Chris Gardner has built a successful life for himself as a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, investor and stockbroker, but things weren’t always so easy. The author of The Pursuit of Happyness, named after the misspelled daycare his son attended during his worst years, has experienced brutal homelessness and poverty. His story of building an empire from nothing became a best-selling book and a film starring Will Smith.
In this interview, Gardner talks about the secret he learned from a minister friend that inspired him during his journey from nothing to prosperity. When problems pile up and hope seems gone, don’t tackle everything at once. Baby steps might seem small, but they add up over time to take you down the path to success. Enjoy.