“I didn’t find my entrepreneurial journey, my entrepreneurial journey found me.”


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At the age of 17, Eric was a high school drop out when he found his inspiration. Well, he was army style forced to find his inspiration. Dr. Pat and his wife saw something special in Eric and made sure to be persistent in getting him to get his GED. From then on, Eric's path would be forever changed.

Without someone to believe in him, push him, and to show him that he was good enough, we may not have the Eric Thomas we know today. When Eric finally started his entrepreneurship journey, it was by accident. In college, he was given the opportunity to support the GED program getting people emotional prepared for what’s to come through daily motivation which greatly inspired them to pursue their dreams.

Through his program, he got on the local news, radio, and newspapers, but when he came out in these, it wasn't as a DVD partner, it was as a motivational speaker. This is where Eric Thomas's entrepreneurship journey started. This is when he truly started to make money so that he could make his money matter. Eric believes that money allows you to do more including impacting more lives and creating more opportunity with it. He got present to that when he asked, “How it would feel to be able to send two thousand students to college?” From that point on, the more money that Eric could make, the more impact he could make in the world! 

Through this idea, Eric has been able to create a system of extreme execution that will allow you to be able to make a more significant impact as well. As you read this article, Eric wants you to know that no matter where you are in the entrepreneurship journey, you can thrive. Now it is just creating that obsession that will allow you to thrive, or thrive even more. No matter where you are in your business, the more you execute effectively, the more you will be able to thrive. Through Eric's journey, he has found that proper execution has helped the most, but there are a few key things you must understand as an entrepreneur.

Have A Pure Heart

Yes, it is always good to have pure intentions, but this means more your intentions for starting. When Eric was in college, so many people were in their major because that's what their parents wanted. They choose their life path based on what someone else wanted for them. This, especially in the entrepreneurship journey, has led many to quit. If you aren't doing something for yourself, why are you doing it? So before you start your journey, or continue to have a thriving journey, ask yourself why you are doing this. 

Be clear what it will take.

Entrepreneurship isn't easy. That is a solid fact! So if you aren't clear on what it will take to get to the point that you are a thriving entrepreneur, it's time to get clear! So many entrepreneurs look at the dream, the idea, the big picture, but forget the steps it will take to get there. If you are not willing to look at the good, the bad and the ugly, you will not be able to prepare for the bad and the ugly. The more prepared you are doesn't necessarily mean you can prevent hardship, just that you should have a better handle on it. So take a good hard look at what it will take to thrive in your journey. 

Not an Undertaking for One Person

If you want to go fast, go alone if you want to go far, go with a team. This is something that rings so true! Eric has been an entrepreneur for a good amount of time and knows that without the support he has received from others, his journey would have had a lot more setbacks. Having a support system will significantly increase your chances of going far, so don't be afraid to ask for help!

Through your entrepreneurship journey, you will need so many more steps, and the most important of them is to execute. This is something that will mean so much to you! The more you execute, the more money you can make, and the more you can make money matter! If you would like to know more about how Eric Thomas can help you execute visit

Eric Thomas


Eric Thomas, Ph.D. is a critically acclaimed author, World-renowned speaker, educator, pastor and audible.com Audie Awards Finalist. ET, as he is better known, has taken the world by storm, with his creative style and high-energy messages. His words continue to impact tens of millions of people in several hundred countries across the planet!


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