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The Secret to Success | [Eric Thomas]

The Secret to Success

Eric Thomas is rising to national prominence by delivering a high energy message that tells youth through first hand experience how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic & inspiring. When coupled with his own cycle-breaking experience, his blunt essays on reality and remarkable ability to reach even the most jaded of minds.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, 2014

Reknowned speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric Thomas is rising to national prominence by delivering a high energy message that tells youth through first hand experience how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic and inspiring. When coupled with his own cycle-breaking experience, his blunt essays on reality and remarkable ability to reach even the most jaded of minds, has helped thousands of youth nationwide become peak performers academically, spiritually and personally.

Eric has electrified audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to urban educators, collegiate athletic programs and inner-city youth development agencies with the message of his own life's struggles and the principles, insights and strategies he used to overcome them. Eric is no stranger to the ills that plague our communities as he was born in Chicago, IL and raised on the streets of Detroit, MI. His childhood and adolescent years were difficult, and his life struggles and personal identity issues were intensified because like so many, he did not establish a relationship with his biological father until his early thirties.

©2011 Eric Thomas (P)2013 Eric Thomas

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    Shamar MARIETTA, GA, United States 07-04-13
    Shamar MARIETTA, GA, United States 07-04-13
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    "Excellent Book!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to Success to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version but this is the best audio book I have EVER heard.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric Thomas. He gives hope to those who never believed they could never achieve greatness.


    What does Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Passion


    What did you learn from The Secret to Success that you would use in your daily life?

    The fact that a set back is just a setup for a greater opportunity, and to keep believing in your dreams and most of all keep believing in yourself.


    Any additional comments?

    Most audiobooks I listen to are normally the same, where the narrator is basically reading the words on the page. With Eric Thomas, I don't think this man knows what the word normal means. This was the most interesting book I have ever listened to in my life. He brought a level of energy and passion to this book that GREATLY exceeded what I was expecting.This is the ONLY book that I have finished the same day I got it. Excellent job E.T. and I look forward for the next one.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Duane Pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-01-13
    Duane Pittsburgh, PA, United States 11-01-13
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    "Title is misleading"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book is about Eric"s personal success from getting out of the hood, into college, then becoming a teacher. Its NOT a book to teach the reader how to become successful.


    Would you recommend The Secret to Success to your friends? Why or why not?

    I like Eric's tgim on youtube, So I felt compelled to purchase this audio book


    What three words best describe Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas ’s performance?

    well spoken


    Do you think The Secret to Success needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Absolutely not, everything about his life was told in this audio book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like ET work on youtube, this book isnt that. If you wanna know ET's story from beginning to end. This book is for you.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Buena park, ca, United States 07-11-13
    Michelle Buena park, ca, United States 07-11-13
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to Success to be better than the print version?

    I love reading books, but to hear ET's words directly out of his mouth was a good touch, so in this case I would say YES!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that ET was such an open book with his life. I have started to watch at least one video a day on you tube, to keep myself in a good head space. However, I really wanted to know more behind the man he is, so the book answered a lot of those questions.


    What does Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Goosebumps=) for example when ET was talking about when he found out he passed the GED. I felt so excited for him, in a way that I would not have if I was just reading it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book, these words have helped me. I have been going to college for a major I wasn't happy with, today I changed my major. I want to work on truly making myself happy by doing what I believe only I can do.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks, for sharing your experiences, and touching my heart. Please keep posting on You Tube, I absolutely love what your doing!! I am sure you will get to Oprah=)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Flowers Middle Tennessee United States 08-05-13
    Michael Flowers Middle Tennessee United States 08-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome Book!!!"
    If you could sum up The Secret to Success in three words, what would they be?

    This was an awesome story, Eric Thomas inspires you to do greater things in your life based on his testimony!!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eran Jerusalem, Israel 07-11-13
    Eran Jerusalem, Israel 07-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "you SHOULD buy this"
    Would you listen to The Secret to Success again? Why?

    awesome awsome book, great listen and Eric Thomas really tells it best I think its much better than words on paper.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Dallas, Tx, United States 06-28-13
    Julia Dallas, Tx, United States 06-28-13
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    What did you love best about The Secret to Success?

    Eric has a way of making you listen. Especially when you are fed up with the same lifestyle that leads nowhere, he'll jerk you up and make you stop feeling sorry and actually do something. Thank you for being transparent and letting other people see how to make it from the bottom.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Frenchy 07-09-14
    Frenchy 07-09-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Book"
    Where does The Secret to Success rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my first audiobook. This author is very inspirational and quickly effects others. This rating is #1 for me and it is assisting me to purchase other audio self-help, motivating and inspirational books "on-the-go".


    What other book might you compare The Secret to Success to and why?

    Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. The genre of these books are not solely stories of others; but how to understanding oneself and accomplishing desired goals.


    What about Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas ’s performance did you like?

    Eric Thomas is inspiring and honest in his representation of his life, goals and dreams that he choice to make a reality. The narrator Charles Arrington was a great transition between the stories and biography, soothing but steady.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    My reaction to this audiobook was a full circle. I went through a entire process of laughing, crying, anger, sympathy and confusion and finally satisfaction. My ultimate reaction was self-motivating; to do more with my life and to accomplish my goals through pacing myself.


    Any additional comments?

    Eric Thomas is a very emotional and successful motivational speaker. He inspires folks without the intent of doing it, he just does what comes naturally to him, with practice and will. This audiobook has lead me to his Breathe University, which I am ready to participate in. It has also lead me to continue to read, inspire others and continue to build a legacy that my family will be proud of.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SkinnyPaleGuy 07-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "His past. But his youtube videos are MUCH Better!!"
    What did you love best about The Secret to Success?

    His devotion and faith are inspirational.


    Would you recommend The Secret to Success to your friends? Why or why not?

    yes, but would prefer they listen to his youtube videos!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Him receiving money in the mail when he was broke and relied on his faith.


    Any additional comments?

    Just go into this book knowing it's his personal past and history, it's Not a collection of inspirational thoughts as I thought it would be originally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff Topeka, KS, United States 06-05-14
    Jeff Topeka, KS, United States 06-05-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Drops an F Bomb in the first few minutes?"
    Any additional comments?

    I was expecting step by step Secrets to Success - his secrets to success...motivational stuff.

    This isn't it. His iTunes audio is better suited for this. The F-bomb in chapter one was completely unnecessary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andres Valdes 05-17-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Phenomenal!"
    If you could sum up The Secret to Success in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring, action-oriented, and personal.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric Thomas pours his heart into every word in this book. This man has taken the audiobook to whole new level. You can feel the passion this man has for helping and encouraging people regardless of their age and circumstances to live their greatest lives.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many describe.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Secret to Success?

    Among other things, Eric forces you to re-think your relationships in order to be more intentional about creating an environment which is conducive for personal growth.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every penny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Great Values and Principles to live by"
    Where does The Secret to Success rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the way Eric has made the book around his life and related it to his successes and failures... by applying what he had learned from these life events. He then translates this in simple to understand methods, and again relates it to his life. This makes it easier to relate this to my own life the fact that he's given a example makes the learning experiences more visual.
    I have taken note of the principles and values and going to live by them as I work on my own dreams and success.


    What about Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington ’s performance did you like?

    Great performances by both.
    I liked Eric's tone and drama that he added to make it real and in the moment as if it was happening right then.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Face your fears" or "The push towards Greatness"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DERBY, United Kingdom
    1/23/14
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    "Inspiring"
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    This story of sheer inspiration has filled me with the tools to motivate myself even when I feel like I'm all out of trying. Eric has been through a tough journey to greatness, thanks for sharing it with me. I wish I could meet you personally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arnis Seleznevs
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    12/1/13
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    "Inspiring story"
    Where does The Secret to Success rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love books like these with a real story and complex personality. It is in my top 10.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is Erics life story and he is the main character in this book. He has had many struggles in his life, but it is his strength and persistence that has brought him success.


    What does Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Eric tells his own story, it feels much more immersive and real. I cannot imagine anyone else telling this story with such a great passion.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely, it is so immersive that you want to know the whole story and where it has taken the character.


    Any additional comments?

    It is relatively short book in comparison with others, but it is a real example where hard work brings amazing success to a person with a very sad background a many struggles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    Isleworth, United Kingdom
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    "ET Epic Journey"
    What did you like most about The Secret to Success?

    Eric drew from very personal experiences to give reader the best examples of how to structure personal growth


    What other book might you compare The Secret to Success to, and why?

    The Shadow of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Anyone has the ability to achieve greatness


    What about Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington ’s performance did you like?

    Having listened to Eric previously it gave a realistic depth to the book, it was like he was sat next to me talking.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Eric realised that investing in himself would prove to be the greatest investment of his life.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly reccommeded to all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shaun
    PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom
    7/1/13
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    "Excellent"
    If you could sum up The Secret to Success in three words, what would they be?

    Once people listen to this book they can follow up with the YouTube videos, then they can understand where his passion comes from... The heart!!! Enough said. :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric of course... And bob.


    What does Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Life.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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