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Episode 151- Eric Thomas on Take Ownership of Your Life

September 15, 2022 • Inspiration & Motivation
Eric Thomas

Eric “ET” Thomas has reached millions with his story of going from homeless to one of the world’s top motivational speakers. He’s been profiled in GQ, Sports Illustrated and ESPN and is a trusted advisor to top corporate teams, sports teams and athletes looking to unlock greatness. Known as “the hip hop preacher,” ET is especially passionate about helping kids nurture and realize their potential. His new book You Owe You is all about how to rewrite your narrative and take ownership of your life. In today’s conversation, we talk about how to ignite your purpose, leverage your superpowers and stop making excuses.

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Show Notes

  • If you want to be successful, you have to take ownership of your life (1:45)
  • How ET became homeless and had to face the real world (6:01)
  • Be a victor not a victim (10:08)
  • There’s something bigger than your circumstances (14:50)
  • How he discovered his gift of speaking (18:42)
  • Using his authenticity to connect and being real about his struggles (21:28
  • It’s not the hand you’re dealt; it’s how you play it. (26:28)
  • Embrace the grind: it’s what you do in the dark that counts. (28:40)
  • You don’t get to decide who you minister to. (33:24)
  • His response to anti-hustle culture (37:09)
  • Take the flight assessment to discover your strengths (38:14)
  • Walk in your purpose (43:33)
  • You have to have a plan for your success. Don’t let your success control you. (46:12)
  • Sometimes you have to give up good things to get to great. (48:35)


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