Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, 2013
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 did not read the print version but this is the best audio book I have EVER heard.
Eric Thomas. He gives hope to those who never believed they could never achieve greatness.
The fact that a set back is just a setup for a greater opportunity, and to keep believing in your dreams and most of all keep believing in yourself.
Most audiobooks I listen to are normally the same, where the narrator is basically reading the words on the page. With Eric Thomas, I don't think this man knows what the word normal means. This was the most interesting book I have ever listened to in my life. He brought a level of energy and passion to this book that GREATLY exceeded what I was expecting.This is the ONLY book that I have finished the same day I got it. Excellent job E.T. and I look forward for the next one.
I love reading books, but to hear ET's words directly out of his mouth was a good touch, so in this case I would say YES!
I loved that ET was such an open book with his life. I have started to watch at least one video a day on you tube, to keep myself in a good head space. However, I really wanted to know more behind the man he is, so the book answered a lot of those questions.
Goosebumps=) for example when ET was talking about when he found out he passed the GED. I felt so excited for him, in a way that I would not have if I was just reading it.
This book, these words have helped me. I have been going to college for a major I wasn't happy with, today I changed my major. I want to work on truly making myself happy by doing what I believe only I can do.
Thanks, for sharing your experiences, and touching my heart. Please keep posting on You Tube, I absolutely love what your doing!! I am sure you will get to Oprah=)
The book is about Eric"s personal success from getting out of the hood, into college, then becoming a teacher. Its NOT a book to teach the reader how to become successful.
I like Eric's tgim on youtube, So I felt compelled to purchase this audio book
Absolutely not, everything about his life was told in this audio book.
If you like ET work on youtube, this book isnt that. If you wanna know ET's story from beginning to end. This book is for you.
This was an awesome story, Eric Thomas inspires you to do greater things in your life based on his testimony!!!
awesome awsome book, great listen and Eric Thomas really tells it best I think its much better than words on paper.
Eric has a way of making you listen. Especially when you are fed up with the same lifestyle that leads nowhere, he'll jerk you up and make you stop feeling sorry and actually do something. Thank you for being transparent and letting other people see how to make it from the bottom.
It's a compelling story with a lot of inspiration.
I like the fact that the author is the actual narrator. Given the fact he is a motivational speaker, he speaks with enthusiasm and inspiration.
Yes, definitely. It is one of the books where you would listen to when you feel hopeless or really down.
The way Eric Thomas narrated the story just adds something special to the whole book. Especially since it is from his own experiences, he made me feel closer to him. As for Charles Arrington, the way he narrated the story is really different from Eric Thomas. He is more clear and precise.
Success is not a destination. Success is a journey.
It should go straight to the point. Most of the he talks on and on about single issue.
No, I feel like you paying for a couple of quotes, not the motivation factor you are looking for.
No - its not that great!
Poor quality material
This story is nothing special. Its about a guy who is a normal kid, runs away from home, finds people to look after him and then after 15 years gets a MS degree. Its not exactly mind blowing. There's people out there with disabilities who go on to defy doctors... whats so special about this story? Quoting people like Kanye West really damages the integrity of the book. If you are a kid growing up in the projects this book maybe worth reading. Otherwise, avoid!!
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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