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Quitter

As I mentioned in my first post, Here, I have a desire to be self-employed one day. I’m not in a hurry, and I see it as a long-term goal. Through this blog, I’ll share over time the type of business that I’m interested in pursuing. In the meantime, I’ve picked out several books to read to help give me some direction.  The one that I’ve been reading (aka listening to the audio version while I multi-task every day) is Quitter, by Jon Acuff. I just finished it yesterday, and everything that I read is spot on.

The book teaches truths like, “You have the perfect amount of time each day for the things that matter most. The key is spending time on those things.” Another favorite quote from the book is, “I know sometimes it’s scary to think that you might do the wrong thing. It’s terrifying to imagine wasting your “one shot”. But let me assure you, nothing you do will be wasted. Every decision you make, every path you take, has the ability to contribute something you need to succeed at your dream.”

Just in case you’re curious, when you’re working to close the gap between your day job and your dream job, Step 1 is: Don’t quit your day job! It’s important to have a solid plan before jumping in. One of my goals is to continue giving my best effort at my current job while looking for parallels between it and my dream job to help prepare me for the transition one day.

If you’re in a position where you’ve ever said, I’m a __________(teacher, accountant, nurse, sales associate, etc…), but I’d really like to be a ___________ (insert dream job title here), then I definitely recommend this book.

Do you have any recommendations for a book that you’ve absolutely loved? I’d love to hear about it!

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