If you are anything like me and most other people in the nation during these hard economic times, you have had some days where your money can look a little "funny". Well, just three months ago, I had a quite a financial scare one day. If there is one thing my mother always taught me about a plan, is that they rarely work out the way you first intended, and we did not have a plan B in mind for the unexpected delays we had to endure. Dwight and I could barely sleep that night. So at around 5:30am, to clear our heads, we decided to take a drive—a drive to nowhere. We rode around the city pretending our problems were left back at the house, even though I think we would have the same luck running from our reality as a dog has as it runs in circles attempting to catch it's tail. I was stressed! To relieve our anguish we tried playing our favorite CDs, and turned to our favorite songs. Put off by the fact that no song we played was strong enough to penetrate the wall of sorrow that was encasing our attitudes, we turned the CD player off to listen to the randomness of the radio. Thank God we did. It was an amazing coincidence that we had caught the beginning of the Steve Harvey Morning Show. I don't usually get to catch much of his show in the mornings considering my commute to work is not that long, but this particular morning; Harvey's tone caught my attention for it was more serious than usual, and highly engaged. I could feel that this particular message of which he was delivering to his listeners was one he felt very strongly about.
|The Steve Harvey Morning Show airs 6AM - 10AM on weekdays|
His message was about clarity! Some of the best advice I took away from listening to that early morning pep talk was:
- Seeking clarity by earnestly seeking the Lord's guidance is what kills confusion and helps with doubt.
- Once you have clarity in your life, you will be most prepared to work towards the goals He has placed in your heart.
- Aspire to something you are passionate about so much because you simply MUST.
- If you want to be successful, make an "I Can Do List". Continually build on that list. Writing it down helps to internalize positive thoughts, making you stronger.
- DON'T DOUBT and let God work WITH you; only he can help you because you won't come up with the answers for your success by yourself.
- The only way to be UN-successful is to let other people get in your head and instill that doubt.
Dwight and I sat there and listened, and by the time we got home, although the weight of financial burden was still hanging over us like an ACME anvil, we felt mildly elated and enlightened. He at least fueled my drive to carry on with that day in a more positive attitude. Although things get hard in life, when you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won’t get it, but if you believe in yourself, probably sooner or later, you will get it. It was just so coincidental that we came in on the show at that time, and heard what he had to say, for it put me in a state of mind to simply go with the flow of day and not let that single problem count larger against all the good things going on in my life.
|Steve Harvey Show daytime talk show|
premiering September 4, 2012 at 4PM
That is why I will be excited to see how his new venture, The Steve Harvey Show, fairs on NBC when it debuts, September 4, 2012 at 4:00pm. Steve Harvey’s straight talk is much respected, especially after the success of his 2009 Neilsen top-selling book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man”, with further success as the book turned movie became one of the highest grossing movies of 2012 so far. As he said in an interview in Jet Magazine in September of 2011, “Harvey will be the first to tell you he had no master plan to build an empire; he just made choices that would eventually become the cornerstone of his thriving businesses. Those choices, he insists, were all God-led—the result of prioritizing his life in this order: God, family, education and business. ‘If you have the first three things in order, it allows for your business to flourish.’” With the all of the latter considering, Steve Harvey’s is exactly why I had to feature him as this month’s “Smart is Beautiful” Style Maven.