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Do Over: Make Today the First Day of Your New Career Paperback – January 3, 2017
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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 nineteen 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.
Follow Jon on Twitter @JonAcuff and on the web at www.Acuff.me
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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! :-)
Throughout the book, Acuff takes a revealing stance, not hesitating to share how his own journey in the life of a career-driven person caused him to encounter each of the four types of career do-overs. His honesty challenged me to think reflectively about my own situation. My stuck-ness was the result of a ceiling, but the end of the school year posed me two different career opportunities. This book came at the opportune moment and throughout it I found many different pieces of advice and recommendations which as I continue to plan for next school year I will be deciding how and where to put them into practice.
One question that Jon poses a person should use when trying to develop the character of a servant is to ask: “How can I make you look like a rock star?” In looking to the next school year, that is one question I will be posing to both my principal and my colleagues. It’s a simple question, but the simple ideas are usually the ones that stick.
Jon, thank you for providing the resources at hand in one place to help catalyze a #DoOver.
And he's hilarious. I'd read a line, laugh out loud, then call over to my husband and read it to him. We especially liked this one:
"When a stranger criticizes your entire life because of one thing you posted on Facebook, that's like someone driving by your house and yelling from his car, 'Your yard is horrible, I bet your heart is too!'"
I couldn't stop typing quotes into my phone when I read this book. Thanks for all your hard work, Jon Acuff. It was a blast reading the finished product.
I’ve read or listened to a few interviews Jon has given as he’s launched this book and he talks a lot about this book being for anyone who is going through a do over. Whether career related, graduating college or looking to take a brave step, I have to say I agree 100%. This book is full of legit advice (like you’re pulling out note cards and doing what he says) and comes from someone who used the exact principles in his own do over 18 months ago.
I love the four areas he focuses on and how to build the “career savings account.” Even if you’re not looking to switch careers, having this type of account is invaluable. Sometimes an opportunity comes up you might not have planned or your industry suddenly changes and you’re out of a job. There’s plenty of things that happen in life we don’t expect, so being prepared is a plus for me. It’s also a fun read. I can’t say I’ve read many career books where I’m constantly laughing. That to me is a win!
There’s lots of quote gems throughout the book, but if I listed all my favorites, I’d pretty much give you the book, so I’ll leave just one. I like it because complacency doesn’t just sneak in our career lives…he shows up everywhere.
“Unfortunately, fear has a friend. While I was feeling smug about defeating fear, something else was kicking people in the ribs. Something quieter and far subtler than the neon monster of fear. The moment fear gave up the ghost, it tagged in its partner and something even more insidious stepped in the ring. Complacency.”
What’s some of the best career advice you’ve received?
Originally posted at http://booksandbeverages.org/2015/05/06/do-over-by-jon-acuff-book-review/