#68 - Anthony Trucks: From Foster Care To NFL Player Turned Successful International Speaker
Oct 07, 2018
Hyper Conscious Podcast
NOT A MEMBER OF THE "HYPER CONSCIOUS NATION" YET? Visit www.thehyperconsciouspodcast.com to get access to our behind the scenes content, courses, training programs, articles and build your dream team!!! from http://www.anthonytrucks.com/about/You’re nothing. You’re worthless. No one loves you. You have no reason for living. That is what the world told me as my first memories on this planet. My first vivid memory of life is being handed away by my mother at 3 years old. My three siblings and I would enter the foster care system and spend the earliest years of life feeling less than human. I experienced physical and mental abuse, starvation, and torture. All before the age of 6 before I was placed into a home where I would eventually be adopted 8 years later as the sole black person in a poor all white family.I wasn’t allowed to play any sports as an outlet during those 8 years because of my real mom, and I spent 6 years years as the bad stinky kid in class where I literally had teachers pull their hair out in frustration. Only to go home to be abused by my first foster dad who would also beat my foster mom. To say I was in a bad environment and felt minuscule as a person is an understatement.My life’s been riddled with ups and downs from the start, and they haven’t slowed down three decades later. I had to sever my biological mother’s rights in person in court at 14 from the stand to get adopted, my foster brother almost died, my foster mom contracted an incurable disease called MS, I got arrested at 17 at gunpoint, found God, earned a college scholarship, found my biological father who didn’t know I existed at 19, had my first son in college at 20, three grandparents passed, one grandparent by suicide, I played in the NFL, and I was cut twice before ending my NFL career due to an injury.I’ve still always been determined to win in life. I then opened a successful 6 figure gym that I almost lost multiple times, found out my dad DID know about me all those years when he told me at 29 before he passed, and came minutes from taking my own life after my high school sweetheart had a heart shattering affair after we had our second and third children; a set of twins that we almost lost before their birth.For many people these life issues would leave them broken and unable to function in life, but for me it was the opposite. I’ve fought HARD and come out successful on the other side.My name is Anthony Trucks and I’m now proud husband and father of 3, former NFL player, American Ninja Warrior, gym owner, international speaker, author, six figure consultant, and guy who genuinely loves to improve peoples lives by teaching them HOW to go from surviving to thriving when you Trust Your Hustle.My goodness... We were lucky enough to see Anthony speak at the Brendon Burchard event we attended and we are so grateful he joined us on episode #68 of The Hyper Conscious Podcast!We talked alot about Anthony's childhood and how he overcame all of the odds that were stacked against him. We really wanted to pull back the curtain to show what's possible with believe, vision, and a never quit attitude! Anthony overcame the odds... You can too!!!We also talked about his time in the NFL as a linebacker and how he went from football star to Author, Speaker, and Consultant. Anthony has surrounded himself with very successful people, like himself. So we wanted to pick his brain on how those you spend time with influence you! This episode was a very emotional one, but it will definitely leave you feeling motivated, giving perspective, and hopefully leave you feeling grateful for your journey.Thanks again Anthony for being super open, super vulnerable, and going Hyper Conscious with us!DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!!!