DiscoverYoung and Profiting with Hala Taha#117: Let Go To Grow with Trent Shelton
#117: Let Go To Grow with Trent Shelton

#117: Let Go To Grow with Trent Shelton

Update: 2021-06-075
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You’re allowed to break up with your dreams. Sometimes letting go is the only way we can grow and go on to be successful.



 



In today’s episode, we are talking with Trent Shelton, former NFL player, author, and international motivational speaker. Considered as one of the most groundbreaking motivational speakers of our era, Trent has touched millions with his words on self-worth, self-love, and recognizing your greatness.



 



After his short-lived and rocky stint in the NFL, Trent had the opportunity to speak at a church event back home in 2011, and his world changed forever. After a sensational performance, it was undeniable to the audience and Trent that he found his purpose through inspiring others to live better lives. He started creating YouTube videos with his words of wisdom and courage, which went viral. Before he knew it, Trent was speaking across the globe and packing arenas from New York, to London and Fiji, and reaching over 50 million people across his social channels.



 



In today’s episode, we discuss Trent’s time in the NFL, what it was like pivoting to something completely new and how he was mentally able to let go of a failed dream.  We also discuss how it can get lonely at the top, when to walk away from relationships and we go deep on some timely social justice issues of today.



 



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Timestamps:



 



00:49 - Trent’s Experience in the NFL



02:30 - How Trent’s Identify Was Morphed By the NFL



04:16 - Why Suppression Leads to Depression



06:49 - The Importance of Asking For Help



09:18 - How To Help Others



11:31 - The Way Trent’s Career in the NFL Ended



13:29 - Trent’s Purpose and How He Discovered It 



16:30 - How Trent Got His Intro to Speaking



21:07 - The Way Trent Mentally Pivoted



24:49 - How Trent’s Community Reacted to His Decision



26:24 - Why The People Closest To Us React Differently To Success



31:22 - Trent’s Thoughts on Being Lonely as an Influencer



33:22 - How You Know When It’s Time to Walk Away From a Relationship



36:06 - Trent’s Recipe to Get Over Pain



41:25 - Discussion of Using Platform for Social Justice Movements 



48:10 - Trent’s Secret to Profiting in Life 



 



Mentioned in the Episode:



 



Trent’s Website: https://www.trentshelton.com/



Trent’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trentshelton/



Trent’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkwdk8T8kJAzH7CusCv8QoA

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#117: Let Go To Grow with Trent Shelton

#117: Let Go To Grow with Trent Shelton

Hala Taha