I was looking at this book at a #symc conference when someone came up and said that book had changed his life. By the title, it seems like a book that might encourage you cast off your old job for a dream job. But it does not. Jon Acuff encourages you to start working on your dream job in a way that does not jeopardize your current job. Good tips, techniques and lessons learned from someone who went through the experience. As a seasoned employee, I find his approach realistic and useful.
On a scale of 1-10, this would be an 8. I love that the author does the narration. However, while his voice definitely modulates, you can tell he is reading and he speeds over some of the chapter/section titles - it would have been useful to the ear to have a few more pauses in narration. I will say, however, that one of the best things about this narration is when Jon Acuff goes "off-book" occasionally to share a story relevant to what he is reading. Then you feel like he is really talking to you about his experience.
I DEFINITELY recommend this book.
Yes, I would recommend this audiobook. The main reason is because it is read by the author himself. The book is good, and it makes it so much better to hear it read from the author because he reads it with passion and enthusiasm. I also like how he goes "off-script" at a few points in the reading to further explain something or bring something that came up after the writing of the book.
The points that Acuff makes are very clear and well taught. He gives good examples from his own life and is a very good teacher. I like that he starts the book by saying "don't quit your day job." (Mind you, the name of the book is "Quitter" so most readers might be picking it up with much enthusiasm about kicking their day job to the curb and going out on their own venture.)
I have heard Acuff speak for Financial Peace University, but he only did one session. It was good to hear more performance from him, on a topic that seemed closer to his own heart.
“Hustle isn't just doing the things you love all the time. Hustle is doing the things you don't enjoy sometimes to earn the right to do the things you love.”
“When you keep your day job, all opportunities become surplus propositions rather than deficit remedies. You only have to take the ones that suit your dream best.”
“I know it sounds crazy, but people with jobs tend to have more creative freedom than people without.”
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This book is really geared at the Dave Ransey crowd. It provides less valuable information than a flyer at Subway. The author hides his lack of passion in his message by making silly jokes that don't help the reader understand how to accomplish the goals they seek. I do not recommend and instead would suggest going with "Escape From Cubicle Nation".
I liked being able to get through the information quickly while doing other tasks. I will listen to it again.
He gives sidenotes of things that have happened since the publishing of Quitter
Just the right book for where I am in my life. A good reminder that just because I'm not in my dream job now, I am on the right road.
because its a great message and its good to be reminded when looking for a dream job
Learn to like your day job
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I would highly recommend this book to a friend. Jon Acuff gives good old fashion simple job advice which I have forgotten in my fast pace life. The main focus of Quitter is work your dream job what ever it may be. Just as hard if not harder than your day job to achieve the life that you wont. His message really hit home with me cause I am living this situation currently.I could relate to his own personal struggles in trying to balance his work/personal life to achieve his dreams of working with Dave Ramsey,and that it was not a easy road to take but well worth it . After finishing Quitter I felt inspire and motivated That Jon Acuff was the head cheerleader of my own personel cheerleading sqaud cheering me on to the finish line of achieveing my dream job.
The best part about Quitter for me was when Jon Acuff talk about being a seriel Quitter. I could really relate to this topic cause I am all so a seriel Quitter. I felt I was the only person dealing with this issue well I am not.
Jon Acuff quick witty narration and honest story telling made his story a good quick read.
Dreams come true for those who work hard and dream even harder.
Jon Acuff work for Dave Ramsey. If you are a true beliver in Dave Ramsey and live his program as I do. Lisen to Jon Acuff his message is honest and heartfelt.
This is a tremendous book. It is a worthwhile read whether you are looking to quit your day job or just become better at it.
Yes I would listen again, helps me keep me in check before I leap too far and lose everything.
It helps you keep perspective on how solid your "dream job" is, was it a whim and gives you several steps to make sure you understand who becomes your boss.
He writes just like he talks and easily allows his passion to go into his voice.
Yes, there was such a great wealth of information about the correct approach to going after your dream job.
His honesty in how he had done many things wrong, but then learned that he had done many things right.
No, I have not listened to any other Jon Acuff books.
I find Jon Acuff to be a pretty hilarious guy. On top of being a very informational read, his jokes within the book were pretty great.
So, some people complain that Acuff talks too much about God in this book. My question to those readers is: Do you normally purchase things without doing research first? If so, I've got a beautiful piece of acreage to sell you next to a landfill. Author of "Stuff Christians Like" didn't give away that he might be a Christian? All right, the book is about dreams, not God, you say, but let's be real for a second. We're talking about philosophies to making your dream happen. A person's worldview is inevitably going to filter into their philosophy. So, do your research, I guess, and maybe figure out why God offends you so much.
I happened to enjoy this book. Acuff reading his own book is pretty neat, and I really appreciated when he'd set down the book and go off script. I feel like I purchased something a little extra, getting his deeper explanations into what he was saying. Some people complain about his reading speed, but I didn't notice anything different about how he's talking. The book itself is a great read, and I'd recommend it to anyone who isn't following what they really want to do with their life.