Do you know who motivated LeBron James to win the 2012 NBA championship? We’ll of course his family is on the list, but one person inspired him to reach success and he’s Eric Thomas. Thomas, the “Hip-hop Preacher” is a well-known energetic motivational speaker with radical viewpoints towards achieving dreams. His talks include Be allergic to average, You owe you, and Nothing to Something. His legendary learnings are mostly based on his experiences growing homeless in Detroit, where a preacher inspired him to transform his life.

Thomas shares his top 10 rules to success in this Youtube video as compiled by Evan Carmichael.