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Anthony Trucks Foster Child, Former NFL Player, American Ninja Warrior, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker
You’re nothing. You’re worthless. No one loves you. You have no reason for living. That is what the world told me as my first memories on this planet. My first vivid memory of life is being handed away by my mother at 3 years old. My three siblings and I would enter the foster care system and spend the earliest years of life feeling less than human. I experienced physical and mental abuse, starvation, and torture. All before the age of 6 before I was placed into a home where I would eventually be adopted 8 years later as the sole black person in a poor all white family.
I wasn’t allowed to play any sports as an outlet during those 8 years, and I spent 6 years years as the bad stinky kid in class where I literally had teachers pull their hair out in frustration. Only to go home to be abused by my first foster dad who would also beat my foster mom. To say I was in a bad environment and felt minuscule as a person is an understatement.
My life’s been riddled with ups and downs from the start, and they haven’t slowed down three decades later. I had to sever my biological mother’s rights in person in court at 14 from the stand to get adopted, my foster brother almost died, my foster mom contracted an incurable disease called MS, I got arrested at 17 at gunpoint, I found God, I earned a college scholarship, found my biological father who didn’t know I existed at 19, had my first son in college at 20, three grandparents passed, one grandparent by suicide, I played in the NFL, and I was cut twice before ending my NFL career due to an injury.
I’ve still always been determined to win in life. I then opened a successful 6 figure gym that I almost lost multiple times, found out my dad did know about me all those years at 29 before he passed, and came minutes from taking my own life after my high school sweetheart had a heart shattering affair after we had our second and third children; a set of twins that we almost lost before their birth.
For many people these life issues would leave them broken and unable to function in life, but for me it was the opposite. I’ve fought HARD and come out successful on the other side.
My name is Anthony Trucks and I’m now a father of 3, former NFL player, former gym owner, international speaker, author, six figure consultant, and guy who genuinely loves to improve peoples lives by teaching them how to design and actually build a better one.