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.
“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.
“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.”
I told the same $25 a night jokes over and over until they paid me $250, then $25,000, $75,000, $125,000, $500,000… $58,000,0000 with the Kings of Comedy in one year!
Repetition is how I became successful. I told those same jokes until I built an empire and a lifestyle beyond my wildest dreams! Never give up!
The #1 blessing blocker is a lack of gratitude. A lot of people want to be rich but they don’t want to go through the process of getting there. You have to be grateful for making $50,000, $75,000… a lot of people are mad because they aren’t a millionaire. If you stay mad you’ll never get there. Why? Because there is a principle of success that requires gratitude. The more you’re grateful for the more God will give you. Learn this principle and watch how your life will change.
Rich people think different, it’s all a mindset. I’m going to put a rich person’s concept in your head. “The multiples of 10.” You can become a millionaire with what you have. All of you have what it takes to become rich, you just don’t believe it. Your gift is the answer if you don’t know how to identify or use your gift watch me explain the “the multiples of 10.”
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.
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!