Book Review Tuesday: John Maxwell's Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the TestSorry.  I know it’s a blatant copy of Michael Hyatt’s Book Review Friday.  Call it borrowing best practices.  My Discipline talent/strength likes the routine and structure of assigning a day to book reviews.  This week, thanks to Thomas Nelson’s Book Review Blogger program, I got to read John Maxwell’s new book.  Put Your Dream to the Test hopes to help readers see their dreams and seize them.

What Dream?

One of the questions Maxwell asks is “What would you do if you only had five years to live?”  I found this question to be a unique alternative to the usual “What would you do if you had all the money you needed?”…I’ve been pondering…


I love reading success stories.  John Maxwell always rounds up some good ones.

He tells a great Michael Hyatt story about when Hyatt became Publisher of Nelson Books.  I love that Hyatt got away from the day to day distractions for a couple days with just a notebook and pen.  Sometimes that’s the only way to connect with our big picture vision.

Another story that Maxwell included was from the early days of Chicken Soup for the Soul.  Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen did five things per day to move themselves closer to their best-selling book dream.  It’s easy to become overwhelmed and our big dreams get pushed out of the way by the daily “emergencies”.  Keeping momentum moving forward even by performing a few small steps consistently is good advice.

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