Become Who You Were Born to Be

  • by Brian Souza
  • Narrated by Don Leslie
  • 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Do you ever feel burned out, beat up, or just plain bored, wondering, "Is this all there is"? Do you ever feel trapped in a stressful job that leaves you unhappy and unsatisfied? Do you ever question if you're fulfilling your life's purpose? If so, you are not alone. Like millions of Americans, Brian Souza found himself in this precarious position a few years back. Despite attending dozens of motivational seminars and devouring the best the self-help industry had to offer, Souza was left wanting more. The turning point came when he finally realized it wasn't artificial motivation he was after; he was really searching for a legitimate reason to be motivated. Thousands of hours of research and countless interviews later, Souza finally uncovered the secrets he was looking for all along. Just as musicians must make music, poets must write, and artists must paint, we all have a unique gift designed for a specific vocation that will bring both meaning and purpose to our lives. Become Who You Were Born to Be is a blueprint for discovering your unique gift and using it to realize your personal and professional potential. And to illustrate his life-changing philosophy, Souza relates true stories of everyday people and world-famous celebrities, including Lance Armstrong, Amy Tan, Sylvester Stallone, Garth Brooks, and Oprah Winfrey, who became heroes by overcoming adversity and squeezing every ounce of opportunity from their gifts.


What the Critics Say

"It's the psychological astuteness with which he analyzes the fearful life patterns many Americans fall into that makes this book most valuable." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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I was very impressed with this book. It is very motivating, and intelligent! I have listened to many motivational speakers and Brain Souza writes in his own style. I found this book to be interesting, eye opening, sometimes funny and sometimes healing. Great writing, and the reader has a wonderful powerful voice!
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- D Farley


This audiobook is simply amazing! Of the hundreds of motivational and inspirational books and recordings I own, this may be the best I have heard. Just as the author explains in the beginning, he has managed to define the core questions many of us have about our life's work.This is also the first book of its kind I have seen that doesn't make assumptions on a persons spiritual convictions regarding a "path in this life". I am strongly Christian in faith and really appreciate the way Mr. Souza demonstrates through countless examples how the responsibility to do or be anything is on us! We are all born with more potential than we will ever use.
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- Leonard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2007
  • Publisher: Books on Tape