A lot of people that listen to my show every Monday morning are used to hearing me say this: T.G.I.M. = Thank Goodness It's Monday. And why am I so happy to be at work on Monday? The weekend has passed and I'm motivated. I'm happy to have a job in a field I love. I'm blessed to have a roof over my head and a completely paid for vehicle. I'm happy to be alive and have 4 healthy little children that call me daddy. What more motivation do you need?

Enter motivational speaker supreme, Eric Thomas also known as ET: The HipHop Preacher. Renowned speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric has been rising to National prominence by delivering high energy messages that encourage people to live up to their full potential by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. His highly engagingly and personal approach coupled with his messages are both dynamic and inspiring. He has spoken to countless pro sports teams and major business worldwide. Formerly a high school dropout, he obtained his Masters degree in 2005 and is presently pursuing his PhD in Education Administration at Michigan State University.

I can honestly say since the first time I heard him speak, he's set me on a different course in life. And I now have new found motivation for achieving my personal goals. His motto has become my mantra: be phenomenal or be forgotten!!!