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 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=)
Eric Thomas has outdone himself with this one. I have watched what I believe was over half of the ET videos that I could find on YouTube for free, but I decided it was time to buy the audio book so support ET and man, this book changed my life. I found myself cheering and giving Eric an "atta boy" shout or cry throughout many parts of this book. This is a must read.
The audio is emotionally moving. The story is real and presented in a way that allows the listener to understand the struggles and successes.
Eric Thomas had accomplished his GED and their were many individuals that had his similar struggle. His willingness to help the young and the future of our country is very moving.
They were able to have the listener feel the emotions. I found myself cheering for moments of victory.
/my comments were very focused on the story, As far as the secrets to success, the points that he make are embellished in story. The points are recapped at the send of the chapter.
This was an awesome story, Eric Thomas inspires you to do greater things in your life based on his testimony!!!
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.
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.
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.
"ET never fails to motivate"
This is a must read for anyone wanting to aim higher or go further, or generally anyone feeling a slump in thier lives.
Brilliant story and performance by ET and a true motivator of our generation. 100% recommend
Love listening to ET on snippets and decided to listen to this audiobook as a wind down in the evenings. The audiobook hit many points which can be reflected on. Repeating certain chapters to remind myself where he has come from to where and what he has accomplished, motivates me in life. Definitely recommend.
"Genuinely life changing."
Gave me a far more beneficial outlook on life; taught important values. Thank you Eric.
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
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.
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