I’m so happy to announce that my good friend Rick Fortier has published his book, The Shift Squad.
I was fortunate to get an early copy of it to review and let me tell you, I’m so glad I did. No, I’m not just saying it. I really mean what I’m saying here. If anyone knows me at all, they know I don’t endorse things unless I believe in them.
Hard To Put It Down
The more I read The Shift Squad, the harder it was for me to stop and take a break. I struggled to put it down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Rick has a way of writing that keeps you fully engaged and wanting to keep reading.
While it is a fictional self-help book, it didn’t feel like a self-help book. In fact, I almost forgot that it was designed with a point in mind. It felt like a story that I could resonate with as I read each page.
The Shift Squad gave me a feeling like I was sitting in the classroom with the characters. It really felt like I was a part of their lives. In fact, there were a few times that I found myself in tears, rejoicing and feeling what was being discussed.
The Characters Came Alive
How Rick used slang to bring the characters alive was pretty cool because it made them more real. Even the part where they would explain to the teacher what some of the slang meant.
There is a point in The Shift Squad that talks about the stages of change. I just took a class in health coaching and we discussed this topic in that class, so I could easily identify with it.
One of my favorite parts is when the students wanted to put the teacher on a pedestal. I’ve struggled with this for most of my life, so it was a particularly touching point in the book for me.
This is not a book about theoretical concepts or happy thoughts or ancient words of wisdom. It is a book about applying self-empowerment concepts to everyday life and the struggles we all face.
Into A Journey Of Self-Discovery
Sometimes there are books that preach at us about how we should live or think or feel. The Shift Squad is not one of those books. It takes you into a journey of self-discovery while helping you re-frame what you see, feel, interpret, and believe about life.
I can really see this book, The Shift Squad, going places and helping many in this world. It is something I wish I was taught way back in high school.
The only sad thing about the book is that it ended. I found myself wishing I could keep reading it forever. It had such an impact on me. When I find a book like this that is written so well with such a great message, I just want to tell everyone.
Are You Ready For The Shift?
Please read The Shift Squad. It is a good read and one that will enrich your life. So, are you ready for the shift?
If you would like to learn more about The Shift Squad, check out Rick Fortier’s website.