A book full of inspiration

By Stacie Gorkow, correspondent
Published: May 11 2014 | 12:01 am in Books, Reviews,

I  was thrilled to be contacted by the author to review his book. It was a coincidence to find out that he used to work for KCRG-TV9 in the 1980s before he made his way to Minneapolis.

Joe Schmit has had life experiences that many people dream about, meeting sports heroes and scoring awesome interviews with coaches. What he has done with those experiences is turn them into life lessons and showed how everyone, no matter who they are, can have an impact on other’s lives.

Schmit shows us that people of influence can be the person in the corner office, but is often the person who cleans the corner office. These people often share a purpose, are persistent, and have a passion, either in their career or in life in general.

Schmit shows us people of influence and tells us stories we have never heard. For example, we hear about Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins MVP, and how his influence in the high school cafeteria had a ripple effect on multiple lives. We are also introduced to an elderly gentleman whose daily visits to a Wendy’s drive-thru had a huge impact on his life. Each story will make you think about the impact you are making on others.

“Silent Impact” is a short book full of life lessons and truly is a must-read. I either laughed or cried on nearly every page. I had several “aha” moments and quotes and lessons I want to remember. You will want to share it with everyone you know.

This book is full of happiness and you will be inspired to make an impact on the lives of others.


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