Book Review – Jolt!

Looking to make a change in your life, but not sure how? This is the book for you. Phil Cooke explains not only the positive case for making change, but also deals with the most common objections and obstacles.

I particularly appreciated his insights into changing organizations (businesses, churches, non-profits, etc) by starting with personal changes.  “You don’t change organizations without changing people”, he says. This may involve a change of personnel, or simply changes of thinking within the personnel you already have.

“It’s not our environments, the people around us, or the conditions of our lives that determine our futures; it’s the personal choices we make or don’t make.” So… why aren’t you making those choices??!! Cooke rejects these common scapegoats and points out that the problem that stalls us out is usually ourselves. But he doesn’t leave us there. He examines the typical reasons we choose badly, and suggests alternate ways of thinking and acting.

Executives are paid top dollar for one reason and one reason alone – their decision making ability. Cooke explains the process of moving from stagnancy to proactive decision making in a way that is accessible to everyone. This process is as valuable to each of us as it is to the top execs, so why shouldn’t we learn it too!

Whether the current situation you are trying to move past is relational, financial, professional, or spiritual, Jolt! will help you find the motivation to get off your duff!

Question: What change would you like to make in your life?