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

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jon Acuff
    • Narrated By Jon Acuff
    Overall
    (490)
    Performance
    (443)
    Story
    (444)

    "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, but I want to be an artist.'"

    Mike says: "It passed the time, but lacked what I was seeking"
    "Could not connect"
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    I could not connect to the book. I don't know how he breathed! He read fast. I'm no expert on reading speed, and this is only my third AudioBook, but I honestly do not know how the publisher allowed his reading speed to go unchecked. With that said, Acuff has some good points. They come few and far in-between, though, in my humble opinion. 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 criteria to quit your job. It took a lot for me not to fast-forward. And he fails to address a few looming questions I (and probably others) had from the onset of the book: simply stated, "What if I'm not good at what I want to do? What if I'm not good at my passion? What if what I want to do is not marketable?" All said and done, Acuff's overall theme, at least from what I personally gathered, is patience. Don't rush into anything; think things through; etc. His best example is Christ, who, as Acuff correctly reminds us, spent 30 years in obscurity before spending 3 years changing the world.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (5804)
    Performance
    (2772)
    Story
    (2772)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Katherine says: "7 Habits"
    "Random notes"
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    I enjoyed listening to Covey read his own book. Not too fast, not too slow and monotonous. I found myself jotting down random notes from the book as I listened. I will certainly listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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