Friday, September 02, 2011

The Power Based Life by Mike Flynt


When times get tough, what is the source of your strength?  In this readable book, Mike Flynt suggests twelve strategies to identify and maximize sources of personal strength.  As a Christian, Flynt begins with one’s relationship to God, who God has created each of us to be, and the joy of building on those discoveries to create a life. He uses personal examples, biblical references, and stories about historical and sports figures to illustrate his strategies for operating out of one's "power base."

There is little new in the book but what sets it apart is the author himself.  Expelled from college before he could compete as a football player in his senior year, Flynt went on to construct a meaningful life with a loving wife and family, success as a strength coach, and the founder of a company.  He always regretted his failure as a college athlete, however, and returned to Sul Ross State University, his alma mater, to compete in collegiate football at the age of 59.  This story is told in the book The Senior, but the present volume testifies to the growth of a man who observes on his return to play that he had changed more than the game had!

Flynt’s philosophy of life centers not only on his faith in God but also an understanding that one’s growth is based on building on one’s strengths and “coachability.”  The chapters on visualization and dealing with adversity are especially helpful to one who is a life coach or who is being coached.

This is a quick read but the insights are valuable.
  
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