“The road to success is no bed of roses.” To six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner Steve Harvey, the quote does apply perfectly. He was homeless for three years, slept in his car, and showered at gas station or in swimming pool showers, the comedian recently reminisced on his life and career and gave credit to God.
Harvey had his first stand-up comedy performance on Oct. 5, 1985, at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio. His success as a stand-up comedian led to the WB’s hit show “The Steve Harvey Show,” which has won multiple NAACP Image Awards. Steve also is the host for a daily talk show on NBC, is the game show host for “Family Feud” and “Celebrity Family Feud,” and NBC’s top-rated show, “Little Big Shots.”
In one of his recent shows on Oct. 21, Harvey shared his story of grass to grace. He said God had made him successful despite the fact that he had no solid education.
“God blesses you to become a blessing,” he said.
Steve told his audiences that he was not good at school or business but learning to identify his gifts, writing his visions down, and trusting God had gotten him to the peak of success.
“I did it without an education, I did it without anybody’s money. … All I did was identify my gift, I worked, I wrote all of my visions down. I read them every morning and every night. Talk to God, these are the keys to success.”
This is not the first time Steve publicly shared his faith life. In an interview with Forbes in 2016, when asked what are some of his daily routines that made him more energized and happy, Steve said he prayed every morning before he got started.
Steve also credited faith, religion, and family that had pushed him through some of life’s greatest challenges.