Tony Gaskins Jr. is a motivational speaker and relationship coach who focuses on emotional healing, self actualization and giving practical advice to others so that they can become the people that God has called them to be.
If you’ve heard of him, it’s probably because you’ve seen his quotes flying around social media. And if you haven’t heard of him prepare to be awed by his story. His inspirational messages are often reposted, reblogged, retweeted and shared across multiple platforms by the hundreds of thousands of fans and followers that are ALL pushing in the same direction as him. I’ve been following Mr. Gaskins’ work for a while and was very encouraged when he and his team responded with a “Yes” to my interview.
I am excited to give you another look into life and service of Tony Gaskins Jr.
Tony A. Gaskins Jr.
I have a PhD from Mistakes University.
What do you do?
I am an Author, Celebrity Life Coach, International Speaker, Bestselling Author, Spoken Word Artist, Ghostwriter, and a Business Consultant. Those are the things I receive a check from, but they break down into over 20 streams of income. I do anything I feel gifted at and know that it can impact someone’s life.
What started you on your journey?
I wrote my first book at 22 years old as I was looking for a way to use my gifts.
When did you realize you could achieve your dream?
Two years after publishing my book and pitching myself to media, I got a call from the producers of Oprah about a pitch I’d sent in. When they brought me on her show I knew then that somehow I would be able to get my message to the masses.
What is a quote you live by?
[inlinetweet prefix=”RT” tweeter=”” suffix=”#dream #build #empire”]If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to build theirs. ~ Tony A. Gaskins Jr.[/inlinetweet]
What is a tough lesson you learned? And how did you recover from it?
At 23 I was robbed and I lost my car and was put $30,000 in the hole. I learned that fast money isn’t smart money and that if you try to take short cuts in life you will be cut short. I rededicated my life to Christ and started living by His teachings. Those principles changed my life.
What advice can you give aspiring, entrepreneurs, leaders, influencers, artists and dreamers?
Do it for the right reasons. Don’t let money be your main motive. Don’t chase money, chase purpose and the money will chase you. Don’t try to be like anyone else. Look within and birth the brand that’s on the inside of you and you’ll never have to worry about going broke.
Too much to list, but more of the same of what I’ve been doing. I hope to get a TV show of some sort in 2015 to help expand, build my brand and reach more people.
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