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Denise Griffitts Interviews Steve Rizzo

Meet Steve Rizzo, author of Amazon’s Best Selling book Get Your Shift Together.

Once upon a time, Steve Rizzo was told by a guidance counselor that he didn’t have the intelligence for college. And having been saddled with the dubious high school honor of being voted “Least Likely to Succeed,” Steve didn’t give himself much of a chance to emerge as anything special, much less a world-class comedian or a hall of fame speaker and trainer. Years of negativity had led him to believe that dreams were the luxury of only a fortunate few.

“Looking back,” says Steve, “I can see how and why I sabotaged so many opportunities. My perceived limitations had me very confused. I had a fear of failure and a fear of success. I knew I had talent, but I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t being given a chance. I finally realized that opportunity had been knocking all along…I was just afraid to open the door.”

Steve went on to surprise everyone, including himself, by excelling with honors at the university and post-graduate levels. Eventually Steve even taught at his old high school, proving once and for all that guidance counselors are not fortune-tellers.

Perhaps the most unexpected aspect of Steve’s career was the stellar degree of success he achieved as a comedian, sharing the stage with Jerry Seinfeld,Rodney Dangerfield,Eddie Murphy, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Steve has spent much of his own life learning how to pursue and achieve is own definition of success. Luckily for audiences across the country and around the world that definition has evolved to include showing others his blueprint for realizing their dreams and achieving personal excellence and professional satisfaction.

As Steve’s friend and fellow comic Drew Carey says, “He used to be a stand-up comic, but now he’s a speaker who is inspiring people all over the world.”

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Your Partner In Success Radio

When: Friday, January 25, 2013

Time: 11am Central (Check time zone here)

Where: Your home office telephone or computer.

Website: Your Partner In Success™ Radio

Call-in Number: 347-843-4988

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  1. 2-21-2013

    Steve & Denise I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoyig Steve’s book “Becoming A Humor Being.” When I started the book my permanent client and I have decided to part ways the end of March. I’ll admit I’m terrified. What I’m taking from it is I will overcome the change. This is exactly what I’ve needed for the past few years.

    • 2-28-2013

      Hi Collette! So good to hear from you. I have not read that book yet, but I do have an advance copy of “Get Your Shift Together” on my desk. I am loving it! Steve is a very funny and very inspiration man. He will be coming back to the show and frankly, I can’t wait.

      You may not know that I am on the OIVAC Steering Committee and I was so excited to see that you will be one of the presenters at the convention this year. I will see you there.

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