When is it time to stand up for what you believe in?
We believe that time is now.
We’re hitting pause on our scheduled podcasts and posts to honor and highlight our black brothers and sisters and people of color in June.
In this special episode of Trust & Believe, you’re going to hear directly from our dear friend, Shaun T.
Shaun and I got to know each other about 5 years ago now on ABC TV working on a TV show called “My Diet is Better Than Yours.”
He inspired me in so many different ways, and I’m very thankful to say that we’ve kept in touch over the years and he’s actually been on the Fat-Burning Man Show two times in the past.
You know Shaun, long story short, is one of the best motivators I have ever seen in action and one of the best people I know.
So for many reasons, I would like to highlight his voice today. There’s a lot that we can learn from what he has to say.
And I will warn you, it’s a very emotional show. But we did keep the language family-friendly, so don’t worry about that.
Today, Shaun T explains what’s happening from his perspective. This was originally recorded for Shaun’s podcast Trust and Believe, and we decided to cross-post it here.
I first listened to this podcast with a lump in my throat and tearing up the whole time.
Love, patience, and understanding will get us through this. Not violence and destruction.
Black Lives Matter, we see you, we hear you, we stand with you, and we love you. Thank you for being patient as we all work together.
We are being divided, I believe, on purpose from the top down. And we will only get through this by showing each other compassion, patience, sympathy, and empathy. And hugs when they’re legal again.
So while our new content is on pause here at Fat-Burning Man, I’m personally using some of this time to educate myself by reading about the history and underbelly of racial inequality.
I’m also doing my best to connect with the community, talk through things with friends.
When I see people get flamed on social media on both sides, I try to get people’s backs.
A lot of people are being attacked, even though they’re trying to do the right thing.
And the only way we’re going to get through this is together, by working together, by being patient and understanding.
And so, I hope this special show today and the ones to come will help bring a little bit more empathy or at least sympathy and compassion back to the world.
We need it desperately right now.
A quick background on Shaun T, if you don’t know. He is, of course, the man behind Hip Hop Abs, Insanity, and he’s also a TV star, author, motivator and much, much more.
You can check out Shaun’s blog, the Trust & Believe podcast, his book T is for Transformation, as well as other cool project he’s working on like Shaun T Apparel, SafeSpace Community, and the Truth Bomb Journal.
So, thank you so much to Shaun T, to Scott and your incredible team over there.
On our social media channels over the next couple of weeks at least, we’ll be highlighting powerful voices who I’m honored to call friends, including Darryl Edwards, Niyi Sobo, Sean Croxton, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, Sean Stevenson and many more.
Follow along with us on social media here:
And of course, you can support our work over on Patreon. When you do, drop me a line, let me know how you’re doing, especially now. You’re my people, I really enjoy being in touch even if some of the conversations are a little bit tricky.
Also be sure to check out the past interviews with Shaun T on the Fat-Burning Man show…
- Shaun T: Twinsanity, How to Deal with Social Media Trolls, and… Brain Implants?
- Shaun T: My Diet Is Better Than Yours, Butter in His Coffee, & Why He Married a Cartoon
Once again, thank you so much for listening. Enjoy this episode, and drop a comment below to share your thoughts.