Wise Career Advice From Kevin Hart
Hell or high water! Successful people are persistent. No matter what obstacles they face, they keep going until they reach their goal.
It took a long time before Kevin Hart got the attention of Hollywood. But failure after failure didn’t stop Hart from reaching his goals.
According to an article in Variety: “One break after another failed to turn Hart into the Next Big Thing. There was the 2001 Judd Apatow-directed pilot “North Hollywood,” about a group of aspiring actors sharing a house, which never got picked up, and a series of other failed pilots. When Hart made it on the air in 2004 with “The Big House,” an ABC comedy he created about a rich man who loses his fortune, the network pulled the plug after six low-rated episodes. It wasn’t until “Think Like a Man,” a romantic comedy with the comic as a wisecracking divorcee, opened to $33.7 million in 2012 that studios took notice.”
People work with people they like. If you want to be likeable, don’t be annoying. Just because something is funny to you doesn’t mean it will be funny to others. If you want to be successful, don’t rub people’s fur the wrong way!
The 31-year-old actor told the New York Times that his bad attitude and rebellious behavior almost got him fired from the first “Twilight” movie. It was such a bad situation that Pattison’s agent had to fly to the set to straighten him out.
We are all in sales. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living. You could be an accountant or an actuary. Because we have to sell ourselves to get ahead, everyone of us is a sales person! Fortune magazine once said “Has anyone achieved supreme success in business without mastering the art of selling? Probably not.”
If you want to see an example of some clever selling, check out what Nike is doing with Kevin Durant. According to ESPN, “Fans of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant can buy the shoe he will be wearing for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, but only when he’s on the court.”
Shrewd business people are dealmakers who know how to buy low & sell high. To buy low, find undervalued assets. To find undervalued assets, look for people who don’t realize how valuable their asset is. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!
Arquette is trying to use this principle by selling his historic Los Angeles estate for $8.45 million. In 2014, he paid $7.15 million for the house.
According to Page Six, the estate is known as the O’Melveny House. The Tudor was built in 1908 and is a city landmark. It sits on three-quarters of an acre and has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The outdoor spaces feature sprawling lawns, a meditation pond, a fireplace, and the requisite pool and spa, according to the listing.