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

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Read When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want 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,...

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...

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.

Emily rated it ★★★★☆

January 24, 2018

I enjoyed the variety of people and their stories. Some great advice and encouragement for me as I think about my jump.

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.

Elizabeth rated it ★★★★☆

January 20, 2018

Some interesting stories.

Scott rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2017

Are you happy with your life? Are you doing the what you really want to be doing in your professional life? Mike Lewis believes most of us do have something we want to be doing to better full fill our lives. The book When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want proposes that we can t...

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