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

When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want Review

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
Edition Language:English

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  • Kim

    won from librarything.comgot in mail today...

  • Serendipity Marie

    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 th...

  • Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)

    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 some...

  • Lisa

    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...

  • Kate

    The author is, unfortunately inaccessible to the average American. The sentiment is there and the stories from others were great but some of this really comes off as contrived. The idea of the "little...

  • Dave Herman

    This is an excellent collection of famous and not-so-famous people who made a huge career shift. Hearing these stories tremendously helped me plan my future!...

  • Emily

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

  • Gina

    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 Chabe

    Some interesting stories. ...