TGIM Episode 6

Congratulations on making it to TGIM Episode 6. Welcome to another edition of TGIM, that’s right TGIM Episode 6 (Thank God it’s Monday). Come on, come in and say it with me “Thank God it’s Monday” come on, come on thank God –give me some energy “Thank God it’s Monday” thank God it’s Monday! Alright I got two principles for you today in TGIM Episode 6 as a matter of fact I gotta go back from last week, I got a lot of responses and I gotta take that theme to the next level so come on with me and remember “Thank God it’s Monday.”


TGIM Episode 6

Alright last Monday I had a opportunity, that’s right last week I had a opportunity to it back and listen to Thank God it’s Monday episode 5 and as I was listening to it I realize I had to come back. That’s right I had to come back because although I talked about the importance of work I don’t know if I really drilled it, I don’t know if I really brought that message home. So I got something for you today because I wanted to make sure we could visualize it and I wanted you to know that work –man, so many principles this year I’m gonna be giving to you but I need you to understand that “Work is the key to success.”
That’s right “Work” is the key to success, so I’m gonna give you two principles we’re gonna revisit what we talked about last week as it relates to work alright? So remember this key, that’s right this key is symbolic of work and work is really the key to success. It’s one of the major keys to success and the main point in TGIM Episode 6.


TGIM Episode 6 Put in Work

TGIM Episode 6

Alright I really, really need to talk to you guys about the importance of work because what I realize is that while you heard what I said, I’m not a hundred percent sure that you are clear on exactly what I’ve meant. So I’ve been talking to a lot of students and a lot of individuals and you know what I realize is that there’s this “Imbalance” and I want to talk about it today because I talked to young people and they’re talking about like Bugatti’s, living on a gated communities, you know and having several cars and making six figures and I’m hearing a lot of talk about six figure income’s, I’m hearing a lot of talk about European vehicles, I’m hearing a lot of talk about traveling and cruising but the problem is I’m not hearing as much conversation around the world “Work” –that’s right that four letter word WORK “work.” What I want you to understand is that it’s important to have that balance alright?
So I be hearing this generation talk about money and things like I’ve never heard any other generation talk about it but here’s my problem; this generation wants more than any generation has ever wanted but they’re not willing to work to work as hard as the generation in the past. (The main point of TGIM Episode 6 is that you have to work hard for what you want).

That’s right I’m gonna say it again, this generation wants financially more than any generation has every wanted but this generation does not have the sweat equity of the generations of the past. That’s right you heard what I said, this generation wants more economically than any generation but they don’t have the “Sweat equity” and I want you to know you can want it all day but Tupac said “The only thing that comes to a dreamer is sleep.” That’s right the only thing that comes to a dreamer is sleep and if you want it, you got to be willing to work for it. So I need you to do me a favor, I need you to look at your day and if your day has more dreams in it –that’s right if you’re day dreaming more than you working then there’s a problem. If you’re day does not consume of work, if your day does not consume with that four letter word “WORK” then you are not going to be successful, you are not going to reach your goals and so I challenge you this week –that’s right not only do I dare you, I double dare you this week to put in work. Listen to the instructions that you get from the TGIM Episode 6 message.

I triple dare you to have some sweat equity, I want you to wake up and at the end of your day –at the end of Monday, at the end of Tuesday, at the end of Wednesday, at the end of Thursday, at the end of Friday I want you to look at your work week, I want you to look at your entire week and if your week does not have more work –that’s right if your week doesn’t have more work than it has dreaming, I want you to know you’re fooling yourself that you will never get that car, that you will never get that house, that you will never have the things in life that you want if you’re not willing to work.


TGIM Episode 6 Principle Two

TGIM Episode 6 Eric Thomas

Number two principle, number two because I know everybody out there man I know you want to be successful. Man I know you wake up every day and you’re like “E man you know I’ve been dreaming at night and I’ve been wishing and hoping. I said 2007 was the year, I said 2008 was the year, I said 2009 was the year and here I am in 2010 and ET I feel like I’m going in circles” I’m telling you, you might be going in circles because you do not understand the importance of “Sweat Equity” what does that mean?

That means you gotta put the video game down, what does that mean? That means when everyone else is going to the movie theater over the weekend that you may not be able to go to the movie theater, it means that you might have to stay home. It means that you may not be able to watch the entire Lakers game, what does it mean? Sweat equity means that you missed the first quarter, you missed the second quarter, you miss the third quarter and you miss most of the fourth quarter –you catch the last 6 minutes of the game.


TGIM Episode 6 Sweat Equity

TGIM Episode 6 Key to success

What does sweat equity mean? It means that you gotta give up something to get something. So my last point and you better catch this one is that you gotta “Get up, get out and you gotta get something” that’s right you heard me you gotta get up, get out and get something. Quickly the story I will never forget it, I will never forget it I worked at the Olive Garden that’s right I live on Sparkman and Bob Wallace. I was about two and a half miles away from my job and I’ll never forget my car broke down, I had to get to work and I didn’t know how I was gonna get to work and I’m sitting there talking to my homeboy Bob from Detroit you know we came from Huntsville together and I’m sitting there and I’m like “Bob my car broke down, I don’t know how I’m gonna get to work.” there was no bus system. As I continued to murmur and complain and talk about it, Bob said ‘Eric you will never get to work from here” and I’m telling you today that many of you have dreams and goals but you will never get to where you’re trying to get to from where you are.


TGIM Episode 6 Sweat Equity

TGIM Episode 6 Motivation

That’s right you will never get there from the bed, you will never get there from the couch, you will never get there from sitting and talking about it until you’re being about it. Bob said to me “Eric if you get up, get out and get some I guarantee you’ll get to work but you will never get to work from this house because nobody knows you need a ride.” So guess what I did real simple I got dressed, I put on my uniform, put on my shoes, opened the door, I put one foot in front of the other and before I walked two blocks a friend of mines passed by, picked me up and took me to work and that’s exactly what I’m telling you today. I’m telling you that it’s alright to dream, it’s alright to have a vision, it’s alright to have a goal but until you “get up, get out and do something” and put that sweat equity behind your dreams, put that sweat equity behind your goals, put that sweat equity behind everything you ever desire to do I guarantee you, you will be successful.

So again, this your boy E.T welcome to another edition of TGIM and don’t forget it, that’s right don’t forget it –the key to success is work and sweat equity. I see you again next week for another edition of TGIM. We hope you enjoyed TGIM Episode 6.

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