Eric Thomas | Separate Yourself (Eric Thomas Motivation)
Somebody talked to me you're up before a point. What do you got to do to separate yourself?
Yeah, what time is that what time are they getting up
Good so you need to be up at least by what?
7 and my better the other motivational speakers. I don't know if I'm more talented to them
I just know I get up at 3 o'clock. I could put my videos out first. I just know I do 5 a day
So if you're actually better than me, nobody will know. All right. Watch this Tony Robbins back in the day
Let's brown back in the day
when you watch the 2-minute video and you ordered one of their videos how long you think it takes for the
CD to get to the crib or the DVD to get to your crib anybody how long you think it takes?
Four weeks. I did something. Nobody else. Did I gave away my content? I put my content out every day
You're probably in love with et at that point. You bought to get a divorce you
Just fail your bar exam
Your team just lost in the championship
you don't need motivation for weeks for naught I saw a gap y'all I
Saw a gap in the industry and I said just get your stuff away for free
And guess what when you give it away for free, they will be endeared to you because I believe that content is sweet
You know when you go to the grocery store or you go to the of to the mall and they say try fried rice
You like you know, I'm good on that. No, no. No, it's right. Right, right, you like brown wanna try fried rice and in cases
They like come come $5.99
Right, they gave it to you for free and then you bid it for free and guess what happened? You brought a whole meal?
So I'm being real. What are you gonna do to separate yourself? I separated myself. I started getting up early three o'clock more
Never forget a kid from Chicago told me like yo e you're talking about thank God is Monday you release your videos on Sunday night
I said brother
It's Sunday in Chicago
It's Monday and Singapore
It's Monday in Australia baby. We're just getting American money. We all over the world
I'm separating myself. I'm putting my stuff out on Sunday night in the shot. But in the world, it's Monday
So what are you doing to separate yourself? Two? Three more talk to me. What are you doing? Wake up early. I love it
What are you doing?
Good taking this trip. I love that accountability
Coach ain't got to tell you your mom ain't got to tell your daddy ain't got to tell you
But that's what happened when you got an entitled spirit and you think you there already you don't hold yourself accountable. Good talk to me
Good figure out your priorities give me some of your priorities
So you leaving the gym early give me an example sometime what you don't have to gym early for good
How much money that pay
Now I'm said again how much money I pay you but standing the gym could possibly do what
Take care your family good somebody else. Love it. Talk to me
Good stop worried about with other people gods because one day you're gonna worry
bro, when I see these brothers making problem when I see them making paper this what my mama used to tell me my mama say
If he got his mail that I mean the mailman is on it
When I watch out and this year he got I'm like oh
We can make that kind of money. Let's go
And guess what? It don't mean I'm gonna make the same money
But it shows me I can be a millionaire as an African American male who puts in the time with his craft
So I'm not I'm not watching what other people are doing
But am I being inspired by other people? Absolutely
so we're not watching what they do because guess what happens just because a man is on top one day it don't mean he gonna
Be on top forever and just because you're not on top today don't mean you ain't gonna be on top forever
Who would've ever thought Toronto were the one this year right that came out of nowhere
Everybody was saying what about the East everybody saying what about the East and we got a chance right all kind of stuff happened
They got a chance. So I love you. Good two point where we got baby. Talk to me
This is where the rubber meets the road. Will you take personal accountability?
Good hey, can I say this?
no disrespect to rap and where rap is but
Like don't try to be something you like don't listen to stuff on and try to be something you're not
Alright, don't be like a studio gangster right for some of y'all you come from good backgrounds like embrace dad's
Some of y'all come from good homes
Good parents. You've got two parents at the crib or you got your mom and your dad both involved in your life
You grab my doggone took you to church?
Your mom pray with you and you get out the house trying to act like you feel me
I look I talk told you from from the shot. You can look up my birth certificate
I went to school too in Detroit. You can look it up. I don't gotta act like I'm hard
I don't gotta act like I'm nothing like I'm going to be Who I am y'all came out y'all all came outside
each one of y'all when y'all came outside I did what I
Shook your head and look you in your eye and said what's up? And I said I said what to you I
Said who I was and where I'm from
Some of y'all are you big-time you like whatever who was a jerk or who's it? Dude? I'm like, I don't care
How big time you are? Hi, I'm Eric Thomas. My grandma killed me if I don't introduce myself
That's just what my grandma taught me that's polite. I don't care how much money I got
I don't care how much fame I got. We are humans be who you are, bro
Whoever you are, wherever you come from you come from the suburbs
You ain't got a claim like you I'm saying like if you from the north side of Chicago
You ain't got beat you from the suburbs. You ain't gotta be like yo, I'm from I'm from the west side
You ain't gotta try to claim something. You not or be something
You're not like be comfortable in your own skin is what I'm trying to tell y'all. That's how I blew up
I wasn't trying to be rebellious wearing a hat. I'm from Run DMC air
LL Cool J. Hat The Fat Boys hats
Ut'fo hats that's the era. I'm from I've been rocking
59 50s since I was 16 years old the shoes that's my game, bro. I don't do certain tiles
I think a black man in a suit and tie look phenomenal. I just don't do shirt and tie
I'm from the D. My people worked at Ford GM and Chrysler. Did nobody wear suits to the plant
We hire hats. So I myself run I'm comfortable with myself. I'm about 510 with my shoes off. I'm comfortable
Do like are you sure I'm comfortable Mary 510 been married 30 years five ten two beautiful kids five ten
I don't need to be six six. That's your life. I see do 16. I'm like you're wasting it you bragging about you six
Hey you wasting the height. I'm using all my fights here brah. I'm using all of it not to be funny
I never got beat up. I use all my 510. I ain't broke. I use all my party I use my mouth
I don't dream to be five
Six phone I love my life. Y'all got started loving your life and whether you make it to the league or not
you are not you are not who you are because of the league you are who you are because of who you are and if
You make it to the league then the league is gonna be blessed with your presence
Are you hearing what I'm saying be comfortable on who you are?
Be comfortable if you're poor if you come from a family right now
That's broke you you that you got to your advantage
I use that to my advantage that I was a high school dropout that I was homeless that I trash can I
Love dealing with a dude who think because he comes from money. He better than me. Let's go
Let's go you got money, but do you got that dawg?
Yeah, you got money you got proof but do you got that dawg? Okay, you got that stamina?
So yeah, you might have some I don't have right now
But if I work hard I can have what you have
So so as I leave guys be if you if you're a person who respect like when you walked outside
If you speak to people just because the people you running with don't speak to people don't you do what?
Don't you not speak you like y'all y'all do y'all but I speak what's up, bro?
Like my minute gave me a firm when we was out there. He gave me a firm. I remember him because of that
He looked me in my eyes said his name. Are you hearing me?
Don't forget who you are
Don't forget who he where you come from
My last name is Thomas
I represent my stepfather who stepped in my life because my old dude didn't want to be there I represent him
I could change my name if I wanted to but everywhere I go
I respect the man who came in for me when my father wasn't there for me. My mom was 17 years old high school
They told her to get an abortion. I respect my mom for not getting reborn up an abortion
And so I respect the last name everywhere I go I bring my mom apply everywhere I go I bring my sister's pride
I bring my son's pride everywhere
I go I
Bring a pride something you ever had some you've been out on the block somewhere heard some bad news about your dad. I
Ain't perfect but he had somebody come up and tell you something that was embarrassing to you about me. I got kids the decisions
I make my son has to deal with the decisions I make my daughter has to deal with the decisions
I made your mom and daddy and your family I have to deal with the decisions you make so tomorrow
You start training train like this
It's your life
not a game like this your life like this the last opportunity the only opportunity give it everything you got and
If you fail you can at least do what?
Come on you can say what you try
but if you don't go out there and give 120% you're not a man a
Man don't always put forth effort and accomplish his goals as men we fail too. We don't always do everything. Perfect
But if you're a real man, you try are you hear what I'm saying? If you're a real man, you try I said my mom
Biological father was no real man. Not because I'm mad at my man, but he didn't he wasn't there
Yeah, when you played football, how many games did I make?
When you broke your femur who was at the hospital
When you graduate from high school, where was I?
I've always been there. I ain't trying to tell you. I'm the man cuz I got money
I'm the man because I have a responsibility and I live up to my responsibilities. I give 120 percent of everything I do
That's all I'm asking you to do. So when you go out there and stop playing yourself don't disrespect this game
Don't dishonor this game
if you're gonna go out there don't go out there with your skill go out there with skill and
Go out there with will at some point. I see y'all in d1. I see y'all every year I do the NBA draft
What does it call the Sun?
Transition rookie camp I'm there. So if you make it to the league, I'll see you there
I'm here for you. Some of you you come from a very great support system
You don't need no more support, but some of y'all need support
Right, and I'm here to support you if that's you pull out your phone. Let me give you my number real quick
Bible says give honor where honor is due
Cp3 know people all over the world. He and his family can have anybody here and he brought me here
So on behalf of myself my son and my family, I just want to say thank you brother for the opportunity man. Thank you guys