Tony Taylor

Tony Taylor is a Jack of all Trades. He has served as US Marine, worked as a Fire Captain with the Department of Defense, and as Corporate Executive. And now, a highly requested Keynote Speaker. His leadership seminars mirror the many lessons Tony has garnered during his life’s endeavors. He teaches leading with compassion and obtaining set goals without compromising other people.

And as a speaker and leading authority on overcoming adversity and authentic leadership for audiences as large as 10,000—Tony inspires audiences to meet the challenges of the world around them. He highlights the importance of believing in yourself and surviving at all costs.

Tune in to the awesome journey of a High School Dropout, who beat all the odds, broke all the barriers, and ventured on one of the most amazing journeys. Find out how Tony Taylor changed his life on the latest episode of the Underdog Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog/id1534385651

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Tony Taylor Shares His Transformational Journey of Resilience & Rising to Leadership

Pamela Bardhi
Hello, everyone, and welcome to another episode of underdog. Today I have an amazing guest here with me Tony Taylor, how are you, my friend?

Tony Taylor
I am doing amazing.

Pamela Bardhi
It is such an honor to have you today. I know you have coy a story. So I can’t wait to get into that today’s. And thank you so much for being here. And I always start off with the most loaded question, which is what inspired you on your journey to where you are today?

Tony Taylor
Oh, that’s a beautiful question. And I like that question because I’m an inspirational speaker. And what inspired me was that I needed to be inspired. So I went on this journey and trying to find myself trying to figure out, what makes me happy? Instead of the things that I thought that I cared about before. Like, how much money can I get from this, or I got to make sure that my family has an abundant amount of money. So they never have nothing to worry about. But on the inside, I was dying.

So I went down a deep, deep, not dark, very lighted path to discover who I am discovering what I need it. And then once I started given that, and I started getting full of that I started regurgitating that to other people. And it made a difference in my life. Like even more just knowing that I’m inspiring people knowing that people are smiling and even sometimes live in. Because it’s something that I said to them because I was with them. So yeah, definitely. Yeah. Oh my god. Beautiful question.

Pamela Bardhi
I love it. So I mean, you’ve got quite a lot to your story. I’m sure there’s a lot we’re gonna get into today. Because you served as a US Marine worked as a Fire Captain with the Department of Defence all and in the corporate world, too. So I know you’ve got quite a trajectory. But before we get into all that, I’m going to reel it back a little bit. What did you want to be when you grew up?

Tony Taylor
I wanted to be a few things. There was one point in my life where I said, I’m gonna go to the NBA because everybody in my neighborhood was aspiring to be a basketball or football player. But then once I realized that I wasn’t going to grow to be like six foot nine, like some of my cousins. I realized that that just wasn’t going to happen. It wasn’t in the cars for me. I started thinking about the possibilities of being a firefighter. The reason why is I had an auntie, our next-door neighbor, was fire chief. And I would see all the trucks come to his house. And I would just comment that is so cool, I would love to do that one day. Yeah, I think that was it. But I want to be a firefighter and a basketball player.

Pamela Bardhi
That’s awesome. So NBA, firefighter, and basketball player two very different things. But I love it. Now, Who were some of your biggest inspirations growing up?

Tony Taylor
My mother, I would say was a really big inspiration for me, because my mom was a single parent and my father wasn’t in my life. He lived in a totally different state than we did. And we did our thing, me and my mother and my sister. I saw the things that my mom was going through. I saw the courage that she had, and my mom was one of those moms where she would never talk bad about the other parent. She would say good things about my father. And that’s something that I’ve practiced as an adult as well. But yeah, just seeing my mom work seeing her get up. Sometimes.

Most of the time my mom would get up before I was up. It would be dark, she would go to work because she would come home after dark. And just seeing her work ethic, seeing how she took care of me, how she took care of my family. Not just my immediate family, but my whole family. She’s definitely a matriarch of the family. She’s just one of the realest people that I ever met and that I aspire to be like her because she’s a giver. She never stops trying to like redefine herself. My mom is always into different stuff. So yeah, my mom and she’s definitely inspirational to me.

Pamela Bardhi
That’s fantastic. I mean, there’s always that source of a person, right that’s so close to us. That serves as that inspiration. Absolutely. I love it.

Tony Taylor
I love those glasses. By the way. Those glasses are dope. I know I told you before, but I wanted to get it out again while we’re recording.

Pamela Bardhi
And I was telling you I love your whole setup. It’s so awesome. The new brand and the logo and everything. So Tony Taylor, my goodness. Alright, so what was your first step outside of school? What was your trajectory like that started your career path? Because it’s been so all over. And then it led you down the inspirational speaking. So what was that kind of like?

Tony Taylor
So for me, I was when I was 18 years old, I had a baby on the way. I had a baby on the way. And I hadn’t really realized that I was a high school dropout yet. It just got to that point where I forgot what the classes is that because I was going so infrequently like I’ve never gone to class. I dropped out had a baby on the way and I saw commercial. This commercial changed my life and basically put me in the mind frame that I could change my life around. That I could be a better father for my daughter than what my father was for me. And I joined the Marine Corps, I was in the United States Marine Corps for enlistment.

I got out and I worked for the prison system, I work for the prison system, I can find a job for the life of me. They say that when veterans get out that there are plenty of jobs for them. And I had this illusion in my head. So I started working for prison. Then I just said, I’m gonna go back in and I joined the military. This time I joined as a firefighter. So I got a divorce, I got custody of my girls. And not only that, I had to go to work on Monday, and I was working two days on two days off two days, on three days off, it was just a crazy schedule.

So I ended up getting out. And I worked for the Department of Defence. I worked as fire here, like an arson investigator type deal, like working there, but not in the fires. I went from there, I got poached into safety. That’s how I kind of picked up the corporate executive roles and start working in safety. And just kind of realizing that part of my job that I love the most was talking to the people. I’m on a podcast talking about safety. I’m just like, Nah, I rather talk about you, how were you doing?

Pamela. Like, I think they were amazing. And then I just said, the better part of my day is spent with people, inspiring people, and started kind of going down that path. And then I figure out later that there was a lady that her life like she was on the brink of I don’t know if she’s going to end her life. But she basically said that when I was going to go home, I was thinking about giving up, I was going to quit my job does all the only things she told me was that she was going to quit her job. I didn’t know, she wouldn’t really elaborate anymore. But I think she didn’t want to say that, what she was thinking about doing.

And I remember going into the car and calling my wife and just almost sobbing like I can’t believe that this happened and not from a place of ego. But from a place of like this deep sense of being humble. And I said I this thing that I’m afraid of doing because I was afraid of public speaking for a very long time. But this thing that once caused me pain has now given other people joy. So I have no choice. No choice but to do this. This is who I am, and I need to accept it. That’s amazing. What did you speak at that time that really transformed this woman? That’s incredible. We’re talking about resilience at that time. This wasn’t during the pandemic.

This is like way before I was working at a job. And it was some pretty hard times we have workers that were not getting their raises when they were supposed to be getting them. We have workers that were being mistreated like big time was horrible jobs in the plant. They were having them do but they were like the oldest people in there. It just didn’t make any sense. They were going through some hard times and I would just talk to them have a big safety meeting in the back of the warehouse. Because I wanted to tell them that they were heard. I wanted to tell them that I love them, I want to tell them that I was like fighting for them. I wanted them to know that somebody was fighting for them. And who’s doing that moment? Those moments?

Pamela Bardhi
Wow, did she say that there was anything in particular that you said that does that that’s deep. I mean for her to say, like you transforms me, and to be in that space and just transition like that. That just said something extremely powerful.

Tony Taylor
Yeah, another message was resilience. The message was, you’re going through, heartache, you’re going through hard pain. Everything that you went through before, you’ve made it out of this might seem like this is the worst day of your life. But I’m telling you, the best of your life is yet to come. You have to keep running and fighting towards your purpose, you have to fight for yourself, you have to fight for your kids, you have to it was that tempo. And they weren’t expecting it, because they had just come back from lunch, and they’re just tired. It was actually a couple hours after lunch, tired. And all of a sudden, we’re in the back, I’m telling him stuff, and they’re telling me stuff and pumping me up. You gotta keep going, you gotta keep fighting brother.

And I’m just like, watching this thing unfold. Man, we’re doing that. This is what we’re doing. Because it was such a community and I was getting so much life from them. Like they were pumping me because my spirits was down. I was going home telling my wife like I, I can’t believe the way that we’re operating. Can’t believe that we’re in this situation where our employees are being asked to do these dangerous things and not be compensated not be taken care of. I was just in that moment, I just, I was hurt. And I was hurting bad because I felt bad. We needed each other in that moment. That’s when I figured out that I need to use my voice for that reason.

Because I don’t want nobody to ever leave this earth by their own hands or nobody to ever feel like they’re in this earth, or they’re lonely and nobody cares about them. There’s nobody on this planet that can say that. No one cares about me. And I believe that there’s nobody that can say that. But they just need to know it. When people are getting ready to take their life. It’s just they feel like the world is going to be a better place without the minute and I want to let them know that. What that means is that you’re growing. But you just yeah. Get emotional about it.

Pamela Bardhi
Believe me, I completely understand. I mean, in my world, I transitioned from restaurants to real estate. So I had two restaurants by the time I was 21, went into real estate just because I wanted to create a different stream of revenue. That I ended up falling in love with it. And then in the last eight years, built a nine-figure real estate career. So I’ve acquired over 100 million in real estate assets. I’m talking to a lot. Now, it was the same thing. I’m having to shift myself where I’m working on getting into the public speaking in the coaching and all of that.

And it’s almost like this calling because you see out there like there’s not enough cheerleaders. It was the cheerleaders in my life. That’s the reason why I’m here. He says those mentors, those guides your parents like, like, family members, friends, I mean, these people are your cheerleaders. Your speech, as you were speaking, I was like, he is a cheerleader. He is a cheerleader. He reminds these people who they are. Remind them of who you are. And that you’re important. You’re special. You’re unique.

Tony Taylor
I agree, I think about the cheerleaders. I like that cheerleader aspect because that’s the way I look at it. I remember doing sports and having cheerleaders cheering for the team that I was on. Looking at the kids behind them in the stands. And I wonder if anybody’s cheering for them? I wonder if they’re being who raids because of the things that that they’re doing? Because they are making a difference? They’re doing this stuff? That’s hard for me, I wonder somebody’s cheering for them. So yeah, we gotta be each other’s cheerleaders. That’s why I’m glad that we’re in each other’s life. We connect it anything that you do one or 2% I’ll support you. Definitely, because we need that.

Pamela Bardhi
I love what you’re just describing the wonder who’s cheering for them. And that’s the whole thing. You were called into that space to become a speaker. So as you hear that cheerleader and to be that person to be like you got this. Forget what anybody else is saying like ignore everything around you. Like you matter. I love people who care about others in that way. And to help uplift them to make them realize who they really are. Stanley talks about this and it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard. There’s a superhero in all of us, like killing it, though. In all of us.

And people like you are the ones who bring that out. You’re just simply bringing it out and reminding them like, hey, you’re that superhero. Thank you for saying that. And so when you decided that this was your vocation, and this was your space, and you’re like, I’m gonna speak, it is not an easy field to get into. How did you transition into that? Because basically, you’re becoming an entrepreneur for the very first time.

Tony Taylor
It was rough, I often tell my wife, I grabbed her one day, and I said. I really wish that I can go back to the day that I said that I was gonna do this. I would do so much stuff different, I wasted so much time. And she’s like, No, you didn’t waste time. Because you had to go down that road in order to know where the houses were. And know what the bumps and bruises are in the neighborhood. But I struggle with, I think it was not believing in myself, but enough, honestly, not believing in my capability of being entrepreneur. So I held myself back, I would say, Oh, this isn’t perfect.

This isn’t perfect, this needs to be this way. Or I’m going into this speaking gig, I need to be the keynote speaker. And I just had this chip on my shoulder like there, I gotta go up against all these iPads. And I would just tell myself, you’re not competing with any one. Stop looking at everybody else’s stuff and comparing what they’re doing to what you’re doing. I’m a quality stop, the camera has to be perfect. If you would have jumped on here, maybe a couple seconds earlier. You saw me playing with the knobs because I want to make sure that it’s clarity. But I’m still saying I think it could be more I can see the pixel. So I would have told myself to get out of that.

I would have told myself get out of that. Go have fun, because this is what you’re supposed to be doing. And for your viewers and listeners, anything that you’re starting, you have to emerge yourself in it. You have to understand that there are going to be moments where you feel like you fail. But that I go back to John Maxwell when he says sometimes you win. Sometimes you learn you’re not really fail in your learning. That’s why people make books, people don’t make books out, hey, I woke up and I was born with all this knowledge. They tell you, they take you down that story. That’s a Hero, Hero story starts from zero. And then it goes to hero, they take you from the beginning point and take you to the end.

That’s part of reading a book, I wouldn’t want to read a book about everything just being so magical, and just this eutopia of greatness. And he’s just like, Where’s the plot? Where’s the meat in this? Everybody likes that. But there’s a reason because that’s the way that life is. We’re drawn to that because it’s like a magnet in us. So yeah, I would just tell myself that, relax, enjoy it. Don’t compare yourself to others. Don’t try to fit into different boxes. Like I’m not wearing a tie. Most of my peers, wear ties. There’s a couple of people that don’t. Believe it or not, they inspire me to be my authentic self. So being your authentic self, not comparing yourself to anybody else. And believing in yourself.

Pamela Bardhi
Amen. What was it like getting the first gig because I know there’s entrepreneurs listening and they’re like thinking about getting into the space or just in business in general. You have to go out there and you have to attract clients. Because they have to hire you to go out there just like any other business, you got to get quiet. So what was that process like the startup phase?

Tony Taylor
It seems seamless, I went on and said, Okay, I’m gonna start speaking and this is what it’s gonna be. I’m claiming it, I had already started making videos on LinkedIn, Ghana, telling people the same thing. Go for your dreams, go for your goal. And I made a video and I said, Listen, this is what it is. I’m brand new, I just hit the button. This is my mentality. I just flipped the button that changed my profile to where it says I’m a speaker. This is what I speak going to speak on leadership. I speak on overcoming adversity, I speak all these things about knowing who you are and being the best that you are.

And so many people started like, Hey, man, this is good. I always thought that you were anyway and it seemed to fall into place. Then when I got the first gig, I was nervous. Because like I said, my biggest weakness is I have a vision. And if I don’t see that vision, it’s like, oh my god, we got to keep working but sometimes is about the intent. But I got ready for this gig and it was seamless and I started getting tongue-tied. But I started this ritual to where I would get on my hands and knees. I didn’t even do it on purpose, I surrender to the universe I am wanting and requested to be used as an instrument.

Because these babies, some kids, some young man, they need me.They’re going to get some insurmountable odds. Use me as your instrument, I want the things that I say to really resonate with them. And I got up, I was crying a little bit because it was so it was like this journey. And it was like, boom, and after that, it’s crazy. Sometimes I don’t believe how fast things have gone. But it’s just looking back and looking at everything that I’ve done up to this point. Has, I feel like put me in a beautiful position so that I can help other people because that’s what it’s about. It’s not about me, it’s about the people.

Pamela Bardhi
I love that. You just shared all of that. Thank you so much for that,

Tony Taylor
Thank you for allowing me to share it.

Pamela Bardhi
Of course. I mean, the thing is, when you’re living your purpose, life just accelerates at these ridiculous speeds. That you’re like, how is this happening? And I love that you said that you surrendered? That you were just like, hey, please use me as a tool. Use me as a beacon of light. What needs to channel through me? Okay, let’s do it. I love that. Because when you step into your purposes like nobody’s stopping you. Good luck.

Tony Taylor
Yeah, they get to try. They can try and it happens. It happens.

Pamela Bardhi
Absolutely. That was not happy when anybody finds that purpose. To light that fire.

Tony Taylor
Yeah, you’re right. I had some of my dream jobs. Because I had stopped applying for different jobs because I was going to go to another job. But I’m like, No, I don’t, I’m not going to go to another job and create my own. And once things like started rolling, I started getting these people, hey, you would be perfect for Vice President of Operations. It’s not just safety.

But this is a Vice President of Operations. And you’re going to have buy-in the company and all its stuff. Where I’m like, two years ago, I would have been jumping on the couch, like What’s his name? Tom Cruise, I would have a jumping on the couch like Tom Cruise, because I’m so happy. But no, no, because I was already jumping off. I was jumping on the couch this morning because I’m happy about the position that I’m in to help inspire these people. So No, thanks.

Pamela Bardhi
That’s amazing. So it’s amazing to see you. Because you can tell that you’re in your space, you’re in your light air. Like you’re fully there, you’re like fresh, you are present. No, but there’s nothing more beautiful than to meet somebody that was really living their true purpose, and their true meaning. And I mean, for anybody out there who’s listening who may be struggling with purpose. COVID has really like knock the world upside down and sideways, and then probably upside down again.

And a lot of people for the first time in their lives have been forced to transition and be out of their routine. Which them to think, like, do I really like what I’m doing? What is my purpose? Once they realize like what you know, once you get out of your routine, that’s the only time that you can really make that assumption. Like for the first time, we can wake you up and smack you. So for these people right now that may be struggling with purpose? What would be your biggest piece of advice in that room?

Tony Taylor
Is as simple as looking at your life And asking yourself a hard question. So that you can get an easy answer. And it’s what do you love? What is something that really inspires you? What is that one thing that you love to do? That makes you smile, that you’re excited about? Ask yourself those questions. I think that is your purpose. And I think that it’s okay for you to do something that you love. We don’t live in an era where, okay, you grow up and you’re automatically going to be this job. I mean, there’s still certain countries that do that. But that’s not here. That’s not here. I wouldn’t think for the people that would be listening and watching this podcast. If you have your own purpose.

You can walk your purpose, so do the things that you love for me to find that joy. I started riding the bike. I’m like the guy on the bike. You see freaking going, I got the little fancy helmet. I got Bluetooth in it. And I’m riding 12 miles, sometimes 13 miles a day like killing in my whole family. We’ve started to emerge into that co-chair riding bikes because it’s something that’s healthy. But I started doing it because it was something that I loved. It was something that I loved as a kid I would ride my bike to my Auntie’s house from my house, no matter how far it was. So that brings me back to now. That’s how I found my happy some people video games. That’s how you get to that spot.

But whatever it is, and I’m not going to be a professional bike rider. But that’s a deposit that I need to make myself. That’s how you find your purpose, you start making those deposits into yourself. And you’re going to find your purpose along the way by for me speaking about my pain. Speaking about my pain to the people that I work with, and letting them know that we’re in a together. That’s what helped me find my purpose. And I can’t think of doing anything else for the rest of my life. I can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being a dad, being a husband, all that stuff. So sometimes we take for granted, but like, this is my purpose.

I write my obituary right now, I don’t know a bunch of stuff. I don’t know a bunch of things that’s going to happen in my life. But there’s one thing that I know is, I’m never going to stop loving people. So I can put lover of people in there because I love people. I’m going to be a speaker for the rest of my life, maybe not at this capacity. But I know that this is who I am. Because I found my purpose by doing the things that I love. So that’s what I want. Encourage your audiences do the things that you love. Simple, my heart, but simple.

Pamela Bardhi
Amen. Sorry, thank you so much for sharing that. Another thing that you mentioned that was really awesome was that you really found your purpose. Through connecting with others and sharing your story and your pain. And being ugly you anybody who’s listening out there. Take this as an example. When you’re just being your authentic self and being honest and true. And just connecting you don’t know what’s gonna come your way? Really, really honest to God, you don’t like would you have expected that being in a safety meeting? Talking to these people in a factory?

Tony Taylor
No, no. And I knew I was afraid of public speaking. And I was started up with you guys know who I am with this. I’m just but this is coming from my heart. I love you guys. I have to tell you this. And they’re like, Oh, my God.

Pamela Bardhi
Just pure love and pure joy. And just Connecting to someone, and letting them know that they’re not alone. I mean, we could be very different people. But we share one thing we know we all bleed red. All go through pain. We all have all these crazy things, no matter how successful we are. Actually, I think the more successful you are, the more scars you have. Because it’s almost like the most successful people just aren’t afraid to fail in parentheses, if you will. Like, it’s totally cool. Yeah. Just get back up again.

Tony Taylor
I agree. I got some scars, physically, mentally, spiritually, that I never thought that I would be able to endure. But they’re not open wounds. They’re scars, they’re healed. Oh, my God, I could see him. But definitely some stuff I’m still working through in life. Because that’s what life is about. You’re going to get those scars, you’re going to get those scars.

Pamela Bardhi
Those scars are no fun. I know. But the more that you talk about them, the more that you can almost heal yourself from it. Because you’re sort of releasing it’s a form of release. And certainly some of your biggest challenges, how have you navigated through them? As the underdogs all about inside, wherever you’ve been and how did you get past that phrase? You just never know who’s going through what.

Tony Taylor
Yeah, yeah, I think for me, I’ve always had a strong sense of community. Because I’ve always been a part of an amazing community with my family. And I started to lean into them started to ask them questions about some of the things that I was going through. No one was, like, truly an underdog. Even right now in my career field, I am an underdog. I don’t look like everybody else, I don’t talk like everybody else. I don’t walk like everybody else. I’m different and I embrace that. And I’m not trying to fit in with everybody else. So that puts me at a disadvantage and I recognize it but I also recognize that my voice needs to be heard.

I recognize that it needs to be heard because there’s people that need to hear it and I just built a tolerance to it. I build a tolerance to fall in and getting back up. Hearing bad news and finding the positive in it. Hearing something negative that somebody said about me. But understanding who I am as a person understanding the whole situation like that’s how you bounce back as far as being an underdog. Because that’s the mindset, you go in with the understanding of knowing that you’re an underdog. But you’re going to get over, that there’s nothing that can stop you if you go in it. And you have understood that you’re an underdog and you use that as an excuse to coast the rest of your life.

Use that as an excuse to live in misery, then that’s another thing. And those are the people that I enjoyed talking to you because they don’t understand their true potential. If they’re feeling that way, they don’t understand how great they are. They don’t understand that they’ve beat the odds to be here. I think last time it was over 7 million different possibilities. You could have been somebody else, you could have had a different, just a different vibe. As far as spiritually, mentally, and scientifically, there could have been some different equation. But it’s you you’re special, you’re unique. And it’s all good. You just got to keep fighting. But that’s what being an underdog is about.

What Would Tony Older Self Tell His Younger Self

Pamela Bardhi
That’s remarkable. And now, you kind of touched on this a little bit. But what would your older self tell your younger self based on what you know now?

Tony Taylor
They could be business, it could be professional, it could be anything that was easy. Believe in you, believe in you, believe in you. And don’t stop believing in you.

Pamela Bardhi
Those cheerleaders, but to ourselves, we’re not the best cheerleaders sometimes. You have all these outer cycles is like telling you that. But that’s why the cheerleaders are so needed, just to remind you. Absolutely, absolutely.

Tony Taylor
Absolutely. It’s funny how, when you’re playing in the game, and you have the cheerleaders. Like how often do you see when you’re watching football and the games going? How often do you see the cheerleaders, you don’t see them too often. You see him during the halftime shows, but the cheerleaders are there not to necessarily like be on TV. And doing the cheerleaders out there to pump up the team. And that’s what we have to do. We don’t need to be seen all the time. Especially we’re talking about leadership. We don’t have to be in front of the camera to cheer somebody else. On that’s in front of a car like, we don’t have to do that.

So Oh my god, I just get this feeling when I think about seeing somebody overcome their obstacles. And they realize that they’ve made it. I had a cousin, that he had just purchased a brand new house. He’s like telling me all the stuff that he has to do and is busy and this and this and I say Hey, man, I am. And I was a little bit nervous because I didn’t know how he was going to take me to say this. I said, Hey, man, I want you to take a moment, I want you to think about this time we had a few years ago. When you were saying oh my god, I am mad at myself because I still live with my mom. I’m not doing this. I’m not doing that.

I said I want you to think about that. That moment that you decided to make a switch in your life, that moment that you decided to be the person that you are today. I want you to look at yourself in the mirror. And I want you to think about that. I don’t know if he felt it. But I felt that I was freakin amazed. And so proud of him because he made it work. Just wanted to be there to cheer him on. Not for myself, but for him. Because I want to see him score will continue to score

Pamela Bardhi
That’s more beautiful than watching someone transform or for them realizing that they got this. Yeah, yeah. Beautiful moment. I love it, Tony. And now, Tony, what are you up to in the world in the next like six to 12 months? Like what’s up in your world? What are you working on

Tony Taylor
Next six to 12 months. We’re busy our company, we got a lot of different speaking engagements that we’re working on. But I’m venturing out and I’m opening myself for coaching. I’ve been asked this quite a bit. When I go and I talk about leadership. I talk about self-efficacy, I talk about self-esteem and growing through what you’re going through. And people are always saying, Hey, can we connect?

Can we do some of that and I’ve been on my mission? I’m going to go speak but I realized that I’m not doing anybody any good. If I don’t like really, really equip them with this and bring other people and with different subjects that they’re the master of. So I’m putting together a course but we’re also doing one on one coaching and it’s the love of my life. I love it. There’s nothing more satisfying than that intimacy and actually seeing it happen. Seeing that happen behind the scenes.

It’s like watching a movie, like behind the curtain. Like it’s so freakin so cool. It’s really cool because the people that we’re working with, they’re doing amazing things. And it started off just me answering my DMS through LinkedIn and on YouTube and stuff like that, too. Now, is this a school-blown thing? So yeah, that’s what I’m up to.

Pamela Bardhi
That’s incredible. Congratulations on the coaching side. That’s totally interlinked to exactly what you’re doing. That’s so incredible, Tony, oh my gosh, I can’t wait to see how that unfolds for you and how it blows up. Because I know you’re gonna crush it in that world. I appreciate you saying. I just want to thank you so much for being here today. And now you got to let all the people know where to find you,

Tony Taylor
Thank you for having me. I appreciate them. Bye. I definitely appreciate it. Congratulations on your success with this podcast. I listened to some episodes it is freakin bangun I want to say that. I can be reached at www.tonytaylorinspires.com. If you go to any social media site. You look me up at Tony Taylor inspires and you’ll see my smiling face.

Pamela Bardhi
Thank you so so much.

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