Words of Wisdom: “Don’t Lose Yourself For ‘Influence'”-Trent Shelton

I’m a huge fan of motivational speaker and author Trent Shelton. These Words of Wisdom from him are timely for me and for a lot of others I’m sure, particularly if you are a blogger or influencer.

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#GreatRead: “The Greatest You”-Trent Shelton

Another #GreatRead for the month! This month, I’m sharing motivational speaker Trent Shelton‘s book (written with Lou Aronica), “The Greatest You: Face Reality, Release Negativity, and Live Your Purpose.

I’ve featured some of Trent’s motivational videos on Imperfectly B before and have been watching him for some time now. As he shares in this book, his story hasn’t been without its share of adversity. After playing football for many years, he was eventually signed to the NFL and was cut and rejected by several teams. He tried to keep his love of the game alive, but it just didn’t pan out the way he planned. In the midst of this, he was smoking, drinking, and partying all of the time, among other things, to try to numb the pain. His life was all over the place.

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Words of Wisdom: “Stop Watching Other People Live Their Dreams”-Trent Shelton

I rock heavy with this Words of Wisdom clip today from Trent Shelton, especially in this phase of my life. I hope that it motivates you all today in a powerful way.

In this clip, Trent talks about how we each have to stop sitting on the sidelines, watching people live their lives and do great things. It’s time for us to get in the game ourselves. As Trent grew (first as a football player and now as a motivational speaker), he realized that he didn’t just want to watch greatness or be around it. He wanted to be great himself. “Stop being a spectator of other people’s lives, and go elevate yours. They human just like you,” he wrote in his caption. Whoo…I felt that.

This is exactly where I’ve been in my life. I love seeing other people win and grow. It’s great motivation. However, I have to actually do the work for myself if I want to continue to see growth and change in my life. The same goes for each of us. So are you sitting on the sidelines right now, or are you getting in the game? 

Watch Trent’s Words of Wisdom below!

Words of Wisdom: “Stop Watching Other People Live Their Dreams”-Trent Shelton

Hoping that this Words of Wisdom video from motivational speaker Trent Shelton encourages someone to step up their game. Shoot, it’s inspiring me right now!

In this clip, Trent encourages those of us who are too busy watching other people live out their dreams to go after our own. Sure, it’s nice to be inspired by others in your life and by this site, but what are you going to do with that inspiration? Are you just going to be on the sidelines forever or are you going to get in the game? Are you going to get to work or just be stagnant? “You can be the person who watches other people or you can be the person that other people are watching,” Trent states.

This really used to be me, y’all. I would watch people grow and get so discouraged that I wasn’t where they were. However, if I’m honest, I wasn’t putting in the work I needed to on my end to get to where I wanted to be. So I got in the game instead of just watching from the sidelines. Now, I’m happy for others and their growth when I see their achievements on social media. However, I’m honestly too busy to be heavily focused on what other people have going on. Where do you stand right now?

Watch Trent speak on this topic below!


Words of Wisdom: “Rise Above”-Trent Shelton

I’ve been getting more into Trent Shelton’s videos over the past few years. He always delivers great Words of Wisdom when it comes to life and love. I definitely had to share this one with you guys.

In the video, Trent admits that in order to get ahead, there are some things you must be willing to give up or leave behind. That means letting go of bad habits, the wrong opportunities, and even people who are holding you back. It also means pushing through and rising above struggles and frustrations. It’s all a part of the process of getting to where you want to be and you can’t skip any of it.

Watch the powerful video from Trent below!

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