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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 The Resonance Network

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    • 4.9 • 5.9K 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.

    Big Brother Tip-Toe

    Big Brother Tip-Toe

    In this episode, the guys discuss how going against the grain is necessary for success despite what the community, culture or the closest people to you have contradicting opinions or perspectives about it. 

    28:10 - Are you willing to go against people you respect opinions to be more of what God called you to be? 

    30:38 - “Celebration doesn’t happen until the vision is fulfilled. You don’t become until you go against the grain.” 

    33:28 - Has your thinking shifted to peoples perspective of your journey?

    38:26 - If people shut down your thoughts, that’s an indicator to stop sharing news or look for different circles to be around. Who you hang with on a daily basis will become a direct result of failure or success. 

    50:28 - “Stick with your vision.” Stay with people who support and speak life into your dreams. Sometimes that comes from people you least expect it that will help you sustain the right mindset to success. 

    1:00:33 - Plunge into your success! Saying you’ll fail before executing an opportunity gives reasons to live with excuses. Don’t be afraid to look crazy going after the life you want to obtain! Every great will convey they went through the same process. You can’t lose something if you don’t risk nothing.”

    Takeaways 

    Who in your life is limiting you? Family, friends, mentors or coaches?

    You can dream and visualize more than what your mentors have previously done. Don’t become discouraged if they make comments regarding the success you can achieve. That is the moment you must lock in on your vision even more to avoid regressing along the journey.


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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Visions And Decisions

    Visions And Decisions

    Decisions are made daily whether they’re good or bad. Becoming an effective decision maker is sum of having a vision while executing actions that support it. Prepare to become encouraged with principles to make better decisions daily that not only effect your life, but others connected to you. 

    15:45 - “Your life is a result of the decisions you made or didn’t make.” Are your decisions congruent with goals you want to accomplish?

    23:01 - “Saying things with energy, having it written on a board doesn’t guarantee something will happen. Those things should drive your decision making.” Evaluate the actions needed in order to achieve the goals you desire. From there, make notes of the types of decisions needed to bring the goal to fruition. 

    29:01 - “Work on your vision, that will guide your decisions.” A strong belief in your vision should provide consistency in great decision making. Make it a habit to view your vision and goals daily. 

    35:01 - Independent decisions are individually driven. Keep the team you’re working with involved. You can reach great heights of success alone, but will reach higher levels of success with a team. 

    51:45 - Great decisions are courageously made. It’s most effective when it’s made quickly & has the best interest of the group. Energy an effort is needed to execute  the decision that’s made. 

    Takeaways

    Build credit with others from decisions you make. That credit could be either good or bad. 

    Position people better with your decision making. Push and help people to reach greater success. 

    Must be willing to sacrifice, be consistent, and courageous in good making decisions. 

    Don’t contradict yourself! People will put “pressure” on you to hold your statements accountable. 


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Don’t Spend Your Freedom

    Don’t Spend Your Freedom

    The decisions you make today shapes your current situation, future, & other peoples destiny that are directly connected to you. Making good decisions comes at a cost of sacrificing your wants in order to fulfill the needs of the goal. While making bad decisions births consequences that can prolong the process. Listen closely as the guys discuss the mindset, clarity, and focus level needed to obtain & sustain success. 

    17:15 - “People don’t really want success. They just want the appearance of being successful.” What does success mean to you? Once that is identified, study an execute the routine needed for achieve it.

    25:53 - “You are not solely successful just being around someone. You’re successful because of the information you apply.” We must be willing to apply the information received from others living the way we desire to. Don’t deviate from the blueprint that was given, for there are no shortcuts. 

    48:05 - “Don’t care about the time it takes to obtain something.” If you truly want something in life, focus on the steps needed to be taken in order to  get there. 

    53:01 - Jemal breaks down the difference between current, future, and generational cost. What decisions can you make to impact what’s ahead of you for the better?

    Takeaways 

    Be continuously dedicated to studying and perfecting your craft. 

    Understand the full process. If you don’t know or fully understand, ask for clarity to walk effectively in action steps. 

    You would be further along the process if you didn’t look at how long it’s taking or worrying about others people thoughts about your journey. 


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Good Biscuit

    A Good Biscuit

    People often want you to be involved with the bad decisions that they make consistently. Immersing yourself in their way of thinking can ultimately diminish your future. In this episode, the guys talk about making decisions to sustain the heights of success from making good decisions. 

    18:41 - “Don’t ever think something is to big or small to pray about. Don’t play Gods role trying to dictate what he will or won’t do.”

    34:12 - “You made decisions that will not support growth in your personal or financial statues.” Jemal explains that making bad decisions will lead to more bad opportunities. We have the power of choice to make great decisions. If you’re struggling to do so, surround yourself with people who produce in their life. 

    43:12 - “Can’t be sympathetic towards others who want your blessings but not the system to help the situation their in.” It can be challenging not feeling guilty about  helping people who need it. Fight the feelings of unfortunateness for it can hold you back from reaching greatness. 

    Takeaways

    You attract people who make good decisions when your consistent in making them. 

    More good than bad opportunities avail themselves personally & financially when you focus more. 

    Just because something is given to you, the work still needs to be done to be successful. If someone blesses you with an opportunity to grow personally or financially, don’t take it for granted. 




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    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Dopamine Hit

    The Dopamine Hit

    The guys pick up from last week's episode on making decisions. They continue to provide more insight into keeping your desires from overriding excellence, effectiveness, and quality in your execution.

    “You can do things that are not right and not feel good doing so.”

    19:30 - “Don’t skip over doing the real work that will bring success to you.” Cj emphasizes there are no shortcuts on the way to sustainable success.

    34:47 - Are you engaging in activities that could tear down what you’ve built up? The more work you put into your craft, family, or self-development, the more costly consequences will be when mistakes are made.

    58:01 - “Find a healthy way to receive dopamine.” There are healthy alternatives to receiving those feelings that aren’t destructive to your body or mind.

    Discussion Questions
        1.   What’s your primary reason for making better decisions for your life?
        2.   Pray to overcome the strength of desires. Having a sinful nature is costly. Not addressing it and doing what it takes to make better life choices directly affect others connected to you.
        3.   Do you give up the practical for what’s desired in the current moment?


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    334 - The Devil I Know

    334 - The Devil I Know

    Being placed in the right atmosphere and decision making often determines your ability to grow and succeed. Failure to do so can cause stress, doubt that hinders your ability to progress forward. Listen closely as the guys, with the return of Karl Phillips, discuss perspectives while providing solutions to produce success in your life. 


    12:25 - “Don’t let unsaid words or feelings manifest into something larger than what it is. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind.”

    35:21 - Is the temporary satisfaction more important to you than the long term goal of staying consistent? 

    56:44 - Build your decision making skills by mastering small decisions in your life. Over time, you will gain confidence to make vital decisions that allows you to grow. 

    Takeaways

    Do you have a clear vision for what you want to accomplish.

    What’s your expectations when going into situations involving other people? 


    Listener Perks


    Organifi Is giving our listeners up to 20% off of their order! Just go to www.organifi.com/success. Support your journey from sunrise to sunset with fan-favorite superfoods backed by science to replenish micronutrients, support energy and balance hormones from am to pm with our customer favorites.


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    • 1 hr 8 min

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