{Review} Do Over by Jon Acuff

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It took me sixteen years to write this book. That breaks down to a brisk twelve words per day. But it wasn’t the writing that took so long. . . . It was the working. I had to work at big companies and small companies. I had to get hired and fired several times. I had to find my dream job, then walk away from it. But after all that, I can now say the following with absolute certainty: You already have everything you need for an amazing career. In fact, you’ve had it since day one. Starting on the first day you got paid to scoop ice cream or restock shelves, you’ve had the chance to develop the four elements all great careers have in common: relationships, skills, character, and hustle. You already have each of those, to one degree or another. Now it’s time to amplify them and apply them in a new way, creating a Career Savings Account™. This unique approach will give you the power to call a Do Over—whether you’re twenty-two, forty-two, or sixty-two. You’ll have the resources to reinvent your work and get unstuck. You’ll even rescue your Mondays as you discover how to work toward the job you’ve always wanted! Just as a bank account protects you during a financial crunch, a Career Savings Account™ protects you during a career crunch. You need a CSA because you’ll eventually face at least one of these major transitions: • You will hit a Career Ceiling and get stuck, requiring sharp skills to free yourself. • You will experience a Career Bump and unexpectedly lose your job, requiring strong relationships to survive. • You will make a Career Jump to a new role, requiring solid character to push through uncertainty and chaos. • You will get a surprise Career Opportunity, requiring dedicated hustle to take advantage of it. It took me sixteen years to figure out how to call a Do Over on my career. Please don’t wait sixteen more seconds before starting yours.

It all started with an invite to get a passport and a machete.

That’s where my virtual connection with Jon Acuff began.

He sent out a rally cry for his “Start Experiment.”

That experiment led to some amazing online communities, a super fun conference, and this book.

I am a huge fan of Jon Acuff.

It’s not just his full head of salt and pepper hair, it’s his whit and humor.

His long, crazy tangents of explaining his points and his fears.

Those things keep me entertained.

They also help me understand and retain the points being made.

This book is all about starting over.

Yelling “Do Over” and taking another shot at your career, your life.

Jon discusses the four things you need in your tool kit, Relationships, Skills, Character, and Hustle.

He reviews each tool in detail, with some pretty entertaining stories and examples.

If you have ever or think you may ever need to call a do over, this is the book for you.

If you could care less about do overs and just want something entertaining to read or listen to, this is the book for you.

I want to promise that upon opening this book you find a giant glitter rainbow with unicorns dancing in the back, but that’s not true.

I want to tell you that you will need a machete and a passport for the adventure this book will take you on. Unfortunately, that is not true. You will need those things for your own adventure, not just because of this book.

I hope you read this book. I hope that you check out Jon’s other books.

I hope you seek out the amazing community he inspired into existence.

Most of all, I want it to give you hope and a new perspective to enable you to work on your do over.

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Abby has always been an entrepreneur, she was just caught up in a JOB for too long. Now, Abby runs two businesses and is a Life Coach and Business Consultant.
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