ERIC THOMAS | YOU OWE YOU | Motivational Speaker

– Can’t make me want what I don’t want. You can’t dangle something
in front of my face that’s, I don’t want that. And many of your are taking anything ’cause you don’t know what you want. And so if I can do one thing for you when you leave this room, I don’t want nothing from you but for you to leave this room and know what you want. What do you want in your marriage? What do you want with your
son and your daughter? What do you want in your health? What do you want financially? Like, how much money do
you want to make a year? What do you want to drive? How do you want to live? Stop just waking up like an accident. What do you want? And then once you find out what you want, spend the rest of your natural life waking up and going after it. The reason why I speak
with so much passion, E.T. why do you speak
with so much authority? ‘Cause I’m talking about my
life, not something that I read. I ate out of trash cans. I had no business eating
out of trash cans. I lived in abandoned buildings. I had no business living
in abandoned buildings. But E.T., your daddy wasn’t in your life. Your mom was a teenage mother. You grew up, come on
E, look at your cir… that’s not an excuse. There’s no excuse for not living up to your fullest potential, no excuse. I told you, I didn’t get a new daddy. I didn’t get a new mama. What changed? I changed, and I stopped being a victim. I stopped saying I’ve
gotta wait for good things to happen to me. And I said I’m going to
grind, I’m going to fight. I’m going to work, I’m
going to press toward, I’m going to learn, I’m going
to do everything in my power every single day. I’m going to do everything
in my power to become a victor and not a victim. Now let me say this before I move forward. And I can’t explain it,
but you better feel me. Winners win, and losers lose. I can’t explain it any better than that. I don’t know how it
happens, but winners win. And if you create a culture of losing, if you keep being a victim, if you keep letting losing happen to you, if you keep letting people do you and treat you any kind of way it’s gonna become a culture. Let me tell y’all, I’m
not from New Zealand guys. Come on, listen to me very closely. I’m not from New Zealand,
but I know about… let me say it this way so I can help you. I know about about one team. I’ve never seen, I’ve never seen All Blacks play a day in my life. I’ve never been to the
stadium, where’s the stadium? Help me out, where’s the stadium? Okay, I’m going… you see what I did? I’ve never been to the stadium. You’re like, Eric, the stadium,
that’s Habit that way, Eric. That’s not the stadium,
the stadium is this way. I’ve never been there a day in my life. And if you watch some of
my videos I have All Blacks in my videos. Why? ‘Cause they’re what? They’re winners. And when you’re a winner
you don’t even stay in your own little town. When you’re a winner, winning spreads. So everybody, I got videos where I’m like, y’all, I don’t really know
how to show my passion. Somebody said, get the
All Blacks (screaming). I’m like yep, that’s
who I need, All Blacks. (chanting) Yup, yup, I need the All Blacks. I need the All…why? ‘Cause they say what I’m saying. They just said it in rugby. I don’t say, I’m like whoo,
that’s a violent sport. Their passion is all over there, why? ‘Cause winners win. I can’t explain it to
you, but you better stop making excuses and find a way to win. Because once you start winning
you go from 1,500 to 3,000 to 5,000 to 7,000. You remember C, from seven to 10? Nothing changed, we’re
still in the basement. We don’t have a building. We still use the garage
for all of our products. We don’t have business cards. We don’t have a five-year plan. We don’t have a three-year plan. How do you do it then, E? We wake up and grind. Winners win. I focus more on winning
than I focus on structure. I focus on winning. And when you become a winner, they start seeing you with winners. You get from being a loser, low
self-esteem, doubt, and fear and if you can find your
way on this side, guys it’s sweeter on this side. You know what’ so funny? We want people to make guarantees to us but we’re not willing to
make guarantees to ourself. Now, for real, I’m gonna say it again. Like somebody gave you a
guarantee, 30-day guarantee. In 30 days if you don’t
make what they told you you was gonna make, in 30
days you got an attitude, you want your money back. But you never demanded your
money back from yourself. You’ve never looked at yourself
in the mirror and said, you let you down. Until you get to that
point, you let you down. You’ve never, you’re not brave enough. You want to put it on somebody else. The reason why I’m not
successful is ’cause of my boss. Have you ever looked at
yourself in the mirror and said I’m not getting up on time. I’m not going to work on time. I’m not putting in 120
percent when I’m at work. I let me down. And when you get to the
point where you can say you let you down, I don’t care… listen to me, no disrespect. I don’t care about Glenn,
that’s not why I do what I do. And I love Glenn. I don’t come here and do what
I do so Glenn can affirm me, so he can give me a pat on my back. I care more about me than I care about what Glenn thinks about me. I have standards, I have values. I don’t care how much you pay me. If I speak at an elementary
school for 300 dollars, I chose to do that for 300 dollars. If I chose to speak at a prison for free, I chose to do that. And I will not go in there
giving those prisoners less than what somebody pays me 100,000. Why? Because I value myself
enough to give 120 percent or don’t do it. And that’s the problem with some of you. You always want to blame other people. You want to hold other people to the fire, but you’re not holding
yourself to the fire. You just said you giving 50 percent. You owe you an explanation. You owe you an explanation! You need to look at yourself
in the mirror and say, why are you only giving 50
percent, what’s wrong with you? You need to put yourself on punishment. You need to tell you no
more TV, no more snacks, no more desserts, no more–no
we’re working out now. No more alcohol, not right now. Not, no I can’t handle it right now. You need to tell you that
you owe you something. Stop going back to, you
keep going to the mall with the receipt, this is
what y’all said it was. Glenn, you didn’t do what
you say you was going to do. Well, you didn’t do what
you were supposed to do, so how am I going to do what
I am supposed to do for you? You walk out of this
room, you owe yourself. I didn’t get here making excuses. So what my father wasn’t in my life. The truth of that matter is he ain’t never come into my life. So what, I’m-a wait
for the rest of my life for my man to come? He ain’t coming. I live in America, I’m
an African American male. They don’t treat us the same. It’s something called racism. I ain’t gonna cry about it. It’s probably going to be
racism ’til the day I die. But I’m not going to cry about it, I’m still going to be a millionaire. I’m still going to be one of
the top motivational speakers in the world. No, I didn’t grow up on
that side of the town. No, my mama don’t have no network. No, I don’t know a whole lot of people. No, I’m not at a country club. No, I don’t play golf, and I don’t plan on playing no time soon. But I’m still going to be successful. I’m still going to get
to where they are, why? ‘Cause I owe it to myself, and
can’t nobody stop me but me. And you need to get rid of them excuses. And you need to stop
pointing fingers at people, and you need to start
pointing fingers at yourself. What did you not do? (bold instrumental music)

100 comments on “ERIC THOMAS | YOU OWE YOU | Motivational Speaker”

  1. etthehiphoppreacher says:


  2. jeremy allen says:

    Thats some Real Shit!!!

  3. Delbert Kerr says:

    Winners Win ask KAP! Kneel to winning.

  4. Black Storm says:

    I don't have a play button or a million subscribers or an invite to vid con, cause I can't afford a ticket. I don't live in the Hollywood Hills, I live in Long Beach. I'm still going to make videos and be successful. ✊🏾✌🏾🍷

  5. Ansan kocharackal says:


  6. mjd aldin says:

    Your videos keep me alive.


  7. David Rhodes says:


  8. Jordan Clark says:

    Absolutely love the way this man uses big money as the plateau of success and the reward that proved how you worked harder than everyone else. When the reality is that is the problem (money).

    Although he does make sense on a lot of other points. I think money should not measure your success. Plus there are MANY MANY millionaires that have done nothing but post a video or meme and become millionaires (no grind hard work put in). Money can help your life a great deal and also massacre individuals. Success is peace and love. Unfortunately money is what have been weaved into human everyday live by people that use it as means of control of the masses, so it’s like we β€œhave to” chase the commas. We actually GIVE money it’s power over us by allowing it. But we all can make the conclusion by using our minds that our parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, pastors, television, the internet and motivational speakers help enforce and PUSH our MARRIAGE to money and the way we worship it! Not cool. I’d love to debate about this on video. I think we ALL need to hear this. Even Eric Thomas.

    HEALTH IS WEALTH. Don’t let people tell you to miss your sleep & dinner for success. That sacrifices your health. The thing that we all continue to be bamboozled. How healthy is your president, your idols, music artists, your favorite motivational speakers. Tomorrow isn’t promised to be able to chase the million dollars. Don’t believe everything you see on the internet because most don’t have as much as they portray. One last thing: We all bleed and can die at any moment. Health and love is the real measurements of wealth.

  9. Stabgan says:

    I feel like slapped back to reality

  10. Requiem For says:

    Who is Glenn? Regards

  11. aaron campbell says:

    This man is one of my heros. I study this man. He has inspire me in so many ways.

  12. Alexis Johnson says:

    When you a winner, winners spread πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  13. CAR TUNES says:

    You should be a coach

  14. Dcforlife09 says:


  15. Itzik 1 says:


  16. ProwseOfficial says:

    You should be willing to go homeless in pursuit of your dream.

  17. TiTa says:

    6:18 Music please ! πŸ™‚

  18. E3_FIT Viruet says:


  19. Res Resa says:

    Legend πŸ‘

  20. krishna krishna s says:

    I'm from india it changed my life. ….Thank uh Eric sir 😍😍😍😍😍

  21. Gentry Fry Curators-11 says:

    GD RIGHT!!!!!

  22. Marco Rivera says:

    Winners win and losers lose.

  23. MarvinA A says:

    Hey ET I been watching your videos for 8 years. I always wish I can come to your events in person so hopefully you visit Louisville my one day. I have one major question? I just made it to my starting line. It hitting me hard then I can believe and I honestly still have a hard time that I made it here but I’m extremely nervous. This is all new to me and I am not sure what am I to do next can you help? Please 5027144878

  24. Damarcus Mitchell says:


  25. Pamela Chears says:

    Whewww..ready for my day.

  26. Sean Baca says:

    I was laying on the bed when this video started….im in a 3 piece suit walking out the door at the end.

  27. Yamamoto San says:

    i owe me an explanation !!

  28. Melvin Jackson Jr says:

    Preach Preacher!!!!!!

  29. Carlee Gigger says:

    Love this video it got me thinking and motivated

  30. J DAYZ says:

    You owe you ! That’s it

  31. O'zerick Beales says:

    I didn’t wash the dishes tonight and my wife sent me this πŸ™„ she so dramatic

  32. m8an8or says:


  33. Nostrabet says:

    This speach made me walked into work and tell my bosses they're fired!

  34. Jerhonda McCray says:

    Eric Thomas (ET) Is coming to Milwaukee, WI October 12th @t

  35. Einsteinio lima says:

    Muito bom.
    Very good.

  36. Latisha Brooks says:


  37. meke Monroe says:

    Man listen, u speaking to me

  38. Captn Rowdy 1010 says:

    Stop making excuses and start winning. Own your life. I pray everyone that sees this will get what they are looking for. Have a blessed day y’all

  39. deangelo taylor says:

    we need more black people like this REAL man here. i pray things work out for him and anyone who is truly trying to make things better for the world.

  40. Jess Tolley says:

    my punk ass friends need to watch this dude

  41. shah ikhwan says:

    Every word you speak make me fire πŸ”₯ sir

  42. Lyndon Johnson says:

    Only winners will truly love and embrace this video!

  43. AshleYYYMusic says:

    β€œCan’t nobody stop me but me.” πŸ’―

  44. Denise Moore says:

    Say that !!!

  45. Sello Majoro says:

    E.T. motivate me, i can't wait to see him and Price ea in South Africa Joburg

  46. X&Y Gaming says:

    thank you

  47. rrr rrr says:

    Thank you Dr.Thomas,you inspire me to improve myself and those around me.

  48. Paul Miller says:

    If America is so racist hoe are you a successful millionaire?

  49. Madison Griffin says:

    Im the the only black guy at the company i work. I played this on the loud speaker now all of a sudden its Mr this and Mr that lol

  50. Eugene Fontenot says:

    I watch this over and over ! I love it! I actually spoke about this at our Fit Camp! "WINNERS WIN AND LOSERS LOSE!"

  51. y. s says:

    Had to send this to a family member. U dont owe me an apology. U owe it to YOU to be better. πŸ’―πŸ’―

  52. Nefertiti KMB says:

    OMG!…Why are you Hollering at everyone?????????????? You seem to be filled with anger and that is a turn off to me!….You seem to be draining the Positive energy rather than replenishing it and because of that I am going to have to Pass on your Message!….Peace to your Soul!…

  53. Akajagbor Joseph says:

    Thank you ET

  54. Jameela Ferguson says:

    Awesome i want to be a plus size model

  55. Dorothy Green says:

    I did let me down. But no more
    I was born to WIN. BLESS. U.

  56. Christian Nickels says:

    I just started my own trim carpentry company I've put in 14 hour days 6 a week working and learning now it's time to move forward at beast mode speed I've finally taken the finall part of my life into my own hands the production of my own work so I never have to rely on another to provide for me this video started this trip and I figure it's a good place to stop and fuel up for the final push 5 am about to hit the road first day to the rest of em thanks for getting me here Eric Thomas I will be at one of your conventions after I move into a new home and get my dog back to try to give you back some of what I got through your message

    P.s my saw table looks like it belong to a crazy cave dweller but it's is full of usefull things you've said again thank you for dragging this barely got out of highschool cant stand a desk job blue collar boy to over 100 k a year on nothing but pure grind and hard work I've outworked everyone I know and I would still be broke not knowing wtf to do if it weren't for you

  57. Leoness Butterfly says:

    This video never gets old

  58. Victoria Dathan says:

    This message is so powerful! Thank you!!

  59. Kingdom Drums says:

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. I ran into my high school coach today. He told me about you. Wow. New subscriber. Period.

  60. Emil Rydberg says:

    Basically everything he says is more or less TRUE about MOST people!

  61. Jamarion Hartsfield says:

    Much respect to you brother , I’ll see you at my synergy event in Atlanta in November πŸ’―πŸ’― I’m an agent as of right now , by the time you come I’m gonna get promoted 3x … !

  62. Lala C says:


  63. Evelyn Qumayo says:

    My favourite video!

  64. Desmone Cypress says:

    Man I want to meet et

  65. Actual Wakandan girl says:

    Every young person needs to hear this!

  66. Alleigh Baur says:

    ET you have helped me so much. I failed my nursing exam 6 times; I’m the last one of my graduating class that hasn’t gotten my RN license. I went through a rough few years, but by watching your videos, you have inspired and motivated me to rise and grind until I reach my goal of having that RN behind my name. So, thank you. You’ve helped me in more ways than you’ll ever know.

  67. Sourish Saha says:

    nigga talked with so much energy damn I am now staying awake all night instead of sleeping

  68. Jacob Paul says:

    I had sex with a raccoon in the chocolate fountain of a golden carral…. I had no business Makin love to a raccoon in a chocolate fountain

  69. Cedrick Bony says:

    Every body wants to be e Beast Fuck 😀

  70. Siobahn M says:

    This guy must be full of so much regret to think he has to tell people to get their shit together to feel like he made a difference in someone's life. To feel like he has purpose

  71. Awaken The Greatness Within says:

    Powerful stuff, let’s make it happen πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ž

  72. ivanbarbosa81 says:

    You can feel the energy!!!!

  73. Propelling Passion says:

    I couldn’t agree more! We owe ourselves so much more than we know.! Especially those of us that give to the point we forget about our own self care due to sacrifice for those that concern us most. Thanks Dr.ET! Gonna keep building my YouTube channel and stay locked in πŸ’―

  74. N Johnson says:


  75. Kuria K. Ken says:

    β€˜Cause winners winπŸ”₯

  76. Blessed By the Best says:


  77. saplacan adrian says:

    Good Bless You

  78. E life says:

    " We want people to make guarantees to us but we can't make guarantees to ourself" I felt that one… DEEP!

  79. airforceaggie says:

    Man I discovered you recently and you already changing me man! Love the passion!! πŸ”₯πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

  80. Julian Fligor says:

    Absolutely πŸ”₯πŸ”₯. I cant wait to see you live

  81. Faith Matini says:

    "I'm not going to cry about it, I'm still going to be a millionaire!"

  82. Melba Wells says:

    Thank you Eric. #ericthomas

  83. Luke Ryan says:

    You changed my outlook! Created a game plan for me and since then I’ve succeeded numerous times but I’m still thirsty, not for money but for glory. Yet the money is coming in anyway. Best thing I did was see ET when he came to Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί TGIM worldwide

  84. Pimpishone says:

    Unless you woke up in the hospital from an accident waking up isn’t an accident.

  85. Prophetess Nikki G. MCcray says:

    Thank God for this gift he gave to the world!!! Glorryyyyyy to God!!!! Blessings πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  86. MADZILLA 1 says:


  87. Leticia Sanchez says:

    Changed my life from drugs to owning my own business.

  88. Foreverlove Green says:

    He has changed my life!! Thank GOD for an outstanding human he isπŸ˜…

  89. Jessica Jacobson says:

    Who the F is giving this the thumbs down? There’s a lot of people who need to look in the mirror!

  90. Ibrahim Dabo says:

    Whenever I listen to him I just feel like crying, cos I still gat far place to go.

  91. Ibrahim Dabo says:

    They said I can't but I'm sure I Will, I'm not there yet but everyday I'm getting closer to it.

  92. Oscar Trombertt says:

    August 14TH, I just got my own place after being homeless for 11 months. Continue the grind.

  93. Bull Bear Portfolio says:

    E.T. videos I enjoy to help me stay motivated, but I just think I learned I have to be black. Did I hopefully misunderstand that part?

  94. Peeter Karjus says:


  95. Marvunike says:

    a great motivation. this is the video which made a top real estate agent in under 8 months. Earning bucks have never earned before. Thanks Eric

  96. Barry L says:

    Winners win !!

  97. Carldrealest26 says:

    Trials n tribulations

  98. dmarkslove says:

    Loooord ET, you motivate the mess outta me! I thank God for you brother keep grinding πŸ™πŸΎβ€οΈ

  99. EstablishedHeritage says:

    Here in 08/21/2019. Still get chills, even after watching the revised version I had to come back to the original! πŸ”₯πŸ™πŸΎπŸ‘‘

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