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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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  • Michael
    12/04/17
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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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Joe D
    14/08/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Larry
    10/05/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Patrick Martens
    18/02/18
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    "I will be re-visiting this book many times!"

    this book is phenomenal!! I want to take notes, to implement the strategies immediately, for now I think I'll just hit play and enjoy the story all over again!! thank you Joshua!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sam Smith
    Texas, USA
    16/02/18
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    "Very Good Story"

    The author is playful and light, but the words are profound and impacting. It's one of the better books I've ever read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mike Blumx8
    28/01/18
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    "Excellent "

    This is a must read book I've listened to it several times and would like to share it with many friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • W. B. Hawkes
    27/01/18
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    "Truly foundational principles!"

    This is an excellent albeit simple book that reminds the reader of the foundational things that one must do daily in order to achieve greatness in any walk of life. Worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Chicago, IL, US
    11/01/18
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    "Amazing
    a lot to take away and put into action
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    Aamazing. A must read. if you are ready to take your life to the next level you must read this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RoseBen
    08/01/18
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    "Missing Chapter 3?"

    Found that chapter 3 faithful to the small things missing from the audible. This is Avery pivotal part of the process. :).

    Love this book so much wanted it in audible to listen while driving.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Garrett
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    04/01/18
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    "A bunch of fables rolled into one book"

    I want to start out by saying I am a big fan of hard work and typically enjoy books about it that being said this book is overly simplistic on its lessons. i felt like a child being lectured by their parent how good work pays off. We a;ll know hard work pays off but going from problem to answer cheapens the message of hard work. The karate kid (the original) isnt good because he was shown karate once and then he understands it, its great because he struggles through and finally reaches a break through. If you are looking for motivation this book will more than likely motivate you, but you will not gain any inspiration from it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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