JOLT Challenge has been researched and developed since 2004 and follows the ‘something old, something new’ philosophy. The very best of different disciplines have been and will continue to be researched, adapted, tested and culminated into an accessible format to improve your life and give you what you need to achieve your desired level of fulfillment. Where such exercises and tools did not exist to bring the theory to life, we created and tested them ourselves on focus groups and trial groups.
JOLT Challenge draws on and combines theories, strategies, tools and exercises from the following areas:
Behavioural, developmental, evolutionary, organisational, social
Accelerated learning, assessment and evaluation, experiential training, learning styles, multiple intelligence
Behaviour, communication, creativity, goal setting, motivation, storytelling, values
Art of improvisation, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), hypnotherapy, imagery, kinesiology, neuro linguistic programming (NLP), physiotherapy, relaxation
Anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, neuroscience, nutrition
Eastern, indigenous and western cultures
These different areas have been integrated into a model based on the following seven philosophies:
- Mind/Body learning
The mind and body are two parts of the same system. You cannot affect one without affecting the other. There are plenty of ways of working out your body, so the focus of JOLT Challenge is to work out your mind. We recommend that you do a minimum of 30 minutes of physical exercise daily throughout this Challenge.
- Self-directed learning
JOLT Challenge provides you the opportunity to find your own answers. It is not prescriptive, telling you what to do and what to think. Instead, it offers experiences and opportunities for you to discover what works for you, so you can achieve your desired level of fulfillment.
Neuroscience tells us that your brain is incredibly malleable and is constantly rewiring and sorting itself until the day you shift off this mortal coil. That means you can learn new behaviours, change old beliefs and pick up new skills and talents. So you CAN teach an old dog new tricks and the proverbial leopard CAN change its spots. Some things may take longer to change than others depending on what’s required to learn. However, positive change IS possible for you.
- More options
JOLT Challenge offers you a wide range of options and experiences to increase the likelihood of you achieving the change you desire. Not all of the JOLT Challenge is going to float your boat. That’s why it’s a Challenge with a capital C! It will challenge you on many different levels; emotionally, cognitively, creatively and more. The key is to experiment with all the exercises and tools. Implement them into your daily life. If they work, keep them and if they don’t, get rid of them. But make it an informed decision not to use them rather than a pre-judged one.
S.U.C.C.E.E.D. is Stepping Up Constantly & Consistently Each & Every Day.
Do just a little bit at a time. Rather than read the whole book from start to finish, follow the guidelines – just a little bit each day. In fact, not even each day. Just five days a week. Only by bringing in a little bit at a time can you make positive change that actually lasts. We believe in reinterpreting the old K.I.S.S. principle into – Keep It Simple Serves!
- The learning is in the doing
We recognise that the knowledge in JOLT Challenge is just information. The workouts and exercises help turn that information into knowledge for you, by getting you to do things and put the information into practise. There’s time for reflection, feedback and practice. Our philosophy is, information becomes knowledge only when you put it into practice. And learning from the practice you will gain wisdom.
- Experiential learning
This is the way to turn the information into knowledge. JOLT Challenge is a multi-modality learning experience. This means that it impacts the three ways you learn – visually (seeing), auditory (hearing) and kinaesthetically (doing).