SA 056: Former NFL Linebacker Anthony Trucks on How To Trust Your Hustle

Anthony Trucks

Anthony Trucks talks about his life journey starting from when he entered the foster care system at age 3 with his siblings. He shares how he passes on his life lessons to his kids, and gives a breakdown of his Trust Your Hustle program.

Guest Bio:

Anthony Trucks is a former NFL player, father of 3, author, speaker, 6 figure consultant, life guide, and entrepreneur coach.

At 3 years old, Anthony and his three siblings entered the foster care system and spent the earliest years of life feeling less than human. He experienced physical and mental abuse, starvation, and torture. All before the age of 6 before he was placed into a home where he would eventually be adopted as the sole black person in a poor all white family 8 years later.

His life has been riddled with ups and downs from the start, and they haven’t slowed down three decades later. For many people, these life issues would leave them broken and unable to function in life, but for him, it was the opposite. He fought hard and come out successful on the other side.

Anthony played college football for the University of Oregon and then played in the NFL for the Bucs, Redskins, and Steelers. After his career-ending injury playing for the Steelers, he started his own company,, where he helps people design and build better lives in the areas of business, fitness, and overall personal development.


Some Questions We Ask:

  • Who’s the first person that comes to mind when he hears the word successful, and why?
  • There’s this research that came out of the Harvard Center on the Developing Child that said: Kids who have experienced significant adversity in their lives, the ones who have been able to transcend that and respond in positive ways to build their life in quality, impactful ways, have had at least one adult mentor in their life who they could turn to and lean on for support.
    • Was his mom that person for him? Or was there somebody else?
  • What football and sports did for him in his development?
  • How does he instill the same values and drive, and things that he wants his kids to understand, and the perspective, knowing that his kids are not going to go through the same things that he went through?
  • With the statistics about foster children, what does he think made him the exception to that rule?
  • Are there any books that have most impacted him, and why?
  • If he could have dinner with one person he admires, past or present, who would it be and why?

What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • External and internal validations as motivations to success
  • His thoughts on goal-setting, process over outcome
  • The concept and process of his Trust Your Hustle program
  • One small win or action step for the listener to get started



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