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Publisher's Summary

The inspirational number-one best seller by John P. Strelecky. Now translated into 36 languages and read by more than two million readers worldwide.

In a small cafe at a location so remote it sits in the middle of the middle of nowhere, John - a man in a hurry - is at a crossroads. Intent only on refueling before moving along on his road trip, he finds sustenance of an entirely different kind. In addition to the specials of the day, the cafe menu lists three questions all diners are encourage to consider.

  • Why are you here?
  • Do you fear death?
  • Are you fulfilled?

With this food for thought and the guidance of three people he meets at the cafe, John embarks on a journey of self-discovery that takes him from the executive suites of the advertising world to the surf of Hawaii's coastline. Along the way he discovers a new way to look at life, himself, and just how much you can learn from a green sea turtle.

©2003, 2006, 2011 John P. Strelecky (P)2019 John P. Strelecky

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Meh

I don't really get the hype on this book. I was really excited to listen to it, and it was okay, but I am kind of dissapointed. My expectations were high, but I just find this book to have the same exact message as any other personal developpement book. Nothing special.

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A story that makes you think

As other reviews indicated - this book does not provide any information you don’t already know deep inside but it is entertaining and does make you stop and think
A very easy listen

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Listen now!

Profound, thought provoking and life changing.
Best two hours I have invested in myself in a long time.

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Not much to this...

The questions posed are useful, but overall there is not much new or insightful in this book.

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  • PCR
  • 2021-07-03

pleasant read

Nothing new here, but nicely blended into a story and pleasant to listen to. Try it!

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Not for me

Struggled quite a bit with this book, I found the content somewhat redundant and pointless.

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A book of revelation

I don't think that you should just listen to this audiobook. It would be nonsense.

I think that you should apply it to your life. It would change your life forever.

Also you should not listen to it only once.

It's really a book of revelations. It's an amazing book.

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  • ShivaLyle
  • 2019-03-06

If you aren’t feeling totally fulfilled, try this!

This is a very basic, easy to read and understand Life purpose 101 handbook. The concepts are simple but many people have never considered them. I would be willing to bet that 99% of people would get benefit from reading this. It’s very short and easy so it’s worth it! I will especially be sharing this book with the younger people in my life who are just figuring out what they need to go do in the world. It will offer them a perspective that society for the most part has not.

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  • Michael Albright
  • 2022-03-13

Should be on the young adult shelf

The concept is intriguing, I bought the audiobook - the writing is spoon fed and written in a young reader fashion, ie. every interaction comes with the characters addressing each other by name, prior to their dialogue. The concept is nice, albeit sophomoric - just would have liked knowing this, going in.

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  • 2022-02-08

keep ...keeping on asking questions

As I'm 80+ years old....I find I've listened to or attended motivational talks on similar topics. ...as why are we lucky or have we practiced and thus we are better at getting results...
I found that I understand where this book was going. ...because I've traveled that road many times. ... I now feel the story of my life has several different answers at different stages as I lived longer...as I don't feel older...inside... my body has aged.....my mind n outlook keep...keeping on. ...learn to operate the new technology gadgets. ..don't be left behind in the stone age...ask questions of yourself and ask others for guidance and help understanding what has you questioning the why or how.....

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  • ilona
  • 2020-09-10

amazing

very short book but with very meaningful message, if you are looking for the inspiration how to create the best life, you are in the right place!

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  • Stephanie Mohrmann
  • 2019-10-15

Just what I needed to hear

Just what I needed to hear! Makes sense. I need to be braver. Much braver.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-24

demasiado bueno

Me encanto, sobre todo me hace ver la realidad, y me inspiro mucho para encontrar mi verdadero propósito.

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  • Maxime Bertrand
  • 2022-03-10

Simple and.so true 😉

I enjoyed the ideas, that are simple and applicable. Good refresh to elaborate the Why we are here.