From Foster Care to the NFL: How to Beat the Odds with Anthony Trucks

What if, as a kid, you were told that you had a 50% chance of ending up homeless? That you had a less than 1% chance of graduating from college? And that you were more likely to end up in prison than running a successful business?

Those were the statistics facing Anthony Trucks, a foster kid who lived with six different families by the time he was six years old. Thankfully people are people, NOT statistics. And, as Anthony learned…

Your circumstances don’t have to determine your life.

Not only did he achieve his life-long dream of joining the NFL, Anthony Trucks became an entrepreneur, American Ninja warrior, international speaker, and author of the book, Identity Shift: Upgrade How You Operate to Elevate Your Life.

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On today’s MarieTV, Anthony gets honest about his darkest moments, how he beat the odds and found hope in the process.

Because here’s the truth:

If you don’t shift who you believe you are — or what you believe you’re capable of — nothing else is going to work.

In this episode, you’ll get the three non-negotiable steps to shift your identity, plus:

  • Why you must “act out of character” to change your life.
  • How to make healthy habits happen on autopilot.
  • Why Anthony almost quit the NFL — and the conversation that stopped him.
  • Why top performers love feedback (even if it’s negative).
  • How to enjoy the tasks you normally hate.
  • The most underrated success superpower.
  • How to overcome “Everyone’s Greatest Obstacle.”

If you’ve been struggling towards your goals but feel like you’re bumping up against a ceiling, watch this episode now. When you shift your identity, success can feel more effortless than you ever imagined.

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Now it’s your turn! Anthony and I would love to hear from you.

In a comment below, answer these two questions:

  1. What old identity has been holding you back?
  2. What shiny, NEW identity do you choose instead?

Dig deep, reflect, and write down your answers on a piece of paper or in a comment below. 

Did you do it? Amazing work! Many people avoid getting honest about what needs to change. But, like Anthony said, “The first step, which most people skip because it’s emotionally difficult, is to really see who you are.”

Last thing. Real change requires action to back it up. So by the end of today, take one small action that aligns with your new identity. Then report back because we’d love to know how it went!

Remember, no matter how far away your dreams might feel, you wouldn’t have the dream without the goods to make it happen.


Mel Robbins on The High 5 Habit — It’s Weird, But it Works

Today’s the day you stop doing everything the hard way.

Because creativity doesn’t have to suck. And building the life and business of your dreams shouldn’t leave you exhausted, defeated, and dead inside. Not on my watch!

So… what’s the alternative?

In today’s MarieTV, Mel Robbins — bestselling author, life coach, and former CNN correspondent — breaks down cutting-edge science into a daily success habit so simple you’ll hardly believe it works… but it does. This could be the intervention you need to build confidence, get clarity on your dreams, and silence your inner critic for good.

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Mel Robbins provoked and delighted over 26 million viewers with her TEDx talk, “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over,” and later broke self-publishing records with the release of The 5 Second Rule. Now she’s at it again with her latest New York Times bestselling book, The High 5 Habit, that’ll help you take control of your life with one simple habit.

I’m such a neat freak I almost didn’t try this strange morning ritual, but I’m SO glad I did. You’ll hear that story in today’s MarieTV, along with brand-spanking-new brain research that didn’t even make it in the book.

You’ll also discover:

  • The aha moment that changed Mel’s life forever.
  • What “neurobics” are and why you need them in your daily routine.
  • The science behind Mel’s weird little success ritual.
  • How to silence your relentless inner critic.
  • The right — and wrong — ways to manifest your dreams.
  • How to unlock the positive programming that’s already in your mind.
  • What the NBA knows about championships and fist bumps.
  • How to overcome resistance using the Zeigarnik effect.
  • One question you should ask yourself to create positive momentum every morning.

If you ever struggle with self-doubt, criticism, or feeling like an outsider, this episode will help you rebuild trust with the most important person in your life — you.

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Now that you’ve heard all about the high 5 habit, guess what time it is? That’s right — time to actually DO IT! You were about ready for a bathroom break anyway.

Today’s insight-to-action challenge is simple. It might feel weird or uncomfortable, but growth usually does. Find a mirror, look at yourself lovingly, and give yourself a high-freaking-five because you’re here and you’re doing great! Look at that person in the mirror who tries SO hard, and ask them: “What do you need from me today?”

Then share your high five habit experience in a comment below:

  • What did it feel like to give yourself a high five? Did you laugh? Cry? Both?
  • Did you ask yourself that question and feel, intuit, or receive an answer?
  • What support do you need from yourself?

Great work! Now make sure you follow through and give yourself the love and encouragement you need. Because as Mel Robbins said:

“If you really want to be fulfilled and happy, start by improving the most important relationship that you have. And it’s with the human being you spend your entire life with. The one who’s staring back at you every morning in the mirror.”

You’re worth it.


Are You Making the Most of Your Life? Answer These 3 Questions

This is it.

Your life is happening right now and there are no do-overs.

Are you making the most of it?

Or do you need to make some long-overdue changes and pursue your most important dreams while you still can?

In this MarieTV, you’ll get a loving wake-up call to make the most of the time you have left, plus three questions to help you decide what truly matters. Fair warning — the quote I share in today’s video got me in the gut when I first heard it, but it’s something we all need to face. Because here’s the truth:

Time is the most precious, non-renewable resource you have — and the clock is ticking.

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Instead of avoiding tough questions and living on autopilot, today I invite you into this magical space I call “The Great Reassessment.”

You’ll discover:

  • How many weeks you have left to live.
  • What truly deserves your time and attention.
  • Why “The Great Reassessment” is critically important right now.

If you want to make the most of your life, watch now and ask yourself the three big questions below the video.

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Insight means nothing without your ACTION to back it up.

So don’t just think about these questions in your head. Share your answers in the comments below. Write them down in a journal or a fresh Google Doc. Writing helps make it real.

  1. What’s one thing you’re doing right now, not because it’s true in your heart, but because you feel it’s expected of you?
  2. What’s one courageous change you’d like to make to be more true to yourself in terms of how you spend your time?
  3. What’s one specific action step you can take to start making that change happen?

Whether you’ve got 200 or 2,000 weeks left to live, I’m here to challenge you to be courageous and intentional about how you use that remaining time.

And if you’re unclear on your answers — or don’t know what gives you the best ROI in your life — you need to join us for Time Genius before doors close on September 30th.

You deserve a life of joy, profit, and meaningful accomplishment.


Stop Quitting On Yourself! How to Stick With What You Start Long-Term

Human beings aren’t logical creatures.

We’re emotional and often irrational, especially when it comes to what matters most.

For instance: how many times have you started a positive routine — like journaling, meditating, reading, or exercise — and no matter how AMAZING it felt, you stopped making time for it?

It’s infuriating, right? Because deep down you know this truth:

Consistency is the key to success in every area of your life — from nurturing your relationships, to having incredible health and fitness, to growing a thriving business.

In today’s MarieTV, I tackle this pesky pattern head-on thanks to this question from April:

“Why do I stop doing the things that make me feel good and that I know I need to do? I was able to make the time at one point. Why do I step away from it?

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If you can relate, NO you’re not broken and YES there’s a solution — one that works for real humans. 

Because as the original multipassionate entrepreneur with ADHD and a million new ideas every day, I absolutely don’t have extra willpower, robotic self-discipline, or Yoda-like focus.

Over the last few decades, I’ve developed tried-and-true principles and clear systems to stay focused and make progress on my most important goals, long-term. In this episode, I’m sharing three of my favorite science-backed secrets to make your good habits stick.

Watch now and learn:

  • Why you quit doing things you know are good for you.
  • The #1 quality you need to succeed in anything.
  • What science says you MUST do to make a new habit stick.
  • How to fast-track your progress with a “personal challenge.”

If you’re ready to become the kind of person that follows through with what you start, put any distractions aside and watch this episode now.

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Now, it’s time to turn your insight into action!

Which step from today’s MarieTV would be the biggest win for you?

Do you need to focus on ONE thing? Complete a personal challenge? Put new systems or boundaries in place to support you?

Let us know in the comments below.

Remember, you’re not bad or weak for falling off the wagon from time to time.

But if you want to be successful in any area of your life (or all of them), consistency and follow-through are skills you must learn.

I created a brand new live program to help you do just that. Claim your spot in Time Genius now to take your stick-to-it-iveness to a whole new level so you can make massive progress towards your dreams without stress, hustle, or overwhelm. Doors close September 30 and you can enroll now 100% risk-free.


3 Steps to Achieve Your Big Dream — Like a Time Genius

It’s time to take your biggest dreams and get them DONE in record time… with zero stress.

Sound too good to be true?

That’s because you’ve been tricked into believing that non-stop work, overwhelm, and exhaustion are normal. That sacrificing your well-being to get ahead is simply the “price of success.” I used to believe it, too, and it nearly killed me. I refuse to let that happen to you!

That old way of thinking is not just wrong and backward, it’s dangerous.

The constant pressure to do it all pushes you farther away from your goals and can destroy your health, creativity, and relationships along the way.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. After more than 20 years in business serving tens of thousands of students around the world, here’s what I know for sure:

Your dreams matter. Your time is priceless. You can get it done, joyfully.

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All year I’ve been deep in creation mode for Time Genius, the paradigm-shifting program that world premieres today. This is hands down the most transformative and important training I’ve ever created.

That’s why I wanted to give you a taste in today’s MarieTV.

In this brand new episode(!!), you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how to turn your most precious dreams into reality — like a Time Genius.

You’ll learn:

  • The #1 ingredient you need to accomplish your biggest goals in record time.
  • How to make your success so easy it’s inevitable.
  • Why other people derail you — and how to lovingly plan around them.

If you’re ready to turn your big ideas into reality without chaos, busyness, or burnout — or you’re just excited to see me back in a studio! — this is a must-watch. Holy goodness it’s good to be back!

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If this topic struck a chord with you, there’s something time-sensitive you won’t want to miss.

This week, I’m offering a never-before-seen masterclass that’ll free you from the three toxic lies that keep you overwhelmed, overstretched, and underearning.

Click here to claim your spot in this special live screening.

Then, in the comments below, let me know:

What’s one dream, experience, or project you would pursue if you had the time and energy to accomplish it?

Not what you “should” do. Think about what you truly want. What you dream about when no one’s looking. Would you launch a business? Try a new hobby? Live abroad with your family?

Whether you’re itching to finish writing your book or long for the space to read and paint, share your dream in the comments below. Thousands of brilliant souls come here daily for inspiration. You never know who needs to hear what you have to say. Or what long-forgotten desire your words might awaken in someone else.

If any part of you wants to know more, please click here to see if Time Genius is right for you.

I truly believe in the transformative power of this program — and I’d be honored to work with you.