Anthony Trucks is a former NFL player, Bestselling Author, turned keynote speaker. In this episode Anthony shares his traumatic experience growing up as a foster child, to dealing with racial identity struggles as a black boy who was ultimately adopted by a white family, to triumphantly making it to the NFL.
He then recounts the heart break of a career ending injury, to getting divorced when he found out his wife was having an affair – and how reclaimed his identity, why he remarried his wife and got not only his family and career back, but also his sense of self -- through mastering what he now speaks, coaches and teaches: Identity Shifts.
What it was like growing up in the foster care system until Anthony was 14 and the uncertainty that it created and how he overcame his past.
Anthony and Dan both discuss how sports became a way for them to feel good about themselves.
Decide who you want to be and prove it to yourself every day.
Anthony talks about how difficult it was when his football career ended because of injury and how tough it was finding a new identity.
Working too much and neglecting things that are important in your life.
Hitting rock bottom when he found out his wife was having an affair and how this played on all of his trust issues.
The ugliness of divorce and wanting to shame his wife for what she did until he realized he was partly to blame.
Anthony shares when he hit rock bottom and texted his friend, “Please tell my children who their father was.”
How Anthony turned his life around and the process he teaches others to transform their lives and master the shifts life threw at him.
The 3 steps to creating an identity shift.
Anthony tells how he reconciled with his ex-wife, remarried her, and are now living their most happy, best life.
Anthony’s morning routine and how being super organized and regimented leads to freedom.
Anthony shares his biggest success and it’s not what you think.
Links from the Show
Anthony Truck’s website
Anthony’s Book - Trust your Hustle
You can take Anthony’s Free identity quiz here