Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success by Steve HarveyWhen Steve Harvey was thirtysomething, he was living in his car. It was a sacrifice he was willing to make to give it his best shot at becoming a comedian. After several months of this lifestyle-washing in public bathrooms, eating fast food-he had considered giving up. Before calling his mother to ask if he could stay with her, he checked his voicemail. The Apollo Theatre wanted him to perform! Great opportunity, but Steve did not have enough money for gas to get from Tennessee to New York. He prayed about it, as he was too proud to ask for money. The following day he had a message from a club in Florida. The audience loved him so much they asked Steve back for a second night. The gig provided him enough money to fly to New York. Although he had no place to stay, walking around all night with a bag that held everything that he owned, it did not get him down.
In his new book, Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, Steve explains this as a “Pushback, Pushforward” moment. He believes we all have these kinds of situations in life when we have to make a conscious decision to move forward with our dream or walk away. He also believes that anyone aspiring for a better life should be prepared for accidents. This means that one should constantly work on developing their gift, the gift that God has given each of us, so that when opportunities arise we will be ready. Steve addresses discipline-sleeping a maximum of five hours a night. Anyone who sleeps more is not serious about getting the rewards life has to offer. He also discusses concepts of work versus effort and rich versus success. He focuses on taking the lid off the jar. In other words, remove messages from yourself and others that will limit dreams.
Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success is a book about success that is rich with anecdotes from Steve’s life—from sleeping in his car to becoming the $40 million dollar man! This invaluable guide is written for everyone, whether you are just beginning your career or are well situated in the c-suite.
18 Lessons Steve Harvey Can Teach You About Success: A Book Summary and Review
Steve Harvey. Life is a matter of choices. You can repeat the same dull routine every day for years or decide to look within yourself for the special gift that will unlock your potential. Let comedian and talk-show host Steve Harvey, a rags-to-riches victor himself, inspire you to reach for the stars. Now a successful stand-up comedian, the popular host of his own TV talk show and steward of the game show Family Feud , Harvey was once homeless, choked with debt and going nowhere.
Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate personified in a man whose career began doing stand-up comedy in the mids. His success as a stand-up comedian eventually led to a long stint as host of It's Showtime at the Apollo. His stand-up success has also led to multiple TV shows and movies, serving various roles on some projects acting, hosting, writing and producing, and his career has continued to flourish, becoming a top-rated radio host, fashion entrepreneur, best-selling author, popular game show host on Family Feud, and People's Choice Award winner as "Favorite New Talk Show Host" for his new daytime show Steve Harvey. Harvey just recently renewed deals in January for his daytime show and radio show. Throughout his award-winning career, Harvey has never lost sight of his passion for stand-up comedy, touring the U.
There are plenty of successful people who started in the middle of life with a good education and rose to the top. Steve flunked out of school, worked at a factory job, go fired, was homeless, and made up his mind to be a success when he was middle-aged. Because some part me had lost hope but I saw that if Steve could change his life so late in the game, maybe I could too. Just like with Michael Strahan , I was surprised to find that he did. No excuses. Many people die letting their false beliefs and excuses hold them back from their dreams. Here are the top 18 lessons I learned from his book:.
Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Now, he tells everyone how to succeed in life, giving you the keys to fulfill your purpose. Every one of us was born with a gift endowed by our creator—something you do the best at with very little effort. No one can take it away. You are the only one who can use it—or waste it.
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