December 28, 2012

Heart of Detroit

Y’all put the pressure on my team and I and it worked! You said you needed a new mixtape to start off 2013, so we went to work and delivered a product that hopefully you will find extremely useful.

The tape as you know by now, is entitled, Heart of Detroit. The reason for the title is simple, on this tape I talk a lot about having the type of heart and drive needed to get the things out of life you know you deserve. On B2S I gave a lot of practical strategies about how to use your 24 hours. I spoke about the importance of waking up early, providing for your family, and how to gain the competitive edge.

While the Heart of Detroit mixtape will also provide many practical strategies for success, it focuses heavily on the passion needed to make your dreams become a reality. Having practical strategies without the heart will lead to futile efforts, and vise versa, having the heart without the information can also be detrimental.  I think HOD does a good job of providing you with both elements.

So 2013 is upon us… and it is my sincere hope that the Heart of Detroit Mixtape helps you to stay focused and strong as you work to make 2013 the best year of your life!


  • Samuel Randall


  • West Side!! 🙂 #iloveDetroit

  • Dan

    Hey ET, I love the mixtape. It was absolutely amazing. I was full of emotions. I would just like to know the songs that were used because I find them really well placed to motivate myself daily.

  • usolee

    ET! You kicked that lil alien outta that spot in my memory bank. Now you’re all I think about when I hear this letter combo lol

  • Teresa Currence

    Hi, My name is Teresa Currence. I am a new found fan of your work. I was introduced to your inspirational speeches by my best friend; the love of my life Jheranie Boyd. He is a soon to be graduate from UNC Chapel Hill and very admirable football player there. He will be entering the draft soon. He is and has been a HUGE fan of yours. He would listen to your mixtape EVERYWHERE..and i mean everywhere; shower, car, workouts, before practice, after practice, on the way to class, on the way from class…its ridiculous!!! I know every speech by heart! You’re a very busy man; I’m sure, as is he, which is why I am taking the liberty of busting my butt from this day forward to contact you any means necessary. I would really love you to talk to him, at the bare least. He has recently made a video acting out your “breathing/success” story about the Guru. Its a work of art. I think it would be something you’d enjoy because i doubt its EVER been done. You inspire him so much, and he inspires me so much, so if you continue to fuel his soul with determination and drive, he will continue to fuel mine. Here’s the link for the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEqx0FciC8k&sns=fb and alson the first one he did to the same speech; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuOQqyddaDM..i think its his favorite. One of my favorite pieces is the one about Adele/Golf Ball and how success sometimes come out of pain and being broken and beat down to nothing. very deep! the first time i heard it he had played it for me in the car on the ride back to Chapel Hill and i cried..straight up and i’m a tough lil cookie. Very seldom cry in front of him, and you brought me to tears. I just want you to know, you really have a way about yourself..a magnetic spirit. Its almost heavenly. but anyways i hope you enjoy his videos. i’ll send it everyday until i at least get an email from you..and i’m a persistent woman lol so dont play! Hope to hear from you soon! God Bless!

  • Matthew

    ET! I just wanted to say thank you for all your powerful words. I started watching you on youtube a little over a year. I’m 28 and decided to go back to college and get my degree. I packed up everything I had and moved. It has taken me 4 years to get my AA but I keep on pushing. A year ago when I started to get heavy into your words I wanted your book so bad. But with no job at the time I decided to sell my cloths, blood, and whatever else I had to get your book. I have gotten away from all the negative in my life and I’m on the road to success. God bless and thank you for everything you do for me and everyone that listens to your words.



  • ZA

    Mr. Thomas, listening to you helped me get off drugs and into the gym and I became a better man, father and husband. You are a special man. If you ever wonder why you do what you do and does anyone listen. We do. You may have saved my life, I don’t know but you sure had a part in it. Just wanted to say THANK YOU!