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4.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 54.27 out of 5 4.27 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Acuff Narrator: Jon Acuff Publisher: Lampo Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Have you ever felt caught between the tension of a day job and a dream job? That gap between what you have to do and what you'd love to do? I have. At first, I thought I was the only one who felt that way, but then I started to talk to people and realized we're becoming the 'I'm, but' generation. When we talk about what we do for a living, we inevitably say, 'I'm a teacher, but I want to be an artist.' 'I'm a CPA, but I'd love to start my own business.' 'I'm a ___, but I want to be a ___.' All too often, we hear that dreaming big means you quit your day job, sell everything you own, and move to Guam. But what if there were a different way? What if you could blow up your dream without blowing up your life?What if you could go for broke without going broke? What if you could start today? What if you already had everything you needed to begin?

From figuring out what your dream is to quitting in a way that exponentially increases your chance of success, Quitter is full of inspiring stories and actionable advice. This book is based on 12 years of cubicle living and my true story of cultivating a dream job that changed my life and the world in the process.It's time to close the gap between your day job and your dream job.It's time to be a Quitter.
—Jon Acuff

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt Hill | 2/19/2014

    " picked it up just cuz i knew the author and it seemed a little intriguing . . not necessarily because i'm looking to quit a job, etc. . .the writing style was enjoyable at times, but overall the book wasn't what i was looking for . . some helpful things in general, but tedious by the end i guess . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Brinkley canter | 2/18/2014

    " Great book! This book is for every person that has a dream about doing something else. Great advice and lots of funny humor. He's like a Dave Barry comedian with useful content. I am buying copies for all my friends who are trying to decide what to do when they "grow up". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/17/2014

    " I really wanted to read this book. It's great, but not exactly what I needed right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marci | 2/13/2014

    " I like his candor in sharing lessons learned from his own experience- and with humor "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy D | 1/19/2014

    " This linked nicely with my own Why crusade (he even mentions Sinek in his book). It's a good time in my life journey to stop and take in "what the hell do I do now?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/12/2014

    " great book, it allows us 40 yr olds to dream again. it is great insight into planning the exit. i would love to go to the conference ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Polino | 1/11/2014

    " There is nothing wrong with Quitter per se, I think that perhaps I had the wrong expectations. Jon Acuff book is a practical and funny look at chasing your dream. It's not necessarily a how to kind of book though there is a lot of good advice. In the end I preferred the second half of the book which had more advice that could be put to use today but I wasn't left with strong feelings either way for this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Austinite4life | 1/7/2014

    " Wonderful book! Very insightful and inspiring. I know several people that I will be buying this book for! really like Jon Acuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 12/30/2013

    " I really enjoyed Jon Acuff's style of writing and his writing about moving from your day job to your dream job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna | 11/21/2013

    " Fantastic book about taking steps towards your dream job without it becoming a nightmare. Great advice and wisdom from personal experience and the experiences of others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleenish | 11/13/2013

    " Though as a recent college graduate, I didn't relate to everything in this book, I still found it to be full of good advice and solid priorities. This author doesn't believe that it's enough to just work to put food on the table, and that was the one point that I somewhat differ concerning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 9/26/2013

    " Decided to pursue my dream of writing after reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/22/2013

    " I enjoy Jon Acuff's writing. He is laugh out loud funny with his satire. I really enjoyed his book, Stuff Christians Like. I couldn't relate to the topic in this book at this stage in my life, but it was a quick, enjoyable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Aykroid | 7/22/2013

    " Very enjoyable and inspirational read, a must for the dreamer in all of us looking to achieve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimanzi Constable | 2/28/2013

    " One of the best career books out there! teaches you how to properly leave your job without ruining your life, very helpful tips to chase your dreams! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 9/22/2012

    " An interesting look at how to transition to a different career. Good read even for those happy in their current job "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason Allen | 9/3/2012

    " Looking forward to reading this one. Jon used to work at ATC before joining Dave Ramsey. Very amazing guy with a great humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Smith | 5/18/2012

    " Acuff helped me learn "to fall in like" with a job I don't love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Espinoza | 5/3/2012

    " 4.5 stars. It's as if Jon Acuff wrote about our life. I wish this had been published 5 years ago. I will definitely recommend it to anyone looking to achieve their dream job or someone who is thinking of quitting. The funny bits kept the book moving for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cari | 1/19/2012

    " Awesome book! Easy to read, great advice...one of the best nonfiction books I've read in a long time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amatheson14 | 9/21/2011

    " Found this book to be very helpful, actual steps to follow your dreams. Love Jon Acuff and how honest he was throughout the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 9/13/2011

    " At the core it's more of the same... Stop being lazy and work hard... The spin: essentially work two jobs... one that pays and the other that will hopefully one day pay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 8/30/2011

    " Pretty good - gotta be in the right mindset and already on your way. Acuff gives some great pointers and some good advice, but like anything else, there's no magic bullet here. Lots of work is needed if you're gonna quit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 8/26/2011

    " So legit, you guys! Such practical wisdom and advice wrapped in a self-deprecating style. Acuff made me lol...you know how hard that is to do with printed word?? Really hard! Recommended to all with career struggles (in other words, recommended to EVERYONE IN LA) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 8/20/2011

    " Jon's conversational writing style coupled with great content makes this book a quick read that's hard to put down. I love my job but still enjoyed reading this and pulled out some useful pieces of information while laughing along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TimFriday | 8/4/2011

    " Really motivational! Favorite quote: "90% perfect and shared with the world always changes more lives than 100% perfect and stuck in your head." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 7/20/2011

    " Good insight on the benefits of keeping your day job to pursue your dream job. The author was funny and it was an easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nick | 7/18/2011

    " Very good look at how to turn a dream into a dream job. I really enjoyed the author's humor and often tongue-in-cheek sayings throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brannon | 7/17/2011

    " This book contains a great argument for getting up early in the morning to pursue your dream job. The rest of the book was very entertaining, but not extremely valuable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 7/16/2011

    " Got off to a slow start with Chapter 1. Stick with it, it gets better. "

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About the Author

Jonathan Acuff is a consultant, blogger, public speaker, social media whiz, and the author of Stuff Christians Like, the New York Times bestseller Start, and the Wall Street Journal bestseller Quitter. He has sixteen years of branding and marketing experience with companies such as the Home Depot, Chick-fil-A, Bose, and Staples. He lives in Nashville.