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 Great success Lessons to Learn from Empire’s Cookie Lyon

Empire is recently the most addictive television series. Filled with love, hatred, hustle, dead etc, it is a movie with so much charisma. Cookie Lyon emerged as the most popular and the loved character in the movie. Played by Taraji P. Henson.

Cookie Lyon

Cookie is the matriarch of the Lyon family who is introduced to viewers after being released early from a 17-year prison sentence.

Her mission is to put her broken family back together and reclaim the Empire Records throne. Cookie steals every scene, and does so unapologetically.




Her confidence commands attention and demands respect. She’s a force to be reckoned with and she isn’t planning on allowing you to think otherwise.

Between breathing life into a one-dimensional vocalist hanging on by a thread, and getting her sexy on with the head of security, cookie is going to give you the raw, unfiltered truth, whether you want to hear it or not.

However, although cookie is more of the drama queen, always stirring up problems. Yet, you could probably learn one or two lessons from her.

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When you walk into a room, own it

Life is too short to always be the walkflower. Success is all about courage coupled with hard work, and cookie is the perfect mix of both. In empire, when cookie walks into the room, you pay attention. She commands your attention. For instance, she’s been out of the game for a little while, but cookie returns like she never left and seizes every moment and every opportunity.

Living an unapologetic, authentic life will get you far

Cookie’s transparency is not only refreshing, it propels her through tough moments and brings even her most cynical critics to want to join her team. Instead of investing so much energy trying to transform into an edited, watered down version of yourself, work on finding your most authentic self and see what doors open for you.




Being strong doesn’t mean you can’t be vulnerable

There is no denying that cookie is both independent and resilient, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have feelings. Time and time again, cookie reveals that at the end of the day, those she loves means the world to her and she will stop at nothing to protect them.




It’s great to have confidence, but don’t let your need to hold the steering when prevent you from allowing yourself to be vulnerable. Also, it is important to choose wisely on whom you allow in your inner circle, but once you’ve decided you can trust an individual, it serves you well to learn to let your guard down.

Family is everything

Normally, family isn’t something we should joke with. The only people who are going to stick with you no matter what, are your family members. Family is one of the most important gifts we are given and should be treated as such.  It is worth fighting for, and cookie reminded us all season long that she is willing to fight for hers.

It is important to know when it’s time to move on

Kenny Rogers once said, “Know when to walk away. Know when to run”. Most of course have encountered the bad boy that we know is no good for us, ye we can’t seem to shake the idea of having him in our lives. We keep trying to convince ourselves that we can make it work, and ignore the signs that he is not the one.




In empire, cookie lyon gave lucios a fair chance to prove that he was a changed man, and when he proved to be luscious the jerk, she left him for real.

Cookie lyon teaches us to accept only the love that we deserve.




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