NO EXCUSES – Motivational Video Featuring Eric Thomas

No Excuses – Transcript

You can’t make me want what I don’t want. You can’t dangle something in front of my face. I don’t want that. Many of you are taking anything because you don’t know what you want and so if I can do one thing for you when you leave this room, I don’t want nothing from you but for you to leave this room and know what you want. What do you want in your marriage? What do you want with your son and your daughter? What do you want in your health? What do you want financially? How much money do you want to make a year? What do you want to drive? How do you want to live? Stop just waking up like an accident. What do you want? And then once you find out what you want, spend the rest of your natural life waking up and going after it.

The reason why I speak with so much passion, ET, why do you speak with so much authority? Because I’m talking about my life, not not something that I read. I ate out of trash cans, I had no business eating out of trash cans. I lived in abandoned buildings, I had no business living in abandoned buildings. But ET your daddy wasn’t is your life, your mom was a teenage mother. You grew up, come on ET, look at your shirt. That’s not an excuse, there is no excuse for not living up to your fullest potential, no excuse. I told you, I didn’t get a new daddy, I didn’t get a new mother. What changed? I changed. And I stop being a victim, I stopped saying, “I have got to wait for good things to happen to me” and I say “I’m going to grind, I’m going to fight. I’m going to work, I’m going to press forward, I’m going to learn, I’m going to do everything in my power every single day, I’m going to do everything in my power to become a victor and not a victim.”

Now let me say this before I move forward, and I can’t explain it but you better feel me, winners win and losers lose. I can’t explain it any better than that, I don’t know how it happens. But winners win and if you create a culture of losing, if you keep being a victim, if you keep letting losing happen to you, if you keep letting people do you and treat you any kind of way, it’s going to become a culture. Let me tell you all, I’m not from New Zealand guys, come on. Listen to me very closely, I’m not from New Zealand, but I know about what team. I have never seen all blacks play a day in my life, I have never been to the stadium. Where is the stadium? Help me out. Where is the stadium? Okay I’m going, is it right there? I have never been to the stadium. You are like, “Eric the stadium, that’s [00:02:34] that way Eric, that’s not the stadium, the Stadium is this way. I have never been there a day in my life. And if you watch some of my videos, I have all blacks in my videos. Why? Because they are what? They are winners. And when you are a winner, you don’t even stay in your own little town. When you are a winner, winning spreads. So everybody, I have got videos where I’m like, “I don’t really know how to show my passion”. Somebody say get the all blacks. I’m like, “yes, that’s what I need, all blacks.” Yes, yes, I need the all blacks, I need all black because they say what I’m saying, they just say it in rugby. I’m like, “that’s a violent sport”. Their passion is all over there, why? Because winners win. And I can’t explain it to you, but you better stop making excuses and find a way to win because once you start winning, you go from 1500 to 3000, to 5000, to 7000. You remember C? From 7 to 10, nothing changed and we are still in the basement. We don’t have a building, we still use the garage for all of our products. We don’t have business cards, we don’t have a 5 year plan, we don’t have a 3 year plan.

How do you do it then E? We wake up and grind, winners win. I focus more on winning and I focus on structure, I focus on winning. And when you become a winner, they start seeing you with winners. What you get from being a loser, low self-esteem, doubt and fear. And if you could find your way on this side guys, it’s sweeter on this side. You know what’s so funny? We want people to make guarantees to us, but we are not willing to make guarantees to our self. For real? I’m going to say it again. Like somebody gave you a guarantee, $30.00, 30 day guarantee and 30 days if you don’t make what they told you, you was going to make, in 30 days you have got an attitude, you want your money back. But you have never demanded your money back from yourself. You have never looked at yourself in the mirror and say, you let you down. Until you get to that point, you let you down. You have never, you are not brave enough, you want to put is on somebody else. The reason why I’m not successful is because of my boss.

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and say, I’m not getting up on time, I’m not going to work on time, I’m not putting in 120% when I’m at work, I let me down. And when you get to the point where you can say you let you down. Listen to me, no disrespect but I don’t care about Glen, that’s not why I do what I do and I love Glen. I don’t come here and do what I do so Glen can affirm me, so he can give me a pat on my back. I care more about me than I care about what Glen thinks about me. I have standards, I have values, I don’t care how much you pay me. If I speak at an elementary school for $300.00, I chose to do that, for $300.00. If I chose to speak a prison for free, I chose to do that. And I would not go in there and give those prisoners less than when somebody pays me $100,000.00. why? Because I value myself enough to give 120% or don’t do it. And that’s the problem with some of you, you always want to blame other people. You want to hold other people to the fire, but you are not holding yourself to the fire. You just say you give it 50%, you owe you an explanation. You owe you an explanation! You need to look at yourself in the mirror and say why you only gave it 50%, what’s wrong with you? You need to put yourself on punishment. You need to tell you, no more TV, no more snacks, no more desserts, we will work it out now, no more alcohol, not right now, no I can’t handle it right now. You need to tell you that you owe you something. You keep going to the mall with the receipt, this is what you all said it was. Glen, you didn’t do what you said you were going to do. Well you didn’t do that you were supposed to do, so how am I going to do what I’m supposed to do for you.

When you walk out of the room, you owe yourself. I didn’t get here making excuses. So what, my father wasn’t in my life. The truth of the matter is, he is never coming into my life. So what, I’m going to wait for the rest of my life for my man to come?  He is not coming. I live in America, I’m an African American male, they don’t treat us the same. There is something called racism, I’m not going cry about it. There is probably going to be racism till the day I die, but I’m not going cry about it. I’m still going to be a millionaire, I’m going to be one of the top motivational speakers in the world. No, I didn’t grow up on that side of the town. No, my mother don’t have no net worth. No, I don’t know a lot of people. No, I’m not a country club. No, I don’t play golf and I don’t plan on playing anytime soon. But I’m still going to be successful, I’m going to get to where they are. Why? Because I owe it to myself and no one can stop me but me. And you need to get rid of them excuses, you need to stop pointing fingers at people and you need to start pointing fingers at yourself. What did you not do?

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