Eric Thomas walked on to The Alliance stage at NatCon14 in Charlotte, North Carolina, with his t-shirt reading, “when you wanna SUCCEED as bad as you wanna BREATHE.” Agents had been impatiently waiting to hear ET, “the hip hop preacher” speak to the Alliance since he was announced as the convention’s keynote speaker in early December. Leading up to NatCon, several agents were tweeting about reading ET’s books and asking us when they could see him on stage at the convention.
The hip hop preacher is used to motivating audiences around the world, and this time his message was tailored to the agents of The Alliance. He spoke to the agents about absorbing as much information and knowledge at the convention as possible in order to take their business to the next level in 2014.
He also spoke about growing and turning ideas into actions that can turn your dreams into your successes, an idea that President and CEO of National Agents Alliance, Andy Albright reinforces to his agents through his books and other resources. Eric Thomas was a high school dropout from Detroit, MI who turned his life around and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree while becoming a well known motivational speaker. During the convention, ET stated that he wished that he would have had an inspirational father figure like Andy Albright in his life when he was growing up.
Many NatCon attendees were inspired by his words, posting quotes, photos, and messages of gratitude on social media platforms after he spoke Saturday morning. Andy was so inspired by him that he made Eric’s first book, “The Secret to Success” the book of the month for January in his book club. His speech was certainly a great way for agents to begin a successful year with The Alliance.
If you are interested in learning more about Eric Thomas, you can purchase his first book at www.shopatnaa.com. You can also preorder his new book “Greatness is Upon You” on his website www.etinspires.com.