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The Secret to Success Audiobook

The Secret to Success

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Eric Thomas (P)2013 Eric Thomas

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    AJ 07-03-17
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    "Excellence Personified!!!"

    Your story is inspirational to anyone with an ear to hear the voice within the voice!!!

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    Michael A Ramos 06-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "What a story from nothing to something Big."

    Loved it and I would recommend it to my family and friends. A must Listen

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    Neil S. 06-22-17
    Neil S. 06-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read"

    Great story of how to overcome life's many setbacks. I highly recommend for those looking for a breakthrough

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    Alicia T. Morgan San Diego, CA, US 06-22-17
    Alicia T. Morgan San Diego, CA, US 06-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Ready to change"

    This audio book really inspires you to be a better person by giving you a first hand account on the struggles that Eric Thomas had to go through to be successful.

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    Jemel A Booker 06-21-17 Member Since 2017

    I'm a typical life learner that enjoys validating information I've heard, read or glimpsed over. I'm big on self help books.

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    "I love this dude."

    I enjoyed hearing his personal story. I related so much with it. There are many times we see successful people but don't know their story. Im not used to him reading to convey his message. he's such a great orator I was a little surprised by the performance but it doesn't take away from who he is or his message.

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    Amazon Customer 06-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it!"

    I love it! sorry it took so long to listen to it. please keep writing your story.

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    Charles 06-20-17
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    "Motivating Story!"

    I love when authors narrate their books, and this story is captivating as if watching a movie. It's format is intriguing to adults as well as kids. I would give this an 8th grader and definitely a H.S. student. The story and lessons would be beneficial in growth and development.

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    wilson 06-14-17
    wilson 06-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Life Changing"

    I have been following ET for about 2 years now and I hadn't planned on reading the book because I thought I knew his story. Wow was I wrong. There is so much more to his story than what he shares in his speeches. I had a goal of reading 12 books in 12 months and this was the 12th book. What a great way to cap off a year of reading. I especially enjoyed the storyline and audio performance.

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    Anthony 06-09-17
    Anthony 06-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book!!!!"

    I would definitely recommend this book. ET brings out life lessons while telling his life story.

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    Kevin wilder 06-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    I'm going read it more then once it one of the best motivational books I've ever read. It can help anybody

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    "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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  • Shaun
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    "Excellent"
    If you could sum up The Secret to Success in three words, what would they be?

    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. :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric of course... And bob.


    What does Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Life.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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