Jump : Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance

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The number-one New York Times bestselling author shares the secret of his success and teaches you how to achieve the blessed full life that belongs to youOn January 13, 2016, at the close of a taping of Family Feud, Steve Harvey spontaneously began to speak. Not knowing that the cameras were still rolling, the $100 million-dollar host offered his studio audience insights into his own happiness and success. His staff, also moved by Steve's passionate words, shared the riveting six-minute video on social media. The clip immediately went viral, with more than 58 million views worldwide! In this very personal and illuminating guide, the #1 New York Times bestselling author elaborates on those spontaneous remarks. His message is simple: You need to JUMP like your life depends on it-because it does-if you truly want a life of peace and abundance. Jump explores seven vulnerable "seasons" in the Emmy Award-winner life: being homeless and living out of his car, flunking out of college, enduring the emotional turmoil of a second failed marriage, risking stability to pursue his dream of television stardom, overcoming the Miss Universe mishap, blending his family, and owing the Internal Revenue Service $20 million. Steve uses these uncomfortable moments to explain his core principles and teach you what it means to JUMP: * Identifying the lesson and the blessing in all that life brings our way;* Isolating particular moments when we must be still and when we must take action;* Implementing "humble aggression" to achieve our dreams;* Placing past mistakes in our rearview mirror and creating a fresh life story;* Letting go of people who are weighing us down;* Taking responsibility in the face of adversity. At the heart of this mesmerizing read is faith-the confidence in knowing that leaping will elevate our lives, and that we will be caught when we fall. Don't stand on the cliff of life and watch others soar by, Steve tells us. If you take a leap of faith, God will open your parachute and "Give you life more abundantly." Life is an incredible journey. It's not good enough to exist-you need to live. You need to JUMP-to take a leap of faith, a risk toward the rich life God has planned for you.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 21mm | 343g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Amistad Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062220357
  • 9780062220356
  • 106,961

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"My friend, Steve Harvey, has an amazing gift to inspire, encourage and motivate people toward their dreams. In his new book, Jump, he'll show you through his own experiences, how to discover your gifts, envision your dreams and take the steps to become all you were created to be. He's impacted my life, and I know Jump will impact yours." -- Joel Osteen, Pastor and New York Times Bestselling Author This is the principle that spectators could never see from the grandstand of playing it safe! When in fact, anyone who's ever done anything monumental in their lives knows, that sooner or later one has to stand on the brink of peril and promise. It is what one does on the precipice of opportunity that determines the outcome. Steve Harvey shares with us what makes some `Jump' while others turn sadly away only to eulogize the opportunity and bemoan the circumstances that discouraged them from action. Steve Harvey has done the leaping right before our eyes. Now he is committed to sharing the principles and preparations that he and others used to override their fears and surge into their unique destiny! Your first JUMP is to read his book! It will make the next JUMP so much easier! -- Bishop T.D. Jakes, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
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"You need to JUMP as though your life depended on it. Because it does."--Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey knows intimately what it's like to face seemingly overwhelming odds. He flunked out of college. He was fired from his job. He was homeless and lived in his car. At one point he owed the IRS millions. In his most inspiring book to date, the number one New York Times bestselling author reveals how he not only survived these trials, but thrived despite them: he took a jump--a leap of faith--and has become one of the most popular, and most successful, entertainers on the planet.

Steve first introduced the concept of Jump at the close of a taping of his syndicated hit show Family Feud. Talking to the studio audience as only he can, the Emmy Award--winning host spontaneously delivered passionate advice on the secrets of his success. The video would immediately go viral and be seen by 58 million viewers (and counting) worldwide.

In this mesmerizing read, Steve builds on that invaluable advice. In Jump, he explores some vulnerable seasons in his life to use these unfortunate moments--among them, leaving a stable job to pursue his dream of being on television; starting a boys' mentoring camp, without any support; and revealing, for the first time, the behind-the-scenes mishap of the Miss Universe pageant--to explain his core principles to teach you what it means to jump. Straightforward and profound, these principles include identifying the lessons and blessings in life; utilizing the practice of stillness; putting past mistakes in your rear-view mirror; trusting in God; and taking full responsibility, especially in difficult situations.

At the heart of this life-changing work is faith--having the confidence to know that taking your own leap will elevate your life. Jump is Steve's testimony of what God has done in his life. Take a jump toward the rich life of blessings that God has planned for you.
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About Steve Harvey

The author of Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success; Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man; and Straight Talk, No Chaser, Steve Harvey began doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. 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. He was featured in Spike Lee's film The Original Kings of Comedy. In addition to his nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve hosts a daily talk show on NBC, is the gameshow host for Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud, and most recently NBC's top rated new show, Little Big Shots. A philanthropist, he is the founder of the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago, Illinois.
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