What Steve Harvey taught us about being homeless.
“Why are you following everybody when you were meant to lead.”
We all start somewhere in this life. There’s always a beginning, middle and end. It doesn’t matter what your starting, you don’t just rise to the top for no reason. And there are a lot of talent that we look up to today that literally had nothing when they started chasing their dreams.
Talent like Steve Harvey who was actually homeless for three years. It’s understandable why Steve has so many things to be grateful for in life. When you go from having nothing to having a talk show and becoming a very well-known host, it would be damn near impossible to take those blessings for granted.
Steve Harvey wanted to become a comedian and that’s exactly how it started out for him in about 1980. And he knew it wasn’t going to be easy because he was already living on a budget after his first divorce from ex-wife Marcia. And he’s an excellent example as a father because he would for his two children with most of his paychecks from gigs but Steve Harvey opened up to people about being homeless, stating:
“One or two gigs fell through and suddenly I was homeless. “It was so disheartening,” Harvey recalls. “A week is really the maximum you can do. This was three years! It was rock bottom. But even in my darkest days I had faith it would turn around.”
Steve would try to stay in hotels when he could and other times he would live out of his 1976 Ford Tempo, using nothing but an igloo cooler to act as a refrigerator and he would take showers in hotel bathrooms, gas stations and swimming pool showers—and he’s a perfect example of what it takes to follow your dreams.
You can hit rock bottom and feel like everything around you has fallen apart but if you don’t give up, if you just keep trying then you’ll get to your destination, it just takes endurance and patience. If there’s anything Steve Harvey has taught us through his story with PEOPLE is to never give up in life—no matter how hard it gets. And it was in 2012 where Steve opened up about being homeless on “Sway In The Morning,” radio show.
Steve Harvey talks about being homeless on Sway In The Morning