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Chop Wood Carry Water Audiobook

Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great

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Publisher's Summary

Chop Wood Carry Water is the story of one boy's journey to achieve his lifelong dream of becoming a samurai warrior. Guided by "Akira-sensei", John comes to realize the greatest adversity on his journey will be the challenge of defeating the man in the mirror.

This powerful story brings the train-to-be-clutch curriculum to life in a powerful and memorable way.

Some things you will learn....

  • No matter how it feels, you are always building your own house.
  • How and why you must surrender the outcome in order to be at your best.
  • Why you never want to have your identity wrapped up in what you do.
  • Why your strength lies in faithfulness to the little things.
  • How to develop a heart posture of gratitude.
  • How to use the biggest challenges as a training ground for greatness.
  • Why the process is more important than the goal.
  • Why comparison is the thief of all joy.
  • How to develop a growth mindset.
  • Why talent is more of a curse than a blessing.

©2015 Joshua Medcalf (P)2016 Joshua Medcalf

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    Larry 05-10-17
    Larry 05-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not put this book down"

    Very powerful story. This should be required reading for all High School students. I cannot wait to get the other books.

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    Deeanna D Swartz 06-23-17 Member Since 2015

    45 year old mother of 3 kids. A runner, a softball coach, an engineer and a plant based food study. I love good books and self help books.

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    "Loved it."

    Great book. Loved the message and the reader!! Simple principals, but well explained by the story.

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    fixitleader 06-22-17
    fixitleader 06-22-17 Member Since 2011
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    "chop and carry"

    A great read full of on line advice I wonder what else the author has to offer. easy to listen worth more then just one time hear.

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    Daniel James Connecticut 06-17-17
    Daniel James Connecticut 06-17-17
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    "Easy Listen, Great Lesson"

    Self-Help book in the narrative of a westerner who seeks to become a samurai (childhood dream). You will learn of character and principle. I recommend this for anyone, 13 and onward.

    e.g. I came here to become a samurai! not chop wood and carry water. .... you cannot become a samurai if you do not chop wood and carry water... (and it goes on to tell you why)

    enjoy!

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    mellissa clark 06-15-17
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    "amazing book"

    I love the rawness of Joshua Medcalf. this is a great book that brings great understanding to falling in love with the process of becoming great! I look forward to reading many other books written by Joshua.

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    Cynthia Levy 04-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It helped me slow down "

    Loved it! Great read, easy listen. If you want to really own your craft, listen.

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    Michael 04-12-17
    Michael 04-12-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Has moments but wears thin quick"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book is certainly not a waste of time but I started to find it very annoying as each chapter passed. It came across as way too simplistic and not very realistic considering the context. The underlying messages and stories told in each chapter certainly can help bring balance to someone in a crazy world. I just wish it didn't make me feel like I was dealing with a spoiled adolescent in John.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Similar to my reaction to previous chapters, simplistic.


    Have you listened to any of Joshua Medcalf’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No and not sure that I would based on this one. Great potential with some moments but message gets lost.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Maybe depending on the liberties taken by the producer. Potential is there but this was a lost opportunity.


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    Fusion 03-29-17
    Fusion 03-29-17
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    "Fired up"

    This book is wonderful and will really get you all fired up to go out and "chop wood and carry water" in your own life.

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    Alicia 03-09-17
    Alicia 03-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Must Have"

    There is no veil on what the story is
    trying to get across. The story format though makes it so much more interesting though than if Josh had just written and dime a dozen self help book. Great reminders. Great principles to live by no matter age, stage of life. Highly, highly recommend.

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    Lorraine S. 01-28-17
    Lorraine S. 01-28-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic!!"

    What and amazing book! This book can help you with every aspect of your life. No matter the journey. I will definitely be listening to the book a lot.

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