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The Secret to Success

Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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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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All in one sitting

Great story about true loyalty, bonafide relationships and overcoming adversity. The universe truly has a way of giving in to the man who doesnt give up! inspired

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Inspiring story

The narrator (Eric Thomas) is excellent. It is like listening to his speeches over a 5 hour epic. The story of his humble beginnings to his eventual success is inspiring and worthwhile in exploring in this audio book. Eric enhances his story through elaborating on the lessons he has learned and emparting them on the reader. You will finish this book a better person.

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Absolutely Amazing!

This audio book was incredible. I couldn't stop once I started and love to listen to more of them. Truly inspirational and helped me to belive in myself again!

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awesome and uplifting

emphatic story of ET and his struggles, loads of tips. great book and presented with his iconic passion!

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Inspiring

An incredibly inspiring story of perseverance, and dedication to achieve goals. Rising up out of hardship to achieve personal greatness and give back. A great read!

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ET rocks!

EVERYONE needs to listen to this book by ET if they want to experience the success that they need and deserve.

We have it so easy, and our lifestyle and environment tends to make us lazy. It's hard to imagine the courage and commitment that it takes for those less fortunate to succeed.

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Awesome! A must listen

This a great underdog story, a must read!
Its brilliantly narrated, and leaves an inspiring in print.

Thanks Dr. Eric Thomas

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Great Book

Excellent narration, very educational and full of relatable information. Highly recommend giving this book a read/listen.

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Thank you

I listened to so many of your videos on YouTube prior to buying your audio book. But the book pieces everything together. Like you say, I need to find that dream and work for it! Do what ever it takes to get there.
Your book is exactly what I needed to take my next step.
Thank you

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  • Lentsoe Joey Mashike
  • 03-02-2016

Poor

One of the worst books I've bought on Audible! I am a fan of Eric Thomas, but this book didn't encapsulate me, was very disappointed.

Enjoy the man's speeches better that his book. I just didn't feel it, it's very poorly organised and the ideas are all over the place! Perhaps he will get better with the second book.

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  • Ola
  • 30-04-2016

So inspiring

As a single mother in the UK starting a business and getting a university degree at 41 . I'm living some of the most challenging times of my life . But listening to this book and ETs podcast have inspired me to. Strive to succeed as much as I want to breathe.

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  • Hunor
  • 05-02-2019

Could be better

I'm a big fan of E.T.
I love listening to him on YouTube.
But somehow, I think , this book is like one of those movies in which the trailer is amazing and the movie isn't that good .
Based on his sepeaches , I was expecting much more .

I listen to him while I drive. It's not a bad book, don't get me wrong and I do recomend it.
...But I was expecting more.

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  • Cubicon
  • 10-01-2019

Presented very well

Well written piece. Initially didn’t expect much from the books, as I thought it’d be like any other cookie cutter success/ motivational book. But no, this by far is the most powerful book I’ve gone through thus far. Very clever use of sounds to highlight key points and keep the listener engaged. Will definitely listen to again.

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  • kgthacomedian
  • 14-11-2018

motivation perfectly sum up this book up.

it felt so real and has changed a lot of my perspectives glad I finished this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-10-2018

Catching and keeps you engaged all the way,

Thank you Eric Thomas, what a Motivational piece of material, hard work, dedication and perseverance

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  • Rav
  • 25-09-2018

If ET can do it! So can you

What makes this intresting and different to any other motivational speakers book, is that it is a story. E.T captures the storyline is very descriptive. Very relatable so you can grasp all his examples. Very motivational , moving, relatable & a moving book. Would highly recommend!

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  • Toni Mihailidis
  • 10-07-2018

Very good

took a while to get into it but once I did then I enjoyed! points could be expended and refined

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  • yusef121212
  • 17-06-2018

Inspirational

Inspirational story and can relate as I have been homeless at 16. E.T talks about the mile stones he passed to become successful, from being homeless ,preacher, speaker, teacher etc... The importance of setting standards and goals to setting up his business and personal life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-04-2018

Loved it!

1st of all I need to apologise to ET for taking so long to read this book. I knew about it years ago but jumped into the second book instead as my starting point as I don't enjoy reading so Audible helped me to finally read this. Glad I did! Even joined BU and studied the S2S course. But everything makes much more sense now having read the book and the principles hit home strong. Definitely cannot read once. If you're serious about change, please study this book, read it again and again until things start to fall into place for you. ET, you are a legend and your life is inspiring. THANK YOU!