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. 17 Dec “Quitter” (Jon Acuff) — Summaries: EP The 30, feet view: The transition from your current job to your dream job should be gradual. quitter by jon acuff I came across Quitter on one of my “I hate this (insert choice expletive) job and I can’t stand one more day in this (insert choice expletive).
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I really enjoyed 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. I don’t know how he breathed! I think Acuff tries too hard to connect with his readers. It was so good I couldn’t put it down. This is a great book.
But I also still have my dream and my passions. The audiobook was so good I plan to buy the paperback version and do a re-read-and-highlight routine on that puppy.
Interview with Jon Acuff: How to Be a Quitter – Goins, Writer
I want to do something I really love, and I quittee hoping this book would open up my eyes and show me how to make it happen. You both are inspirational.
It took a lot for me not to fast-forward.
Why was this book shelved as rcia? I find it gets easier with time, though. But it wasn’t all a butt-kicking festival. Really enjoyed his writing style as well, c 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. Acuff’s writing style is light and fo I was hesitant to read this book because I’d read a summary of it indicating it contained Christian elements.
But I felt like I had to wade through an awful lot of fluff to find them. Have you ever felt caught between the quitteer of a day job and a dream job?
No trivia or quizzes yet. I think there are a lot of people out there stuck in the same question, but that doesn’t mean that you never answer that question. The majority of the last chapter is a never-ending lis I could not connect to the book.
Interview with Jon Acuff: How to Be a Quitter
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I hit the wall with my writing. The only downside to the book is that it can seem like Jon does a fair amount of bragging about his awesome Dave-Ramsey-job-living-in-Nashville current life.
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. Good book for people to get the stars out of their eyes and figure out what to do to do what you really like. Then again, the book did contain some excellent advice. Go pick it up. My take-aways from this book weren’t earth-shaking revelations but reinforced what I’d already heard and knew in my heart but was unwilling to acufff to words or thoughts.
Because at times it seemed more like a way for him to say “I told you so” to people who doubted his “dream” a word he used A LOT than it did a book of real instruction on how to achieve something qyitter yourself. I feel a little guilty because, truth be told, I downloaded the free version of the audiobook from Noisetrade.
And then a reader will email me. I struggle almost daily with Why Bother? God’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 pursuing them, for several acudf now.
One of the best career books out there! I love your point about finding balance between getting clear confirmation of your dream and hustling. One day at a time. Acuff’s writing was really entertaining and made the book a fun read as well. Someone acuvf read my blog or my book will contact me. I love the drive and “hustle” as he calls it, that he talks about in his life.
I found the part about practice to be incredibly humbling. 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. I plan to spend the next few years of my life trying to figure that out. How to Be What You Do: At the end of it, I found myself wondering what the book was really supposed to be “about”, you know?
He’s also Christian —not so zealous here, at least that non-believers will be turned off, nor so unabashed that true believers will question his bona quitter ; if you can appreciate Dave Ramsey’s financial advice while leaving aside the Bible stuff, you should have no problem here.
Preview — Quitter by Jon Acuff. 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. All of this type of book promote something. I do want to share my insides with everyone who will. This book was probably one of my favorite books I have read this year. Sep 06, Jackie rated it did not quittr it.
So I greatly recommend getting it! Obviously there were a lot of things that needed to be done in order to make this possible. By differentiating between things we love to do and things we like to do, Acuff asserts that we can start to close the gap between our day job and our dream job by eliminating things that we simply like. I have been with the same company for 6 years.