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1.05.2011

The Power Based Life by Mike Flynt - A Review

I just finished reading a brand new book by Mike Flynt titled The Power-Based Life: Realize Your Life's Goals and Dreams by Strengthening Your Body, Mind, and Spirit and I'd like to tell you about this book. 

If you’re in need of motivation but can’t afford a life coach, Mike Flynt is a great stand-in. The Power Based Life is part pep talk. Part inspiration. And part instruction manual. Flynt’s goal is to help people realize what they were born for and then go after that. His twelve strategies help readers sort through their own strengths and potential.

Flynt covers topics such as attitude, belief, commitment, team work, time management, physical health, and much more. He draws on his own experience as a football player and often teaches from the standpoint of a sports metaphor. He was the guy who played college football at 59 years old that made the news a few years ago. In the book, he often compares life to a football game, weight training, and the dynamics of a team.

Flynt has a positive attitude about adversity and encourages readers to use every experience for growth. Some might say his book is just basic common sense, but he presents it in an organized way that serves as a great reminder to anyone who has lost sight of their dreams. He also supports his ideas with a good amount of references and plenty of scripture. Flynt stresses, based on his own example, it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.

I like the conversational style of the book. He talks right to the reader and even comments just as someone would if you were having a personal conversation rather than keeping up an academic style. For example, he will say something like, “Enough about me. Let’s get back to you,” after he tells a story from his experience. I liked this informal, yet very organized way of communicating.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to reevaluate and take stock of their lives. The spiritual emphasis is especially helpful and Flynt talks about how different his approach to even the game of football was after he gave his life to Christ. His goal is to help others discover their own power base, the center of personal strength that leads to a more significant and satisfying life. He’s clear that this isn’t about tapping into some new age higher power. It’s about a life centered on THE highest power, God.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers for the purpose of this review. My opinions are honest and I am not required to give a favorable review.

About the Author
Mike Flynt played football for Permian high School in Odessa, TX where he helped start a winning tradition, inspiring Friday Night Lights. In 2007, at the age of fifty-nine, Mike received national attention by returning to his college alma mater, Sul Ross State University, to play his senior year, becoming the oldest contributing member of a college football team in NCAA history. Today, Mike's company, Powerbase Fitness, LLC, helps people live better, more productive lives through strength training.

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