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The Secret to Success Audiobook

The Secret to Success

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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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    J.Gomez 07-07-15
    J.Gomez 07-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best self improvement/ motivational book ever"

    Down to earth real life rags to riches.
    entertains, motivates, teaches, and if you apply its principals it can transform your life... I'm on my way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Every educator should read this book"

    Great book about the lessons of life learned the hard way

    Eric Thomas is an inspiration

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    Joshua Brown 08-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It's Levels to this"

    This is just the start for me and my new found journey I'm embarking. Thanks Dr. Eric Thomas and I won't let me down...

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    Marki Mark 08-24-16
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    "awesome book"

    this was the absolute best book I have read in 20 years cannot wait to listen again it was like watching a movie ET the hip-hop preacher knows how to tell a great story

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    Jeany Argueta San Miguel, El Salvador 08-24-16
    Jeany Argueta San Miguel, El Salvador 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This is the best kept secret ever!!!!!"

    I have loved Erick Thomas ever since I came across his YouTube video on how bad you want to breathe. Ever since then I feel motivated to keep going and do my best all the time. Who would have known that we both are teachers and want the best for our students! ET keep it up!!! Looking forward to your next book!!!

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    "a must listen"

    it's good to listen to this book. He is a great example to men and women alike. this book proves you have to continue to get up or you'll die under a rock.

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    Quinn 08-16-16
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    "Great example of perseverance."

    This book is a great example of how your life can be great if you keep getting up. Because you will be knocked down.

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    Emmanuel Battle 08-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "captivating story and lesson."

    At first I grabbed it because I had a few credit to use on this account. shortly after starting to listen I couldn't stop. I was eager to get an opportunity to listen so much so I finished in 2 days.

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    LaTasha Summers Takoma Park, Maryland United States 08-03-16
    LaTasha Summers Takoma Park, Maryland United States 08-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "MUST READ! MUST READ!"


    This book spoke to my soul, not my heart, but my soul! We must get out of our own way because success is not a cookie cutter process. We must depend on God as we tread both mountains and valleys toward the purpose He designed each and every one of us for.
    BREATHE...LLS

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    Tiffany Ward 08-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Real American Dream"

    Loved traveling ET'S journey. It's rewarding seeing someone live their purpose. Great story telling, animation, vocal verity, and realness.

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  • Warren
    3/3/15
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    "wow"

    Not much to say really apart from wow very inspiring thank you ET I'm glade I found your book.

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  • Simone
    1/15/15
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    "Successfully encouraging and motivational!"

    The energy that comes from Eric Thomas narrating this book is great!

    I loved the interesting, inspirational and mind opening quotes that are included.

    There were some 'cringe' moments for me but on the whole - excellent delivery.

    I wish I could speak to this man.....

    Good job E. T!

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  • Kieran O'Regan
    1/6/15
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    "A Success"

    Incredible life changing experience story. Well narrated and to the core material, truly inspiring. I Would strongly recommend to anyone

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seamus Feeney
    6/17/14
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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
  • Mr
    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
    UK
    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
    7/8/13
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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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