A daily dose of Inspiration for you!

When you read about some celebrities it takes you back to another time in your life.  Today’s inspiration does that for me.  It’s a nice feeling, but what I really appreciate about this man is that despite his success he gives and helps others.  Jon Bon Jovi is an inspiration.


Jon Bon Jovi is or was a singer-songwriter, record producer, artist, actor, arena football team owner, and philanthropist.  He was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  He is best known as the frontman of the rock band Bon Jovi that he founded in 1983.  The band released twelve albums and he has released two solo albums.  Jon Bon Jovi, himself, started acting in the 1990s.  He has had movie roles and made appearances in television series.  He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.


Jon started working selling newspapers during summers when he was young, however he moved on to performing with bands in clubs by the time he was sixteen.  He, also, played with friends and his cousin Tony Bongiovi who owned the recording studio, The Power Station.  He played with several different bands.  He became a part of recording songs.


In 1983 Bon Jovi was formed.  Their debut album was released in 1984.  Their breakthrough album Slippery When Wet was released in 1986.  Jon and guitarist Richie Sambora have made several famous compilations with other famous artists.  Jon has released solo albums and started his own record label.  He has become known for his influence in the music business and for his good looks.


Jon Bon Jovi has worked and raised money for several charities.  He founded The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to support individuals that are in economic despair.  He was named the first Founding Ambassador of the Habitat for Humanity Ambassador program.  In 2011 his foundation opened the JBJ Soul Kitchen where people pay what they can afford for their meal or by working off the cost of it.


Jon married his high school sweetheart in 1989.  They have four children: a daughter and three sons.  At one time he had his own recording studio called Sanctuary Sound in the basement of his home.


Jon Bon Jovi is an inspiration for all he has done and continues to do.  Be inspired!  Have a bright day!

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