No Joke: excellent entrepreneurship and professional advice from a comedian
Steve Harvey’s new book Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches is another bestselling book for the renowned comedian, actor, entertainer, and radio personality. Steve Harvey’s life story could only happen in America the country where dreams can come true. He was the first in his family to attend college but dropped out of Kent State University. His journey to a reported net worth of $85 to $100 million dollars involved being homeless and unemployed. He was boxer, mailman, and insurance salesman, prior to finding success as a comedian. You will need to buy the book to get the full benefit of Steve Harvey’s sage advice for professional and entrepreneurship success.
A synopsis of his advice from select chapters in the book follows:
Chapter 1: “I m Tired of Myself,” In this chapter, Steve Harvey describes how his failure reached a tipping point and became the impetus for his motivation to succeed. A key theme in this chapter is the importance of believing in yourself and taking control of your fate. Steve Harvey’s success actions in this chapter direct readers to stop making excuses for not achieving success and to focus on expectations for success.
Chapter 2: “Fear and Failure,” This chapter emphasizes the experiences of most entrepreneurs and highly successful professional people; failure is part of the success process. From Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, the Beatles, and many others, you will find that they all failed forward. Steve Harvey states, “Warren Buffett said that he would not invest in any business where the owner hasn’t failed at least twice. Steve Harvey quit his job to pursue his dream of success as a comedian and lost his house, marriage, and was homeless for a while.
Chapter 5: “Not What You are Paid For, But What You Were Made For,” In this chapter, Steve details how he realized that his comic gift was his calling and left the security of his job to pursue his passion. The lesson is to know your God given gift and everyone is gifted in some way. Once you identify your gift and use it, this will lead to the fulfillment of your life’s purpose and mission. Steve Harvey provides advice to assist you in identifying your gift.
Chapter 8: “Climbing the Mountain to Reach Your Dreams,” This chapter emphasizes the importance of having SMART goals to fulfill your dreams. The acronym SMART goals describes having goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time Sensitive.
Steven Harvey has achieved another personal success goal with this book.
While much of the information is not new, the presentation of the information reflects emotional intelligence and Steve Harvey brilliantly uses his life experiences to convey his message. The book is no joke!