For nearly ten years, Judge Glenda Hatchett has delighted TV audiences with a brand of justice that turns the everyday into something eminently watchable.
Now she brings her unique brand of practical wisdom to encouraging people to take charge of their lives and make start reaching for their true potential.
Judge Hatchett's message can be distilled into the following two words:
Whatever obstacles or fears one faces, Judge Hatchett’s prescription implores readers to write their own story in this life. With care and conviction, Judge Hatchett uses real life stories from the courtroom and her personal life to counsel readers, showing them how to find their true purpose and gifts, to be real about their reality and its potential outside of challenging circumstances, and to always be true to themselves.
Interactive as well as inspirational, DARE TO TAKE CHARGE challenges the reader at the end of each chapter to ask themselves reflective questions that lead to moments of self-discovery and a defined pathway to healing. Daring her audience to study the positive with the same interest and intensity that they study the negative, Judge Hatchett uncovers the potential for grace and success in lives that are now punctuated with despair and unfaithfulness.
One of my favorite chapters in this book is entitled "Hope and Joy." Judge Hatchett implores her readers that in order to make your dreams come true, you have to be optomistic and find a little bit of joy in your life each day. By taking time to keep track of the small bits of joy in a Joy Journal for a least three weeks can enable the reader to look back and see that there are bright spots to life.
DARE TO TAKE CHARGE isn't just for reading. There are assignments from the Judge throughout the book - each asking the reader to stop, think and write down goals, plans, dreams and more and how by doing this, you can push forward to making those passions into reality.
This is an amazing book that is meant to be read and used, and then re-read and re-used - a manual to taking charge of your life. And Judge Glenda Hatchett will be there cheering you on all the way to the finish line.
About The Author:
After graduating from Emory University School of Law and completing a coveted clerkship in the U.S. Federal Courts, Glenda Hatchett accepted a position at Delta Air Lines, as the company’s highest-ranking African-American woman. She served in dual roles as a senior attorney for Delta, litigating cases in federal courts throughout the country, and Manager of Public Relations, supervising global crisis management, and media relations for all of Europe, Asia and the United States. In fact, her outstanding contributions were recognized by Ebony Magazine, which named Glenda Hatchett one of the “100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America.” She made the difficult decision to leave Delta Air Lines in order to accept an appointment as Chief Presiding Judge of the Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court.
Upon accepting the position, Glenda Hatchett became Georgia’s first African-American Chief Presiding Judge of a state court and the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country. Glenda Hatchett is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and has been recognized as a distinguished alumni and awarded an honorary degree by the college. She also attended Emory University School of Law and because of her commitment to excellence and service within the community, Glenda was awarded the Emory Medal, the highest award given to an alum by the university. Currently, Glenda Hatchett presides over the syndicated show, “Judge Hatchett” currently in its 8th season (Sony Pictures Television), and is author of the national best-seller, “Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say” (HarperCollins). She has previously served on the Board of Directors of Gap, Inc. the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), and The Service Master Company.
Presently, Glenda Hatchett is a board member of the Atlanta Falcons Football Organization and serves on the Board of Advisors for Play Pumps International. She also serves on the Boys and Girls Clubs of America National Board of Governors and she resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her two sons.
Check out her website at http://www.glendahatchett.com/
My Thanks to Dorothy Thompson at Pump Up Your Book Promotion for including me on this book blog tour!