If You Feel Fear or Anxiety, Listen to This | Trent Shelton on Impact Theory

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is about Trent Shelton discussing the importance of embracing fear and pain in order to grow and become stronger, and his journey from being an introverted NFL player to becoming a motivational speaker.

The video features Trent Shelton, a former NFL wide receiver and social influencer, discussing the importance of facing fear and pain in order to grow and become stronger. He shares his personal story of how he was forced into speaking and discovered his passion for it, despite being an introvert. The video is part of the Impact Theory series and includes an interview with Shelton about his perspective on personal growth and motivation.

  • Moving towards things that scare you leads to growth and strength.
  • Pain can be a positive thing and is the foundation of all strength.
  • Going through tough moments is necessary for personal growth and development.
  • Trent Shelton is a former NFL wide receiver and social influencer.
  • He has roughly 10 million followers on Facebook and has generated over one billion views worldwide.
  • Trent Shelton talks about the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone in order to grow and achieve success.
  • Desire is a double-edged sword, it can lead to suffering but also to great joy.
  • Trent Shelton's desire to be successful in football started at the age of six.
  • Pushing a child to do something they don't want to do is not effective.

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The Importance of Embracing Fear and Pain

  • Moving towards things that scare you leads to growth and strength.
  • Pain can be a positive thing and is the foundation of all strength.
  • Going through tough moments is necessary for personal growth and development.
  • Embracing pain and going through it is important for personal growth.
  • Hard moments are just a chapter in your story, not the whole story.
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Introduction to Trent Shelton

  • Trent Shelton is a former NFL wide receiver and social influencer.
  • He has roughly 10 million followers on Facebook and has generated over one billion views worldwide.
  • He is considered one of the most impactful speakers of his generation.
  • He is the founder and president of the non-profit organization Rehab Time.
  • He is the author of "The Greatest You."
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Trent Shelton's Journey to Becoming a Motivational Speaker

  • Trent Shelton is an introvert but not shy.
  • He believes that being a listener is one of the greatest abilities a person can have.
  • He never wanted to be a speaker but found his power after losing his NFL career.
  • His friend, Jonathan Evans, convinced him to speak in front of 5,000 people.
  • Preparing for his first speech was like memorizing a rap verse.
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Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking

  • Jonathan Evans convinced Trent to speak by using the notion of fear.
  • Trent prepared for his first speech like it was a rap verse.
  • He realized that the audience was there to hear him speak and wanted to hear what he had to say.
  • He learned to embrace the fear and use it as motivation.
  • He now sees public speaking as an opportunity to impact people's lives.
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Overcoming Fear and Embracing Pain

  • Trent Shelton shares his experience of overcoming stage fright and fear of public speaking.
  • He talks about the importance of embracing fear and pain in order to grow and become stronger.
  • He believes that pain is the foundation of all strength.
  • He uses leverage questions to gain leverage on himself and push through fear.
  • He emphasizes the importance of serving others instead of worrying about oneself.
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Champion's Mindset

  • Trent Shelton talks about his journey to becoming a professional athlete in the NFL.
  • He mentions that less than 1% of people make it to the NFL.
  • He believes that having tunnel vision and focusing on one's goals is key to achieving success.
  • He emphasizes the importance of hard work and putting in the effort to achieve one's goals.
  • He believes that having a champion's mindset involves pushing oneself to the limit and never giving up.
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Pushing Through Adversity

  • Trent Shelton talks about the importance of pushing through adversity and never giving up.
  • He shares his experience of going through depression and how it helped him grow and become stronger.
  • He believes that going through tough times is necessary for personal growth and development.
  • He emphasizes the importance of not letting one's past define them and moving forward towards a better future.
  • He believes that everyone has the potential to overcome adversity and achieve their goals.
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Stepping Out of Comfort Zone

  • Trent Shelton talks about the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone in order to grow and achieve success.
  • He shares his experience of leaving the NFL to become a motivational speaker.
  • He believes that taking risks and embracing change is necessary for personal growth and development.
  • He emphasizes the importance of following one's passion and purpose in life.
  • He believes that everyone has the potential to achieve their dreams if they are willing to put in the effort and take risks.
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Teaching a Championship Mindset

  • Being the best in your team is not enough, you have to be the best in your city, state, and even the world to make it.
  • Commitment is key to achieving success.
  • Will Smith's approach to teaching his son how to hunt is a powerful lesson in pushing oneself to achieve greatness.
  • Pushing a child to do something they don't want to do is not effective, they have to want it themselves.
  • Sports teach valuable life skills such as perseverance, handling pressure, and hard work.
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Creating Desire and Want

  • Desire is a double-edged sword, it can lead to suffering but also to great joy.
  • Helping people create desire is a challenge, but it can be done by asking them to imagine their last day on earth and whether they want to look back and realize they wasted their life settling for less.
  • Planting seeds of inspiration is important, but ultimately it's up to the individual to apply them.
  • The graveyard is the richest place in the world because of all the unrealized dreams and talents buried there.
  • Encouraging people to unwrap their gifts and pursue their passions is a way to create desire and want.
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Personal Journey to Success

  • Trent Shelton's desire to be successful in football started at the age of six.
  • Living across the street from a professional football player made the dream of playing football tangible for him.
  • Seeing his heroes as human beings who worked hard to achieve their success made it seem possible for him.
  • Putting in the work was necessary to make the dream a reality.
  • Desire and passion are important factors in achieving success.
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Parenting and Pushing Children

  • Pushing a child to do something they don't want to do is not effective.
  • Supporting a child's interests and passions is important.
  • Teaching a child the value of hard work, perseverance, and handling pressure is important regardless of the field they choose to pursue.
  • Encouraging a child to want something for themselves is more effective than wanting it for them.
  • Pushing a child to be the best they can be is important, but they have to want it themselves.
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Embracing Reality and Legacy

  • Walking around a graveyard and realizing the inevitability of death.
  • Wanting to have a fulfilled life and leave a positive impact on others.
  • Thinking about what really matters in life and prioritizing accordingly.
  • Not wanting to succeed at the wrong things.
  • Believing that acknowledging reality is powerful.
  • Exposing oneself in a positive way and being authentic.
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Facing Reality and Asking for Help

  • Having a rehab process that starts with facing reality.
  • Acknowledging that running from reality is not a winning strategy.
  • Acknowledging one's weaknesses and asking for help is powerful.
  • Being vulnerable and authentic is important for mental health.
  • Asking for help and exposing weaknesses can lead to personal and professional growth.
  • Being comfortable with saying "I suck at this" and "I need help."
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Being Authentic and Driven

  • Being real with oneself and honest about struggles.
  • Not ignoring silent battles and letting them out.
  • Believing in oneself and wanting to make the world respect one's greatness.
  • Being firm in one's beliefs and values.
  • Being a positive influence on others and believing in the power of positivity.
  • Being authentic and vulnerable while also being driven and striving for greatness.
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