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  • September 25, 2016

    Seven things we learned from Eric Thomas this weekend

    Myself and Sheena (Girls Talk London ambassadors) had the pleasure of going to see Eric Thomas Live in London hosted by Urban Life. For those of you who have not heard of Eric Thomas, he is, in my opinion one of the greatest motivational and inspirational speakers in the world. Based in the US, he is famous for his ‘Thank God its Monday’ YouTube videos, podcasts and books.

    At Girls Talk London, we love all things personal development and empowerment and we knew we were going to come away with new knowledge and tools for change after his inspiring talk.

    The theme of Eric’s talk was based on Beyonce’s inspirational song ‘I was here’.  In his keynote speech, Eric declared that he wanted us all to live our lives full of potential, impact and legacy.

    Eric dropped so many powerful truths in his message, we couldn’t possibly put all of what we experienced into words.

    However here are 7 things we learned from his talk that we wanted to share with you:

    We are all royalty

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    Every single person is a king and queen. We should not accept mediocrity, but behave like royalty and people who have phenomenal will. Acknowledging this means that you will not settle for less and you will use your phenomenal will to achieve abundant greatness in whatever you put your mind to.

    Don’t quit

    It doesn’t matter how many times you feel crushed or under pressure by your personal circumstances.  If you do not quit, it will be for your own good because you will reap a greater life.  Diamonds have to go through extreme pressure in order to be the most beautiful jewel ever seen.  In order to get to the next level of your life, you must also go through a season of extreme heat and pressure in order to reach diamond status in your life. Therefore stop trying to shortcut the process and embrace every season, no matter how hard it is.

    Don’t play small

    You must never play small, this does not serve the world you live in. There are no rewards for those who shrink to make others feel comfortable. Recognise your greatness and live in it.

    120% effort

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    In order to be successful, you must put 120% effort into everything you do. This is how you will stand out from others. Anything under 120% effort will not help. In addition you will fail to outlast your competition and also fail to make a significant impact in the world.

    Stay ready

    It is very important to always prepare and stay ready for future opportunities. If you prepare in advance, then when opportunity comes you are already prepared and ready for it.

    Surround yourself with excellence

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    We must all learn to model excellence and surround ourselves with amazing people. The people you associate with, determine your success. Limit your interactions with people who do not add value to your life or who are extremely negative.

    Stop blaming others

    You cannot be successful if you keep blaming everybody else. Stop with the victim mentality and take responsibility for your life. We all have the power to create powerful lives, but this will also start when you recognise that you are in control.

    After Eric’s keynote speech, we were blown away! Eric Thomas  has really inspired us here at Girls Talk London. We have already started to think about what we want to do in order to leave a mark in the world.

    Like Beyonce, we want you to be able to confidently say, ‘I was here’.

    We would love to know what you are willing to do in order to create an impact and legacy?

    Tweet us on @girlstalklondon and let us know! 

    Amaka Uche 

    Follow Amaka on Twitter @AmakaUche_EY

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