Do you feel a little bored, or like you’re not “living the dream” like you should be? Don’t get crazy and quit your job, that’s just reckless and more often than not, does more harm than good. Instead, try reading Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job by Jon Acuff.
This book is about finding your dream job while working at your day job. How to figure out what your dream job is and the importance of staying with your day job while pursuing your dream job because this is your life we are talking about here, you don’t want to ruin it by making changes too soon.
“I know it sounds crazy but people with jobs tend to have more creative freedom than people without.” Jon Acuff
This book made me feel like I can have both. The responsibility and dependability of my day job while pursuing my dream job which happens to be much like Jon’s dream job. I want to help people by teaching them and motivating them with my writing and eventually while speaking (my major in college was speech communications after all). Jon is also a Dave Ramsey personality and I can’t think of a better company to work for! (If you want to get a handle on your money, Dave Ramsey is your guy. I’ll be posting about him soon.)
Here are some of the things I learned from Quitter:
- How to fall back “in like” with my day job and to look at it with a new perspective.
- That all my day jobs up to now were not time wasted. I’ve learned so many skills and had so many experiences that it helps me to relate to others.
- To look back on my “hinge moments” to figure out what my dream is.
- Great tips on finding the time and motivation to work on my dream job.
- To be okay with the “Nebraska years.” To even look forward to them!
I listened to this book on Audible narrated by the author, Jon Acuff. He did a good job and was pleasant to listen to. Plus, he went “off script” a few times, adding more relevant information to the subject matter.
Here are more books Jon has written that I look forward to reading:
This is his latest book:
He also has a blog called Stuff Christians Like and a book based on that:
If you read any of Jon’s books, please come back and let me know. You can click on each one if you want to add it to your list on goodreads. See you back on Monday with a really fun President’s Day post. For real, who knew President’s Day could be so fun? Until then, don’t quit your day job!
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Question of the day. What did you learn from a really crappy job?