The Secret To Success with CJ, Karl, Jemal & Eric Thomas

The Secret To Success with CJ, Karl, Jemal & Eric Thomas

From homeless, high school drop out to Entrepreneur, C.E.O. and Ph.D.! Hear first hand how Eric was able to defy the odds, and single-handedly break the negative generational cycles that plagued his family for decades. Join the conversation with ET and co-host Carlas Quinney Jr. and learn how you too can create the life you deserve.


December 1, 2022 71 min

In this episode, alongside family guest Mike Foguth, the discussion centers around  new ways to think about money, leadership, & opportunities.

10:20 - Tips on how to get started building financial freedom. There needs to be a process in place to prepare for what you intend to spend. 

Transitional Thought Principles For Money

1) Short term - Your daily budget. This includes the next 30-120 days of spending or preparing for somethi...

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In this Thanksgiving episode, the guys share what they’re thankful for this year. 

4:20 - “If you have a bad day, that will not’s not going to change your life. A bad habit changes your life.” Eat responsibly!

11:30 - ET shares what he’s thankful for. 

19:35 - Jemal shares what he’s thankful for. 

22:35 - CJ shares what he’s grateful for. 

27:53 - Karl shares what he’s thankful for.

32:02 - Darryl and Phillip share what they're thank...

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November 17, 2022 70 min

In this episode, the guys discuss solving problems in life with a positive outlook, utilizing principles you’ve used for success in other areas of your life, and focusing on the positive results associated with a solution mindset. 

19:30 - Having a losing perspective will stagnate your life.Storms won’t last forever; however, there’s an opportunity to learn something in every storm.

34:45 - Quitting will become a habit if you allow i...

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November 10, 2022 69 min

In this episode, the guys discuss not waiting for the “right time” to take action in pursuing success. 

28:12 - “Consistency builds strength.” The same level of difficulty in the beginning of your endeavor, becomes more easy with consistency. 

37:45 - “Align your mindset to the industry you’re in.” Study the process of what makes people successful in your niche.

43:57 - “If you’re not going to lift the weight, don’t waste time talking...

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November 3, 2022 63 min

In this “live from Jamaica” episode, the guys discuss how vital it is to be exposed to life-changing information and environments, staying focused on the goal, the importance of persistence in your pursuit of excellence. 

13:09 - What are you investing for? Is it to be a burden or blessing to somebody?

14:45 - “Exposure can change the way you view money.” Is your source of information contributing to or stunting your growth? 

16:12 - ...

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October 27, 2022 53 min

In this episode, the guys continue speaking on how to maneuver through cultural norms, along with providing the formula for obtaining success in your life.

18:20 - Learn your craft to the fullest. Faking your status stagnates your actual growth. 

26:10 - What cultural norms are stopping you from growing? 

35:21 - CJ explains how giving up what you want in the short term is vital for long-term success.

40:05 - Are you allowing comfort t...

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October 20, 2022 64 min

In this episode, the guys discuss knowing your value & when to charge for your service or product and share principles that will help you earn your financial freedom.

Don’t miss your opportunity to leverage. 

12:25 - “Don’t charge because people are charging. Make sure you have something that’s worth it an sustainable first.”

16:08 - “Provide value where there’s not.” Seek opportunities where you can provide a solution to a proble...

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October 13, 2022 60 min

In this episode, ET & Cj reflect on the journey & principles they’ve executed to become a New York Times Best Selling Author.

15:59 - “You’ll become successful when you keep the main thing the true focus. Focus on what you truly want to do and accomplish.”

33:02 - “Execute the vision you set for yourself.” Don’t become distracted by what’s going on around you. 

42:13 - As a leader, ensure the people who follow you feel loved.


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October 6, 2022 68 min

The tendency to look at success while overlooking and understanding what it took to get there can be great at times. In this episode, ET & Cj break down ET’s journey through applying systems and principles. 

4:03 - “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Look for positive perspectives in situations deemed unfavorable. 

20:00 - Discussion of the origin of  You Owe You.  

23:36 - “Don’t ask someone to bear your responsibilities.” Ple...

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September 29, 2022 60 min

Picking it up where they left off last week, the guys discuss the necessity of developing patience, the value of helping people in practical ways, and putting forth the type of effort that allows you to obtain things in life for yourself. 

“One man’s obedience, disobedience, and health are connected to others people's destinies.”

10:15 - Are you healthy enough emotionally, spiritually, and financially to handle what’s coming your...

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September 22, 2022 63 min

Being in the environment along with a successful culture is important for success. In this episode, the guys discuss how those settings should shift your mindset first before behavior can be affected.

“Look in the mirror and demand accountability from yourself!”

10:04 - You Owe You Introduction. 

24:39 - “Develop victory in your niche to be able to help others gain victory.”

27:03 - “Success can become your greatest weakness if you put...

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September 15, 2022 80 min

In this episode, the guys discuss the difference between earning, creating, elevating, and “giving” opportunities in your field of interest. The Secret To Success Mindset is also unveiled to being prepared to achieve & sustain success

8:33 - “Stay ready so that when an opportunity comes, you can kill it.” - Jemal

14:05 - “There are opportunities within the opportunity.” Look for ways to improve & elevate the environments you’...

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September 8, 2022 56 min

In this episode, Mark Edmond, Charles Alexander & Jemel Lewis from the Black Bread Company share the story behind creating the first black-owned bread company amidst a global pandemic. 

“If a dream has been placed in your heart, You Owe You to see that dream to fruition!” Preorder your copy today! 

8:25 - How the Black Bread Company turned an idea into conception.

13:50 - “Get to a point where yo...

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September 1, 2022 52 min

Adversity will strike us all at some point in our lives. A productive mindset will prepare us to be steadfast during “troubled” times. Listen closely as the guys share their testimonies and insights on the blessings adversity can bring.

26:45 - “If you can only win during the happy and good times, it’ll be hard to win when adversity strikes.” 

27:25 - “Growth is the biggest separator of change.”

35:40 - “What you go through strengthen...

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August 25, 2022 75 min

Everyone wants to be successful until it’s time to navigate unknown and uncomfortable transitions. In this episode, the guys discuss how you can identify lessons, strengths, and resources that’ll help you break out of familiar patterns. 

10:20 - “Keep pushing through the anxiety of the unknown.”

26:45 - What process have you tried your way that hasn’t yielded the desired results? Have you tried someone else’s approach to obtain a dif...

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August 18, 2022 82 min

Having, obtaining, and keeping leverage can promote you to new heights an experiences in your life. Listen closely as the guys discuss what true leverage is, how to work it successfully, and how to maintain it for the rest of your life. 

“If a dream has been placed in your heart, You Owe You to see that dream to fruition!” Preorder your copy today! 

11:45 - “As you go up in life, your lifestyle chan...

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August 11, 2022 66 min

In this episode; the guys discuss what leverage is and how to build it successfully. Listen closely as each member gives tangible examples to develop a winning mindset moving forward. 

31:22 - Are you executing on what you said you would accomplish? Are you holding yourself accountable to the standards you've set? 

37:30 - "Do what you're supposed to do to walk in freedom." Don't wait until a problem occurs to sta...

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August 4, 2022 69 min

In this episode, the guys discuss controlling your emotions and knowing which battles to engage in when interacting with others. 

Intro - Discussion on whether celebrities obligated to take pictures with fans who support them. 

35:30 - “Accountability is found in any healthy, great, & productive relationship.”


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    July 28, 2022 58 min

    In this episode, the guys converse about executing on instead telling someone about the principles you believe in. 

    Intro - Conversation about recent flight adventures and preferences. 

    “If a dream has been placed in your heart, You Owe You to see that dream to fruition!” Preorder your copy today! 

    36:15 - “Don’t become more adamant about ideology of beliefs versus actually doing it.” Focus more on s...

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    July 21, 2022 76 min

    In this episode, the guys alongside Jemal “9 to 5 Millionaire” King discuss changing the narrative when it comes to challenging kids, not giving up on yourself, and remaining humble. 

    “If a dream has been placed in your heart, You Owe You to see that dream to fruition!” Preorder your copy today! 

    Intro - ET opens up about challenging & holding kids accountable to be better. 

    31:28 - “When you sta...

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