The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change

The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change

by Jon Gordon, Damon West


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From bestselling author Jon Gordon and rising star Damon West comes The Coffee Bean: an illustrated fable that teaches readers 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 read, The Coffee Bean is purposely written and designed for readers of all ages so that everyone can benefit from this transformational lesson. This is a book and message that, when read 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119430278
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 12,005
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

JON GORDON has inspired millions of readers around the world. He is the author of 18 books, including six bestsellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership, and The Power of a Positive Team. He is passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams.

DAMON WEST is a motivational speaker and author of The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World. Over the past few years, he has been sharing the coffee bean lesson with college football teams such as Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, and countless schools and businesses. Damon is passionate about the coffee bean message, and loves sharing how it changed his life and how it can change yours, too.

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The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Danielle Luty 30 days ago
this book is seriously straight and to the point and definitely one of the best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How this even qualifies as a book is beyond me! And then to charge $17, Oh My What a ripoff! Great message that could have been said in about 3 minutes. Bestseller, Inspirational??? What a joke!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick, easy read. Suitable for EVERY age group (my 8 year old is currently reading it). This is a great perspective to share with any team, group, or individual to get them thinking about the impact that they can have on their environment, rather than letting their environment have an impact on them. Excellent message. Jon and Damon should team up more often!
RTomD More than 1 year ago
This book is easy to read has has a message that can transform lives. It is perfect for adults and children as well a teams or work groups. I highly recommend this quick read.
Jaime Waterfield More than 1 year ago
I loved the message of this book! It is just as applicable in day to day life as it is in the office, on the field, or in a school. Whether you are 9 or 99 you will take away a positive and valuable lesson from reading the book. Quick read, easy to comprehend. Be a coffee bean!
Hollee Archibald More than 1 year ago
This book is such a quick and easy read but so impactful. The message matters and is so useful for all ages. Easy to get the message across before bedtime or during a staff meeting. #BeaCoffeeBean