NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “You Owe You is full of insight and guidance for those seeking their inner selves.”—MICHAEL B. JORDAN
No matter your story or your struggle, Eric Thomas—celebrated motivational guru, educator, and problem-solver to many of the top athletes and business leaders—will “help you work harder, discover your real motivation, and crack the code of enduring success” (Ed Mylett, #1 bestselling author of The Power of One More)
If you feel like success is for others, that only certain people get to have their dreams fulfilled, Eric Thomas’s You Owe You is your wake-up call. His urgent message to stop waiting for inspiration to strike and take control of your life is one he wishes someone had given him when he was a teenager—lost, homeless, failing in school, and dealing with the challenges of being a young Black man in America.
Once he was able to break free from thinking of himself as a victim and truly understand his strengths, he switched the script. And now, with this book, Thomas reveals how you, too, can rewrite your life's script. With support, he recognized that his unique gift is being able to capture the attention of all kinds of people in all kinds of settings—boardrooms, locker rooms, churches, classrooms, even the streets—thanks to his wealth of experiences and command of language. Today, Thomas considers himself blessed to speak to an audience that is as large as it is diverse, from the rich and famous to kids struggling in school to young men in prison hoping for a new start.
Thomas’s secrets of success have already helped hundreds of thousands on their journey, but this is his first guide to show you how to start today, right now. These critical first steps include deeply understanding yourself and the world around you, finding your why, accepting that you may have to give up something good for something great, and constantly stretching toward your potential. No matter where you are on your journey toward greatness, you owe it to yourself to become fully, authentically you. And Eric Thomas’s You Owe You can help get you there.
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In Eric Thomas’ motivational guide You Owe You, everyone’s greatest sin is unrealized potential. The renowned “Hip-Hop Preacher” wants you to become the CEO of your life by refining, marketing, and selling your talents. In other words: Find your passion, and cultivate it relentlessly. He reinforces all his teachings with personal anecdotes that illustrate that he’s not just talking—he lives what he preaches. When he writes about “miracle territory,” he’s referring not to heavenly intervention, but continuously being in a position to take advantage of opportunities. Thomas might be the king of networking, extolling the need to keep turning new connections into new opportunities. (After he made an unscheduled appearance at one event after another engagement was canceled, a chance meeting led to his current business partnership.) You Owe You is a powerful reminder that we all have gifts—but what we do with them is up to us.