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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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P.S. I got to meet him briefly at a book signing. He's just as funny and genuine in real life.
P.P.S. Absolutely amazing book.
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! :-)
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/
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.
Jon does a tremendous job of presenting the idea that your career doesn't have to be miserable, but can actually be fun and enjoyable. While you may find this book in the career section it's certainly more than that. Following the activities in Do Over will make you a better friend, father, mother, spouse, and employee. You'll learn some great techniques to use that will help uncover where your passions are and how to apply those skills into your career.
If you are just starting out on your career journey, feel stuck in a job you don't enjoy, or want to just become a better person then Do Over is the book for you.