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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.
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252 - Bad Dad

252 - Bad Dad

2020-10-2901:13:13

Please go and get a pen and pad!  You need to copy and remember every word ET starts this podcast with as he explains his frustration with contradictions. The contradictions of people who say they want success, they’re in the right place to obtain success, have every opportunity to make it happen, but they don’t want to do it what it takes. ET is convinced that the core problem with people who aren’t where they want to be is because they continue to contradict themselves. CJ, Karl, and Jemal chime in, and all the guys self-assess to see where and if they’re contradicting themselves in any area of life.  The Secret to Success Topics: [03:00] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [11:00] - Peace Offering [19:00] - Contradictions [26:00] - Talk that Talk [32:16] - Write it Down [50:00] - Scarce Energy [1:05:00] - Bad Dad    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. Hawthrone is a premium self-care brand for men. A fun and convenient way to get super high quality products tailored specifically to your needs. Go to hawthorne.co to take the quiz to get your personal selections. Be sure to use the promo code “SUCCESS” to get 10% off your first purchase.     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. 
251 - Capture The Flag

251 - Capture The Flag

2020-10-2201:12:58

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. 
250 - The Story Of A King

250 - The Story Of A King

2020-10-1501:18:141

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. 
249 - Common Law Engagement

249 - Common Law Engagement

2020-10-0801:12:092

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. 
248 - Emergency Wedding

248 - Emergency Wedding

2020-10-0101:27:282

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. 
247 - Credit Card Fraud

247 - Credit Card Fraud

2020-09-2401:22:071

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. 
246 - Sweet 16

246 - Sweet 16

2020-09-1701:20:011

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. 
245 - Fat Pockets

245 - Fat Pockets

2020-09-1001:14:16

244 - The Cure For Envy

244 - The Cure For Envy

2020-09-0301:32:491

243 - Kayaking with Dave

243 - Kayaking with Dave

2020-08-2701:48:332

242 - A Tingle In My Eye

242 - A Tingle In My Eye

2020-08-2001:49:10

On today's podcast, the guys continue last week's conversation on expectations. Expectations of getting yourself to the next level and those you have of others. Last week Jemal and ET took over the conversation, but this week Karl and CJ held the torch and made their marks on the topic. Grab your pen and paper because it's time to take notes. The Secret to Success Topics: [06:38] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [08:25] - A shift [21:00] - When Did You Know? [37:00] - Continuation [45:00] - Reaction [1:02:00] - Expectation vs Expectation [1:23:00] - The Spirit of Expectations Listener Perks: Make Real Estate Real www.makerealestatereal.com 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. Streamline your team’s communication, ideas, and projects with Notion. An all inclusive creativity platform for entrepreneurs and their teams. notion.com/success Get fresh pre-measured ingredients delivered to your door with Hello Fresh. Go to www.Hellofresh.com/80success and use the Promo Code “80SUCCESS”. Text ET at 313-251-1181 and follow us on IG @S2SPodcast 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. 
"Expectation" is defined as a belief that someone will or should achieve something. Today's Podcast begins with ET admitting that he's had to lower expectations for people because, from his experience,  people want the rewards without putting in the work. People will say they want things with their mouths, but their work ethic and efforts speak differently. After today's Podcast,  take some time to evaluate your life's expectations and ask yourself if your expectations match your efforts. The Secret to Success Topics: [04:30] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [10:49] - Karl in Cali [18:42] - Tik Tok Night [26:17] - Strawberry or Grape [30:05] - Expectations [44:09] - Clinging [1:08:00] - Do Something Different Listener Perks: Make Real Estate Real www.makerealestatereal.com 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. Streamline your team’s communication, ideas, and projects with Notion. An all inclusive creativity platform for entrepreneurs and their teams. notion.com/success Get fresh pre-measured ingredients delivered to your door with Hello Fresh. Go to www.Hellofresh.com/80success and use the Promo Code “80SUCCESS”. Text ET at 313-251-1181 and follow us on IG @S2SPodcast   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. 
240 - The Deep End

240 - The Deep End

2020-08-0601:49:04

When someone is drowning, is that the best time to teach them how to swim? On today’s podcast, the guys talk about the unique position you’re in when you’re the ”go-to” person in your family. You’re the one that everyone calls when they’re in a bind or when they need money. How do you determine when you’re truly helping someone versus hurting them? How do you determine how much to give and how often to give? When are you helping versus enabling? The guys review and explain their process of helping those who are truly in need vs. letting others dig themselves out of holes they continue to dig for themselves. The Secret to Success Topics: [04:00] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [10:00] - Addicted to WiFi [15:00] - First Car [25:00] - Phone Stop Ringing [38:00] - Don’t Just Give Money [51:00] - Invest In People [1:23:00] - 75% Is Water Listener Perks: Make Real Estate Real www.makerealestatereal.com 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. Streamline your team’s communication, ideas, and projects with Notion. An all inclusive creativity platform for entrepreneurs and their teams. notion.com/success Get fresh pre-measured ingredients delivered to your door with Hello Fresh. Go to www.Hellofresh.com/80success and use the Promo Code “80SUCCESS”. Text ET at 313-251-1181 and follow us on IG @S2SPodcast   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. 
239 - The Blues

239 - The Blues

2020-07-3001:17:13

One thing that the guys feel strongly about is healthy relationships. It Doesn't matter if it's friends, family, or business; interpersonal relationships play a big part in each of the guy's daily lives. On today's podcast, CJ starts the conversation off talking about two good friends who are at odds with each other, and he's found himself in the middle. From the outside looking in, he realizes both parties are highlighting the other's faults that they could each clearly see before the beef kicked off and chose to say nothing about. Now, because they're fighting one another, those problems have taken center stage.   Have you ever had a situation where you were at odds with someone and didn't know how to fix it? ET and the guys give practical advice on keeping and sustaining healthy relationships in all areas of your life.   The Secret to Success Topics: [05:00] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [08:29] - Horrible Parenting [13:19] - Fair or Foul [17:38] - Brand Loyalty [27:00] - Relationships  [42:00] - The Presence  [57:00] - Stupid Decision  [1:15:00] - Selfish   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. Streamline your team’s communication, ideas, and projects with Notion. An all inclusive creativity platform for entrepreneurs and their teams. notion.com/success Get fresh pre-measured ingredients delivered to your door with Hello Fresh. Go to www.Hellofresh.com/80success and use the Promo Code “80SUCCESS”. Text ET at 313-251-1181 and follow us on IG @S2SPodcast   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. 
237 - My Dear Aunt Sally

237 - My Dear Aunt Sally

2020-07-1601:50:271

236 - Pass The Joystick

236 - Pass The Joystick

2020-07-0901:20:311

Self-discipline is a much more reliable predictor of one’s future success than an IQ score. There are a lot of smart people. They score highly on tests, their comprehension is off the charts, and they always do well in school. But there aren’t a lot of disciplined people. They can’t make or keep commitments; they allow things to distract them when they need to be doing something else. Most importantly, that inability to discipline themselves keeps them from accomplishing their dreams and goals. This week, the guys break down how your approach to self-discipline is the anchor that either keeps you tethered to or away from living the life you’ve always wanted. The Secret to Success Topics: [08:08] - Don’t Ask My Opinion [12:07] - ET & The NBA [17:40] - Fight For Your Spot [30:50] - Which One? [41:00] - Worship The Commitment [1:00:00] - The Reminder The Secrets 2 Success: Self discipline is a much stronger predictor of one’s future success than IQ. When you’re average when the resources run low you’re the first to go. When times get tough you have to be in producer mode not consumer mode. The true dog is not letting yourself stay in the same spot. Find your triggers of things that get you undisciplined. 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”. Text ET at 313-251-1181 and follow us on IG @S2SPodcast   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. 
235 - Two Kittens

235 - Two Kittens

2020-07-0201:22:48

Have you ever hired a coach or taken advice from someone you trusted and didn't get the results you wanted? You did everything they told you to do; you took the course, read the book, yet you're still in the same place. On today's podcast, the guys talk about what it takes to get real sustained, permanent change in your life—a change in behavior, and your mindset will lead to the results you want. The Secret to Success Topics: [04:00] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [07:00] - West Coast E [23:30] - Results [30:40] - The Big Gig [40:00] - Perspective Shift [51:28] - Guard The Mind [1:13:00] - Windows Closing The Secrets 2 Success: You can’t talk yourself into something you behaved yourself into. Talking doesn’t change it, you have to work on your behavior. Change your perspective on things so you can do them better. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you’re not. 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. Streamline your team’s communication, ideas, and projects with Notion. An all inclusive creativity platform for entrepreneurs and their teams. notion.com/success Text ET at 313-251-1181 and follow us on IG @S2SPodcast   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. 
234 - Living Legacy

234 - Living Legacy

2020-06-2501:20:082

233 - 10 Miles

233 - 10 Miles

2020-06-1801:50:393

One of ET's favorite quotes and one he lives by is, "Where your focus goes, your energy flows." On today's podcast, CJ plays a clip of a viral ET moment where E calls out multiple excuses given for why he can't be successful. These excuses are all based on emotion instead of rational thought. Right now, across the country and the world, emotions are running higher than usual and, given current events, this is understandable and, expected. But, we know from experience that decisions and actions taken based on emotion instead of facts and principles don't always give us the outcomes we've sought. Today, ET and the guys offer tangible, strategic steps to creating real and, sustainable change whose roots are anchored in facts, not feelings. The Secret to Success Topics: [05:05] - Trey’s Comedy Corner [09:35] - Happy Birthday Avery [20:55] - I Get It [30:00] - The Wrong Key [40:00] - Accusations [52:00] - My Own Rules [1:10:00] - Decision [1:35:00] - Ask ET 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. Streamline your team’s communication, ideas, and projects with Notion. An all inclusive creativity platform for entrepreneurs and their teams. notion.com/success Text ET at 313-251-1181 and follow us on IG @S2SPodcast   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. 
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Joseph Essomba Minkoulou

Everyone is born to produce.

Oct 1st
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GG

most informative episode, thanks

Sep 24th
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Lucky P

skip to min 29 if you want to hear motivation all before is citchat

Aug 14th
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Lucky P

worst episode if you want to listen skip to 27:22🤦🏿‍♂️

Jul 13th
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Kévwé Okoro

thanks everyone for this

Jun 30th
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BIGJ Dubb

Yall guys are GOD sent, thank you!! GOD Bless!!

Jun 18th
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robert eason

what is it that i need to do to be involved?

Jun 5th
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Mbakatika Mulamba

I have just realised that most of us have been in a stagnant "Corona state of mind" for years. what I mean by this is we have probably experienced a traumatic experience that forced us to mentally quarantine and wait for things to change instead of adapting during that difficult time.

Mar 28th
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Travis Ricks

this is awesome.. I love this podcast

Mar 21st
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ammon goldsmith

"everyone wants change. but no one wants to change"

Mar 5th
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J Stennis

pp po

Feb 28th
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Lawrence Keah

So many gems are dropped here...wonderful motivation #KeepItUp

Feb 18th
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Nyjuwa Newton

not sure why but no episodes are showing up on castbox?

Jan 3rd
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Sim Simma

I like this one

Dec 24th
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Jessie Baptiste

How do you handle the situation when the takers and complainers are ur family?

Nov 8th
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Sim Simma

Thanks for this

Nov 5th
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Darren clarke

E.T what a man top lad coming from Ireland

Nov 4th
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Reggie Wilhite

Great episode

Nov 3rd
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Sim Simma

👌🏼👍🏽👌🏼

Nov 2nd
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prem choudhary

I always love listening to ET, I don't know why but your voice always keeps me going. This on of the best pod cast. I always follow it every week

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