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Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck Hardcover – April 7, 2015
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“You have the power to give yourself a fresh start. Jon Acuff shows you how.”
—SOPHIA AMORUSO, author of #GIRLBOSS
“As Abraham Lincoln once said, being forced into work you don’t love is like paying to upgrade your cell phone to the latest model: no one should have to do that! Fortunately, you don’t need to do at least one of these things anymore. Take it from me and from Honest Abe: Jon’s book can get you unstuck."
—CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, author of The Happiness of Pursuit and The $100 Startup
“Do Over is an energetic, user-friendly guide to navigating the jumps, bumps, and ceilings that we all face in our careers.”
—ADAM GRANT, author of Give and Take
“Do Over is funny, insightful, and well-written. Three reasons I resent Jon Acuff.”
— JIM GAFFIGAN, comedian and author of Food: A Love Story
“Honest, funny, helpful, fresh: there’s a long list of words to describe the wisdom you’ll find in Do Over. I dare you to read the first few pages of this book. If you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop. I have ordered a copy for every member of my team.”
—MICHAEL HYATT, author of Platform
“Big dreams often start with big books. Do Over is one of them. The impact this book is going to have on the careers and lives of people across the world is going to be really fun to watch!”
—ANDY ANDREWS, author of The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift
“Jon Acuff serves up heaping portions of sage advice with a healthy side of selfdeprecating humor. As an entrepreneur and business owner, I found myself nodding, laughing, and getting my toes stepped all over in a good way throughout these pages.”
—CRYSTAL PAINE, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode
“This is the best career book ever written. I’m not even sure what book comes in second. This is practical, human, touching, urgent, vulnerable, universal, actionable truth, all in a well-written, handy package. Go!”
—SETH GODIN, author of What to Do When It’s Your Turn
“If you’re sick of constantly fighting the Monday blues, this book is for you . . . [Acuff’s] career advice is solid . . . By the end, most will have a new outlook on their role in the workplace. They will be ready to take on the day with nothing but an adjusted attitude and a ton of grit.”
About the Author
JON ACUFF is the author of five books, including Quitter and the New York Times bestseller Start. For sixteen years he’s helped companies like the Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and AutoTrader.com tell their stories. He’s a well-known public speaker, and his blogs have been read by millions of fans. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jenny, and their two young daughters.
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example: If you've familiar with Dave Ramsey, he makes a comment,"If you want to read a book about successful marriages, you wouldn't find a guy who has been married 17 times and wrote a book about it. No, rather you'd find a guy who's 80 years old Married once and his dear old wife is holding him up and they are still walking arm and arm." or something like that. well this is how I feel here.
So John is a guy who wrote quitter/Start and now Do Over all three of which I own. He quit his "Dream Job" Working for Ramsey Solutions. He either got fired or quit every other job he has had and I'm reading his career advice books? My inner voice has an issue with that. That said, he does make some good points about Investing in your "Career Bank Account". Effectively relationship building in life and at work. Lets be honest. Nepotism is still very alive and well in the workforce. And those with the ability to foster good career relationships will be more successful than those that can't. So if your career is stuck, or maybe you can't get hired at all, maybe you need an investment in your Career Bank Account "CBA", AKA a new relationship to help you get that bump you needed.
That said, Jon manages to get hired time after time after time and I'm not talking about jobs at Wal-Mart or K-Mart. So Jon has an ability to sell his skills time and time again even after writing a book about quitting. If you were the hiring manager, would you hire a guy who you felt was just going to quit in 6-8 months and even wrote a book called Quitter? Just saying. Either way, Back to the marriage statement. If you are looking to learn from a guy who is great at getting hired for high profile jobs, Bose, Ramsey Solutions to name a couple, Jon Acuff may be your guy. And his theory about CBA investments definitely play a factor in that.
I'll be finishing the book. I wish Jon Luck in his future endeavors.
But more than letting it overcome you & hold you back from your greatness, allow this season if you're going through it (& this book) to leave you with a pathway that is proven that is going to leave you inspired.
Note that this stuff isn't rocket science, but it's the little things paired with Jon's humor that he points out that are going to help you stand out in an incredibly crowded marketplace.
Remember that everyday is a new day that provides opportunities to reinvent yourself, so don't focus on the bad that might be happening during this season of your life. Instead, grab a copy & let Jon speak to your heart, your soul, & your mind as you prep for new journey's ahead.
Thanks Jon! :-)
A colleague introduced me to Jon's blog and I enjoyed his writing style so much I signed up for the newsletter. One of few that I enjoy reading. When I read the newsletter about this book I pre-ordered it. I was feeling stuck in my job - I loved the work but not the company. I was day dreaming about my ideal job - one where I loved not only the work, but the company I work for. I wasn't ready to jump, they paid me well and I worked from home, so I was looking for motivation. The book was delivered the week before a scheduled vacation, so I decided to wait until after vacation to start reading it.
The day I got back from vacation I was laid off. Best blindside ever. I felt an enormous sense of relief, followed by terror and lots of self pity. Then back to relief. I spent the rest of the week taking calls from fabulous co-workers who were as shocked as I was and reconnecting with friends and colleagues from previous jobs. I also started reading this book. Every page helped to reinforce the fact that everything happens for a reason and that I am now on an exciting journey. I can't wait to see where this leads me, but I'm sure that where ever it is I have what I need to make it better than the last.