Steve Harvey is taking his success as a game show host, talk show host, author, comedian, and parlaying that into another self-help book titled Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success. The guide book outlines how to make it big and with the impressive trajectory Harvey has experienced in his life, we're eager to learn more from this pro. In a recent interview with Essence.com, Harvey explained why he decided to tap into this subject.
"So many people wonder how I did it. Some many people who have followed my career saw what happened to me after 2005; how all of a sudden my career just took a huge leap after 2005. People saw me in a different way, a game show host, a talk show host, author of a book, movies and they went, 'Wow, where did that come from?'" he said. "What they have to understand is the whole journey. They have to be reminded that I was living in a car for a while; that I was homeless; flunked out of college; messed up two marriages; that I've been written off and was told I was never going to be nothing. I've been in every economic stage out there: broke, dead broke, behind the eight ball, bankrupt, completely out of money and I still made it. I can teach that."
Harvey also outlined some tips on the mental shift that needs to occur in order to set yourself up for maximum success.
"First of all, the absolute critical part of this whole thing is to identify your gift. That's the first thing. So many people spend their life in a rut, spinning their wheels because they keep pursuing passions and not their God-given gift. God never created a living soul that he didn't give a gift to," Harvey began. "When you identify the gift then it's merely attaching your gift to the right vehicle. Who better to know what vehicle you should be attached to then the person that created you? That's the key portion that people miss in their life and they keep trying to figure it out. There is not a single scripture that tells us as human beings to figure it out. No, it's all right there black and white. There's no figuring this out. You can't figure your life out."
"You can go along with the life that was planned for you and created for you. That life right there is far better than any life you could imagine for yourself," he continued. "You can't think of a better life than the one he created you for. I did it for years. I was working my life for years. After 2005 when I said, okay I tell you what, 'You gave me the career of my dreams, I'm a standup comedian, I'm in my gift, but now what?' I got fired from my biggest radio contract back out in L.A. Nobody knows it but I had no income coming in and then I just went and said, 'Okay, what now' because what I thought was going to work obviously ain't working. He said, okay now watch this right here. You coming to me? I said yeah. Okay, you're checking in with me the Creator? After that, all you gotta do is look at him. Talk show, game show, book, movie; it went crazy. I teach that and people got to understand the difference between your gift and what you're passionate about."
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