When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want by Mike Lewis

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When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want Read Online Free - When Mike Lewis was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. But he had questions: When is the right time to move from work that is comfortable to a career you have only dared to dream of? How have other people made such a jump? What did they feel when making that jump—and afterward?

Mike sought guidance from others who had “jumped,” and the responses he got—from a banker who started a brewery, a publicist who became a Bishop, a garbage collector who became a furniture designer, and on and on—were so clear-eyed and inspiring that Mike wanted to share what he had learned with others who might be helped by those stories. First, though, he started playing squash professionally.

The right book at the right time, When to Jump offers more than forty heartening stories (from the founder of Bonobos, the author of The Big Short, the designer of the Lyft logo, the Humans of New York creator, and many more) and takeaways that will inspire, instruct, and reassure, including the ingenious four-phase Jump Curve.

Title : When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
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ISBN : 1250124212
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 334 pages


Kim rated it ★★★★★

November 23, 2017

won from librarything.com got in mail today

Serendipity Marie rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

Watching my niece's gymnastics competition - I use the term "competition" loosely considering I changed her diaper less than 3 years ago - I'm struck by the difference in the little girls' faces as they jump from the balance beam. They are all the same age. They all have had similar classes. Yet,...

Gina rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 16, 2018

A collection of mini-bios about people who made major career changes. It doesn't really offer any practical advice aside from telling people to just do it.

Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

March 18, 2018

I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Understandably too,...

Jo-Ann rated it ★★★★☆

January 14, 2018

There are lots of books out there which promise you your dream life, job and love if you follow the authors simple rules and it can all seem like a bit of a pipe dream. Mike Lewis has tapped into something a little bit different with When To Jump. Using his own experience of taking the leap from...

M. rated it ★★★☆☆

February 25, 2018

Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the subject felt...

Seri rated it ★★★★☆

March 19, 2018

Love the stories. I am at a crossroads myself, trying to decide on whether i can pursue and persevere in my current job or to do something else. To quit has always been at the back of my mind but i can never made the decision. always felt that i have no reason to jump. perhaps i didnt know what t...

Sonja rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 16, 2018

Extremely disappointing. It is a collection of stories from people who made successful jumps. There is a huge survivor bias. I can only recall one story out of many dozens where the jump failed. In addition, there is no guidance aside from the personal stories. I only gave it two stars because it...

Lisa rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 19, 2018

I would rate this book 2.5 stars. I had such high expectations when I started, but it just fell flat. There was no inspiration like I expected, although I did enjoy some of the stories. The author was annoying, arrogant, and one of those guys who steps in crap and it turns to gold.

Melissa rated it ★★★★☆

March 01, 2018

If you haven't found a mentor yet to discuss your own jump ideas with, this book can fill the gap for now. It providers real stories of successes and failures with practical advise on how to move forward.

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