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Live Unbroken- How to Heal Trauma and Overcome Victim Mentality with Michael Anthony

A lot of people get stuck in how they’ve been hurt in the past, but are unwilling to heal their wounds. They keep reliving it over and over again yet never creating a compelling plan for their future. It’s not about discounting the pain, it’s all about living the life you deserve after all the traumatic events of the past. It’s time we all do that!  

In this episode, we will explore how to move from victim mentality to empowerment as Daniel interviews Think Unbroken founder, Michael Anthony. Listen in as Michael shares his broken moments and how he responded to his mirror moment and changed his life. They also discuss why we should stop negotiating with ourselves, how our trauma buried our identity, how to evade regret, where toxic masculinity starts, in what context can self-sabotage only exist, how powerful mindset is, and how how to be a hero rather than a victim. 

Blaming other people and the world around us will only steal more time from our own life while preventing the amazing person inside of us from making their way out. “It takes just as much energy to create your life as it does to destroy your life”. So choose to create one that is powerful, confident, happy, and full of abundance!

“Keep playing the victim and you will always be the victim. It takes as much energy to create your life as it does to destroy your life.” -Michael Anthony

Episode Highlights
  • 01:45 Broken Moments
  • 05:12 Choose Your Catalyst
  • 09:34 No Excuses- Just Results
  • 16:01 Your Truth 
  • 21:09 The Worst Thing to Say 
  • 26:16 The Context of Self-Sabotage
  • 31:25 Who’s Fault Is It? – The Blaming Game
  • 35:27 What Mindset Means
  • 38:54 You Are Worth the Investment





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From homeless to hero, Michael Unbroken, is the Founder of Think Unbroken, best-selling author, award-winning speaker, podcast host, coach, and advocate for adult survivors of childhood trauma.

At 4, years old Michael’s emotionally incestuous mother cut off his right index finger, she was a drug addict and alcoholic.

At 6, his hyper-abusive step-father beat and hospitalized him.

At 7, he was molested by a den mother in the Mormon Church.

From 8-12, he was often homeless and in deep poverty and did what it took to survive from stealing food and only bathing at school.

He got high for the first time at 12 and drunk at 13. By 15 he was expelled from school for selling drugs.

At 18, he found himself deep in The Vortex and began chasing money to solve his problems.

By 25, Michael was 350 pounds, smoking two packs a day, drinking himself to sleep, and attempted suicide for the second time.

Then he had his mirror moment and decided to stop being a victim of trauma and to be the HERO of his own Story!

Since 2016, Michael has empowered over 100,000 trauma survivors to get out of The Vortex, learn to love themselves, and become the hero of their own story. Michael has written multiple books including the best seller Think Unbroken: Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma, spoken in over 80 countries, won investments from Undercover Billionaire Grant Cardone, and is on a mission to end Generational Trauma in his lifetime.


06:19 “Everyone’s best isn’t good enough. We can always be better.” -Michael Anthony

07:25 “Everything that’s ever happened to us impacts us, whether it’s good or bad. It creates meaning of who we are. We can choose to hold on to that negativity and let that be the catalyst for failure in our life or we can choose to hold on to the success and make that the catalyst.” -Michael Anthony

11:53 “If you want to trust other people, you must first trust yourself. So many of us let ourselves down. So many of us break our promises and do not keep our word.” -Michael Anthony  

13:08 “The childhood trauma, the abuse, the things that we go through— it’s not the scars, it’s not the finger that got cut off, it’s not the burns, it’s not the cuts— It’s the theft of identity that is stolen from us the most.” -Michael Anthony

17:50 “The only way you’re going to move through that is that you do i anyway. Be willing to face the fear of judgment because unless you do, the most devastating thing about the human experience will happen, and that is regret.” -Michael Anthony

25:58 “You got to deal with the crap that’s deep down inside because if you don’t deal with that, it’s going to come back in some form some way and you’re going to sabotage yourself.” -Daniel Gomez  

26:15 “Self-sabotage only exists within the context that you have acknowledged.”  -Michael Anthony  

29:23 “So many people are so tied to this identity that they must be who they are today tomorrow that they fail to understand the truth that you don’t even have to be who you are today in five minutes. You can change it all.” -Michael Anthony

29:47 “Stop beating yourself up. Nothing is carved in stone. Stop putting unrealistic pressure on yourself. You’re evolving.”  -Daniel Gomez 

31:58 “Keep playing the victim and you will always be the victim. It takes as much energy to create your life as it does to destroy your life.” -Michael Anthony

35:39 “What you think becomes what you speak, what you speak, become your actions, and your actions become your reality.” -Michael Anthony

38:54 “You are worth the investment. You’re worth being kind to. It’s time to stop playing that same old song over and over.” -Daniel Gomez