• The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change

  • By: Jon Gordon, Damon West
  • Narrated by: Damon West
  • Length: 24 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (426 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Jon Gordon and rising star Damon West comes The Coffee Bean: a fable that teaches listeners how to transform their environment, overcome challenges, and create positive change.

Life is often difficult. It can be harsh, stressful, and feel like a pot of boiling hot water. The environments we find ourselves in can change, weaken, or harden us, and test who we truly are. We can be like the carrot that weakens in the pot or like the egg that hardens. Or, we can be like the coffee bean and discover the power inside us to transform our environment.

The Coffee Bean is an inspiring tale that follows Abe, a young man filled with stress and fear as he faces challenges and pressure at school and home. One day after class, his teacher shares with him the life-changing lesson of the coffee bean, and this powerful message changes the way he thinks, acts, and sees the world. Abe discovers that instead of letting his environment change him for the worse, he can transform any environment he is in for the better. Equipped with this transformational truth, Abe embarks on an inspirational journey to live his life like the coffee bean. Wherever his life takes him, from school, to the military, to the business world, Abe demonstrates how this simple lesson can unleash the unstoppable power within you.

A delightful, quick listen, The Coffee Bean is purposely written and designed for all ages so that everyone can benefit from this transformational lesson. This is a book and message that, when heard and shared, has the power to change your life and the world around you. You just have to decide: Are you a carrot, egg, or coffee bean?

©2019 Jon Gordon, Damon West (P)2019 Jon Gordon, Damond West

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Grand slam

Another great book! Things you can do to turn life around when it looks lost.

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Great positive short read.

This was a pretty good analogy to live by. Uplifting and positive. I enjoyed this.

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excellent book

excellent short story that if your ready for change will encourage you to change.

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Be a Coffee bean

Great story and super simple, yet powerful concept. In my experience, the most effective concepts are usually the most simple. Thanks for sharing

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Inspired

This short story leaves me inspired and spurred on to look at adversity with more optimism. I can make a choice about how to respond to undesired situations and inspire others to do the same.

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Thive not just Survive

This was an awesome lesson for life based on a simple concept! Very applicable to anyone who faces a challenge.

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Short but so good

Loved it! Very inspiring and simple principles that helps with not allowing the world or the things of this world trouble us. We can still change our environment!

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perfect. simple and powerful story.

perfect. simple and powerful story. it is worth 30 minutes of your time to invest.

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Quick important message

That was a quick read! It was also a powerful read. I hope I always remember the story of the carrot, egg, and coffee bean. I hope I can keep the right perspective and be the coffee bean!

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extreme conditions create extreme results

great message, story and reminder!! value you can share and take anywhere and give to anyone at any age.