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Kevin Hart

Self-Doubt, Cancel Culture, and What Winning Really Means

It's not about being perfect, it's about being better.

One of the world’s foremost entrepreneurs once said, “It’s not about putting up with discomfort; it’s about refusing to put up with comfort.”

Everyone wants to be comfortable, but what we don’t realize is that comfortability kills our drive, our vision, and ultimately our potential for greatness. Comfort seems like a safe place, but we don’t accomplish anything great by staying safe.

The same entrepreneur also said, “A life of greatness is like an endless boxing match.” Notice that word — “endless.” Greatness is not something you achieve in a moment so that you can sit back and relax. It’s a commitment to fight harder, to make more impact, and to live out your dream as loudly and boldly as you can.

Believe it or not, those two quotes come from comedian and actor Kevin Hart in his new audiobook, The Decision, Overcoming Today’s BS for Tomorrow’s Success, which is available exclusively on Audible. That’s right, one of the biggest superstars in the entertainment world is tapping into the magic we make here on The School of Greatness.

I was lucky enough to talk intimately with Kevin this week about so many things that were just eye-opening, inspiring, real, and relatable. We talk about self-doubt in his early career, mistakes he’s learned from, the perspective he gained from his nearly fatal car crash last year, and what winning in this life really means.

“There are no easy roads.” @KevinHart4real  

Kevin Hart is a hugely successful comedian, actor, and producer who began his career by sizing men and women for footwear. In his spare time, he would run over to a Philadelphia amateur comedy club to try his hand at stand-up. In his early career, he underwent his fair amount of struggle and criticism, but after dedicated practice and performance, he quit his salesman job to fully pursue comedy. He began performing fulltime, which led to his appearance in several feature films, including Paper Soldiers, Scary Movie 3, and Soul Plane.

In 2102, Kevin released his first stand-up album, titled I’m a Grown Little Man, and has released 4 additional stand-up albums since then. He continues to star in movies, some of his most popular features being Think Like a Man, Get Hard, and Central Intelligence. 

Not only is Kevin Hart one of the world’s favorite comedians and actors, but now he’s your life coach. He just released his new audiobook The Decision, Overcoming Today’s BS for Tomorrow’s Successwhich is exclusively available on Audible. In his new audiobook, Kevin gets real and raw about the lessons and skills he’s learned and how they can help you create the life you’ve always dreamed of. It’s not only empowering, but also hysterical — Kevin Hart is truly a life coach like no other!

I cannot stress enough how amazing it was to have this interview with Kevin Hart and hear his perspective of what greatness truly is. You obviously know Kevin as a superstar comedian and actor, but he’s actually one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, with deeply insightful life-changing advice. 

Obviously, it’s time to stop reading the show notes and jump on right in — Join me on Episode 956 to learn how to overcome self-doubt, learn from mistakes, and embrace your greatest potential with the one and only Kevin Hart!

“Nobody saw the gold in comedy.” @KevinHart4real  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you show up even though you might not be liked?
  • What was harder: being a great comedian or being a great businessman in comedy?
  • Is having a great partner’s support important to success?
  • How do you thrive despite your mistakes?
  • What is the thing you admire most about your life that most people don’t know about? 
  • What are the biggest lessons you have learned from your wife?
  • What are the habits in your personal life that you practice day-to-day to better yourself?
  • What are you dreaming about for the next ten years?
  • Where did your emphasis on solitude come from?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Kevin came to make his audiobook
  • How Kevin honed his vision in comedy
  • How distractions can affect success
  • Why mistakes are necessary
  • Why there is no pressure in mistakes if you are self-aware
  • Why mutual support has strengthened Kevin’s relationship with his wife
  • The importance of character in your personal relationships
  • How helping others win is a win for yourself
  • Plus much more…
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