DeVon Franklin on the Hollywood Commandments

This episode is sponsored by Sanebox.

Success requires sacrifice. But DeVon Franklin, best-selling author, spiritual success coach and producer of the popular film Miracles from Heaven, didn’t want to abandon his beliefs for a name in Hollywood. Now the author of the new book The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success is out to prove you can have both. Franklin and’s Shleby Skrhak discuss Hollywood stereotypes, the power of entertainment and how to align your spiritual goals with your career goals.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the October 2017 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

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  • Franklin says Hollywood stereotypes are only a small part of the big picture. Context is important.
  • Success isn’t easy and there isn’t a single way there. Learn why Franklin says, “Church gave me the spiritual foundation, but Hollywood gave me the foundation for success in the industry.”
  • Finally, hear Skrhak and Franklin discuss his new book, The Hollywood Commandments.

Favorite quote from this episode:

I’ve worked in Hollywood for 20 years. I can tell you that the majority of Hollywood is filled with hard-working, good people of integrity—people who have families, people who wanna do good in the world, people who are committed to making content that can change people’s lives. So the portion we see in the media is just a glimpse.”

—DeVon Franklin

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Journalist, podcaster and southpaw Shelby Skrhak is the former director of digital content and social media for Before joining SUCCESS magazine, Shelby launched the weekly suburban newspaper Plano Insider, and covered topics ranging from cops and courts to transportation and fashion. Her handwriting should be a font.

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