The Rulebook for Overcoming Adversity with Quadraplegic Advocate Eric Patrick Thomas


Motivational speaker, inspire
® brand owner, and advocate Eric Patrick Thomas joined me on That Moment with Daymond John to share his jaw-dropping story of becoming a quadraplegic and how he navigates his newfound life with purpose.

Key Takeaways:

Listeners expecting a woe-is-me pity party could not be more wrong, as Eric refuses to let his disability stop him from achieving what he describes as “life-changing” goals. He was candid about the realities of his situation (including what he went through in 800+ days straight of ordered bed rest) while also explaining how he pushed through to have a positive and focused mindset.

Although Eric’s position might be unique, any listener can adopt his straightforward approach to achieving success amidst setbacks out of your control and learn about the importance of putting community and impact first when building a brand.

Tune in to an all new episode of That Moment with Daymond John for the conversation that will have you ready to push back 10 times harder at whatever adversity comes your way. 

Who is Eric Patrick Thomas?

This episode of That Moment with Daymond John gave me an opportunity to catch up with an incredibly talented motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and personal friend.

Eric Patrick Thomas, or “Mr. Inspire,” is an entrepreneur who is passionate about changing the way people view disabilities and advocating for the community. A freak incident on what was supposed to be a night of celebration left him paralyzed from the neck down, but rather than let that hold him back he actually uses his experience to empower resilience and inspire change for people with barriers.

Not only has Eric spoken at House and Senate hearings, but he’s also on several state boards as representation for people with disabilities. He uses his own platforms as well to highlight the fact that a disability doesn’t actually have to hold you back, sharing motivational content every week for #InspireFriday to remind his followers that only you can determine what limits you.

Eric is the founder of inspire® brand clothing and owner of EZ Awareness By Design, a business specializing in graphic design for custom apparel, signs, and banners which offers on-the-job experience to people of all abilities. He’s such an inspiration to me and everyone he encounters, and his powerful story is sure to change the way listeners view their own challenges and perspectives.

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Producers: Beau Dozier & Shanelle Collins; Ted Kingsbery, Chauncey Bell, & Taryn Loftus

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