As kids we believed we had the power to declare “Do Over!” when something didn’t turn out the right way.
We’d stand in the street and boot a second attempt at kickball. We’d crumple up a piece of paper when the dog’s head ended up lopsided and scribble all over on a new one.
We were not afraid to try, again.
Somewhere along the way to adulthood we forgot we still have permission to do that.
And not just with art or neighborhood sports, but something much larger. Something that often owns our days and haunts our weekends. Our careers.
The good news is it’s never too late to declare a Do Over.
The great news is it’s not complicated.
There are only four things you have to invest in if you want to have an amazing career. Whether you love the job you’re at and just want to love it even more, want to change industries or chase a dream, these four things will equip you for the journey.
The reason I was able to declare my own Do Over was because for 5 years I invested in these four things. They changed the entire arc of my career and I think they can change yours too.
This isn’t a book about quitting. I already wrote that one. This isn’t Start part 2. (I would have named it Start Over if it was.) Start was a map, this is the toolkit you’ll need for the journey.
I wrote Do Over for two reasons.
I believe in you.
I believe in work.
You can pre-order it today on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and then be completely surprised when it shows up on April 7, a gift you give yourself that you send into the future. Make sure you keep your receipt because we’re going to give pre-order folks some amazing stuff along the way!
It’s time to rescue Monday. It’s time to reinvent our work. It’s time to get unstuck.
It’s time to declare a Do Over.