Chop Wood Carry Water

Chop Wood Carry Water

By Joshua Medcalf

  • Release Date: 2015-12-17
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 5
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Description

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 of one boy’s journey to achieve his life long goal of becoming a samurai warrior, 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 to 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.

“So many valuable stories and lessons!”
—Nick Ahmed, Arizona Diamondbacks

Reviews

  • Coach/Entrepreneur

    5
    By LS Softball
    This book is a GameChanger in sport and in LIFE! Thanks Joshua for sharing.
  • 💢Add to your collection💢

    5
    By Jesus is LOVE ❤
    Stop what you're doing and go purchase this life changing book NOW! If you've "done everything right", like me, and still wonder why you're not moving any closer to your dreams then do yourself a favor and get Chop Wood, Carry Water! I promise, it will add tremendous value to you and your inner circle. Thank you, Joshua Medcalf!
  • Quick Read, Lifetime Lessons

    5
    By Coach Driggs
    Took about 3 hours to read, but a lifetime of great information and thought provoking ideas.
  • Quick, powerful read!

    5
    By MI momma
    Joshua medcalf provides life-changing insights in this fast reading allegory. So many takeaways! Well worth my time.
  • Mr.

    5
    By Ken Siemens
    Joshua Medcalf weaves his engaging story-telling skills throughout Chop Wood Carry Water's parable about John's journey to become a samurai archer under the tutelage of the wise sensei Akira. The advice John receives from Akira reveal many of Joshua Medcalf's life-giving and heart-changing lessons to improve the trajectory of your life. I have been blessed to hear Joshua Medcalf speak to groups of athletes six times and each time I have witnessed the transformational impact he has had on hundreds and hundreds of student-athletes. Medcalf weaves many of those same life-changing stories into Chop Wood Carry Water. This book speaks to today's youth about the importance and necessity of hard work, attention to detail, developing a growth mindset, overcoming obstacles, patience and attitude. Throughout these valuable lessons Medcalf stresses the important role his Christian faith has played in his journey. I gave Chop Wood Carry Water to my 18 year old son for Christmas. Not only did he read it in one setting, but I now hear him quote lessons from the book when talking about challenges he faces. I highly recommend Chop Wood Carry Water as a valuable resource that will speak to your heart and improve the trajectory of your life and positively impact the lives of others. Ken Siemens Founder of Coach With Love @CoachWithLove
  • Overcome your obstacles and achieve greatness

    5
    By Coacheswife19
    This is one of the most insightful principle filled books you could read. When I am a head coach again, I promise to have my team read it together. The points are timeless and immediately helpful. I dare you to try and put this down once you begin readings. It is a very easy read for anyone! Joshua brings the principles and lessons to life through story mode as you follow a young adult through their journey of becoming a Samurai archer. I didn't think I was big into stories, but I was sold after I began, and I'm glad I did. The best part is that the author is a genuine human being; he is not some big star that really doesn't care and is inaccessible. I have never met him in person, but I could instantly tell he is the real deal. Thanks for providing me with insight - I hope to teach my children and help develop their character through means like Chop Wood carry water. Blessings to all
  • Quick read with huge life implications

    5
    By Mjd41189
    This is a quick easy read that will have a major impact in your life. After reading this book, I can honestly say that I've changed the way that I look at quite a few things in life!! Definitely worth the read, you won't regret it!!
  • True success is within this book

    5
    By B. Holsinger
    Been a college basketball coach for 16 years and have read so many books and heard so many people talk on these subjects but Joshua Medcalf does an amazing job of using simple to understand and powerful analogies and ideas to help you toward success. Too many great thoughts and ideas to even mention here. A must read for anyone who wants success in their mission in life. You are missing out if you don't read this book.
  • All About the Journey

    5
    By BurlyGirlTris
    Having previously read "Burn Your Goals," I was excited to finally read this book. While the concepts and lessons are similar to "Goals," the fictional story told in "Chop" personifies a young man's transformation without cumbersome story development. This made for a pretty quick and engaging read, with the lessons obviously stated, so the reader can quickly apply them without having to sift it from a hefty novella. I appreciated this direct, yet elegant and effective delivery. As for the content itself, it's priceless. Both books have me not only re-evaluating how I act and think, but making worthwhile changes and enjoying the positive results. The message is fairly simple, but because behaviors need modified it takes more than a quick meme to facilitate real change. I intend to re-read some chapters as needed to reinforce my transformation (stubborn, hard-wired mind!), and I look forward to other works by both Medcalf and Jamie Gilbert to continue this enlightening journey. Bravo!
  • Awesome x 10

    5
    By Chad Landon Parks
    Chop Wood Carry water is a must read for coaches, leaders, parents, and anyone looking to succeed in life. The principles in this book are neatly weaved in a fascinating story that draws you to the next page. Medcalf delivers again in this quick read with long lasting wisdom.

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