5 Important lessons from P.Diddy’s Howard University Commencement Speech


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HipHop mogul Sean “P.Diddy” Combs delivered a commencement speech to Howard University graduates Class of 2014. The New Yorker was conferred with an honorary Doctorate degree in Humanities during the graduation and gave a spirited speech. The excited entertainer shared his memories while in the Howard  University and a few life lessons with the graduates based on his past experiences.

1.Embrace the entreprenuerial spirit

Life may close one door, but there is always another door open around the corner. The spirit of an entreprenuer is that which seeks out solutions and never gives up. A great work ethic sets an individual apart from the pack. P.Diddy began his clothing line Sean Combs in 1998 and has since been nominated and won an award for his innovative designs by the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Sean attributed a keen work ethic and the ability to recognise oppurtunities as major part of his success.

2.Don’t Burn Your Bridges

Speaking on the relationships he made in college, Mr Combs emphasised that his relationships with friends and lecturers were a great source of support during his darkest times. While in college, students often make great friendships and these connections could easily propel anyone to a greater future.

3. Know Your Power

The journey to realising one’s power could spur students to reach for their biggest dreams. Puff Daddy insisted on self reflection. As the keynote speaker at the Howard graduation, the self-made millionaire urged students to look within themselves and acknowledge their power…

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