Kevin Hart on Sacrifice, Success & Never Allowing Mistakes to Overshadow Purpose | The Pivot Podcast

Published 2022-07-26


We have had our biggest Pivot guest in Shaq and now today, he may be our smallest guest but by far the biggest show we've done...Kevin Hart joins the Pivot and we promise we didn't F**k this one up!

With nothing off limits, this conversation is the perfect blend of insightful stories, life experiences and sound advice with some "light-harted" moments as Ryan, Channing and Fred talk with Kevin about everything from his career to family to personal miscues to getting to the top and staying there.  

Straight off the stage at Madison Square Garden with Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle, Kevin sits down with us and is very candid about how his journey has evolved and his addiction to winning motivates him everyday to keep being better and expanding. Stressing the power of collaborations and relationships, Kevin says there is room for more than one great in a certain space and sharing success is the best way to stay at the top, recognizing that, the blessing and the curse, is the sacrifices we make to get where we want to be. 

Ryan asks Kevin how living out some of his personal relationship issues in the public eye with his first marriage and now his second, never affected his persona or allowed scandals to be larger than the purpose.

Kevin opens up on how being honest and owning his mistakes publicly allowed him to move forward and also earn respect and grace along the way. Nobody is perfect and when we realize that everyone messes up, it's easier to block out the people who don't matter and focus on what does. Kevin explains how he turned his miscues into humor allowing art to imitate life and became better for it. 

Leave it to Channing to derail the conversation as he tries to ask a simple question that pivots the show into an entirely different direction that gives Kevin an up close and personal look into the wild mind of Channing but it doesn't take for Channing to realize he has met his match as Kevin fires back and it's priceless. 

Getting into a little Philadelphia history, Fred talks about some of the greats and people Kevin admires from his hometown with the long history of stars. As we get ready to head off to our NFL training camp tour, Ryan couldn't help but ask Kevin about his infamous Philly Super Bowl Snub a few years ago and the story is just as funny now as it was back then. 

New Episodes of the Pivot premiere every Tuesday at Noon eastern with special drops on Friday afternoons. Since January 4th, We have released over 50 episodes, accumulated over 40 million views and have almost 500K subscribers. As We wrap our first season and prepare to hit the road to start our NFL Training camp Tour next Tuesday, we will be bringing you some of the best football guests in the NFL cities we visit- it's going to be a wild ride so thank you for sticking with us and making this PIVOT with us! 




All Comments (21)
  • Kazzy Official
    I have a feeling that EVERYONE notable wants to be on this podcast. The guests they're getting are literally the TOP of every industry. This is insane 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
  • Michael Hudson
    The face Kevin made when Channing was talking about dressing up like a cat was the exact same one I made! Hilarious 😆
  • Krystal Harrell
    I love how you all allowed him to speak, rarely ever interjecting and also allowing your co-hosts to be themselves. You guys have a great thing going here and I hope it continues to rise.
  • Richard Santos
    As a fan of Brandon Marshall and how he was ahead of his time with mental health issues during the latter stages of his career, I admit I had my doubts about how successful The Pivot could be. I was wrong, these guys clearly have chemistry and Channing Crowder is an absolute star and national treasure.
  • SuperChamp49
    Great podcast. I appreciate the cast. I have to express what Kevin made clear - it is important to ask concise and clear questions. Sometimes there is an opportunity to do this better, especially with the level of guests that they are having. Interviewing skills is a real thing.
  • This was beautiful. I love how Kev is holding our culture accountable and breaking things down, plus, this was a dope interview regardless 💪🏾 as a 31 yr old father with a 13 yr old son, I'm hoping I can find time and strength to work towards my dreams to build a bigger foundation for him as well
  • Ellie5621
    Kevin’s straight humor against Channing’s freakiness almost had me crying. He killed it just by saying “What’s going on”
  • Matt devereux
    The most impressive thing about this podcast is the research the Pivot puts into their guests and the way they allow their guests to breathe and open up.
  • Treyvon Webb
    Bro I loved how real and genuine this episode was. I feel like Kev is always dropping gems. But son at 40 minutes or so I almost lost it😂😂😂😂
  • Bryce Owens
    This may be the most motivating/funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Interview took a turn at 40 mins and I’m in tears dying laughing but I love the whole thing so far.
    He mentioned the Michael Beasley episode. For anyone here that hasn't watched it, you need to. I was in tears. Very raw and almost heartbreaking to see someone who really has given up on the idea that anyone might actually genuinely care about him. He's even skeptical of the guys on the show. As for this episode. Great as always. Great to hear Kevin's outlook on success, creating it, and the POV perspective on your own life.
  • Doctor Rico
    So motivational. Kev spoke so much realness on some real tips and was just dope on this. So much knowledge expressed and flowers given. No matter the industry, drive, the passion or path…we all can come up. Focus and less ego is the key. It’s money to be made and enough to be generational passed on and on. Let’s work together to be greater than great.
  • chiefava
    I identify with Channing’s honest and vulnerable state of curiosity. That leads him to be open for discussion. ✊🏾🔥🔥🔥🙏🏾
  • Princeton Porter
    This is absolutely great!!! Channing…BRUH… 😂.

    I thought Kev was gonna leave for a sec there. His reactions “priceless”😂😂😂.

    A great interview really appreciate Kevin’s outlook on “building”. That’s what it’s all about.
  • That was an amazing conversation. And the interaction between Kevin and Channing had me in tears 😭 😂😂
  • William W.
    RC is the brain, Fred is the heart and Channing is the funny bone so together it was inevitable they would form an interesting and entertaining podcast. Great job fellas, another good one in the books.
  • WDP
    Loved watching and listening to every minute of this while I’m punched in at work on double time Sunday lol. The chemistry between all of you was awesome. Channing and Kevin was hilarious. Great show I’m a big fan!
  • Kevin is very wise!! I unexpectedly learnt a lot from this....I was expecting a funny interview but instead gained powerful lessons