How to Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck
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.
All you need is a Career Savings Account.
With these four investments: relationships, skills, character and hustle, a Career Savings Account will help you rescue, reinvent and reenergize your work.
Sound like an overpromise? It’s not, because now you know there are only four types of career change you have to face in life. Whether you’re a thirteen‑year‑old with a paper route or a forty‑ three‑year‑old with a hedge fund we will all deal with the same handful of situations from our illustration.
You will hit a Career Ceiling and get stuck, requiring sharp skills to free yourself.
You will lose a job unexpectedly, requiring strong relationships to survive.
You will make a job jump, requiring solid character to push through the chaos stepping out always stirs up.
You will get a surprise opportunity you didn’t see coming, requiring dedicated hustle to take advantage of it.
That’s it, there are four types of major career change. And the Career Savings Account has an investment designed specifically to help you get the most out of each one.
Careers are built or broken on how we invest in them. That’s why this book will help you do two things:
1. Build a Career Savings Account worth billions.
2. Spend it on the Career Do Over you’ve always wanted.
Careers are only difficult because they are constantly changing and we are not. We tend to hate change, despite the benefits it offers, and ignore it, deny it, or fight it and become stuck.
It’s time to change the way we look at our careers.
It’s time to chase the dreams we’ve been running from.
It’s time to do work we care about.
It’s time to get unstuck.
It’s time to call a Do Over.
Excerpted from Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck, in agreement with Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Jonathan Acuff, 2015.
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