From best-selling author Jon Gordon and rising star Damon West comes The Coffee Bean, an illustrated fable that teaches readers 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 and resiliency 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. Along the way, he discovers that by looking inward he can transform not only himself, but those around him. Wherever his life takes him, from school, to the military, to the business world, Abe shares the story of the coffee bean, and experiences firsthand how this simple yet powerful lesson can unleash the unstoppable power of inner strength.
A delightful quick read that will likely take less than an hour, the book is purposely written and designed for readers of all ages so that everyone can benefit from one of the most powerful messages on the planet. Don’t let the pictures and brevity fool you. This is a book and message that, when shared, has the power to change your world and the world. The power is within us, we only need to tap into it and share it to create positive change. So, the question is: are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?