Photograph by June Liversedge from Roar: Lions of the Kalahari. Linked from National Geographic.

If you saw my Instagram account last night you would of seen me snap a picture or two about my trip to see ET The Hip Hop Preacher himself, Mr. Eric Thomas. Let me tell you, I was far from disappointed. The man blew us away. I’ve been a long time student of ET listening to his audio, watching videos, absorbing his first book. He is old school, and I love that.

What struck me last night was what I was hoping for… so many things he said felt like he was talking directly to me, like he has seen parts of my life at the moment and knew exactly what areas need to be focused on so I can really take myself to another level. I’m sure I was not the only one.

By most peoples standards, and honestly, without trying to sound boastful, I would be considered as a hard worker, like, I put in the effort, the hours, I slug through the grind and chase the dream. To most, I juggle more than 98% would be prepared to juggle and I really strive to be in that “other group”, the group of people that really make it in life, and I’m not talking about making it in the pay rise, or the promotion, I mean like being the one giving promotions if you get my drift. When you wear a watch not to continuously look at the time, but because the timepiece looks good!

From my point of view though it’s not enough. It’s never enough. What others see as giving 100%, I feel like I’m working at 70% of my capacity, which as Eric so bluntly put it, is AVERAGE! You have heard me say it before… I’m on a mission to cure average, so this really hit home for me.

That’s what being an entrepreneur is all about. We are a select group of dream chasers, of hustlers, of deal makers, of human beings that go that extra mile, even when the tank is running on empty. We never give up and we are always raising the bar. Others will tell us to chill out, to relax, to take a break. We know that the quickest way to being broke is to take a break, is to sleep. We won’t stop.

Walking back to our car last night following our visit to ET I held some silence within myself, reflecting. As I walked through the crisp night airI felt fearful, fearful of failure. I just can’t afford to fail in getting my dreams. For myself. For my wife. For my two children. It just can’t happen. It won’t happen.

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When I arrived back home I opened up my Evernote app and I began to write down the top lessons I learnt from the night, looked at the clock that read 12:20am and went to sleep for the first time this week alongside my wife after doing midnight shifts all week. The dreams that followed were vivid and necessary. There was a fire that was lit…

Top 5 Lessons I learnt from ET The Hip Hop Preacher, Eric Thomas

  1. Pressing snooze on the alarm clock could potentially set your dreams and goals back a week, a month or even a year. If you’re already awake… get up!
  2. 70% effort gets you an average life.
  3. Everything changes when you MAKE A DECISION.
  4. A lion doesn’t go for the kill of a weak or injured gazelle because it doesn’t get the hunt. It’s the process that is important. Respect the process you are going through.
  5. You have to always be in beast mode!

I truly hope you go for what your worth. I truly hope that if you are not giving your life exactly what it is worth that you find the courage and man up and chase your dreams. Leave me a comment if you are a follower of Eric Thomas or have attended any of his events also. I’d love to connect with you!

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