Exclusive Interview with Robert H. Marshall Jr.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Robert H. Marshall Jr.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
I got to where I am through sacrifice, hard work, heartbreak mistakes, and some really awesome moments. There were people in my life who mentored and encouraged me during my journey to wholeness. I was the first in my family to go to college and determined that I was going to change the trajectory of my life and family history. My amazing wife has been my rock and my partner that has helped me develop the framework that I use to empower boys and men seeking to overcome adverse childhood and traumatic life experiences.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
I had to overcome the effects of fatherlessness, bullying poverty, and sexual trauma. Over my life, I’ve lived with 9 different families and at one time I was sleeping on my friend’s mom’s floor with their dog. When my wife and I got married we had nothing. There were times where we didn’t know how we were going to pay our rent that or provide purchase food. When we had our first son we were so broke they we had to get on government assistance to be able to purchase his basic necessities both having college degrees. There were times we didn’t know how we were going to survive but we made a pact that whatever we were going to have in this world we were going to earn and build it together.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I specialize in assisting boys and men overcome adverse childhood experiences and traumatic life events. It is my goal to support boys and men on their journey to becoming their best selves. I do this by hosting events, Motivational speaking, and through books. I just released a children’s book entitled Little Brown Boy You Can Do All You Set Your Mind To, a book that empowers young readers to dream big and dream even bigger. The book enables young readers to be proud of their own skin without reservation. In addition, I am excited about a new project entitled echoes that will document the stories of male survivors of sexual trauma. To be honest I’m not in competition with anyone else. At this stage in my life, I am my biggest competition I believe we all can win. I believe when we find out who we are and what we were created to do and be there is no limit to what we can accomplish. I want everyone to win and I strongly believe there is enough world for us all to be successful.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Allow your hustle to whisper and your success to roar from within. Having the capability to become anything you desire is only limited by your ability to silence all the voices that spread doubt, confusion, and shame that limit your success and prevent you from pursuing your own purpose. According to Dr. Eric Thomas, success will only exist in your mind until you want to succeed as badly as you need to breathe. Success can’t be drifted or stumbled into; you have to commit yourself to achieving it and believe that you can.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
Success is looking within and being happy with what you find. It’s being able to know you are enough outside of your possessions, network, and net-worth. It’s silencing your fears and strengthening your faith your innate ability to believe beyond and within yourself.
What’s next for you?
I am looking forward to touring with Little Brown Boy to ignite the hopes and dreams of little brown boys around the world. I’m also looking to release our Echoes book and documentary that will highlight the silenced stories of male survivors of sexual trauma.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
People can connect with me via social media @roberthmarshalljr and or visit my website for a free copy of one of my books. www.roberthmarshall.com