1: Taraji P Henson opens up about firing her team post-Empire stint.

2: The actress felt her team failed her by not securing opportunities post-Cookie Lyon.

3: Henson takes charge by making bold decisions after her time on Empire.

4: Lesson learned: Don't wait for opportunities to come knocking at your door.

5: Setting professional goals and taking action is key to success in Hollywood.

6: Henson's courage and determination led her to new heights in her career.

7: Cookie Lyon may be gone, but Taraji P Henson's star power continues to shine bright.

8: Taking risks and standing up for what you deserve is empowering and necessary.

9: Follow Taraji P Henson's example: Be proactive and take control of your future.