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This is a beautiful and inspiring conversation with jazz keyboardist and author Marcus Johnson, an eloquent voice of truth and compassion who effortlessly shares so many deep insights here. He is also a gifted jazz pianist and has started several successful businesses. But really it was the luminosity of his soul that touched me here in a profound way. What a gift to me and my many listeners.

Marcus Johnson – entrepreneur and NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz keyboardist who authored For The Love Of… In the book, Marcus shares a collection of essays containing personal advice, lessons that helped him cope through the highs and lows of his career and practical strategies to discover your purpose, pursue your passion and stay the course despite perceived challenges. To date, Marcus has released more than fifteen Billboard charted albums and has most recently combined his eminently successful music career and love of wine in a unique endeavor with FLO Wine, LLC. As a highly sought-after self-empowerment activist, Marcus has given speeches across the country to inspire audiences with his story including his TEDx talks “Do the Things That Will Make People Say You’re Crazy” and “Why Are We Here?”

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