Do Over

  • by Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by Jon Acuff
  • 6 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The get ready, get going guide to navigating career change and doing work you love!
New York Times best-selling author Jon Acuff has drawn millions of online fans who love his refreshing mix of humor, honesty, and wisdom about the world of work. Now he offers his most important audiobook yet, a guide to making big career changes - by choice or necessity - and escaping the horrible feeling of being trapped in the wrong job.
Acuff finds it amazing that people spend more than 18 years studying and preparing for college but little or no time honing their careers between graduation and retirement. He offers an empowering tool he calls the Career Savings Account, which will change the way you think about your skills, relationships, character, and work ethic. He also shows that if you're on the wrong track, you already have what you need to change it - even if your family and mortgage mean you can't simply pick up and move for a new opportunity.
Throughout the book, Acuff features inspiring and funny true stories - not merely his own but those of friends who restarted their careers after a layoff, an extended maternity leave, or simply the realization that they were suffering 50 weeks a year just to pay the bills and enjoy two weeks of vacation. Everyone can benefit from Do Over, from new graduates to 50-somethings and beyond.


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Orchard Tending

Having read Jon's two other books I was excited to read this one. So excited that I grabbed the book on Audible while my copy makes its way through the mail.

My greatest takeaway from this book was how to build character in the work you do. The book focuses on the many ways to make your work life better and get you ready for success in future work. Really though, this seems to all be done through a series of character deposits into your career savings account (a nifty term from the book). Since character can be so nebulous, the author describes ways you can figure out what you need to work on, how you can build up those areas, and who can help you with both tasks.

On this first listen I didn't stop to do the tasks, as I was already multitasking by listening to this book. However, it did leave me with questions to mull over between listening sessions that will make the tasks easier to do with the second read.

I highly recommend picking up the Audiobook as Jon really brings his own passion on the subject in the reading. Several times he goes off script for a small, but interesting or funny aside. I find myself going back to his Audiobooks just to make a bad day a little better or to motivate me to finish a task I've been dreading. I really hope you'll give him a chance on your trek trough the self help section.
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- Julia L

Do Over at 47?!

I have a job that I enjoy but feel stuck..missing the "meaning" and connection to it. I'm in the process of exploring other opportunities and didn't realize I was in the midst of a do over. Thank you John Acuff for giving me some tools to maneuver through this and for offering stories that make it okay to contemplate a do over at 47!
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- E

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.