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=)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This is my first audiobook. This author is very inspirational and quickly effects others. This rating is #1 for me and it is assisting me to purchase other audio self-help, motivating and inspirational books "on-the-go".
Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. The genre of these books are not solely stories of others; but how to understanding oneself and accomplishing desired goals.
Eric Thomas is inspiring and honest in his representation of his life, goals and dreams that he choice to make a reality. The narrator Charles Arrington was a great transition between the stories and biography, soothing but steady.
My reaction to this audiobook was a full circle. I went through a entire process of laughing, crying, anger, sympathy and confusion and finally satisfaction. My ultimate reaction was self-motivating; to do more with my life and to accomplish my goals through pacing myself.
Eric Thomas is a very emotional and successful motivational speaker. He inspires folks without the intent of doing it, he just does what comes naturally to him, with practice and will. This audiobook has lead me to his Breathe University, which I am ready to participate in. It has also lead me to continue to read, inspire others and continue to build a legacy that my family will be proud of.
"Great Values and Principles to live by"
I love the way Eric has made the book around his life and related it to his successes and failures... by applying what he had learned from these life events. He then translates this in simple to understand methods, and again relates it to his life. This makes it easier to relate this to my own life the fact that he's given a example makes the learning experiences more visual.
I have taken note of the principles and values and going to live by them as I work on my own dreams and success.
Great performances by both.
I liked Eric's tone and drama that he added to make it real and in the moment as if it was happening right then.
"Face your fears" or "The push towards Greatness"
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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