Q&A: Steve Harvey on Why He’s So Popular

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Every day, fans can listen to Steve Harvey’s four-hour morning radio show, watch his talkshow, and see him host “Family Feud.” He’s also an author: The expanded version of his “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” was released June 3, while his “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success” (both HarperCollins) will hit the shelves Sept. 9. Plus, he adds, “I’m a husband and a father, which takes up more time than anything!”

What’s your schedule like?
My typical day starts at 4:15 in the morning and ends at 7:30 at night. The key is I care about every minute of the day. I don’t have any unaccounted-for moments. My father always said, “Nobody respects a lazy man. You will not have my name and be lazy!” That was both a promise and a threat.

How do you maintain energy?
I watch what I eat. I don’t eat perfect, but I drink my green drinks, make sure I get the right nutrition, and I get blood work done every 3 to 4 months, to make sure I’m not slipping off the end anywhere. And every day for 20 minutes, I meditate. I shut it all down.

Why are you so popular?
Here’s what I hear the most: “You’re so real.” And real is relatable. I’ve always tried to be honest. People like a guy who puts it on the line, who’s not trying to be oatmeal man, where you are whatever flavor they sprinkle on you. You could be brown sugar, you could be cinnamon. I’m like most people’s outspoken uncle. They know he could say something that could turn Christmas. But he’s a good guy so we love him.

What would surprise people about you?
I think people would be surprised at the level of fear I have sometimes about my future. But I want people to know I have the same moments of doubt, fear, uncertainty everyone else has.

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  1. Charles W Biggerstaff says:

    Seems like a nice. guy but there are millions of them around

  2. Mae says:

    Steve Harvey is definitely riding high. He is real and that’s what people like about him. No one is perfect even the people, including me who writes these blogs. God continue to bless Steve Harvey!!!!!

  3. J L Johnson says:

    I can’t stand Steve Harvey. He has ruined Family Feud with his filthy innuendo and encouraging others to do so. He is so blatantly prejudiced in favor of the black families they might as well stop having non-black contestants. Never watched his talk show as I figure it is probably filthy too. Now Ellen is teaming up with him for a presentation of tykes who would be better off staying home than entering show biz? Give us a break!!!!!

  4. Maude Joan Williams says:

    I love Steve Harvey, he sets the bar for how a man should look. He comes out, looking healthy, super well-groomed, teeth clean white and sparkling, his skin looks flawless, his suits are stylish and impeccable, shoes shined, he’s impressive, he looks like he is ready for work! I wish more men would take the time and effort to care about their appearance as Steve does! I absolutely love him, I wish I could meet him one day. I am putting him on my Bucket List. Margie, you are a Lucky Lady!

  5. Joan Cook says:

    What exactly is the green drink Steve Harvey drinks every day?

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