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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I wish I would have known that this is more for teenagers and young adults. I felt unsatisfied with the message and delivery of this book. This was very disappointing
I love ET and his story, I listen to his speeches every day. I listen to him on the way to work, at work, and before school, maybe my expectation were too great.
Absolutely, I love ET. I purchased this book because I love his speeches, BUT when I am listening to an audio book, I would feel a lot better about it without him stammering, repeating "like", and his poor reading delivery. I have learned his speeches, versus him reading for this book, are two completely different things. I would like for ET to try and speak, without saying "like" and "right", 40 times a sentence.
It was a little uninspiring, I was definitely looking for more.
This audio book seems to be more concerned with what happened, instead of could happen. Nearly every other paragraph, I am reminded that ET received his GED, but I know that he has his PhD, so where is that story? Where is the grind story for his Masters?
I saw a video of ET which led me to YouTube, which ultimately led me here. I loved this book and could relate closely to his story. This book has helped me find a greater purpose for my life .
I love the fact Eric talks about his experiences of success with no real biased agenda.
Many motivational speakers are driven by sales which I'm not saying is a bad thing but it is not something that resonates with me. I feel Eric is driven by the love for life and the desire to generally be happy, fulfilled and to bring this about in others too.
Anyone interested in learning how he did this should get this book and you might see how the skills he learned could be applied to your life to achieve similar...
I enjoyed the story and the narrating was engaging. I would have liked for the points to be shared in written form for notes and follow by the reader.
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