Today’s most sought after sage apparently is Steve Harvey.
Riding close on the heels of his popular relationship advice book (and, later, a movie) “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man,” the media and comedy superstar is dishing on the details of overall success in life. His new coda, “Act Like a Success, Think Like A Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches,” is at bookstores startingtoday. With a blend of humor, candor and common sense, Harvey’s tale is part memoir part advice.
If you already reach self-help books, you might find that Harvey doesn’t say anything you haven’t heard before, but he is great at saying things uniquely – and with humor. He appeared on the Today show this morning, talking about how his book helps readers find their “gift, their purpose.”
Straight from the work, here’s a “finding success” tip about topping out in the smarts departments amongst your circle (whether at work, at church, or with friends.)
“You can also tell if you’re perishing if you are the smartest person in your group. If you are the smartest person in your group, you need to get a new group. You cannot be a person who knows it all and can’t be told anything, because it will stifle your creativity as well as the creativity of the people around you.”
This is a book that asks the reader to use visualization, lists and study to go to the proverbial mountaintop of better selfdom. It’s a quick read that, at times, does require some actual work, and perhaps a notebook if you’re so inclined. Harvey asks the reader to self-evaluate, make lists, circle items and such. (I personally didn’t take notes, but I could see how that works for some people.)
In addition to the release of the book, this fall marks the third season of Harvey’s eponymous,Emmy-winning daytime talk show.