TES 064 - Using Adversity to Succeed with Anthony Trucks


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In this episode, #1 Bestselling Author and Highly Acclaimed business & Entrepreneur Expert, Mel Abraham, talks with Anthony Trucks. Anthony shares his incredible journey about how he rose from adversity by trusting his hustle so that he could become what he is today. He makes us realize about how adversity is just a circumstance and how you can rise above it.

About Anthony Trucks

Anthony Trucks went from a foster care to the NFL to becoming an entrepreneur, coach, international speaker, author and consultant with numerous successful businesses. He teaches entrepreneurs what it means to trust your hustle and to get out of your own way to attain success in your business and your life and no one in the world does it quite like him.

An incredible father of three children, he travels around the world to literally use football or use entrepreneurship and his story to help youth see possibility and a different way of living life. He gets it that all of this isn’t just about acquiring, accomplishing and achieving but it’s also about giving back.

What Anthony Stands For

Anthony believes in doing things for somebody else. Others don’t have to give you the permission to do it. He says that, “If it is not you, who? If not now, when?” So, he takes the message that was given to him and pushes it out into the world in a space where there are others who need it.

Key Takeaways

  • Trust your hustle.
  • Don’t make mediocrity your goal.
  • Statistics don’t matter. So, go after it even though your chances are low in percentage points.
  • Do not look so much into your negatives or focus just on the bad things.
  • Emotions are driven from actions whether they’re good or bad.
  • Perspective precedes enlightenment.

Looking into the Future

Virtual reality and 360 cameras will change the entire world.

The Nightmare Gift

Anthony talks about how he once ended up in a dark place in his life after dealing with unpleasant circumstances and how it forced him to start thinking about who he was, what his role was and how he shifted his mindset.


  • Write everything down in spreadsheets.
  • Streamline the content and use technology to do multiple things at once.
  • Your cellphone and apps in it are your biggest tools.
  • The Book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Interview Links

The Doozy

Trust your hustle, pay attention and learn the lessons along the route.



Mel is the founder of Business Breakthrough Academy and Thoughtpreneur Academy where he helps entrepreneurs bring their businesses to the world and build the lifestyle that they want. Mel is one the most sought after entrepreneurial mentor and strategic thinkers of our time. Unlike many other so called “business coaches”, Mel has lived everything he teaches and continues to do so. Mel has built, bought and sold numerous multimillion-dollar businesses for himself as well as his clients. As the author of The Entrepreneur’s Solution: The Modern Millionaire’s Path to More Profit, Fans & Freedom Entrepreneur, Mel’s strategies have helped build thousands of businesses and have generated hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients, ranging from large corporations to startups and small family-owned businesses.

Mel is a true believer in the entrepreneurial way of life and says that this “new frontier” is the paradigm that will shift society from simply existing to living life bigger, bolder and on their own terms.

Meet Mel at http://melabraham.com/



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