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.
“Brimming over with sound, practical advice, this book will benefit individuals looking to take charge of their careers at any stage.” ~ Publishers Weekly
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.
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You need a Career Savings Account 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.
What people are saying about Do Over:
“You have the power to give yourself a fresh start. Jon Acuff shows you how.”
—Sophia Amoruso, author of #GIRLBOSS
“As Abraham Lincoln once said, being forced into work you don’t love is like paying to upgrade your cell phone to the latest model: no one should have to do that! Fortunately, you don’t need to do at least one of these things anymore. Take it from me and from Honest Abe: Jon’s book can get you unstuck.”
—Chris Guillebeau, author of The Happiness of Pursuit and The $100 Startup
“Do Over is an energetic, user-friendly guide to navigating the jumps, bumps, and ceilings that we all face in our careers.”
—Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of Give and Take
“Do Over is funny, insightful and well-written. Three reasons I resent Jon Acuff.”
— Jim Gaffigan, comedian and author of Food: A Love Story
“Honest, funny, helpful, fresh, there’s a long list of words to describe the wisdom you’ll find in Do Over. I dare you to read the first few pages of this book. If you’re like me, you won’t be able to stop. I have ordered a copy for every member of my team.”
—Michael Hyatt, author of Platform
“Big dreams often start with big books. Do Over is one of them. The impact this book is going to have on the careers and lives of people across the world is going to be really fun to watch!”
—Andy Andrews, author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer & The Traveler’s Gift
“Jon Acuff serves up heaping portions of sage advice with a healthy side of self-deprecating humor. As an entrepreneur and business owner, I found myself nodding, laughing, and getting my toes stepped all over in a good way throughout these pages.”
—Crystal Paine, founder of MoneySavingMom.com and author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode
“Jon Acuff has redefined the entire category of career books. Do Over is so easy and fun to read, you almost forget how much you’re learning. But the lessons he shares–lessons picked up the hard way and told with honesty and heart–will help anyone looking to keep moving forward in their career. This is career guidance in hyper drive.”
—Brian Koppelman, Screenwriter/Filmmaker, Rounders, Ocean’s 13 and Solitary Man
“Warning: Only read this book if you are prepared to completely revolutionize your career, your goals, your dreams, your plans, and basically your LIFE. Jon takes a topic that tends to terrify the average human (including me) —starting over — and turns it into an exciting and life-changing adventure.”
—Mandy Hale, author of I’ve Never Been to Vegas, but My Luggage Has and creator of @TheSingleWoman
“This straightforward, hilarious, yet intensely practical book is your guide to career success in the new century. Jon Acuff tells you, from his hard-won experience, what you need to do to stay happily employed and highly employable. Free from complicated matrices and useless jargon, you will love the read almost as much as you love the advice.”
-Pamela Slim, author, Body of Work
“Do Over is one of those rare gems that is not only packed with practical, hard-earned wisdom, but is thoroughly enjoyable to read. Whether or not you are in a time of transition, Jon Acuff shows you how to prepare today for whatever is next.”
-Todd Henry, author of Die Empty