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Kevin Hart

A Pep Talk

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    Positivity will set you free.

    Let’s start things off with Kevin Hart’s most important tool – one that’s easily accessible, but rarely practiced. It may seem simple at first, but it has the power to change your entire way of life. In fact, if you don’t embrace this tool, then none of the other advice you learn today will matter. 

    What is this magical cure-all? A positive mindset.

    Let’s face it, negativity is everywhere. Especially in the hyper-connected age of social media – all you have to do is scroll down to any comment section to see it. 

    We’re living in a unique part of human history where “shit-talking” is at an all-time high. Not only is this causing us to constantly doubt ourselves, but it’s actually triggering the fight or flight reflexes in our brains that fear rejection from others.

    This negative energy is so toxic that a lot of people simply try to avoid it. And while this may work in the short run, it’s not a sustainable way to live. Negativity is so prevalent in our society that, to completely avoid it, you’d have to settle for a life of doing nothing. 

    If we sacrifice our dreams and goals because we fear being criticized or judged, we waste our own lives worrying about other people. The solution is not to avoid negativity, but to acknowledge it and decide to thrive anyway. 

    That’s why Hart’s most fundamental tool is having a positive mindset. Choosing positivity means that you move through life without getting stuck. While other people might bury their head in the sand or walk in circles, you’ll be able to keep moving forward toward your best future free of fear.

    Don’t get the wrong idea though – having a positive attitude doesn’t mean you’ll be skipping down the street with a smile on your face every single day. It means seeing the challenges in your life from the bright side; accepting the fact that sometimes life is really hard; and not letting your bad days defeat you.

    Hart considers himself a prime example of how a change in mindset can lead to bigger and better things. He was never meant to be where he is today – a renowned actor, author and entrepreneur. In theory, he should never have escaped his rough neighborhood.

    Throughout his life, he’s been through the harshest of storms – tossed around and knocked to the ground more times than he can count. What matters is that he chose to get back up and dust himself off, every single time. 

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    What is This Is How We Do It about?

    This Is How We Do It (2022) is the inspirational pep talk you never knew you needed. Entertainment icon Kevin Hart leads readers through his mental bootcamp of fifteen essential tools for living your best life. Drawing from his own personal experiences – and adding a good dose of his signature humor – Hart suggests a new mindset based on positivity and personal growth.

    Who should read This Is How We Do It?

    • Kevin Hart fans
    • Anyone stuck in a rut
    • People looking for a new strategy to transform their lives

    About the Author

    Kevin Hart is an award-winning actor, comedian, author, and entrepreneur. He has also written a #1 New York Times bestselling memoir I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons (2018) and co-written the children’s book Marcus Makes a Movie (2021). He is chairman of the Laugh Out Loud Network and CEO of HartBeat Productions.

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