Bounce Back from Setback: Steve Harvey’s Branding Moves Hit a New Groove (Part 4)

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Brandemonium’
Where Hopes & Dreams Become Real on Breakout Teams” (Old-School Flava)

Recently, Joel Osteen told the story of once having tax trouble. His accountant lived in another state and wasn’t aware of some of the tax laws in Texas. Osteen learned about the problem years later when he received a huge tax bill in the mail. Harvey tells a similar story of having to bounce back from tax setback.

Osteen said it resulted in him and his family having a scrooge Christmas. Harvey said the situation was a turning point in his success. He owed thousands maybe millions in back taxes. He could have wallowed in self-pity. Instead, he used the situation as motivation to get as many comedy gigs as possible.

It gave him a new sense of “get-up and go.” He made up his mind to get past the pain and towards the gain. What could have become a nervous breakdown instead was turned into a financial breakthrough. Harvey and Osteen looked at their situations and might have asked “what do we have to lose?”

The key to getting past losing a job, a contract or potentially your mind is getting over the knock so it doesn’t become a block. No need to dig yourself a deeper hole. It’s better to look deeper into your soul. There you’ll find a re-vision for your today and a vision for your tomorrow that’ll get you moving again.

That’s how things played out for Osteen and Harvey. Both have earned more than enough to pay back Uncle Sam. Osteen says he did so by selling some assets he later inherited. Harvey did so by firing-up his comedy circuit facets. Their setbacks were used as stepping stones to bigger and better things.

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Brandemonium’
Where Hopes & Dreams Become Real on Breakout Teams” (New-School Flava)

Joel Osteen once had tax trouble. Living his life in a bubble. His tax man worked in another state. Knowledge of tax laws wasn’t first-rate. Osteen learned about it by getting hug tax bill. That was a shock and not a real thrill. Harvey tells similar story of having to bounce back. He also dealt with some tax hack.

Osteen’s family felt the scrooge at Christmas. Not a lot of money to spend at Toys-R-Us. Harvey made this a turning point. His success would come by laughing-up the joint. He owed thousands maybe even millions in money. Didn’t go over well with his honey. Using this as motivation for making things funny.

A new sense of “get-up and go.” With a perspective shift in the flow. Made up his mind to get past the pain. Working harder and harder for the gain. Could have become a nervous breakdown. Instead took him to the financial uptown. Asking “what do I have to lose?” With little time for self-pity or to snooze.

Getting past losing a job, contract or your mind. Is in moving forward not looking behind. Seeing the situation less as a knock. So it doesn’t become a bigger block. No need to dig yourself a deep hole.  Just look deeper into your soul. There you’ll find hope in revision. Moving again towards tomorrow’s vision.

That’s how things played out for these guys. Putting their game and name on the rise. Earning enough to pay back Uncle Sam. With book sales and comedy gigs that brought in the ham. Osteen by selling some inherited assets. Harvey by firing-up his comedy facets. Turning setbacks into stepping stone trinkets.

Tip: Bouncing back from a setback means asking yourself “what do you have to lose and then thinking more about what do you have to gain.”

Talkback: What’s another phrase that sends a similar message as “turning setbacks in comebacks?”

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