Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Quitter by Jon Acuff

Title: Quitter:  Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job

Author: Jon Acuff

Rating: Right for you if you are , but you want to be a

Reason for Reading:  Jon is the author of the Stuff Christians Like blog, and now his own blog at about leadership and business.  As a fan of Dave Ramsey, I couldn’t help but notice when Jon joined Dave’s team and took his writing and speaking endeavors from his side gig to his day job.

Format:  Audiobook, unabridged, read by the author, downloaded from iTunes

Summary:  Quitter is the lessons Jon learned in changing his dream job into his day job.  After moving from employer to employer almost habitually, all in a career field he later decided was not what he was meant for, Jon started following his dream of writing and speaking in addition to his day job.  He worked his dream and still kept his day job until the right opportunity came along for his dream job to become his day job.  Told in his rapturous style of humor, Jon describes how he learned to honor his employer, care for his family, and pursue his calling.  And how you can do it, too.

Review:  I was blown away by Quitter.  It has great content about a difficult topic.  It isn’t easy to write about the practical realities of personal development and life change.  Spouting on and on about theory and concepts isn’t too challenging.  Describing in real terms, in manageable steps, and in useful phrases how one changes one habits and improves ones life is difficult.  Jon does just that.
If you are looking ahead into your future and considering a change from being a to being a , after reading this, you’ll feel like you got a graduate degree in personal career change.  If you tell yourself, “I’d go for it IF I could hear how someone else did it first”, then Quitter needs to be on your reading list or your iPod.


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