This time last year, I officially joined the workforce as a sales representative for a State Farm agent. The first few months were filled with training and becoming licensed. I really loved the challenge of passing all the state and company exams, as well as learning the insurance business.
Fast forward to year 2 and my boss has new goals for me... namely sales. This is new territory for me and I am being stretched in new directions. These challenges are definitely taking me out of my comfort zone. Because of this, the title of the book I am reviewing "Jungle Warfare: A basic manual for Christians in Sales." immediately caught my attention.
To be honest with you: it IS a jungle out here! How to navigate the marketplace and 'compete' in a totally secular environment is unfamiliar territory for me and I do have days I feel like Rambo must have felt dropped off in enemy territory!
This book is great because the author used his grandfather's World War 2 jungle warfare manual. A page of instructions from this guide is used as a preface to each chapter. The chapters are short and intended to be read one a day for a 22 day guidebook. The book does a good job of focusing us on the fact that our focus is not ourselves but Christ. This is a lesson I have to keep reminding myself. My job and being the best in the world's eyes is not what true success is all about. Each chapter also has a prayer and questions to ask yourself about your job and how it relates to your faith.
Overall I think it is a good book to keep in your library. I brought mine to work and refer to it when I need to focus on my priorities.