DiscoverBuild Your Network288: Trent Shelton | How to Guarantee Success
288: Trent Shelton | How to Guarantee Success

288: Trent Shelton | How to Guarantee Success

Update: 2019-06-24


Trent Shelton is a former NFL wide receiver and is now considered one of the most impactful global speakers of this generation. Trent reaches over 50 million people weekly through social media and non-profits. He travels the world sharing the message of creating lasting change in life and is the author of The Greatest You. Trent speaks to your host Travis Chappell about becoming the greatest possible version of yourself, the one thing that can make you better than everyone else over time, and the ups and downs of Trent’s NFL journey and transition back to normal life.

Episode Highlights:

  • Trent had a strong upbringing with supportive parents as guides.
  • He had his mind focused on the NFL since he was six years old.
  • He comes from a middle-class upbringing and learned the value of a dollar.
  • His dad showed him and others the spirit of giving and allowed Trent to understand the importance of living.
  • Trent got a scholarship to go to Baylor and then got drafted as a free agent.
  • People don’t understand the value of time so they neglect to network in college.
  • Trent signed with the Colts out of college and was top five of the rookies.
  • How the emotional rollercoaster of the NFL caused Trent to experience depression.
  • How having his child was a catalyst in making Trent a better man.
  • How speaking helped Trent get really clear on what he was meant to do.
  • How Trent used networking to kickstart his speaking career.
  • Consistency means you’re reliable, and when you’re reliable you become trustworthy.
  • When you’re consistent you become shareable.
  • Consistent, quality content in front of the right audience makes things happen.
  • The Greatest You is inside you - turn your pain into your power.
  • Reality - You’ll never win your war by running from your battles.
  • Release - Get rid of the people, habits, and mindset that don’t serve or grow you.
  • Repair - Develop a champion mindset to help you for the long term.
  • How to control and change your environment.
  • Check your text message list and if the majority of the conversations aren’t producing growth, you need to make some changes.
  • Be a reflection of the environment you want to be a part of.
  • How to set boundaries on relationships that don’t serve you.
  • Sometimes the people closest to you will never see how great you are, they’ve normalized your gift.
  • How to find out who you are at the core and have peace in your growth process.
  • As people we are purpose and we have to evolve, think about the legacy you will leave.
  • Who you know is the most important because it plays a big part in how you get where you need to be.
  • Don’t spend money impressing other people, be intentional in growing yourself and your business.

The Random Round:

  • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
  • Cooking
  • If you could sit on a park bench with anyone past or present and talk with them for an hour, who would it be and why?
  • Tupac
  • He loves what Tupac stood for.
  • How do you like to consume content?
  • Audiobooks
  • Trent’s favorite audiobooks:
  • Play Bigger
  • Can’t Hurt Me
  • Trent’s morning routine:
  • Appreciation
  • Accomplishment
  • Affection
  • Activity
  • What is your go-to pump up song?
  • Make the World Respect Your Greatness
  • What is something you’re not very good at?
  • Handyman jobs
  • What is one place online where we can find Trent the most?
  • Facebook

3 Key Points:

  1. Focusing on the things you can’t control will paralyze you.
  2. Your input becomes your output.
  3. Consistency means you’re reliable, and when you’re reliable you become trustworthy.

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288: Trent Shelton | How to Guarantee Success

288: Trent Shelton | How to Guarantee Success

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