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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
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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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    Joe D 08-14-17
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    "Overly simplistic... perhaps meant for teens?"

    All of the content seems okay, but it is nothing original. It is every basic self help concept boiled down and told in a cheesy anecdotal story line with modern details. The Japanese sensei is a bit cliche and doesn't come across as a believable story at all.

    Gave it three stars only bc the intent is good and it may be a good starting point for some young people.

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    Amazon Customer 08-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Having a Chop Wood Carry Water mindset"

    This book is inspirational and motivating to keep learning about myself and how I respond and interact with life circumstances. It had practical take away a that helped me be able to apply it right to the season I'm in. I would recommend not just to athletes like myself as mental preparation is very important but to all ages and people in every stage of life it's very applicable. Having a Chop Wood Carry Water Mindset of being faithful of the daily tasks is so valuable.

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    Whitney Townsend Ann Arbor, MI USA 08-05-17
    Whitney Townsend Ann Arbor, MI USA 08-05-17 Member Since 2014

    shockingly tall librarian

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    "Great book for anyone who's looking to self reflect"

    This book does a great job of providing simple parables, to self reflect and validate the timeless leadership lessons for yourself and what you want to achieve. This is why I gave it a five star!

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    Amazon Customer 08-04-17
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    "Transformational Principles"

    This book has life altering principles that can change your life. I've applied these principles and seen change in a short period of time. I can't wait to climb mountains in live my best life and be the best me possible. TrustTheProcess! Enjoy the journey to greatness.

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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
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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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