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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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.
"Genuinely life changing."
Gave me a far more beneficial outlook on life; taught important values. Thank you Eric.
"Easy to switch off"
I found it a bit boring if im honest, expected a motivational piece but instead found a story about the authors family, shame really as I am a fan of Eric Thomas but was let down by this material.
As a single mother in the UK starting a business and getting a university degree at 41 . I'm living some of the most challenging times of my life . But listening to this book and ETs podcast have inspired me to. Strive to succeed as much as I want to breathe.
CT makes it easy to digest and makes many practical points. Every one should list to this book it's worth every penny
I didn't realise this book would be an auto-biography of sorts and so wasn't expecting it. After a few chapters I got into the flow and thoroughly enjoyed the book.
brilliant book learnt a lot about life and how to deal with real life situations
One of the worst books I've bought on Audible! I am a fan of Eric Thomas, but this book didn't encapsulate me, was very disappointed.
Enjoy the man's speeches better that his book. I just didn't feel it, it's very poorly organised and the ideas are all over the place! Perhaps he will get better with the second book.
I thought it wouldn't be all that but its great and gives you a sight in life
"When you want to succeed"
From homeless high school dropout to one of the world's greatest motivational speakers in the country, Eric Thomas's debut autobiography, Eric shares that secrets with the rest of the world. By chronicling his days sleeping in abandoned buildings in the unforgiving Detroit winters, to his rise as a successful husband, father, CEO, educator and motivational speaker, Eric inspires the masses to reach greatness.
looking to be motivated , eric thomas can help you get it! Whether it be life in general or specific goals. This man is relatable in so many ways
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