December 11, 2016

WHAT UP! WHAT UP! WHAT UP! It’s your boy ET! Ya’ll just don’t get it! I get so many emails, text messages and phone calls from people who are tired of going through trials. They are tired of adversity. So many of you are ready to throw in the towel. Before I start I want to share a scripture with you.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” ~ James 1:2-3

Consider it PURE JOY, when you face TRIALS. It doesn’t say consider it pure SADNESS, or consider it pure MISERY, whenever you face trials. It says consider it PURE JOY! I know you’ve heard me talk about the process a diamond goes through to be made. Diamonds are made under extreme heat and pressure. Diamonds are highly sought after. Diamonds are one of a kind. Diamonds are extremely durable. You can’t get to the highest level without being cut, without being placed under extreme pressure, without getting burned. If you can truly stop looking at adversity as a negative thing and realize it’s there to make you stronger, not to break you, your life will begin to turn for the better. Look, not just your life, but the people close to you. Change your mindset! When life throws knocks you down, take the blow and get back up. FIGHT BACK!!! Stop giving up! Stop listening to the haters! Stop listening to that negative voice in your head. Get out there and FIGHT BACK!! When you run from adversity, you’re running from your greatness.I know it’s not easy, but let me tell you it’s so amazing on the other side!! I’ll see you next week! Thank God It’s Monday!!!


  • Dorian Gray


  • Grifter

    Daily I see people who take one of two paths; the first path is to feel that adversity, trials and the daily events we must overcome in life as things to be feared and avoided at all costs…blame game time.

    The second path is to choose to see these things as challenges that show who and what you are, how experienced you are and even your professional abilities not to mention your character.

    It takes a lot to change your mindset on these, but I have taught my children and family that you are never more at your best either in character or in life than when you are confronting these challenges with zeal and with the attitude that they are not only manageable but instructional.

    I appreciate your work, but more I appreciate your example to all of us.