I learned early in life that nothing is handed to you on a silver platter.
No one gives you anything.
Life doesn’t work that way.
If you want something – love, a career you are passionate about, a close family, success, a home you enjoy, friends you want to spend time with, happiness – you have to go out in the world and get it.
You have to work – sometimes harder than anyone else – to get it.
And that’s ok.
In fact, it’s perfect.
Because when you get what you want (and you will if your desire for it is strong enough), it will feel so rewarding. It will feed your soul.
I’m no stranger to working hard for things. In fact, it’s what I’ve done my entire life.
And I’m grateful for that opportunity. And for the rewards it has brought into my life.
But I wasn’t always.
There were times when I was working so hard but not seeing the results I thought I should.
I couldn’t understand why things happened so much easier for other people. And I was jealous of that fact.
Now I realize that those things didn’t come easier for other people. It’s just that I didn’t see the struggle they went through to get what they wanted.
I didn’t see their hustle.
There’s only one way to live the life you really want and become the person you really want to be.
It’s to work every day toward that dream.
It’s to invest yourself in becoming that person and living that life with your whole being.
It’s not quitting, not stopping until you get there.
My guest on today’s episode of What You’re REALLY Hungry For is Anthony Trucks.
His story of overcoming the odds and hustling to have what he wants is so very inspiring and you don’t want to miss it.
What You Will Discover In This Episode
0:00 – Intro to Hustle: How To Stop Making Excuses and Finally Live a Life You Really Want
4:46 – Introducing Anthony Trucks
5:06 – How Anthony overcame a difficult childhood to live the life of his dreams
9:01 – What it REALLY means to hustle (hint: it’s not what you think!)
10:15 – How to tell if you’re not working hard enough to reach your goals
10:50 – Anthony’s key secret to moving mountains in your life (don’t miss this!)
12:23 – How to make the best possible choices even when life gets in the way
14:30 – What makes most people unhappy – and how YOU can avoid this!
16:22 – A simple strategy to get over the fear of judgment once and for all
18:51 – Anthony answers the question, “What are you REALLY hungry for?”
20:08 – YOUR challenge for the week
Hustle: How To Stop Making Excuses and Finally Live a Life You Really Want
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
- ANTHONY TRUCKS’S FACEBOOK
- ANTHONY TRUCKS’S TWITTER
- RENEW UNIVERSITY
- TRUST YOUR HUSTLE PT. 1: A LIFE FORGED BY FIRE BY ANTHONY TRUCKS
- FAHRENHEIT 451: A NOVEL BY RAY BRADBURY
- H3 LEADERSHIP: BE HUMBLE. STAY HUNGRY. ALWAYS HUSTLE BY BRAD LOMENICK
- HUSTLE, BELIEVE, RECEIVE BY SARAH CENTRELLA
- INSTITUTE OF TRANSFORMATION NUTRITION
About Anthony Trucks
Anthony Trucks, former NFL player, is a global business consultant, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, founder of Renew University online course, and author of Trust Your Hustle Pt. 1: A Life Forged by Fire.
“Please tell my children who their father was” was the text message that 28 year old Anthony Trucks had written to send to his loved ones as he drove in search of rat poison one Saturday night.
Anthony Trucks had no idea who he was anymore as life had kicked him to the curb to the point where the emotional pain became physical pain was almost too much handle. Anthony just wanted it to stop. You have been there, right? (or maybe that’s where you are right now).
Anthony had been thrown many punches. He had lost his identity through so many life experiences and simply could not handle excessive amount of shifting around anymore. And that’s what it really is for all of us. Unexpected changes/transitions/shifts of our situation and identity in life that catch us off guard and stand to ruin everything. Stagnation and fear of change keep us stuck and slowly kills us inside because we lose ourselves and our happiness in the process.
Anthony started his life in foster care where he had 20 life shattering shifts. This shifts all started as early as three years old when Anthony and his three siblings entered into foster care. Anthony endured beatings, starvation, and forms of torture all before the age of six.
The atrocities turned into eight more years in foster care before Anthony was adopted into a poor all white family as the only black person, navigated his way through high school, sports, became a teen parent, married his high school sweetheart, found his biological father at 21, lost his first self-defining career to an injury, had twins at 25, went through a divorce, fully changed careers to a new venture, losing my adoptive mother and father, remarrying my ex-wife. So, a crazy “shift” goes on and on.
Hitting rock bottom, one is faced with a choice to die or make a change. Anthony found clarity eventually launching hope and eventually a burning passion in one’s life to FEEL more of every single day.
Anthony founded Identity Shift. Identity Shift is accompany with one focus. To take back control of one’s life by closing one’s identity gap, reaching one’s FULL potential, and Making “Shift” Happen.