Anthony White is one of the coaches that we discovered this month and we did a little interview with him. He is a motivational speaker and he impressed us with his energy and insane dedication. He is unstoppable when it comes to spreading his message so it can reach as many people as possible and help them become the best version of themselves. Here is what he said.
Meet Life Coach Anthony White:
Name: Anthony White
Pillar: The Heart
Who is this coach for: For individuals who are going through hard times, anxiety, traumas, and need support, clarity and someone to help them take the weight off of their shoulders.
How they can help: By using customized approach for each individual, discussion and motivation.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
My family is doing good during these times. Everyone is healthy, thriving.
I don’t really see my family much because I’m always out of state doing business but when I do see them it’s always a great time.
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
Honestly I know it made my clients come more out of their shell.
They got to be alone and understand themselves more than ever. It let them self examine, and when they come to me they understand what they want to do and how they want to think but they just don’t know the correct steps to get to where they want to be.
The virus didn’t effect me at all, it made me grind more than I ever did. It made me more disciplined and to really crack down on myself. It made me see who was worth my time and to be around to get to where I want to be. It showed me where to put my time as well as attention and focus on the present and the future and to never give up.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
I’d say the biggest lesson during this pandemic would be focusing on me and disciplining myself.
I had to really focus on me to figure out who I was as a person, and it was very challenging at first.
Figuring out who I was as a person and how I can understand myself to help the people around me. Figuring out how to take accountability for myself and my actions. I figured out that patience was also a huge key.
Everyone wants their accomplishments and dreams to come true as soon as they can think without taking action. You have to have faith and trust in your plan that everything will workout all in gods plan while you take action. It just takes patience.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I’m a Motivational Speaker and Author of the series “1 Second 7 Days”. I’m from Cleveland Ohio one of the most dangerous places to live in the U.S.
I traveled around the world to different colleges, high schools, middle schools. I speak about mental health, past trauma as well as how to attack your dreams step by step. I hold 1 on 1 calls with clients helping them become the best versions of themselves. I help them understand the human mind and the habits they have obtained without being aware over the years.
I also tell my life story on how my mother who had 9 kids raised none and how I was born as a premature crack baby being the youngest of the 9.
I started my coaching career by being honest and going public with it.
I’ve always helped people and always had a passion for it to make a change in someone’s life. I’ve traveled to LA to be on the radio, I’ve traveled to Houston to be in the radio. I spoke in front of 3 countries and fox studios.
I was very persistent to have these things happen, I never took “no” for an answer or someone not looking at an email. I texted them and called them everyday till they answered and gave me a shot to tell my story to the world.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
I’d have to say learning how to be alone and do everything for myself.
If I wanted something growing up I had to go find a way to get it by any means necessary. If I was feeling upset I had no shoulder to cry on or have anyone I can trust to cope with me or to understand how I feel, nor just any person I can run to at all.
When I was homeless at a certain point in my life for two years I noticed that you have nobody but yourself. Nobody is going to lend a hand, nobody is going to be there for you when you need them the most, whether they know you need it or not. You have to pull yourself out of the dirt and even in your toughest moments.
You have two choices, either you can settle with what life is throwing at you, or you face it with open arms, alone, with your head up high.
You have to never give up no matter what gets handed to you in life.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I simply show them the change and where the problems are coming from within the self.
Once you figure out where the negative source or confused source is coming from then you can easily walk in your clients shoes as you understand them. You can introduce them to new ideas or different ways of thinking so they can progress up the ladder like never before.
You show them why they should hop out of their comfort zone to grow. If you stay In your comfort zone you will continue to wonder and question. Now if you stop wondering and get uncomfortable with your thoughts and everything around you, then you can never question… you will do nothing but strive.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
I understand everyone learns differently. I can’t say I have a unique approach to everyone the same way.
Everyone has their own style of learning and thinking. I figure out how their thought process is working first, so I can understand how to teach them the best way possible.
I can’t give everyone the same techniques or advice because everyone has their own story and own background they come from in life.
I teach them with all my heart and never give up on any of them because it all comes with patience and truly making a change in the world.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
They get a weight lifted off their shoulder’s. They get the knowledge and answers they were searching for and that they didn’t even know they needed.
My clients will know how to get through anxiety, depression, trauma etc. The man or woman that they see themselves as being… after working with me they will be that person, without a doubt.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
You can find more about that if you visit Knowingtheunknown.org.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
I’d say everyone follow their dreams!
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. If you are here in this earth, right now, you you have a purpose to be here. It could be a big purpose or a small purpose, but you better believe that you have one!
It’s okay to have tough moments in life, sad ones, mad ones, scared ones, but remember at your toughest moments: you never gave up, so DONT START NOW!
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
Always be open to different perspectives. Everyone has their own way of looking at things. Someone can misunderstand you just because they see a different perspective and they haven’t been introduced to a new one.
In order to understand someone you have to walk in their shoes to feel where they are coming from and the emotions that they experience. I always say no idea is a dumb idea because at some point in time someone thought every invention we have today was dumb.
Always be open to new opportunity but always realize not every opportunity is meant for you.
Your mind is strong as much as you think it is and it can do more than you can imagine. Your mind is the most powerful tool you have in the world as well as your soul. So learn to balance them both and you’ll unlock the best version of yourself.
Balance duality, your mind and your body, and you’ll become who you were meant to be.
Your final thoughts?
Never expect your dreams to come true just because you think of them. If you don’t take action the second you think of it, you are missing an opportunity. If not now then when?
Nobody is coming to save you for when you get lost in life. You are going to encounter bad days, good days, struggling moments. It’s part of the process and you have to learn how to love this part of the process. Because if you don’t, it’s going to be hard to love your outcome.
Everything you are going through right now, no matter if you are struggling or doing good. Embrace it.
Ask yourself are you happy where you are today? What did you do to put yourself where you are right now? Never give up, take action, also have fun and love yourself please.
You only get one life, make the best of it.
Where Can You Find Anthony White?
If you liked this interview, if it resonated with you, then make sure to check Anthony White’s Instagram where he shares valuable pieces of knowledge. Check out his website Knowingtheunknown.org to learn more about his coaching.
He is also active on Facebook so you might want to hit him there. Or, if you have some burning question and you want to ask him directly shoot him a message at [email protected] or LinkedIn. It was an honor having this interview with him.