When Jeffrey Adam Gutt stepped on the X Factor stage on September 20, 2012, he was singing for his life. At thirty-six, Gutt, a single dad with a four-year-old son, was almost out of chances. He was barely making ends meet and needed to make something good happen fast. As he noted before he sang, failure was not an option.
It’s a common refrain: you’re in your twenties and living a carefree existence, then one day you wake up and find that you’re in your mid-thirties without a whole lot to show for it. The good news for singers is that going through tough times enables them to sing more authentically and with deeper emotion, which is what connects a singer to an audience. So it’s no surprise that the judges and audience were moved by Jeffrey’s performance. With nothing to lose, he poured everything he had into his song, singing with an authority and passion that he probably couldn’t have done in his younger days.
No matter how far Jeffrey goes on this show, I’m guessing that his music career just got the boost it needs to take him where he needs to go.
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ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
Just click on the link below to download your free PDF sampler!
THROUGH GOD’S EYES PDF SAMPLER
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Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.