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

October 18, 2021

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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.

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.

DIVE DEEPER: Discover your special gift (even if you don’t think you have one) and learn how to achieve your “impossible” dream with  Dr. Tererai Trent.

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.


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