Kevin Hart is no doubt one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry today. On the surface, you’d attribute this to his wit, his energetic and funny stage performances, as well as his unique style of comedy; well, you’re not wrong but there are definitely other factors that led to his successful career.
Here’s what we believe to be the 7 reasons why Kevin Hart is so successful.
Kevin Hart’s Success
He Quit His Job!
Kevin Hart started out as a shoe salesman and was on the verge of making a significant career promotion when he was offered an opportunity to work with Nike. He however turned this off down and opted for his true passion – comedy.
Kevin Hart took a leap and the rest is history.
Making the most of Social Media
Kevin Hart’s success can also be attributed to his presence on social media. He regularly uploads content vis-a-vis his daily activities thereby keeping his many followers entertained and inspired. Yes, Kevin Hart (on Ellen’s show) admitted to inspiring others through his social media account to be the best they can be.
This strategy has worked well for him as he currently has more followers than his contemporaries, even the legendary Chris Rock.
His fame doesn’t get to his head
Kevin Hart may be a big-shot in the industry but he sure doesn’t let that get to his head. How do we know this? His jokes are most times self-demeaning and depreciating. For instance, he jokes about his poor background, his being close to the ground (if you know what I mean), and his failures with attractive women. Well, things appear to have changed thanks to his marriage to Eniko Parrish.
Further, the way he tells his jokes passes him off as a regular guy which makes people relate with him easily.
He never gave up on his dream
Hart has recorded a huge number of failures and disappointments on his journey to stardom but he never let that deter him from chasing his dreams. He is the definition of a go-getter and a die-chard. If you ask me, 15 years is too long a time to wait for the materialization of one’s dreams but he was patient, persistent, and productive – and that has brought him to where he is now.
When they say that hard work pays and you think it cliche or just something people say to motivate others, let Kevin Hart inspire you. This dude worked his a** out every other weekend doing up to 7 shows. Amazingly, he always brought his A game.
Personal Development and Innovation
If you listen to Hart do his thing you’d notice that he is always getting better and developing himself. There some artists that just relax after hitting it big but not Kevin, he pushes himself every time.
Trust me, if there is anything that engages audiences over time, it is the ability of the artist to offer something different, to be creative, to change, to drift from the norm. And Kevin has d one just that.
Taking the advice from other successful people
It is not news that Chris Rock once told Kevin to focus on developing his brand rather than joining group tours, he listened and hell yeah it has paid off!
Success may have taken a while but it sure did pay to listen to those that have walked the walk.
Using Life Experiences in his Stand-Up
Kevin Hart has had some tough times in the past, including going through a painful divorce and a father battling drug addiction. His career wasn’t always full of praise and admiration either. He was booed off the stage plenty of times and he was once thrown a half-eaten chicken wing by a heckler! He never let these negative experiences discourage him, however, but instead included them in his act, which is a very smart move on Kevin’s part.
Some of Kevin Hart’s funniest pieces mock some of the experiences he’s gone through, making a great way of turning a negative into a positive! Kevin inspires others to be real with themselves and their experiences.
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