Saturday, August 22, 2015

Jump-start Your Growth by John Maxwell

John C. Maxwell helps readers maximize their potential with this 90-day guide based on his #1 New York Times bestseller, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth. Named Inc. magazine's #1 most popular leadership expert in 2014, Maxwell delivers daily inspiration and practical advice for bringing out your best, personally and professionally, one day at a time. Readers can engage every day with succinct lessons, stimulating questions, and inspiring quotes, with plenty of journaling space to record progress and revelations. Inspiring and convenient, this portable, interactive growth tool gives readers everything they need to improve self-knowledge, gain confidence, and lead more satisfying lives in three short months.

My review:
   I am very familiar with John Maxwell and his books, but have never read any of them since they are usually aimed at leaders....which I am not. This little book popped up to review, and I decided to check it out.

  It is a small hardcover book, smaller than a trade paperback but larger than a mass market. The book isn't geared for leaders, but for anyone who is aiming for a certain goal or job, or for someone who just wants to improve their life.

  This is a self help book of sorts, but from a biblical perspective. It is split up into 90 days. Each day has a quote that has to do with his lesson, then it has the lesson, a question to answer, and a whole page to write your thoughts and answer to the question.

  For instance day 50 is on managing your time, and the question asks what system you use to maintain your priorities and what people do you need to give power and responsibility to who can help you in that area.

  I haven't read the whole book, as the idea is to read and do one lesson a day, and I did not want to take that long to review the book. However, I am impressed with what I have read so far and have found it helpful. If a person goes through this book and follows the advice, they should definitely experience some growth in some area or areas that they need to improve in.

About the author:

John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 16 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP and INJOY Stewardship Services. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and audiences as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and ambassadors at the United Nations. A New York Times , Wall Street Journal , and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell was named the World's Top Leadership Guru by He was also one of only 25 authors and artists named to's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership , Developing the Leader Within You , and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold over a million copies.

Jump-start Your Growth is available from Center Street, part of the Hachette Book Group. Thanks to Hachette for the review copy.