“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!
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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 is the provider of everything. If it wasn’t for my faith, I wouldn’t be standing here today and I’m a hood cat. If you don’t have the strength, God has it. Ask him for it. A pastor once told me “Joy and Depression can not reside in the same space.” I was at my worst and these words brought me back.
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.
The best things in life are on the other side of fear. How do you overcome fear? DREAM BIGGER!! Read that again. Stop thinking that your life is over because you’re a certain age or you aren’t where you want to be in life. You’re never going to get where you want to be in life if you give up. God’s will is that you prosper. God is able to bless you abundantly.
Most people don’t have what they want because it isn’t written down. Habakkuk 2:2 says “Write the vision and make it plain.” But remember, “FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD.” After you’ve written down what you want. DO THE WORK.
Soul is my understanding of music. Soul is also my swagger, how I handle pressure, and how I handle haters – it all comes from soul music.
Hate is louder than love, but love is stronger than hate. If you focus on those who love you, you can blow over the haters. Most people hate you only because of the way other people love you.