Saturday, November 21, 2020

Do Life Differently by Jeff D Reeter

Reeter wants you to live the best life possible. He wants you to live life intentionally according to your unique abilities, getting the most out of your life. His book is full of encouragement and illustrative stories and examples. He encourages you to have a greater purpose, to have a life of significance, to be extraordinary. He encourages you to evaluate where you are, look at where you've been, and to determine what you really want. He helps you describe your goal and identify obstacles that try to trip you up.

Reeter does a good job of informing readers what should be done but lacks in the practical suggestions of how it is to be done. In his chapter on habits, for example, he writes we are to have the priority, “Choose to become the best you possible.” His strategy? “Ask yourself: When am I at my best? How can I replicate that in my everyday life?” (329/434) The next priority, “Choose habits that will give you your best life.” (329/434) But there is no practical strategy, no suggested steps to creating and sustaining those habits. Because of that, I think this book would be of best use by being read and discussed within a trusted group. An accountability relationship would help to get the most out of this book.

Reeter's leadership style seems to be one of example rather than practical instruction. He gives many illustrations of what works in his own life. If that works for you, than this is a good book. If you are looking for practical suggestions or detail strategy on how to develop your own Master Action Plan, you may need some outside help. The book is best suited for men, I think, as many of the life examples Reeter gives deals with hunting, football and similar outdoor activities.

You can find out more about the book and enter your email to read an excerpt here.

My rating: 4/5.

Jeff D. Reeter is an author and speaker, entrepreneur, servant leader, and strategist. He is a leader at his financial firm, Northwestern Mutual. He and his wife enjoy outdoor activities and spending time at the Reeter Ranch with their family and friends.

Worthy Publishers, 240 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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