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From homeless, high school drop out to Entrepreneur, C.E.O. and Ph.D.! Hear first hand how Eric was able to defy the odds, and single-handedly break the negative generational cycles that plagued his family for decades. Join the conversation with ET and co-host Carlas Quinney Jr. and learn how you too can create the life you deserve.

The Secret To Success with CJ, Karl, Jemal & Eric Thomas Eric Thomas Ph.D.

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.9 • 4.8K Ratings

From homeless, high school drop out to Entrepreneur, C.E.O. and Ph.D.! Hear first hand how Eric was able to defy the odds, and single-handedly break the negative generational cycles that plagued his family for decades. Join the conversation with ET and co-host Carlas Quinney Jr. and learn how you too can create the life you deserve.

    251 - Capture The Flag

    251 - Capture The Flag

    Just like on ZOOM calls and face time all across the country, the Lebron discussion is still going on in today’s podcast. With his most recent championship win with the Lakers, the BIG debate has been where Lebron ranks with the well-established GOATS of basketball. Today, ET and the guys talk about how Lebron has captured and planted his flag and, comparatively, how the guys are planting their flags. Naturally, the question to you, the listening/watching audience, is, ”are you planting your flag?”  if you’ve tuned in for at least one of our earlier podcasts, you already know the guys are BIG on self-assessment. Today’s episode will put that ball squarely in your court, again.
    The Secret to Success Topics:
    [06:00] - Break The Bank [11:00] - Fair or Foul [19:00] - Back to Lebron [31:00] - It’s Personal [46:00] - The Hardest Championship [58:00] - Numbers Don’t Lie Listener Perks:
    Organifi is giving our listeners 20% off of their order just go to www.organifi.com/success. Their superfood green juice powder allows you to get your greens anytime anywhere while on the go. Get fresh pre-measured ingredients delivered to your door with Hello Fresh. Go to www.Hellofresh.com/80success and use the Promo Code “80SUCCESS” to get $80 OFF 5 boxes and FREE shipping on your first box. Study when it’s convenient for you and take your mobile classroom wherever you go. Earn a quality online degree at an accredited college and enjoy all the benefits of the Ashford experience:   www.Ashford.edu/success Get connected with a network of over 3,500 people who listen to ET, and embody the work ethic and spirit of ET. To learn more about Breathe University. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    250 - The Story Of A King

    250 - The Story Of A King

    Do you find yourself always giving out discounts to keep or attract new clients? When explaining your services to a prospective client, do you become nervous about sharing your services' costs because you're afraid of their response? Today on the podcast, the guys talk about how to get over the pricing hump and charge what you're worth. At the beginning of E's career, he wasn't getting 5-6 figures a speech. So,  there were a few things the guys did to get him there. 
    For today's listeners battling pricing concerns and apprehensions, do you think your anxiety has more to do with self-esteem or, is it a quality of work issue, i.e., you don't believe you're worth what you're asking?  How do you stop giving discounts and stick to your price? The guys dig deep and answer these questions for the entrepreneur who's good at what they do but always finds themselves shrinking to please the customer
    The Secret to Success Topics:
    [06:32] - Be Like Mike [12:28] - Things Happen [17:54] - Discount Double Check [26:45] - It’s Not The Money [37:00] - Desperation [55:00] - Show Proof [1:12:00] - Busy Person Listener Perks:
    Organifi is giving our listeners 20% off of their order just go to www.organifi.com/success. Their superfood green juice powder allows you to get your greens anytime anywhere while on the go. Get fresh pre-measured ingredients delivered to your door with Hello Fresh. Go to www.Hellofresh.com/80success and use the Promo Code “80SUCCESS” to get $80 OFF 5 boxes and FREE shipping on your first box. Get connected with a network of over 3,500 people who listen to ET, and embody the work ethic and spirit of ET. To learn more about Breathe University. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts. 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    249 - Common Law Engagement

    249 - Common Law Engagement

    This week on the podcast, the guys continue discussing accountability versus bullying and the very fine line between them. The guys go back to when they started to work together and discuss how their relationships and roles developed over the years. In those early days, their relationships were different and, so were the levels of accountability between them. But, once the vision became clear, the levels of accountability clearly shifted. How did ET deal with it? Was it bullying at the beginning? The guys tell all as they reflect on where they started, where they are and, how they got there. 
    The Secret to Success Topics:
    [05:41] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [10:23] - Karl’s Story [20:53] - It’s Not Easy [30:00] - The 1st [41:00] - During COVID [52:00] - Creating Wealth [1:02:00] - Reapply Listener Perks:
    Organifi is giving our listeners 20% off of their order just go to www.organifi.com/success. Their superfood green juice powder allows you to get your greens anytime anywhere while on the go. Study when it’s convenient for you and take your mobile classroom wherever you go. Earn a quality online degree at an accredited college and enjoy all the benefits of the Ashford experience:   www.Ashford.edu/success Get connected with a network of over 3,500 people who listen to ET, and embody the work ethic and spirit of ET. To learn more about Breathe University. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    248 - Emergency Wedding

    248 - Emergency Wedding

    Accountability versus bullying. Two terms that most people don't use in the same sentence. Accountability is the obligation to explain, justify, and take responsibility for one's actions. Bullying is someone who intimidates or selfishly coerces people into doing things they don't want to do. Earlier this week, ET discovered that many people live a "bullied life," they've been coerced into, and they're confusing it for accountability. If you're not happy with your life and you find yourself saying yes when you want to say no, then you may be getting bullied. On today's podcast, the guys breakdown the following:
    When is it okay for someone to hold you accountable?  When does accountability turn into bullying? How do you even know when someone is bullying you as an adult?  Grab your pen and pad; this is an episode all adults can relate to.
    The Secret to Success Topics:
    [05:00] - Lebron James [23:00] - Bullying [31:00] - It’s Dangerous [41:00] - Afraid To Be Wrong [51:27] - The Game [1:10:00] - You Can’t Dictate The Secrets to Success:
    You’re afraid to say yes to yourself. If you don’t make a decision the bully will make a decision for you. Listener Perks:
    Organifi is giving our listeners 20% off of their order just go to www.organifi.com/success. Their superfood green juice powder allows you to get your greens anytime anywhere while on the go. REBUILD Series: www.rebuildseries.com Study when it’s convenient for you and take your mobile classroom wherever you go. Earn a quality online degree at an accredited college and enjoy all the benefits of the Ashford experience:   www.Ashford.edu/success Get connected with a network of over 3,500 people who listen to ET, and embody the work ethic and spirit of ET. To learn more about Breathe University. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts. 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    247 - Credit Card Fraud

    247 - Credit Card Fraud

    Last week’s show ruffled a few feathers when Jemal explained why he told Karl not to pay his credit card bill when he received his tax return. Listeners worldwide commented, refuting the advice calling it backward, irresponsible, and downright wrong. Today the guys break down the numbers, and Jemal explains how not paying your credit card bill and leveraging the credit line can help you create wealth and better invest your money.
    The Secret to Success Topics:
    [04:59] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [09:24] - Accelerated Life [18:20] - 2 Seconds  [28:16] - Hate Mail [41:40] - Family Trust [53:23] - 20,000 sq foot house [1:10:00] - Constraints  Listener Perks:
    Organifi is giving our listeners 20% off of their order just go to www.organifi.com/success. Their superfood green juice powder allows you to get your greens anytime anywhere while on the go. REBUILD Series: www.rebuildseries.com Study when it’s convenient for you and take your mobile classroom wherever you go. Earn a quality online degree at an accredited college and enjoy all the benefits of the Ashford experience:   www.Ashford.edu/success Get connected with a network of over 3,500 people who listen to ET, and embody the work ethic and spirit of ET. To learn more about Breathe University. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts. 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    246 - Sweet 16

    246 - Sweet 16

    On today's podcast, the guys talk about the cost of NOT taking action. You may call yourself a procrastinator; you may call your delays "research" but,  we both know the reality is you're afraid to take a chance on yourself. We live in a world where the people who win are the ones who take chances and don't live in the past when they make mistakes. The guys breakdown the dangers of not taking action and how it can and will keep you from becoming the absolute best version of yourself.
    The Secret to Success Topics:
    [04:57] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [10:20] - GroundHog Day [15:39] - Don’t Become Romantic [25:44] - Sweet 16 [35:25] - Avery Transforms [47:00] - Scared To Shoot [57:46] - Do It Anyway [1:09:46] - Credit Card Lesson Listener Perks:
    Organifi is giving our listeners 20% off of their order just go to www.organifi.com/success. Their superfood green juice powder allows you to get your greens anytime anywhere while on the go. Study when it’s convenient for you and take your mobile classroom wherever you go. Earn a quality online degree at an accredited college and enjoy all the benefits of the Ashford experience:   www.Ashford.edu/success Get connected with a network of over 3,500 people who listen to ET, and embody the work ethic and spirit of ET. To learn more about Breathe University. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcasts. 

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

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4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

DJPx45 ,

Thank you four for doing what you do!

I don’t listen to many pod casts, but I tune in every week to hear what these four gentlemen have to say. CJ, ET, Karl and Jemal are all a big part of mine and my families lives. They inspire me to be a better person and to stay goal oriented and positive no matter what life brings you.

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Best Podcast!

I listen with my husband and my sister. We consider it this out weekly mentor session! It was definitely helped to change out lives!

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