People can be victims of circumstance and learning their story can make us understand them better. With this, coming out on top despite having a crippling past truly takes courage. Today, Erik Allen will talk about the story of his difficult childhood, unstable adulthood, and how he turned things around in the end. Raised in a broken home, battled addictions, jailed at 18, bankrupt at 21 only to turn everything around. 16 years sober, beautiful wife, two kids, podcaster, speaker, & now helping up and coming MMA fighters & entrepreneurs get known and noticed online! Ranked in the Top 5 Entrepreneurs of Idaho (Best Of 2020 & 2021) Top Rated MMA is all about Real Fighters! Real Stories! We donate 25% of our profits made through our affiliate products to Hire Heroes USA (HireHeroesUSA.org) who empowers U.S. military members, veterans and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce.
In this episode, Erik tells us his story as a kid being raised in a broken home, the difficulties he encountered during his adulthood, and inviting courage to turn his life around. He shares how he chose success despite the dreadful circumstances he faced. Join us and listen in!
[00:01 - 06:19] Opening Segment
[06:20 - 16:08] Building Up the Courage to Face Challenges
[16:09 - 44:22] Turning Your Mess into a Message
[44:23 - 46:49] Closing Segment
“I just surrounded myself with the right people that were really feeding into me and helping encourage me and helping me to realize that my past and other people's opinions don't define my future.” - Erik Allen
“To get successful, you've got to get uncomfortable. So go hang around people that are doing and living the life that you want to live.” - Erik Allen
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