. If the basketball season was to resume, it would be by way of an isolation resort known as the bubble. To participate, teams and players had to go through rigorous testing and quarantine procedures before departing. Once there, the strict protocol continued with players essentially being placed on lockdown.

In addition to the pandemic fight, there also was the battle for racial and social injustice after the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Morris and his colleagues in the NBA and WNBA decided to use their platforms to make a change.

“It was good for me because not every guy is blessed to have millions of followers. It was also dope as a brotherhood because we were like why not play for it and showcase to the world that we are still here? I wanted the world to have hope and something to watch. It was a tough one—some wanted to leave, but if we left, it was like what comes next? Carmelo asked that and guys couldn’t really answer, so we just decided we were gonna keep playing.”

Morris and the Nuggets went on rampage, becoming the first team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit twice in the same playoff run. Morris himself averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 assists per game, becoming a huge part of the Nuggets postseason success. That all goes back to the winning mindset he’s had since his childhood playing days after coming into his house crying one day after a loss. His mother quickly corrected his behavior, and changed that by instructing him to go back outside and play until he won.

I always want to win. I had to compete against guys that were Class A, B, C, and D, and I was able to get three straight state championships in high school.

My coach in high school used to always say that we ‘breed winners’, and now of course I have the back to back playoff experiences. I always keep that energy with me and everybody feeds off it. I never say I lose, I say I learn.”

He also applies that same passion to his charity work. ‘‘You really have to start from the bottom because it’s a marathon not a sprint,” Morris says, adding that he’s currently working with Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzma on a plan to help different cities in need. When it comes to charity though, Morris prefers action over talking. “I’m not just focused on Flint, we are trying to help every place that is in need. I’m always looking to see what I can do and how I can help. This is not a clout thing.”

So what’s next for the 25-year-old? Well, more hoops as the NBA season is set to begin on December 22nd. As the new year tips off, Morris plans on adding to the success of this past season, and doing so in style. Oh and perhaps a little bowling on the side, which Morris describes as being his ‘happy place.’

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“I want to show everybody that we’re still here, and win the most games possible. When you win, everybody is happy, and when I’m winning I get rewarded.”

And when it comes to fashion, Morris is always on 10. Unfortunately with certain safety protocols still in place, we may not get to see many of Morris’s pre-game outfits, but that’s okay because he has big plans for the fashion industry as well.

“I like a lot of shoes and sneakers, you know like Alexander McQueen’s. I’m a shoe collector—I have shoes that I haven’t even opened! I actually just had a photoshoot with my marketing team, and I’m planning on launching my merch.”

Dream big and never stop working. Morris and Nuggets begin their season on December 23rd against the Sacramento Kings.

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9 Great Tips for Small Business Owners (from Actual Small Business Owners)

ONE37pm and Squarespace have teamed up to create an editorial series that offers resource support and expert advice for entrepreneurs and small business owners in our community who want to start or grow their own business. You can try Squarespace for free to create your own website, then use code “ONE37pm” to get 10% off when you’re ready to go live.

It’s tricky trying to figure out the right moment (or even the right plan) to launch your own business—and finally realize a life-long dream. But as you weigh your options, it’s helpful to get the real scoop from small business owners who have been there, done that…and come out successful on the other side. Of course, success means different things for each business and founder, but it could mean picking the right website platform or simply creating and sticking to deadlines. We chatted with a handful of successful startup founders to get their best tips on the must-do’s for getting your small business off the ground.

1. Make Sure There’s a Need for What You’re Selling

“Before you do anything else, be sure you’re solving a real problem. Test your value proposition with real people before spending a lot on your business. Don’t start at the solution and move backward.” —Kevin Gindi, cofounder of Cheeky

2. Have Your Elevator Pitch Down Pat

“Make sure you can say what your business is in one clear sentence. You’d be surprised how much work it takes to narrow it down to one that’s actually concise.” —Alison Cayne, founder and CEO of Haven’s Kitchen

3. As Soon as Possible, Create a Website

“We can’t emphasize enough how crucial a website is. It was the single most important piece for our business. During COVID-19, it was honestly the main thing that kept us afloat—it shifted so much demand online, we saw tenfold growth year-to-year on our site. We have Squarespace to thank for getting us up and running. They made the process of starting and launching a website so much easier than we imagined. For us, the two most important things were the ease of setup and analytics. Building our site by customizing a template and using their SEO tools made setting up extremely easy. Once we got going, we also realized the analytic tools were unmatched. Being able to tell where our traffic was coming from and how it was happening was really useful for growing our business.” —Craig Deahl and David Roa, founders of Superlost Coffee

4. Become an All-Weather-Delegator

“As a business owner, ultimately your job is to inspire a team to build your vision. It’s best to get started hiring earlier than when it feels comfortable. That way you can get that critical practice on managing the workflows of your team rather than doing every task yourself.” —Gareth Everard, co-founder of Rockwell Razors

5. Use Your Core Values as a North Star

“Any and all decisions for the business (product, hiring, vendors, partnerships, campaigns) should boil down to one question: Do these activities or identities fully align with your company’s core focus and values? If it is not a resounding ‘yes,’ don’t do it no matter how tempting it is. With this ideology, you begin to have much more clarity in your decision making process. The earlier you take on this way of thinking, the better.” —Mark Mastrandrea, co-founder & CEO of IKONICK Canvas Art

6. Turn Your Best Customers Into Superfans

“Don’t be afraid to hop on a call with them to get real critical feedback, show them that you genuinely care, and make them feel special.” —Reid Moncada, co-founder and CEO of Fitted

7. Remind Yourself Why You Started (Sometimes Daily)

“Every relationship takes work, and being an entrepreneur means being in a 24/7 committed relationship with yourself and your business. The highs are high, and the lows can be lonely. Most people, even friends and family, won’t always see your behind-the-scenes or the grind it takes to build a company, but don’t let that discourage you. Wake up every day and remind yourself why you started, the problem you are figuring out a solution to and the impact you want to make for others.” —Rachel Perkins, founder of Perks Lifestyle Management

8. Show Respect from Top to Bottom

The advice I would give small business owners is to be convinced in your vision and do not be deterred from that. Listen and take advice from everyone but do not let that distract you from your mission. Additionally, treat every one of your employees with equal respect and value, whether it’s your CMO or the janitor, each person of your team is essential to accomplishing the company’s long term goal and you need everyone pulling the same way. —Justin J. Giangrande, founder of Queens Gaming Collective and The Network Advisory

9. As the Saying Goes, Always Under Promise and Over Deliver

“This old adage actually holds a lot of water. Short-term, people will like hearing that their project is going to be quick, easy and inexpensive. Long-term, they remember how it felt when you delivered quality product ahead of schedule. I think it’s especially important for beginners to be careful about the expectations they set, because it takes experience to learn how supplier shortages, hidden costs, shipping delays and other issues can throw a wrench into your plans. Build time into your schedule for those contingencies. You’ll look like a hero if you don’t use it, and you won’t look bad if you do.” —Dan Gordon, owner and operator of Dan Gordon Printing

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The 19 Best Side Hustles For Introverts to Try When Looking For Something New

When networking, assertiveness, and building a bold “cult of personality” are so often upheld as pillars of professional success, it could be hard out there for introverts who are naturally inclined to work independently and find strength in their alone time. However, there are plenty of lucrative job options for those of us who don’t thrive on the social aspect of rising through the ranks. If you’re seeking the perfect side hustle that involves the least amount of social interaction for the highest reward, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re artsy, entrepreneurial, or just have some extra time to convert into money, read on to find a job that fits you (and your introverted personality).

1. Graphic Designer

Creatives with a knack for digital design can easily spend their free time producing visuals to communicate concepts for clients in industries across the board. The job requires you to tap into artistry and imagination, skills many introverts tend to excel at. While some graphic designers might prefer to work in an agency setting, freelancers can offer their services for hire and work remotely on their own time. Pro tip: Create a website or portfolio showing off your skills and advertise your availability online. 

2. Video Editor

For those interested in the production industry with no desire to be on a crowded set, video editing could be your behind-the-scenes calling. With the necessary software and programs, you can work from the comfort of your own computer compiling, splicing, and formatting raw footage and turning it into a quality video ready to be shared (and go viral, of course). 

3. Writer

As bestselling author John Green once said, “Writing is a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.” Whether you delve into freelance journalism, blogging, or more creative writing pursuits (like working on a novel), passionate communicators who tap into their ideas better on paper can find plenty of independent writing opportunities.

4. Proofreader

All that time you’ve spent reading alone in your room can finally pay off with some proofreading gigs. If you’ve got a strong grasp on language and grammar and can easily pick out writing errors, you can get paid to look over and edit just about anything, from legal documents to other people’s resumes and cover letters. You’d be surprised by how many potential clients are willing to hire a second pair of eyes.

5. Social Media Manager

Introverts may not enjoy in-person interactions, but that really has no bearing on how friendly, personable, and social they can be, which is why many introverts are so great at social media. Sound like you? Managing social media accounts for a small business or publication is an awesome way to be outgoing without the usual pressure. If you tend to stand back and take in the whole picture, you’re also probably full of clever observations and savvy statements that are sure to get a brand all the retweets. Use your strengths!

6. YouTuber

In the same vein, introverts can be just as funny, talented, and entertaining as their more outgoing counterparts, but without the need to perform in front of a real-life audience. Starting a YouTube channel is an ideal option for crowd-shy people with talent or knowledge to share, from singing to vlogging to tutorials. You can make videos that incorporate any of your hobbies and start getting paid once you rake in enough subscribers and views.

7. Travel Photographer

Close your eyes and picture your dream vacation. Are you the only person around? It’s then perhaps time to embark on both the literal and metaphorical journey of becoming a travel photographer. Those with an artsy eye and a love for solo adventure should grab a camera, hit the road, and start snapping. Create an Instagram account to gain exposure, compile a portfolio. Then you can start making money selling your pictures, working with magazines or media companies, and/or acquiring sponsorships on IG. If you’re really good, you can even get paid to fly out to exotic locales—just to take photos!

8. Fashion Reseller

You don’t need a flashy personality to be passionate about flashy fashion. Stylish Hypebeasts who always keep up with the latest streetwear trends can tap into the lucrative resale market and start turning items like rare designer collabs or coveted sneakers for a profit on websites like StockX, Grailed, or Depop. Buying, selling, packing, and shipping can all be done by yourself, and you barely have to speak to anyone at the post office.

9. Online Shop Owner

Similarly, you can set up shop selling your own wares on platforms like Etsy. If you’re a creative craftsperson who enjoys making things with your hands, whether it’s clothes, furniture, or even art, you can turn your hobby into an online business. According to career coach Kimberly Lucht, “Introverts, in my experience, are also most likely to thrive running a business and being their own boss because they don’t shy away from executing on projects alone.” 

10. Housesitter

Get paid to just chill at a stranger’s home for a few days and maybe even hang out with their pets? Yep, you can live the dream by signing up to be a housesitter. Homeowners in need frequently seek trusted individuals to watch over their abodes while traveling, ensuring that their cat gets fed and the plants get watered. Find gigs that fit your schedule or just take your laptop and work your day job from a new couch. At least you’ll never get bored of the scenery.

11. Dog Walker

You don’t even need to be an introvert to know that hanging out with dogs is better than hanging out with people (that’s just science). So why not spend your extra time making extra cash with new furry friends? You can sign up to be a dog walker on apps like Rover and Wag! And, as a built-in bonus, you’ll also get some free exercise in. Gotta aim for 10,000 steps a day, people!

12. Translator

If you’re fluent in two or more languages, take advantage of your unique edge by working as a freelance translator. Companies like Appen, an AI-assisted data annotation platform, are always looking for independent contractors to work on translation projects remotely. Let’s just say it’s way better than using your dual-language skills to argue with your parents in their native tongue.

13. Delivery Person

While the idea of having to knock on multiple doors a day may at first seem daunting to an introvert, snagging a gig as a delivery person, whether by car or by bike, can actually be ideal. Most of your time is spent commuting alone, and with contact-free delivery more popular than ever these days, you, well, don’t even need to make contact with customers. Consider applying for a part-time delivery job at a local restaurant or signing up with apps such as Postmates.

14. Virtual Assistant

With more and more people leaving their offices behind to work from home, virtual assistants are in high demand. If you’re uber-organized and skilled at administrative duties, this type of remote position is a great alternative to a bustling office situation. And since you’re usually working one-on-one with someone, even your potential Zoom calls won’t be nearly as stressful as having to attend an in-person meeting with a large team.

15. Landscaper

Hey, it worked for introvert icon Edward Scissorhands, right? But seriously, outdoorsy types with green thumbs and visions for gorgeous grounds can put their gardening expertise to good use by selling their services as a landscaper. Even if you start from the bottom by mowing lawns, you can turn it into your own thriving side business eventually. Who knows, your next stop might be the White House Rose Garden.

16. Researcher

If you’re the kind of introvert who prefers to spend their evenings falling down Wikipedia holes about obscure subjects rather than hanging out at a bar, good news! There’s a job for that. Various industries hire freelance researchers to scour the internet for data, facts, public records, and more. Some data entry or writing to relay your findings is also usually involved, but for the most part, you’re just sitting at your computer and snooping around the web.

17. IT Technician

Calling all gamers and hardware nerds who can’t help but poke around a motherboard! If you’ve built and rebuilt your own custom computers, have you ever considered monetizing your technical knowledge? Career expert Maggie Mistal says, “I recommend jobs [for introverts] where social interactions aren’t a key requirement of job success, such as work with tools or machinery, like IT Hardware.” Whether you take on a part-time job at a computer repair shop or offer services independently, you’re likely to have work rolling in as tech and computers don’t seem to be going away anytime soon.

18. User Tester

Just about every app, website, and service customers can interact with requires user testing to ensure a smooth, easy, and positive experience before becoming available to the masses. Those with an eye for detail and the ability to give constructive, honest feedback can sign up to be a tester on platforms such as UserTesting.com, and make money while trying out prototypes, clicking around new websites, or engaging with online services. If you’ve ever gotten frustrated trying to find information on a confusing webpage, this is your chance to make your suggestions for better usability heard.

19. Transcriptionist

You may hate talking, but, as an introvert, it’s more than likely that you are an excellent listener (even if your girlfriend doesn’t think so). If you combine that with some quick typing skills, you’re basically the perfect candidate to do online transcription services. From the corporate world to journalism to academia, transcriptionists are needed to take audio or video recordings and simply write them out. In addition to general transcription, you may even want to take the time to become specialized in medical or legal transcription, which requires some extra knowledge of industry-specific jargon but comes with extra earning potential.

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Everything You Should Know About Kazuki Takahashi, Founder Of ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’

If you’ve been paying attention to the trading card world this year, you’ll know that the market has soared and that Pokémon cards, in particular, have been a huge focus among celebrities like Logic, Logan Paul, and more. Pokémon cards were huge for a lot of us growing up, and perhaps the only competitor over the years in a similar lane has been Yu-Gi-Oh!, the legendary anime and manga. Kazuki Takahashi created it and if you want to know a little bit more about the man behind your favorite show or manga, look no further.

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Born in 1961, Kazuki didn’t start as a manga artist until his late teens. In 1980, when he was just nineteen-years-old, a manga that he wrote won a contest in a shonen manga magazine. Incredibly, he considers this to be his debut. He worked at a game company for the following few years, and while he was happy there and enjoyed games like shogi and mahjong among other card games and table-top role-playing games, his true passion was manga and he never stopped pursuing it.

For years, his story was that of any artist trying to make it. He was rejected multiple times. One time in particular, when he was twenty-nine-years-old, he wrote one hundred pages of manga and two hundred pages of sketches and brought them to Weekly Shonen Jump. Despite acknowledging that Kazuki was clearly into the idea of doing a battle story and loved the work, the editor had a problem with the length of the submission and rejected the story.

No matter, though, because Takahashi’s first breakthrough would come the same year. In 1990, he published Tokio no Tsuma. Today it is mostly known for being his first piece of work more than anything else, but the momentum started from there.

Following that was Tennenshoku Danji Buray, published in 1992 and lasted two volumes in June and September. You can still find these online if you wish. But of course, the real success didn’t come for a few more years. When it did, it came in a big way.

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In 1996 came the breakthrough of a lifetime. He created the Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga, and it was almost instantaneously a hit. First published in Shueisha’s aforementioned Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on September 30th of 1996, the first seven episodes featured only three instances of Magic & Wizards. That was the name based on the game Magic: The Gathering and its publishing company Wizards Of The Coast. The actual card game was supposed to be just one of many games in the series, but the magazine publisher received so many letters from fans asking about it that Kazuki decided to extend it. Takahashi acknowledged that the card game, which was later renamed Duel Monsters, “happened to evoke the most response” from readers, and choosing to continue with it past its planned two appearances was one of the best decisions he ever made.

In terms of directly impacting the actual card game, Kazuki Takahashi personally created the classic monster Dark Magician and has created alternate artworks for iconic cards like Blue-Eyes White Dragon, the Egyptian gods, and more. Perhaps the most personal card to Kazuki is Shiba-Warrior Taro, which he drew based on his dog Taro, a Shiba Inu.

To this day, Takahashi has a hand in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Series that still air, including the current Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS that first aired in April. This is despite him saying that Yu-Gi-Oh! GX in 2008 would be the final time he had direct involvement.

It might surprise people to know that Takahashi considers himself to be a procrastinator in terms of his own personal life. The cliché with people with this level of success is that they overwork, so this is a somewhat refreshing take. He has said that he consistently works close to the deadline and then asks himself why he didn’t start earlier – something that a lot of us will regrettably be able to relate to.

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Takahashi has also continued to work on projects outside of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Universe, like his comic and card game Advent Heroes. Two years ago, he wrote a short form manga called The COMIQ. It’s a mystery/crime/thriller series that follows a young mangaka who has to involve a murder mystery and save his fellow mangaka.

All in all, Kazuki is a legend who impacted the scene as very few ever will and has changed the lives of millions who find comfort in Duel Monsters.

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7 Ways To Turn A “No” Into A “Yes”

Inner.U® CAREER is the revolutionary online coaching platform that’s the “secret weapon” to breaking through obstacles and overcoming the odds. Making the program work for you is easy; allowing you to access it on your own time, from whatever setting you choose, and using The Handel Method® coaching modules to uplevel your life. In other words, it’s coaching for the modern human and everyday go-getter. Sign up today with your discount.

If you look at the trajectories of some of history’s most successful people, there’s one thing they all have in common: failure. Everyone from Bill Gates to Steve Jobs to freakin’ Walt Disney had to hear the word “No” plenty of times before becoming the inspirational innovators and titans of industry they’re known as today. What sets them apart on their path to greatness? They didn’t let rejection discourage them from chasing their goals. Whether you’re pitching a proposal, applying for a job, or seeking funding for your startup idea, it’s best to be prepared for the roadblocks. But if there’s one lesson to be learned, it’s this: if you’re dedicated enough, a “No” can always lead to a “Yes.” Even if it may not feel like that in the moment. 

Read on to learn how you can start opening the doors of opportunity, even after they’ve seemingly been slammed in your face.

1. Do Not Be Afraid To Hear “No”

As author, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker Bo Bennett says, “A rejection is nothing more than a necessary step in the pursuit of success.” The most basic way to deal with hearing the word “No” is to not be afraid of it, lest you become too fearful of failure that you simply give up. Remember that in the professional world, the word “No” is hardly ever personal, so don’t take it to heart. And, more importantly, don’t let it stop you from trying again.

2. Consider Whether Or Not It’s Actually A “No”

If you’ve done your homework and are approaching an opportunity that seems like the right fit but you have still been shut down, consider the factors that may be influencing the outcome. Perhaps that “No” has more to do with the way you presented yourself or your idea. Or your head space heading into the meeting — were you rushed? Did you complete your routine that morning? Are you in integrity? These are all things that are within your control and can be powerful learnings for you to implement for future conversations with the help of accountability tools like Inner.U’s Promise Tracker, that helps you to build and grow your Personal Integrity®.

3. Ask Questions

In the most respectful of ways, refuse to take “No” for an answer. We don’t mean pestering, but in order to learn what’s stopping your target from saying “Yes,” inquire and care about the obstacles they’re seeing. Is it an issue with the budget? Are there no new job opportunities presently available? Was there something you didn’t explain clearly enough? Ask questions in a genuinely curious manner that seeks to evolve from the learnings you gain through this experience.

In fact, studies show that a majority of customers say “no” up to four times before saying “yes,” so in many cases that’s not necessarily their final answer. Let’s face it, saying “no” is easier for most people than putting the work into exploring the “maybe.”

4. Really Listen

Speaking of questions, when you’re asking them, really listen to the other party’s answers. According to Tyreek Moore, Executive Life Coach with Handel Group® and President of HG Sports, listening fully is key to any hard conversation. “Listening without adding judgement, reaction, or making it about you is an extremely powerful skill. If you just keep reflecting back what the person has told you and taking it in, the speaker will dig into deeper layers of truth before your very eyes (even through a Zoom call).” Then, you can use these learnings to put in promises and plans to refine your pitch in future.  ​​​​​

5. Offer Flexible Solutions, Pivot

Once you’ve heard what’s holding your target back, you can offer up solutions. Have an open mind and be flexible in a way that allows you to work with them in order to meet not just your goal, but theirs too. Look for the win-win opportunities. Use language that is collaborative rather than combative. Moore offers, “What we have learned is that every good conversation has a balance of grace and wisdom. The wisdom part is saying the thing you need to communicate: the question or the request. The grace part is the way it’s communicated so that it’s easy to hear.” 

And sometimes there’s just no going around the obstacles, even after you’ve presented solutions. This doesn’t mean the conversation has to end. In the immortal words of Ross Geller: “Pivot!” If this really is your dream company or client, get curious about other projects or opportunities. Expand the horizons of the conversation and you may find a new way forward, whether it’s in the future or from a different angle.

6. Preemptively Address Their Concerns

Practice makes perfect, even when it comes to rejection. As you gain more experience from the times you’ve been told “No,” you’ll be able to identify the potential reasons someone might say it – and you can use that knowledge to your advantage. When seeking an opportunity, preemptively address the problems the other party may point out and explain how or why those won’t be an issue. Being prepared for their objection allows you to remain in control of the conversation and immediately dispel any of their concerns. Once the negatives are out of the way, you can focus on showing them the positives. That’s a surefire way to get the “Yes” you’ve been waiting for.

7.Consider This: A No Was Never Meant To Be A Yes

Stay with us here…what if every no was sacred? If every ‘no’ got you closer to your ultimate ‘yes’. It’s an empowering position to take, and could be the trick to overcoming each “rejection”, shifting you into the right fight and putting power back into your hands.

Navigating a tough conversation where you might be faced with a ‘No’ effectively and powerfully takes practice and, well, more practice. Inner.U CAREER teaches you how to have difficult conversations with everyone in your professional life, using twenty years of proven experience teaching CEOs, executives, parents, students and artists the art of honesty, because when you dare to tell the truth to someone and then want to hear their truth in return, that’s where intimacy, teamwork, leadership, and productivity lives.

Learn to Human Better® and turn yes’ into no’s with Inner.U CAREER.

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Karena Evans Is Changing the Game

At just 24-years-old, Karena Evans is in high demand and taking the world by storm. One of the most booked and busy directors, Evans has had her hands full with both her acting and directing projects. While Evans’ big break came two years ago, the multi-talented Canadian first began gaining traction in 2018. However, like most successful individuals, Evans had a humble start.

Evans first began dabbling in directing a few years ago as an intern for Director X (the Canadian director known for collaborating with artists such as Rihanna, Jay-Z, and Kanye West). Evans was so impressive in her internship, that Director X hired her to work for his company Popprok. From there, Evans began slowly building her resume, and it wasn’t long before her work was noticed across the industry. Evans also began to be recognized for her versatility, when she directed a “Black Lives Matter” commercial for Nike.

As Evans continued to rise through the ranks, she captured the attention of fellow Toronto native, Drake. In 2018, Drake enlisted the then 22-year-old to direct the music video for his hit single God’s Plan.” The video was a huge success going viral on YouTube and Instagram. Sometimes the video for a song plays a part in propelling the single to more success and that is exactly what happened with “God’s Plan.” The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and the video itself has received 1.1 billion views, making it one of the most-liked videos on YouTube.

The God’s Plan” music video won ‘Video of the Year’ at the BET Awards, and was also nominated for ‘Video of the Year’ at both the MTV Video Music Awards and the American Music Awards. It’s safe to say that Karena Evans played a role in the success of the video and “God’s Plan” propelled Evans into stardom, gaining Evans praise from the music industry. 

That same year (2018), Evans starred in the indie film titled Firecrackers. The film saw Evans starring alongside actress Michaela Kurimsky, as two teenage girls trying to escape from their hometown. Firecrackers premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews. It currently has an overall rating of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.

With a growing career as both an actress and a director, Evans continued building on her success directing SZA’s video for her song “Garden (Say it Like That).” The music video also starred Donald Glover and has received 17 million views to date.

The success of “Garden” and “God’s Plan” lead to Evans signing with William Morris Entertainment. Later that year, Evans teamed up with Drake again to direct the music videos for “I’m Upset” and “In My Feelings.” The latter featured appearances by Lala Anthony, Phylicia Rashad, and The City Girls. The video sparked the “In My Feelings Challenge,” and has received 214 million views to date. 

For her work, Evans won ‘Best Director’ at the 2018 iHeartRadio MMVA’s. The young director was also awarded the Prism Prizes Lipset Award for music video direction, making her the first woman in history to ever win that award. 

2019 saw Evans continuing the success that she achieved in 2018. The rising star won the ‘Video Director of the Year’ award at the BET Awards and directed season one of Tinder’s Swipe Night. The show is centered around Tinder users experiencing crazy and borderline apocalyptic adventures. The participants are matched with fellow Tinder users based on the choices made during those adventures. In an interview with Teen Vogue, Evans described why she chose to direct the Swipe Night series.

“I think Tinder has tapped into something really special. They created a scripted show that, above all else, allows its audience to start deeper conversations with who they have matched with. And that’s brilliant.”

The show drew in millions of viewers and was effective in increasing matches by nearly 30  percent. After the success of season one, Evans was signed on to direct season two of Swipe Night. In an interview with TechCrunch, Evans called the experience rewarding.

Karena Evans

Working on Swipe Night was such a fulfilling experience for me. I got to do something that had never been done before and innovate with storytelling to bring a generation of people together. I’m in search of projects that impact, shift, or curate a culture and couldn’t be more excited to return for more.

While 2020 has seen some delay in productions due to the unexpected Coronavirus pandemic, Evans has still been able to enjoy some pretty big success this year. Earlier this year, Evans directed the pilot episode of the extremely popular STARZ series P-Valley. The episode was her directorial television debut. In an interview with Backstage, Evans called her television introduction a “blessing.”

“It was a blessing to be able to have that sort of control as a pilot director, to envision what the world looks like and create that sandbox for the directors who follow to play within. I think it would have been a different sort of challenge for me, in my first time in television, to come in as an episodic director and understand that dynamic. Coming from music videos, where you really do have control from beginning to end, I had to adapt to the world of TV and understand the bigger players that I serve.”

As mentioned earlier in this article, Karena Evans is only 24 years-old. It’s rare to have a resume that extensive at such a young age. In the grand scheme of things, it really wasn’t all that long ago that Evans was interning for Director X. In terms of music videos, Evans is on the same trajectory both age and accomplishment wise as Melina Matsoukas and Hype Williams, both of whom are inspirations to the young director. On the television and movie side, directing P-Valley was a huge deal considering the pilot episode has set the tone for the whole series, and of course, Evans as an actress as well.

While future projects are still being kept under wraps, it’s clear that Karena Evans will be a force to reckon with for years to come.

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Meet Khristina Williams: Founder and CEO of Girls Talks Sports TV

The WNBA has seen numerous advancements over the past few years. Part of that is thanks to the many media outlets and individuals who have dedicated themselves to covering the game 24/7. With the WNBA Finals scheduled to start October 2nd, ONE37pm’s Jael Rucker spoke with Girls Talk Sports TV founder and CEO Khristina Williams about her journey of growing women’s sports, and how she has become a staple of WNBA Coverage.

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Jael Rucker: You’re the creator of Girls Talk Sports TV, how did that come about?

Khristina Williams: Girls Talk Sports TV is a new digital platform focused on women’s sports—specifically the WNBA. We do sports news, interviews and updates. I started this platform because I wanted to marry my two platforms (sports and journalism) together, and I wanted to give women’s sports visibility and value in the sports industry.

Recognizing how hard it is to break into the industry the “traditional way,” William’s was determined to create a safe space for female journalists to tell the story of female athletes in a unique and creative manner.

Jael: What advice would you give to young women who are looking to break into covering sports non-traditionally?

Khristina: The way that things are happening are changing. Just put out the work. It doesn’t have to be all together, it doesn’t have to be perfect. When I started Girls Talk Sports TV, it wasn’t perfect at all. It still isn’t, every day I’m learning, but for me it was about taking that first step on faith.

In her journey, Williams has encountered obstacles as a young, female entrepreneur. Through it all, she’s been able to overcome those tough roadblocks that stood in her way. 

Jael: What are some of the challenges you have faced in this industry?

Khristina: Well as a woman— an African-American woman coming into the sports world, you’re gonna have strikes against you. I learned in this business it’s all about building relationships. People connect with a person before they connect with a brand. I consider myself a person that connects with people, and that’s what has helped me grow and get into those big rooms.

Now just a few short years later, Girls Talk Sports TV has reached over 12,000 followers on Instagram, and in addition to being one of the leading voices of WNBA coverage, Khristina has created a new digital series titled Kickin it with Khristina. The show has featured superstar names such as Tasha Cloud and Sue Bird.

Jael: Yourself along with people like Arielle Chambers (Producer/Talent at Bleacher Report and House of Highlights—founder and CEO of HighlightHER) have really helped to grow the game and bring more eyes onto the WNBA. How important is that to you?

Khristina: First of all, shoutout to Arielle! As far as growing the game, as a journalist and media member, that’s my responsibility to amplify the game. I think it’s important to continue to tell these stories. We’ve seen that when people cover the game, ESPN will add more games, ABC will add more games. In order to embrace the WNBA, you have to see the games. In order to see the games, the media has to do their part with increasing visibility.

With more eyes than ever watching the WNBA, more eyes are also on Khristina as she continues to be a trailblazer through her various platforms.

Jael: You’ve become known as being one of the news breakers for the W. Would you consider yourself a “WNBA Insider?”

Khristina: I’m not sure if I consider myself an insider, but I’ll take it;— I work hard! It goes back to what I said earlier about building those real and authentic relationships. By building those relationships, by putting out that consistent work, you build your contacts and your sources. That’s how you get to the next level.

Not bad for a girl who started Girls Talk Sports TV in her bedroom.

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What Is Eddie Murphy’s Net Worth?

From doing stand up comedy, to creating some of the best movies of all-time, Eddie Murphy is a generational talent. Considered to be one of the best comedians of all-time, Murphy has never been one to put himself in a box. Over the decades, we’ve seen the comedian expand into acting, singing, producing, and directing. His movies have grossed over $6 billion at the box office, and a smooth $200 million in his overall net worth.

Eddie Murphy first hit the scene as a teenager performing in comedy clubs across New York. Those gigs eventually landed him a spot on SNL, ushering in an iconic era in the show’s history. From there, Murphy landed his first role in the film 48 Hrs and what followed was an unprecedented period of dominance, that in turn increased Murphy’s net worth.

Eddie Murphy Dominated the 1980s
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The success of the films 48 Hrs and Trading Places earned Eddie Murphy a pay raise from SNL. The actor began earning $30,000 per episode bringing him to a $1.1 million salary (his previous salary was $4,500 per episode). From there, Murphy began starring in a variety of 1980s classics such as Beverly Hills Cop, and its sequel Beverly Hills Cop II. The first installment became the highest-grossing comedy of all time, netting $230 million. The follow up was equally successful, with a worldwide gross of $300 million.

In addition to his box office success, Murphy also crossed over into the music scene. Prior to SNL, the actor also worked as a background vocalist for different artists in the early 1980s. With newfound stardom, Murphy took a small break from acting to hit the recording studio.

In 1985, the actor turned singer released his debut album How Could It Be. While the album was a moderate success commercially, it spawned the monster hit “Party All The Time.” The song reached number two in the United States proving the actor’s diversity, and contributing to his net worth.

Murphy closed the 1980s with the hit film Coming to America. Despite initial negative reviews from critics, the movie was both a domestic and international success with a number one debut at the box office. Coming to America pulled in $21 million on its opening day, and wound up grossing almost $300 million worldwide.

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Eddie Murphy in ‘The Nutty Professor’

The 1990s was a transitional period for Eddie Murphy. The early 90s saw a decline in the huge success the actor had previously seen in the 1980s. While films like The Nutty Professor experienced box office success, Murphy made the lucrative decision to transition to more “family-friendly” films.

This began with the release of the animated movie Mulan where Murphy voiced the dragon character Mushu. Mulan went on to gross over $120 million in the United States. In September of 2017, Netflix added the film to its streaming services, and as of 2020, Mulan can be found on Hulu, and Disney + (giving Murphy residual earnings). The Nutty Professor also proved to be a turning point in the actor’s career.

Recognizing the value of these family-friendly films, Murphy began starring in more. While the transition alienated the people who had originally become fans because of his more explicit content, it didn’t alienate the money from his bank account. Murphy was paid $20 million for his roles in Dr. Dolittle, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, and The Nutty Professor II. Because of the success of its predecessor, the actor was able to command twenty percent of The Nutty Professor II. By the end of the 90s, Eddie Murphy was worth close to $100 million.

The 2000s saw a continuation of the career change Eddie Murphy began in the late 90s. Surely nobody could have ever imagined in the 80s and early 90s that one of Murphy’s biggest roles would be the role of a donkey, but that’s exactly what happened in 2001 when the actor kicked off the new decade with Shrek, one of the most successful animated film franchises of all-time. Part of what’s set Murphy apart from his peers is his ability to go against the norm, and the latter part of his career has certainly rewarded him.

Murphy was initially paid $3 million for the first Shrek movie, however, after the film’s huge success, the actor was able to command $10 million for the sequel, making him one of the highest-paid voice actors in Hollywood. The Dr. Dolittle sequel released that same year, netted him $20 million, as well as the film The Adventures of Pluto Nash

In 2006, Murphy went back to his musical roots in the film Dreamgirls. The movie earned over $150 million at the International box office. 

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Eddie Murphy’s SNL Return

The latter part of the 2000s and 2010s saw Murphy relatively quiet compared to earlier decades. The actor only appeared in four films during the 2010s, and those films were mostly met with mixed reviews. 2019, however, saw the actor with yet another career resurgence when he starred in the Netflix film Dolemite Is My Name. The movie received positive reviews and landed him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.

The success of Dolemite led the icon to a return on SNL where fellow comedians Dave Chapelle, Chris Rock, Kenan Thompson, and Tracy Morgan joined him. The episode was the most-watched episode on SNL since 2008 when comedian Tina Fey played Sarah Palin.

While Murphy’s salaries for both SNL and Dolemite are unknown, both are rumored to be a part of a larger deal that Murphy is working on with Netflix. While the terms of the deal haven’t been officially announced, the contract will supposedly pay the actor $70 million to host a stand-up comedy special and star in films.

While Covid-19 has delayed the production of these projects, the fact that Eddie Murphy has the power to command that type of money forty years into his professional career speaks volumes. Make no mistake, Eddie Murphy is still highly sought after, and this new deal will be sure to increase his net worth even more in the 2020s.

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Who Has the Most Followers On TikTok?

If you haven’t heard of Tik Tok, then where have you been all year. While some adults consider the viral dancing app a data stealing time waste, the top creators on the site have managed to rake in a massive following across platforms, leading to sponsorships, collabs, and serious dough for all parties involved. As for the creators with the most followers, this is the current list. 

  1. Charlie D’amelio @charlidamelio (74 million)
  2. Addison Rae @addisonre (52.3 million)
  3. Zach King @zachking (46 million)
  4. Loren Gray @lorengray (45.8 million)
  5. Tik Tok @tiktok (44.2 million)
  6. Riyaz @riyaz.14 (43.0 million)
  7. Spencer Knight @spencerx (39 million)
  8. Michael Le @justmaiko (35 million)
  9. BabyAriel @babyariel (34.4 million)
  10. Will Smith @willsmith (32.0 million)
  11. Faisal Shaikh @mr_faisu_07 (31.8 million)
  12. Dixie D’Amelio @dixiedamelio (31.1 million)
  13. Brent Rivera @brentrivera (30.9 million)
  14. Jason Derulo @jasonderulo (29.9 million)
  15. Arishafa Khan @_arishfakhan_ (28.4 million)
  16. Jannat Zubair Rahmani (28.0 million)
  17. Nisha Guragain @nishaguragain (28.0 million)
  18. Gil Croes @gilmhercroes (28.0 million)
  19. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (27.6 million)
  20. JoJo Siwa @jojosiwa (26.7 million)
1. Charli D’Amelio @charlidamelio

While not a household name, Charli D’Amelio’s fame has been a quick and incredible rise, the Tik Tok personality posted her first video in 2019 and has quickly become of its most famous stars. As of July 2020, the dancer was not only Tik Tok’s most-followed account but has been recognized by brands and news outlets alike as the most representative of the brand. D’Amelio is 16 years old, a part of generation-z, and by all accounts and purposes, she still desires to be a normal kid. And her fame has spread far beyond the app. She’s been invited to dance at the NBA All-Star game, starred in a Super Bowl Commercial and Tik Tok dance with the legendary Jennifer Lopez, and even been signed to famous talent agency UTA.

2. Addison Rae @addisonre

Second to D’Amelio is Addison Rae. A competitive dancer from childhood, Rae joined Tik Tok in 2019 and received over 80,000 likes on her first dance video. She was also an inaugural member of the Hype House, a communal living space for social media influencers to collaborate easier. In 2020, Rae debuted a Spotify podcast with her mother, called Mama Knows Best.

3. Zach King @zachking

While this Tik Tok star didn’t start on the app, his high profiles on social media sites like Instagram and Vine have made his star rise. Known for his “magical” filmmaking, King used film and CGI to edit his videos into magical illusions. While he got his start on Youtube, King’s transition from Vine to Tik Tok went even better for the creator, with King becoming the third most followed individual on the app.

4. Loren Gray @lorengray

Known for her signature, icy blond look, Loren Gray is the fourth highest followed tik tok personality. Gray first became popular on the app musically, where creators filmed themselves lipsyncing at high speeds to popular tunes. Using cross-platform growth on Instagram and Youtube, Gray quickly gained popularity in LA and beyond. Before Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae, she was the most followed person on Tik Tok.

5. Tik Tok @tiktok

It only makes sense that Tik Tok’s own support account is one of the highest followed. While the video app uses its own account to spread helpful tips and announcements, it also uses its incredibly large platform to highlight special events and creators. During quarantine, Tik Tok and its biggest users have hosted several virtual events, like Pride, Prom, Graduation, and more.

6. Riyaz Ali @riyaz.14

Riyaz Ali is an Indian media personality and entertainer known for his lip-syncing videos. Born in 2003, the 16-year-old has quickly risen in the ranks, not just as an entertainer, but as a fashion blogger as well. His videos average millions of views on every post.

7. Spencer Polanco Knight @spencerx

This Tik Tok star is a professional beatboxer, who uses his vocal skill to make specialty sounds and videos on the app. Before Tik Tok, he was featured in the top 20 of the American Beatbox Championship. Known as Spencer X, his frequent collaborations and public performances have made the musician go viral, propelling his fame to colossal levels.

8. Michael Le @justmaiko

This twenty-year-old is known for more than just his fly dance moves, but for his incredible fashion sense as well. As a viral choreography on Tik Tok, Michael Le is the eighth most popular Tik Tok creator. While not a household name, the dancer is a big part of the Tik Tok ecosystem. He’s even a part of the Shluv house, another viral content house making waves in LA.

9. BabyAriel @babyariel

​​​​​Another musically alum, Baby Ariel is a moniker for Ariel Rebecca Martin, a popular American singer, and social media personality. As one of musically top stars, Ariel was featured in publications like Forbes, People Magazine, GMA, and Time’s 2017 most influential people on the internet.

10. Will Smith @willsmith

Yes, you read that right. The former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and residential bad boy has found a new on screen home in Tik Tok. When not starring in Hollywood blockbusters, Smith uses the app to post behind the scenes looks at his life, home, and family.

11. Faisal Shaikh @mr_faisu_07

This Indian model is known for his viral comedy and lip syncing videos. The actor is known to post up to 6 videos a day, each of them drawing millions of views in minutes.

12. Dixie D’Amelio @dixiedamelio

No you’re not seeing double. Two of the top twenty Tik Tok stars are related. While Dixie D’Amelio was first known as Charlie D’Amelio older sister, this 18 year old is a star in her own right. In 2020, she released a single titled, Be Happy, detailing her struggles with mental health,  which had its own viral moment on Tik Tok.

13. Brent Rivera @brentrivera

This American Viner has fully taken on the mantle of continual Tik Tok star. Known for his unique brand of short clip comey, he ranks at number 13 of Tik Tok’s top followed stars. Not one to be just about jokes, Rivera is also known for his creation of Amp Studios, a talent incubator meant to create the next viral social media stars.

14. Jason Derulo @jasonderulo

While it took the novel coronavirus outbreak for this singer to truly commit to Tik Tok, Jason Derulo has accepted the challenge. Constantly praised for his innovative if incredibly professional shot clips, the singer has gotten more than his fair share of viral moments on the app. His single Savage Love, went viral for its Tik Tok dance challenge, shooting it to the top of the charts.

15. Arishfa Khan @_arishfakhan_

This popular Indian actor has spent her entire life preparing for this role. A child actress who has been in the industry for over 9 years, Khan has since developed her online presence to include fashion, beauty, and music. Her recent songs collaborate with other fellow Indian Tik Tok stars, and rake in the views. Her latest hit Yaara, has over 200 million views on Youtube alone.

16. Jannat Zubair Rahmani

17. Nisha Guragain @nishaguragain

This model and influencer is a rising star on Indian tik tok. Her appearance in several popular Hindi songs skyrocketed her fame, raising her platform to number 17 in Tik Tok’s ranks.

18. Gilmher Croes @gilmhercroes

This Aruban model is known for his striking blonde hair and charming Tik Tok Videos. With over 28 million followers, his lipsyncing videos are certified toppers on the for you page.

19. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

This famous wrestler has more than defeated the new challenger of Tik Tok. More than just another social media app to post updates, The Rock uses his Tik Tok to uplift other viral videos on the app, and feature his daughters in clips sure to bring a smile to your face.

20. JoJo Siwa @jojosiwa

Last but certainly not least, JoJo Siwa is one of the most popular American celebrities on Tik Tok today. Not only does she have a Nickelodeon empire, but the growing teen uses her social media presence to constantly spread her wacky brand of comedy around. A recent Tik Tok of Siwa participating in the Wipe trend out of her signature style went viral, even trending across social media platforms.