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.
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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.
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
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Not much to say really apart from wow very inspiring thank you ET I'm glade I found your book.
"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!
Incredible life changing experience story. Well narrated and to the core material, truly inspiring. I Would strongly recommend to anyone
"Great Values and Principles to live by"
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.
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.
"Face your fears" or "The push towards Greatness"
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.
I love books like these with a real story and complex personality. It is in my top 10.
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.
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.
Absolutely, it is so immersive that you want to know the whole story and where it has taken the character.
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.
"ET Epic Journey"
Eric drew from very personal experiences to give reader the best examples of how to structure personal growth
The Shadow of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Anyone has the ability to achieve greatness
Having listened to Eric previously it gave a realistic depth to the book, it was like he was sat next to me talking.
When Eric realised that investing in himself would prove to be the greatest investment of his life.
Highly reccommeded to all
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. :)
Eric of course... And bob.
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