Wednesday, April 13, 2011

JOLT! by Phil Cooke

In JOLT!, Phil Cooke, reveals 25 "jolts" anyone can use in both their professional and their personal life. These are divided into groups under 5 sub-headings: 'Jolt Your Direction', 'Jolt What Matters', Jolt Your Potential', 'Jolt Your Heart', and 'Jolt Your Future'. Cooke, a well-respected television producer, commentator, and
social media guru presents ideas that can make a difference in how one approaches all decisions in life. Not only does he explain how to bolster confidence and make the most of your potential, but shows how to leave a lasting legacy that makes an eternal difference in the lives of others.

I loved the easy, conversational-style approach he used in writing this book. Each section was small enough that I wasn't overwhelmed by information, but could soak in what was being said and mull over how I could apply these methods to my own life. Cooke is upfront about his Christian faith and values influencing his worldview, but does not try to force them on others. As a fellow believer and follower of Jesus, I love that he incorporates this into the book, but I feel that others will find this book to be of equal value and respectful of different beliefs. This is a book that I will highly recommend, especially to those just beginning their careers and families. It needs be be on your MUST READ list if you have a business. I have reached an age where I regret more of the things I never did than I do the mistakes I made, and I believe JOLT! offers sage advice that a person will hopefully learn sooner rather than later.

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