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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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    James Pryor, OK, United States 10-24-13
    James Pryor, OK, United States 10-24-13
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    "Life Affirming!"
    What did you love best about The Secret to Success?

    I didn't know what to expect but as a student of success I was inspired by the never give up, nothing to lose story of ET.


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

    Another favorite book of mine is Nothing to Lose by Ryan Blair. The story is similar and will be similar to my book when I finally sit down to write it.


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

    The narration was great with good breakups between chapters. I like the way ET comes across. The chapters were nice bite size chunks that allowed me to pay attention, be able to stop where I needed to and pick right up again.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Never give up. It was refreshing to hear that ET had made the decision to give up, but the seed he planted reminded him to never give up and resulted in all of his need being met.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this book and would recommend it to any student of success.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Khalidshallhoub Saudi arabia 10-20-13
    Khalidshallhoub Saudi arabia 10-20-13 Member Since 2013

    Hey there !! Thanks for checking out my bio ... My name is khalid and I'm 14 years old, my first book I have read and loved was HG

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    "Funny and helpful"
    Where does The Secret to Success rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    So far it's the first book I've read in self improvement and I like it so it's the first now :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric Thomas .. He was the main character and my favorite


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

    Well Charles Arrington only narrated some quotes and the chapter titles mostly ..

    But Eric Thomas ... I loved him narrating because when he was narrating I didn't feel he is reading a book but I felt he was talking to me directly which I really liked and it is what makes me like this book :))


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

    Yes it was , period .


    Any additional comments?

    This book is good for students and people that are desperate in life and people who would like to change

    BELIVE me this book will change you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Boaz jerusalem, Israel 10-19-13
    Boaz jerusalem, Israel 10-19-13
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    "Fantastic book! and very well narrated."
    Would you listen to The Secret to Success again? Why?

    100% Yes! really interesting and has some great stuff to think about in this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book very inspiring! very emotional and makes you think about a lot of stuff in life, VERY WELL SPOKEN - GREAT narration. advised.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NYC Chris BRONX, NY, United States 09-17-13
    NYC Chris BRONX, NY, United States 09-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "One - if not the best motivational book"
    Would you listen to The Secret to Success again? Why?

    Yes, The "INTENSITY" of his "PASSION" in getting the message across to the reader/listener is uncomparable.


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

    It's never too late - Effort + Energy + 5am + Pain = Reward!


    Any additional comments?

    I've recommended this to my kids, friends and parents. This dude changed my thinking when no one could.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Briana Myricks Carson, CA USA 08-16-13
    Briana Myricks Carson, CA USA 08-16-13 Member Since 2012

    Book nerd for life!

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    "Adversity Builds Character; ET's Got It!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely; it's a great story about taking the hand you're dealt and still coming out on top.


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

    I don't know if it's comparable to any book I've read.


    Have you listened to any of Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've heard some of ET's speeches before.


    Any additional comments?

    One of the most motivational books I've ever listened to. Eric Thomas tells us his story and the different things he's learned along the way (sometimes, the hard way). He overcame all sorts of adversity to make it to where he is today. Loved the story and the audiobook was extremely enjoyable with him narrating. Highly recommended; officially one of my favorites.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mehran SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 10-16-13
    Mehran SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 10-16-13
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    "More of a Biography than a Self Development book"
    What would have made The Secret to Success better?

    Ways and methods to actually succeed, instead of a personal story of how HE succeeded.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Eric Thomas again?

    Yes, he's a very good speaker in his youtube videos and live as well. But this book was more of an inpirational book of how he came from nothing and where he is today. I was looking for actual tangible ideas I could implement in my life but did not receive them. Still a good book, but just didn't do it for me.


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    dEMETRIC little rock, AR, United States 07-30-13
    dEMETRIC little rock, AR, United States 07-30-13 Member Since 2009
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    "a must read for all teens and students!"

    Im a huge fan of ET. his passion behind his story made me feel like i was right there.

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    Greg Mcateer Moorpark, CA USA 07-24-13
    Greg Mcateer Moorpark, CA USA 07-24-13
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    "Good story for the right demographic"
    Would you try another book from Eric Thomas and/or Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas ?

    No, just not my area of interest


    What could Eric Thomas have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    nothing, the book was fine, just not my area


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fine book/story for the right audience. But it really applies more to people who are trying to raise themselves up and get their core life together. Unfortunately I did not get this from the reviews and synopsis before purchasing. Great story, just not really what I was looking for in a audio book.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gerhardus Randburg, South Africa 07-23-13
    Gerhardus Randburg, South Africa 07-23-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Misleading Title"
    What would have made The Secret to Success better?

    Proper English. This book seems to be narrated in ebonics which is all but unintelligible to a non-American listener.


    Has The Secret to Success turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but then I don't think this book should be in the self-development genre. This appears to be a book about finding religion, and not a self-development book about the secret to success.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    2 of 16 people found this review helpful
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