A Broke Investor Story: #6

Eric Thomas: “The Homeless, Eating Out of Trash Cans Dropout”

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful!”

Find out how this broke investor went from eating out of trash cans to earning what some people earn in one year in only one hour.

Mr. Eric Thomas grew up in a family where his grandmother had 14 children, including his mom. Out of the 14, only 3 graduated from high school, one of them being his mom.

Around 6-7 years old, Erich Thomas’ aunt would tell Eric Thomas that the person his mom was telling him was his father, really wasn’t.

In denial, Eric Thomas didn’t want to believe his aunt. It wasn’t until around 12-13 years old when Eric Thomas finally confronted his mom over the phone while she was working.

He said, “Whatever you tell me, I’ll believe. Is the man really my father?” His mother wanted to go home to see him, but Erich Thomas insisted to tell him right then and there while he was on the phone with her.

She eventually said, no it wasn’t and that she was going to eventually tell him when he could “handle it”.

After that, Eric Thomas’ relationship with his mom went south. The person who disciplined him turned out to be a liar. During that night, he left his home for the first time and would continue to go back and forth until finally at 16 years old, he left for good.

Once he left, he finally had what he wanted, control over his life but he was still getting the same, broke results.

The cops knew him, the principals knew him, the counselors knew him, and he ended up dropping out of high school.

Being homeless, he started eating out of trash cans and pretty much did anything he needed to do to survive in Brokeville.

Eventually, Eric Thomas figured out he was the common denominator to all of his trouble and he made a decision to take responsibility and accountability for his life.

As the story goes, Eric Thomas goes from being homeless and eating out of trash cans for two and a half years to becoming a preacher, motivational speaker, obtaining a PhD in Education Administration, and a successful consultant.

Luckily, Eric Thomas’ story is still being written and he is motivating countless of people today. You can learn a thing or two from his YouTube channel, his podcast, and his website.

If Eric Thomas was to give any piece of advice to a broke investor, The Broke Investor is positive it would be, “It doesn’t matter where you come from, it’s about heart!

As always,

Keep growing, keep investing.

The Broke Investor

p.s. If you are tired of getting the same results you’re getting, it might be because you keep doing the same broke motions. Get on the waitlist for 101 Broke Motions that goes over how to avoid the pitfalls that broke investors fall into.

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