Boss Mann magazine must bring light to female stroke victims because our talented entertainment powerhouse executive Cheryl Cobb faced it, and survived it, during her interview with Boss Mann magazine, she unsealed details about her frightening experience dealing with a stroke. Leaping straight into further information about her unfortunate health condition, Cheryl recalls being on the road while managing award-winning American R&B singer Fantasia Barrino, and during a hectic season in her career, she remembers waking up feeling her body paralyzed; she labeled it as not having movement on her left side. Chery’s medical set back was a very dark time in her life but felt very fortunate and blessed to have her family by her side to support her with prayer and encouragement. Cheryl encountered a long recovery, but her resiliency kept her motivated to beat this unfortunate situation. She never missed a physical therapy, which was crucial to her prompt recovery.
Cheryl Cobb is author of the groundbreaking book “Dirty Lil Secrets: Nobody Wants to Tell You About the Entertainment Industry,” Cheryl has been a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment business for decades molding the careers of countless artists and entertainers. She is the woman behind some of music’s biggest and most talked-about artists. Cobb has provided advice and career management to multiple Grammy Award-winning artists, including Toni Braxton, Chanté Moore, Fantasia, Will Downing, En Vogue, Escape, Da Brat, Sparkle and many more. She has also provided consultative advice to American Idol winners, including Chris Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia, Tamyra Gray, Ruben Studdard, and Jordin Sparks.
“Dirty Lil Secrets: Nobody Wants to Tell You About the Entertainment Industry” is a page-turning and must-read book for anyone looking to break into the world of entertainment. In a very concise strategic and eye-opening narrative, Cheryl Cobb has revolutionized the way we look at entertainment. If you are looking for a ‘good read’ offering ten steps that will change your life, when applied if you’re considering elevating your career in the entertainment industry, this is the book.
Cheryl’s story is essential because of the work she has done in the entertainment business. Historically, the entertainment industry management has been male-driven and not very generous to women, for Cheryl to have blossomed in such an atmosphere speaks volumes of her passion, talent, and willpower. Cheryl’s new book is evidence of her giving heart. While the book has a catchy title, “Dirty Lil Secrets,” the content is geared towards assisting individuals to minimize risks. The bottom line is that if you are equipped and abundantly understand the entertainment industry, you will make a better decision and avoid a mistake.
In giving you a sneak peek of her book, Cheryl spoke to us about her first of ten chapters. The first chapter sets the expectation that you will be fired while working in the entertainment industry. She teaches people about the different dynamics that go on where you can potentially lose your job. Some of the factors include record labels obtaining new management that will bring in their team, so you no longer fit in the company’s vision. Collateral damage is almost a guaranteed label you will wear at one time or another as an artist or entertainment employee.
Cheryl’s purpose is to get you ready for rejection. Having to deal with rejection can take a toll on individuals and discourage them because they can’t handle rejection. The entertainment industry is about having to prove yourself repeatedly, but more importantly, it’s about how you rebound and or respond from disappointment. The beauty of her book comes from her life experiences within the music industry. Cheryl wrote the book to provide you real-life experiences and not a third-party story. She confesses to being fired by the best and being overpowered by all the struggles and roller coaster of emotions. Cheryl touches on the healing aspect and the recovery aspect of life. Being armed with life tools to handle adversity is what she offers in her book.