Summary of Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success

Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches

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Act Like a Success,  Think Like a Success book summary
TV host Steve Harvey explains how to open the door to success by identifying your unique gift.


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Life is a matter of choices. You can repeat the same dull routine every day for years or decide to look within yourself for the special gift that will unlock your potential. Let comedian and talk-show host Steve Harvey, a rags-to-riches victor himself, inspire you to reach for the stars. Now a successful stand-up comedian, the popular host of his own TV talk show and steward of the game show Family Feud, Harvey was once homeless, choked with debt and going nowhere. Then he discovered his gift – his ability to make people laugh – and with determination, he achieved wealth and fame. Harvey’s relentless pursuit of success is the cornerstone of this inspirational advice manual sprinkled with elements of autobiography. The key to fulfilling your potential, he maintains, is identifying the inherent, unique gift that sets you apart from everyone else, and then putting it to work. getAbstract recommends his sensible, realistic and heartfelt advice, which will make you feel as if you’ve found a smart, sincere friend, not just a smart guy on TV.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to identify your unique gift and make the most of it
  • Why your skills, education, social background or profession don’t define your gift
  • Why allowing your life to “perish without a vision” is harmful to your well-being


Moving Forward
Whether you are in search of wealth, prestige or recognition, success stems from identifying and using your unique gift. Everyone has a special gift and if you muster yours properly, you can achieve your goals. Getting the most out of your gift and sharing it with the world...
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About the Author

The author of three books, Steve Harvey toured as one of the original Kings of Comedy. He now hosts The Steve Harvey Show and Family Feud on television.

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    Lovereen Moore 1 year ago
    Good place to start and gain some motivation.
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    James Hoard 2 years ago
    Not a bad read...a little lite on content but a good reminder of some basic concepts.

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