“I’ve acted out my life on stages with 10,000 people watching, and we are alone and I’m singing this song for you.” Donny Hathaway wrote this song and as a little boy, I always imagined myself in front of 10,000 people. I’m one of the original Kings of Comedy and have told jokes in front of crowds bigger than that. I always had the dream but my family and friends did not. If I would’ve listened to them I wouldn’t be where I am now. Sometimes you just have to listen to yourself and follow your dreams.
God doesn’t reveal your path to you. He gives you a vision of what it could look like but not the route. If he did you’d probably turn around. You would probably quit if you knew what you had to get through to get to where he had for you to go. Just look at my story, severe stuttering problem, homeless, slept in my car for 3 years… It’s no way I would have quit my job to do comedy if I knew I would have to go through all that I did to get to where I am today. I would’ve never quit my job. God doesn’t show you all that, he just gives you the dream and if you are bold enough to chase the dream he’ll get you through the journey. Don’t quit in the middle of the journey, God is in the making dreams come true business. God made it happen for me and he’ll make it happen for you.
I used to box growing up, I’ve told my sons about it. My son Jason decided to take boxing lessons when he was bout 16. That was cool until he tried to show off in front of his girlfriend at the time. I’ve always told my sons, I’m the heavyweight champ of this house. Title shots are available 24/7. Whenever you think you can whoop me, let’s go. He tried it ????????????
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!
My brother gave me advice on how to talk to girls. See part one now and part two on Dec. 13
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.
The bible says a man is as he thinketh. If you want to be successful, you have to change your mindset. If you want more from life… There’s really no way around it. It’s not hard, your lack of belief is what makes it hard.
God created us in his image – your thoughts can create things. You can make a better life for yourself today but you have to believe it! 2019 can still be the best year of your life but you have to lay claim to it.
The fear of failure is real, here’s how you get past this. I share my personal life stories with all of you so that you learn from my mistakes and stay motivated.
I want to know how my stories have impacted your life. Sound off in the comments.
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