Have you ever felt caught between the tension of a day job and a dream job That gap between what you have to do and what you d love to do I have.At first I thought I was the only one who felt that way, but then I started to talk to people and realized we re becoming the I m, but generation When we talk about what we do for a living we inevitably say, I m a teacher, buHave you ever felt caught between the tension of a day job and a dream job That gap between what you have to do and what you d love to do I have.At first I thought I was the only one who felt that way, but then I started to talk to people and realized we re becoming the I m, but generation When we talk about what we do for a living we inevitably say, I m a teacher, but I want to be an artist I m a CPA, but I d love to start my own business I m a _____, but I want to be a ______ All too often, we hear that dreaming big means you quit your day job, sell everything you own, and move to Guam But what if there were a different way What if you could blow up your dream without blowing up your life What if you could go for broke without going broke What if you could start today What if you already have everything you need to begin From figuring out what your dream is to quitting in a way that exponentially increases your chance of success, Quitter is full of inspiring stories and actionable advice This book is based on 12 years of cubicle living and my true story of cultivating a dream job that changed my life and the world in the process.It s time to close the gap between your day job and your dream job It s time to be a Quitter.
Quitter Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job Have you ever felt caught between the tension of a day job and a dream job That gap between what you have to do and what you d love to do I have At first I thought I was the only one who felt that way
Surprisingly, this book, called Quitter, is not about quitting It is actually about making the most of where you are at Often, when going after a dream job, our day job can be good security for us while we prepare to take a big step towards our goals and passions One of the best points that Acuff makes in this book comes in the chapter, Removing the I m From Your But An I m But example is, I m an accountant, but I wanted to be a novelist It seems like there are a lot of people these days that, w [...]
The only reason I didn t give this book five stars is because it made me feel like a big dumb jerk a lot.Okay Fine I revised my rating I went back and changed it to five stupid stars After all, it s not Acuff s fault that I ve had such a sucky attitude toward non dreamy employment It s mine Go Jon, yay.But seriouslyGod s been working on me about my attitudes toward my dream, my job, my expectation of spousal provision, and the financial irresponsibility of pursuing my dreams as I ve been pursuin [...]
This book is not what you might think in fact, I hesitate to talk about it lest my coworker friends think I m looking to jump ship I am not But this book is too good not to share, and sometimes the right things hit us at just the right times.I can see this book being a GREAT touchstone for anyone hoping to bridge the gap between their day job and their dream job Instead of shallow platitudes or motivational feel goodery about just doing it and making the leap , you ll find here excellent advice [...]
I want to be careful here because Acuff seems like a good guy who is working hard at doing something he loves and I really respect that It s than a lot of people can say, myself included But that s one of the reasons I picked this book up I want to do something I really love, and I was hoping this book would open up my eyes and show me how to make it happen.It didn t Not really.Acuff takes a humorous and painfully honest look at following his dream to be a writer and speaker He reveals what he [...]
In a culture where it s easy to get caught up in the motto of I want what I want and I want it now this book asks readers to take a step back and actually work for their dreams To be honest, I read this book because I wanted it to tell me to quit It doesn t It tells you to plan, work your butt off, and once your ducks are all in a row, THEN quit I wish I had managed to do that in my situation, but regardless, the advice in this book is great to mentally chew on as you re working towards your dre [...]
This was the first audiobook that I had read in quite some time, and probably the first one I actually made it through I loved listening to Jon Acuff s voice and that probably kept me listening That being said, this book is great I love the drive and hustle as he calls it, that he talks about in his life I had no idea he s been through so many jobs, he s definitely qualified to write a book like this Me personally, this book was a lot of future information for me I m still stuck and the hardest [...]
Jon Acuff is funny and inspirational He isn t afraid to poke fun at himself, and is brutally honest about his failures in order to help others avoid the same mistakes.
Superman needed Clark Kent Being Clark was the reason he was able to be Superman It was how he stayed real Jon Acuff or his wife actually Quitter Jon starts his book off letting the reader know how much of a quitter he is or was I could always quit my job, I could NEVER quit my kids Jon Acuff QuitterNow, unlike Jon, I pretty much never think of quitting my job I have been with the same company for 6 years One may see this as impossible, but I have always been grateful to just HAVE my job, so wh [...]
The fact that Jon Acuff references The Hunt for the Red October Sean Connery, Crimson Tide Denzel Washington and Corey Haim Lost Boys which still gives me nightmare by the way Will I ever really be able to trust Kiefer Sutherland I just don t know should be enough reason to purchase this book But in case for some reason that isn t enough to convince you, here s my take on Jon Acuff s Quitter.When the recent Mega millions lotto craze hit, my co workers and I all pitched in to get a bunch of ticke [...]
I plowed through this book Although I have it in print, I could never get around to reading it I recently discovered that I also had the audio book so I listened to it while driving back and forth to work for a week.Jon Acuff manages to combine a great sense of humor with practical career advice in this book You won t find out how to get rich quick or make 40,000 an month from your blog here No, you ll learn what it means to grind it out and pursue your dream while not destroying your life, heal [...]
I read this book in one day It was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to quit their day job in pursuit of their dream job It will really help you think through the timing of this transition thoughtfully so that you don t take the leap before you re ready Acuff s writing was really entertaining and made the book a fun read as well I laughed out loud a couple times Here s one excerpt I especially loved When people ask me, How do you get a book published which is just a speci [...]
Just really a good old fashioned career advice book for this day and age I can t think of any peer who has stayed in the same job since graduating, and I can think of plenty who have kept jumping from competitor to competitor Part of this is what companies now offer, but a part of it is also a persistent grass is greener mentality that we always carry with us.Acuff makes some wonderful points discussing why we want to leave, why leaving the first shot you get is a bad idea, and how you can actua [...]
I listened to the audiobook version of Quitter while I painted my kitchen over the last 2 days It s a great book and I really appreciated all the things Jon had to share Don t be fooled by the title ultimately Jon advises you NOT to quit your day job while you pursue your dream job on the side I especially enjoy the off script moment in the audiobook Jon himself narrates These off script moments really make the audiobook seem like good conversation between pals The only downside to the book is [...]
I could not connect to the book I listened to it vice reading it, and that may have ruined it for me I don t know how he breathed He read fast With that said, Acuff has some good points They come few and far in between, in my humble opinion, though I think Acuff tries too hard to connect with his readers He does this by going off on tangents and including a humor to his writing that, personally, does not strike me as all that funny The majority of the last chapter is a never ending list of crite [...]
Quitter was a humorous yet thoughtful approach to why and how we say no to our dream jobs, and how to overcome the odds and ourselves to make them a reality The book, despite the title, probes for the right answers about why we work jobs we hate, why we keep ourselves from success and whether we can continue responsibly into our career passions Only then like a true Sensei does he explain how to quit properly As a freelancer, I was touched by Jon s honesty and pensive dialogue, shedding a few te [...]
Excellent book about how to realistically pursue a dream, by recognizing the value of your day job, while growing your audience and learning how to do your dream job properly through practice Even important, making realistic plans for handling success whenever it really IS time to quit your day job, because success brings its own problems Recommended for anyone who wants to pursue a dream, or just determine the hard realities good and bad of pursuing it.
This was a great book for where I am in my life right now It advised me through some pretty scary life changes and how to do so with all my heart but also how to do it with intelligence It is important to be smart about the big life changes that we pursue I really needed to read this when I did and it was perfect for me.
Seems a bit self promoting All of this type of book promote something This was long drawn out common sense Can t believe someone published it At least I got it from the library and didn t pay for it.
I think it s a great book, it just took me alot of time to read because it wasn t the right time to read what he was saying It s a fast read, well written and alot of interesting this to say.
I did not find this very good with advice There were almost no examples outside of the author himself In the end, felt like self promotion, period.
One of the best career books out there teaches you how to properly leave your job without ruining your life, very helpful tips to chase your dreams
Good insight on the benefits of keeping your day job to pursue your dream job The author was funny and it was an easy read.
First of all it s important to emphasize that Quitter Turning Your Job into a Dream and Your Dream into a Job is not really a book on quitting It s actually about the opposite, about being smart and planning your career and life of course , not making rash decisions and honestly hustling Second, it s not really a guide but of a chronicle of Acuff s career, life etc.That said, I m giving this book a solid 4 star review because it has plenty of good lessons for anyone who wants to hear them Acuff [...]
First book I have read that makes a strong case for keeping your day job until you have all the pieces in place for your dream job Very realistic about the need to maintain an income and start by doing what you love on the side until you can afford to do it full time The key is not to just coast day to day and then realize you have been making no progress however, you plan it out and you do what is required it takes effort, planning and perseverance.Really enjoyed his writing style as well, clea [...]
Last November December, I was contemplating quitting my job and taking photography full time Obviously there were a lot of things that needed to be done in order to make this possible It was really hard and I just wanted to make the jump already but knew that financially, we just weren t able to make that happen yet My friend Rachel recommended this book and I d heard of it a few times but my attitude towards it was not the greatest I finally ordered the eBook edition on my Kindle Fire and began [...]
This book was a very quick and easy read that did offer a few ah ha moments and a bit of humor here and there I didn t know when I was starting this book that is was going to be a kind of Dave Ramsey offshoot and that took me off guard I also had never heard of the author so I wasn t expected it to be as Christianity focused as it was at times However, as an individual who is not seeking a Christ centered book I think the author did a good job of making it clear that he was religious and that th [...]
I found lots of relevant insight here Take aways 1 Stop viewing my daily responsibilities as competition to my dream job the writing projects that I want to do 2 Jut because you love doing something doesn t mean it ll be easy or always enjoyable It ll take work.3 Get clear on your definition of success and your definition of enough Think about this before you get there, or success will grow until it swallows everything else in your life Good fences boundaries You need them I don t think these ar [...]
This book is exactly what you think it would be a book about quitting quitting at the right time Work on your dream job while you have your day job, but don t quit that day job until you re ready A person named Sandy recommended the writer s blog to me I really enjoyed his blog so I bought this book at a book signing He included a thank you to Sandy, whom I know he does not know, because he asked me how I heard about this book and I told him through Sandy About a year, after the signing, many of [...]
A great read for anyone who feels like their current job is not where they re meant to land.A huge piece of this book focuses on falling in like with a job you don t love Wise advice for those who are tempted to up and leave a current, good gig to pursue a dream that isn t quite mature enough for harvest.Acuff does, though, get to the whole quitting side of the equation With the overwhelming You can do it Live your dreams right now entrepreneurial rhetoric being thrown around these days, it s re [...]
This book was not what I expected Its content reminds me of bit of the juxtaposition of the title Fire Someone Today and the content of that book The author is very humorous although he gets serious after about halfway through I chuckled at a number of his quips which kept the mood light Basically the premise of the book is to find some fulfillment and purpose in your day job and leverage it as security so you can pursue your dream with greater freedom than if you were forced to compromise beca [...]