QUITTER BY JON ACUFF PDF

Start free Blinkist trial Upgrade to Premium Read or listen now Synopsis Finding out where you really want to be in life requires patience, hard work and planning, but anyone can do it with the right dedication. Filled with many personal anecdotes from a year span of job-hopping, Quitter shows you the smartest way to quit your day job for your dream job. A survey in the United States in showed that 84 percent of employees planned to look for a new job that year. Yet how do you go about finding this dream job? By quitting your old one?

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January 1, Matt 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. I, myself, have fallen into this trap as well, and it is bad to do because we are ignoring the good that can come from where we are at.

Looking back at past jobs, I can see how God had me there for reason, preparing me for what was coming up next. 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.

Even if they are not bad things in nature, it may be bad for our dreams to give them a place in our lives. I revised my rating. I went back and changed it to five stupid stars. Go Jon, yay. But seriously This book came along at the right time for me: a time of decision; a time when going from part-time to full-time at my job has become not only an opportunity, but a necessity.

I needed this book. So thanks God, for inspiring it, thanks Jon, for writing it, and thanks, Alan, for blessing me with it. Although the message of QUITTER hit me pretty hard in some areas, it also reasserted some of the truths God has been impressing upon me these past months. This book also encouraged me. Unfortunately, my "plans" -- if you could call them that -- involved a lot of dreamy pinnacle points and not a lot of grit. Sometimes, my pinnacle points even included bright flashing lights, sequins, and a groovy soundtrack.

Yes, they were awesome. In any case, my grandiose plans for achieving my dreams gave little credence to the meat-in-the-middle that feeds the journey toward the dream. I resented my part-time job because it took time away from my writing. I resented my bills. I resented my house. I resented the orthodontist. I was carrying around so much resentment and festering with such a sense of righteous entitlement because I am so talented and unappreciated, you know that it constipated my dreams.

I hit the wall with my writing. I began having anxiety attacks. I was poisoning myself ad nauseum. My dreams were inflated and anorexic at the same time. And, because I was chasing them irresponsibly,well, I guess you could say my dreams needed to pass some gas. But stick with me here. Luckily, I was alone most of the time while I was reading. And anyone else who has ever dreaded their day job or dreamed a dream. So read it already.

But -- and pay attention here -- I recommend reading the first four or so chapters individually -- not more than a chapter a day. Take time to really think about and soak in how this applies to you and your dream.

Eat your reality beans, digest them, and set them free, as it were, in small doses. This is a great book. Perspective is a beautiful thing. And I am now happy that, although I have mentally typed my resignation numerous times over the past 18 months, most days I can now smile, fall in like with my job, and say to myself,"My job funds my dream.

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. Acuff is well-read in contemporary pop-thought leaders like Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell. Ultimately, this book is well-reasoned and insightful. I listened to the audio version from Audible narrated by the author and he is funny, contemporary, and engaging.

January 1, Joseph McBee 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. 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. Not really.

Acuff takes a humorous and painfully honest look at following his dream to be a writer and speaker. He reveals 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. He reveals what he did right, what he did wrong, and the lessons he learned along the way. As I read this book I highlighted quite a few nuggets of wisdom that I really appreciated.

But I felt like I had to wade through an awful lot of fluff to find them. Often times, the book came across like a man who had fifty pages of real material but was under contract to stretch it into pages. Another thing I really appreciated is that he made it very clear what an incredible support his spouse was through the transition he was making from day job to dream job.

She sounds like a great lady. However, in his attempt to talk about what a great woman he married as well how many great friends, mentors, and relatives he has, he comes off sounding like an insecure wreck. At the end of it, I found myself wondering what the book was really supposed to be "about", you know?

I mean, what was the real point? 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 for yourself.

Then again, the book did contain some excellent advice. Advice I hope to heed as I try to close the gap between my own day job and dream job. I think however the fact that I bought it, read it, and appreciated some of what it had to offer is evidence that the man has something worth saying.

Perhaps the fault lies with me. Perhaps I should have approached this book more as a story being told by a guy who has "made it" and about how he did it rather than as a book of instruction and process. The how-to is what you pick up as you hear the story.

Maybe if you read it with that mindset, you will come away from it with more than I managed to. To be honest, I read this book because I wanted it to tell me to quit.

It tells you to plan, work your butt off, and once your ducks are all in a row, THEN quit. January 1, Ethan Fleck This was the first audiobook that I had "read" in quite some time, and probably the first one I actually made it through. That being said, this book is great. I love the drive and "hustle" as he calls it, that he talks about in his life. Me personally, this book was a lot of future information for me. What makes you happy? Jon kind of walks you through the steps of this, but at the end of the day, it is you who make that decision.

I plan to spend the next few years of my life trying to figure that out. I can come back to it whenever I have my phone around me. If you are much further along in your decision to leave the day job, congratulations!

Or a listen. January 1, Douglas I really liked this book. This book was probably one of my favorite books I have read this year. I really enjoyed it. Most of the Books we have read this year have been sad and dramatic, but this book was different. This book is more like a text book.

I found myself writing down quotes and taking notes on what was being said. I learned so many things in this book, It has taught me to quit, quit living your life as if you are forced to do certain things. Do what you want and work for a dream, not just a job. I would recommend this book for anyone and any age. I read this book as a senior in high school and I plan on reading this book many more times.

January 1, Noah Hendel I pulled some good stuff from this book. The author makes some generalizations and a few borderline sexist remarks , or I would have rated it higher. January 1, Natalie Jon Acuff is funny and inspirational. January 1, Derek Jordan "Superman Being Clark was the reason he was able to be Superman.

It was how he stayed real I have been with the same company for 6 years. One may see this as impossible, but I have always been gratefu "Superman One may see this as impossible, but I have always been grateful to just HAVE my job, so why complain about it?

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Somehow, like most of us, he got stuck along the way, where he worked good jobs and bad jobs, for example as a mailman, a copywriter and a speaker for Dave Ramsey. Quitter is the first of his 3 bestselling books and it explains the steps he took to go from dread job to dream job without killing himself. Define what enough means to you up front. Ready to close the career gap? Here we go! If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want. Yes, this terrible statistic needs changing, but hold your horses.

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I had the opportunity to interview Jon Acuff , popular blogger, author and speaker. It was an inspiring and motivating conversation, and I wanted to share it with you. In it, he shares his own journey of how he went from cubicle-dweller to full-time author, speaker, and blogger. My interview with Jon Acuff Below is the full audio of our twenty-minute interview, as well as a transcript of some of my favorite questions and answers.

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January 1, Matt 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. I, myself, have fallen into this trap as well, and it is bad to do because we are ignoring the good that can come from where we are at.

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Start your review of Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job Write a review Shelves: non-fiction , christian-non-fiction , business-or-leadership , finished-books 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. I, myself, have fallen into this trap as well, and it is bad to do because we are ignoring the good that can come from where we are at. Looking back at past jobs, I can see how God had me there for reason, preparing me for what was coming up next. 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.

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