WWE Superstar Thaddeus Bullard aka Titus O’Neil doesn’t believe in the word “can’t” and has every reason not to. Born into poverty to a pre-teen mother, Titus had a troublesome youth early on. After finding life-altering guidance at a Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, Titus fully tapped into a mentality that took him from problem child to being inducted into The University of Florida Hall of Fame, 2015 Celebrity Dad of the Year, and committed humanitarian. Titus O’Neil talks how he conquered the odds, and the potential of others to do the same in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.
Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of 2014 Inc. 500 company Quest Nutrition — a unicorn startup valued at over $1 billion — and the co-founder and host of Impact Theory. Impact Theory is a first-of-its-kind company designed to facilitate global change through the incubation of mission-based businesses and the cultivation of empowering content. Every piece of content Impact Theory creates is meant to underscore the company mission to free people from The Matrix and help them unlock their true potential. Impact Theory exists to inspire the next generation of game-changing companies and creators that will make a true and lasting impact on the world.
“There’s no such thing as a bad kid. There are kids that are in bad situations, around bad influences, making bad decisions.” [8:56]
“You never really understand people’s pain…until you actually have a conversation.” [19:18]
“Character is being able to authentically live out who you really are to the best of your ability on a daily basis.” [37:49]
“Whatever it is that you decide to do in life, you have to have an extreme work ethic.” [41:20]
“You gotta be willing to do stuff that other people aren’t willing to do.” [41:26]
[4:45] Titus recalls some challenges, and the life-changing guidance he received during his youth.
[9:14] Tom and Titus discuss different ways of connecting with at-risk youth.
[13:02] Titus details some goals and missions of the Joy of Giving charity.
[17:20] Titus breaks down how his drive helps him succeed.
[20:25] Titus tells a couple first-hand stories about the power of compassion and the human spirit.
[25:45] Titus sheds light on why he prefers “raw truth.”
[29:26] Titus discloses why simply sharing his story is the best way to connect with others.
[34:28] Titus stresses the importance of learning about and from other people.
[36:54] Titus defines what “character” means to him.
[38:46] Titus explains why experiencing both wins and losses is needed in life.
[41:08] Titus lists the factors that go into being the “best.”
[44:18] Titus speaks on teaching his kids about adversity, and Muhammad Ali’s significance in those lessons.
[48:18] Titus shares the impact he wants to have on the world.
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WWE Profile: bit.ly/2Aenecs
ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
[2:15] The Rainbow Coalition: bit.ly/2Bbbtrc
[2:28] TED Talk: bit.ly/2sWF2sm
[2:35] The Joy of Giving charity: bit.ly/2BX9mUq
[5:50] Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches: bit.ly/2dzwcXn
[16:01] The United Way: bit.ly/2b9QpF6
PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
[1:48] Coach Steve Spurrier: bit.ly/2B4azfw
[22:10] Vince Wilfork: http://bit.ly/2iR3sNf
[45:15] Muhammad Ali: bit.ly/2jO7o2h
[45:38] Mr. T: bit.ly/2kmTHXl
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