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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No, not really.
I wanted to love this book, I really did. I found Eric Thomas on Facebook and watched a clip of his. Then I found his videos on YouTube and got hooked. While studying for the Bar I would use his inspirational videos to help me believe in myself. Now, with the Bar successfully behind me, I thought I'd enjoy using his audiobook to inspire me in my career. His passion just did not translate well in book form. The book would have benefited from some careful editing. The stories seemed to come out of nowhere, one chapter did not flow into the other and it leaves the listener/reader confused about the where in the timeline Thomas is.
All in all, I think it's a decent and would be inspirational for a college student or someone going back to school after a long break.
I loved the way Eric told his story. It was raw, real and inspirational. I loved how he he didn't hold back exposing his vulnerable moments nor his prideful moments. I loved seeing him grow as a christian, a husband, a father and a son through his own words.
I'm definitely buying this book for my sons and nephews. It's a must read!!
Great book. The lesson I pulled from this book is that anything is possible through hard work and determination. Anything. A lot of books I listen to it notice myself having to take a lot of breaks because I start losing focus and interest. This book had me interested and into what was being talked about the whole time. Really good book in my opinion.
really really good
Opening the GED center
How bad do you want success?
More than a motivational book. Great principals and delivery.
ET is a great story teller! he makes you wanna be somebody, do something, help someone. A compelling and engaging personality and speaker. it was a joy to listen to him talk about his life.
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