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Inspiring Quotes from AJ Joshi’s Live Q&A Session With Eric Thomas

by Parin Patel

Eric Thomas speaking to AJ Joshi during their live Q&A session.

Eric Thomas speaking to AJ Joshi during their live Q&A session.

In preparation for his first London Tour in April, ET did a live Q&A with AJ Joshi and his team earlier today.

AJ is an entrepreneur from London, UK, and is the founder of the One Wish Foundation and Incipio Academy. It’s AJ and his team at Incipio Academy that are working with ET and his team to host and run ET’s first tour in London, which is pretty much sold out (so if you want to attend, be sure to checkout the details here).

And having the live Q&A today was a great start!

We’ve heard a lot about CJ and Carl from the TGIM episodes and mixtapes, so it was really good to finally put a face to the name. You could clearly see the excitement and passion the team has not only for going to London, but for their mission to inspire as many people as possible to live their dreams.

I just see us taking this thing across the world and giving hope to the hopeless, and really being a champion for the underdog, we really consider ourselves underdogs.
– CJ

In addition to giving us some more insight into ET’s beginnings, how the team came together and some of the challenges they faced on their journey, they also made some exciting announcements.

First, ET’s new book is titled “Greatness Is Upon You”, and will be releasing it the coming months.

Second, they’re planning on starting a University to take the teachings from TGIM to the next level. They didn’t go into any details on this because it’s still a surprise, so be on the look for more details in the coming weeks and months.

Third, they’ll planning another Q&A session on AJ’s YouTube channel, so be sure to stay updated here.

There were some great stories, lessons and tips shared, so of course, I collected some more inspiring quotes and messages from the Q&A. 🙂

So if you missed it, here’s the recording of the Q&A below, along with some of my favorite quotes and messages from it. You can find all the quotes I captured from the Q&A here.

And if you think I missed some quotes from the Q&A, let me know in the comments or email me here and I’ll add them to the collection (just let me know at what point in the video it’s from).

Thanks to AJ, Deven, the Incipio Academy team, ET, CJ and the Eric Thomas Associates team for putting this together! Looking forward to the next one!

He’s always been grinding. He’s always had this no sleep mentality. This is not something he created when the video went viral or anything like that. He literally lives that and always has.
– CJ

When we say sleep, we mean don’t sleep on the opportunity, don’t sleep on the chance to make your dreams become a reality.
– CJ

He truly believes that if you put your mind to it, if you put your heart to it, you can have anything you want. That’s not something that he just says.
– CJ

It goes to show you, you can’t just talk about it. You know, talking is one thing, and for real, don’t misunderstand, talking is important, talking your vision out is important. But at the end of the day, you have to put some action with those words, if they’re going to become a reality.
– Eric Thomas

Too many people only use their gift to get paid. You know, you gotta volunteer. Get as many reps in as you can. People don’t believe it AJ, but I still do things for free.
– Eric Thomas

Humans only have twenty-four hours in a day. You have to use your energy and your time wisely, which means what? Because you have a limited amount of resources, you have to focus on you! You’re work. What you’re doing. You can’t focus on your haters.
– Eric Thomas

I focus on my dreams and my goals, and I put all of my energy, all of my resources, all of my talents, you know, my sweat, my tears, my blood, I put it all in my work.
– Eric Thomas

I’m sure I have haters. But the day I take my attention off my work, and put it on my haters, you know, you’ll hear in our tweets, that they won. I mean, that’s what a hater wants you to do. They want you to not be successful. They don’t want you to make your dreams become a reality. They want to take your attention away from what you’re supposed to be doing, and focus on them.
– Eric Thomas

And I think AJ, of course it’s a little different here in Detroit, Michigan. We have four seasons. But that would be like somebody in Michigan being in shock, that it snowed in January. I mean, that’s what happens in January – it snows. And so a part of being successful, is having obstacles. And so if it was easy – I mean, you know this AJ, you and your team, you guys know this – if it was easy, everybody would do it.
– Eric Thomas

But the reality is, in the course of the game, somebody is gonna trip somebody, somebody is gonna foul somebody, it’s going to happen. But what do you do about it? You get back up! And you play the game. Because the focus is not fouls. The focus is not even the time clock or penalties. The focus is scoring in football – that is the focus!
– Eric Thomas

Trials come, you know, roadblocks come, but that is a part of the journey. And what do you do? You recalculate with your navigation system and you find another way to make it happen.
– Eric Thomas

I expect from my son the same thing that happened to me. My father dropped out, so I dropped out. His father dropped out, so he dropped out. I expect my son since I’ve tried to reach greatness, I expect him to try to reach greatness. I expect each generation to get better than the generation before because the tools, the resources that they have, listen to me, I heard a long time ago, where much is given, much is required.
– Eric Thomas

So to me, a servant leader is the greatest example of leadership because you can talk about it, but it’s not until people see you do it, that they’ll do it.
– Eric Thomas

And sometimes you have to fight through certain things. You just have to fight through it. I always say, you got two choices: You fight through it, get through it, or you quit and give up. But there’s no middle ground. There’s no place you can just relax until you make up your mind. You either quit and surrender, throw in the white towel, or you say, ‘I’ll do whatever I have to do, to get through this.’
– Eric Thomas

I’m so focused during the day, and I’m doing so much during the day, I don’t even have time for my distractions. So fill your day up with following your dreams and your goals, and you’ll have little to no time for distractions.
– Eric Thomas

I think that paying it forward, as you say, and helping as many people as possible, in as many ways as possible, is something really, really I personally stand by.
– AJ Joshi

People say they want to change the world – change a small area around you, change one person’s life, they will go and change someone else’s life.
– AJ Joshi

It’s about prioritizing. If you chase two rabbits, you won’t catch either one of them. So you have to prioritize.
– Eric Thomas

What was your key takeaway from the Q&A with ET today? Are you going to the London event?

Share your favorite quotes and message from the Q&A session in the comments below.

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