I thought God wasn’t listening, at the time… I just wasn’t asking for nothing. I changed that, man, it changed my whole life.
“You’re never given a time table for when your dreams and visions and everything you’ve worked for is going to come to pass. Keep praying and working. As you get older you learn how to fertilize and nurture your dreams just like you would in nature.”
There is a way that you can have the life of your dreams. You have to learn the principles of success and I’m going to give them to you.
One decision cost me everything I had at one time in my life. I lost everything, my family, friends, became homeless, lived in my car for 3 years. BUT I had a vision and I pursued it. The first time that I walked into Hilarities Comedy Club at 27 years old and won amateur night, I knew this was the thing I wanted to do for the rest of my life. You have to take chances in life, if you don’t take chances in life you’ll never have the life God has for you.
You can’t be afraid to reinvent yourself. Every 10 years I do something different, I flip the script some kind of way. You’re going to have to flip the script in 2020. God has given me a life far beyond anything I’ve ever dreamed about. He can do the same for you, just ask him for it.
Here’s a look at my decade. Just remember if you make a mistake, get up and keep going. Write your visions and “Jump” in 2020. There’s so much more waiting for you in life!
God didn’t bring you this far to leave you. Why do you think he keeps waking you up? Because he has more for you. God has plans for you but he needs your faith. Be inspired with the Top 10 countdown from my #Motivated series.
God has a great life for you. But you’re going to have to ask for it. After you ask for it, you’ve got to believe it. You’re going to have to work for it. Looking for success? Ask, Believe, Work – there’s your formula. Keep the faith, keep believing, keep asking God.
I asked Joshua and Chaz to help me tell some of my life stories. This one is about some of the challenges in my life, I call it dirt. When you get some dirt on you, use it like fertilizer and grow from it. Being successful ain’t easy, but just like an oak tree that grows from an acorn – get used to the dirt… that’s what it takes to be an oak tree. That’s what it takes to be successful.
I met Joshua at a Family Feud taping with his mom. During breaks, I take Rapid Fire questions from my audience. His mom asked me “What advice do you have for a SCAD graduate?” He probably expected me to say something like… work hard and network… but instead, I gave him an opportunity to work with my team after I found out that he studied animation. Joshua’s partner’s name is Chaz – check out the first episode. My first kiss!
You are the captain, the master, the foreman, the general, you’re the head. Don’t give away your power to anyone, especially the devil. Do not let Satan get in your head and function because he has one mission and that’s to keep you off course and to make you think that nothing is possible… that God doesn’t hear you. You need to listen to this, stay on course.
God gave you a wonderful gift at birth. Yes, we all have one, some have more than one. You must use your God-given gifts to reach your full potential. People ask me all the time, how did I do it?
I identified my gift, I worked, I wrote all of my visions down. I read them every morning and every night. I instilled them in my head, and every time I met somebody, I told them what I wanted to do and from there the connections started. I still dream big, because the God I serve is big. Talk to God about your gifts, your dreams, all the things to help you reach your full potential.