10 Powerful Takeaways from the Act Like A Success Conference That You Can Implement Today

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Last weekend I served as part of the social media team at Steve Harvey’s Act Like A Success conference in Atlanta. In one word, the conference was excellent. The sessions and speakers were dynamic and left the attendees inspired and motivated to do the work to create our own success stories.

Being part of the social media team and working alongside fellow bloggers was also an awesome experience as well. I love being around like minded people and this team was amazing! steve-harvey-act-like-a-success-conference-veepeejaySocial Media Team with Doreen Rainey (middle).


L-R (Troy Spry, Soujourner Marable Grimmett, The SistahChick , BernettaStyle Christine St. Vil  )

As you can imagine, the weekend was packed with nuggets, wisdom, gems and actionable tips, but here are 10 powerful takeaways from the conference that you can apply today.

This was my second time hearing Steve Harvey speak and he did not disappoint. He is very candid about sharing his story, and is unapologetic about crediting God (and using his God given gift) with his success.

Can you tell by my facial expression that I was really excited to meet Teneshia Jackson-Warner? Teneshia’s success story is one of persistence, faith and purpose. Her session titled “The Dream Giver” was impactful and riveting and shared the blueprint to stretching towards your dream. She also shared about the types of people you will encounter (and should look out for) on your “dream journey”. 


This was also my second time hearing Patrice Washington (in blue) speak and as usual she delivered. She shared 5 ways to earn money authentically. One of those points (which I was constantly nodding my head to) was, never compete.

5) “When you’re operating in your God given gift you are have no competition. THERE IS NO COMPETITION. Focus on  your own breakthrough & your own brilliance.” 


Last year at the SOAR Retreat, Doreen Rainey’s presentation literally jolted me in action. This time around she shared more nuggets during her presentation on steps to success.

The two and a half day conference ended with Gerald Washington, President of Steve Harvey World Group sharing his incredible story of making millions, losing it all and being forced to work at Taco Bell for $8.62 an hour. He went from being Steve Harvey’s assistant to being his partner in all of his businesses.

To round up the 10 takeaways here are 3 keys to success that Gerald (@MentorMVP) shared.

I shared some of his presentation via Facebook LIVE. You can watch it below.

Some of the other highlights of the conference include a surprise appearance by Tamar Braxton and the graduation ceremony of the first class of the Steve Harvey School of Business Acceleration.

I also had a great time cutting up with my roommates 😉 , reconnecting with friends and of course having breakfast with Steve Harvey. Sorry the breakfast photo is so blurry, but that’s what happens sometimes when you let a stranger take your pics 🙂

breakfast with Steve Harvey



If you ever have the opportunity to attend the Act Like A Success conference, take my advice and DO IT! If you want even more, you can check out the #ALAS2016 hashtag all over social media.

YOUR TURN: Which one of these takeaways resonated most with you? 


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