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

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? When Mike Lewis was twenty-four and working in a prestigious corporate job, he eagerly wanted to leave and pursue his d...

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Title:When to Jump: If the Job You Have Isn't the Life You Want
Author:Mike Lewis
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Genres:Business
ISBN:1250124212
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:334 pages pages

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

  • Bri
    Mar 05, 2018
    Skimmed through maybe half of the stories...I liked it, but didn't read very deeply. ...
  • Melissa
    Apr 09, 2018
    I learned of this book through an instagram account I follow. I really struggled to get through the book. I guess if you are looking for inspiration then it could be good but I felt like the ?case studies? could have been cut in half and the point would still be delivered. ...
  • Kristen
    Mar 12, 2018
    Meh. Some of the stories are compelling but it?s just okay overall. If you want to make a change and need to feel inspired you might like it. ...
  • Maya
    Apr 20, 2018
    I admit I only read half of this book... it?s highly readable in that it?s a collection of short stories about real people who jumped from one career to another. After a while, though, this became monotonous. I think it would have been more helpful to me if I was trying to build th...
  • Mary
    Mar 23, 2018
    Loved it! A reminder that most people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty. Just jump - now! ...
  • Melissa
    Mar 01, 2018
    If you haven't found a mentor yet to discuss your own jump ideas with, this book can fill the gap for now. It providers real stories of successes and failures with practical advise on how to move forward. ...
  • Kate
    Feb 22, 2018
    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 voice" felt inauthentic as it weaved its way through the narrative. It felt overplaye...
  • Gina
    Feb 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. ...
  • Jo-Ann Duff (Duffy The Writer)
    Jan 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...
  • Seri Qadijah
    Mar 19, 2018
    Love the stories. I am at a crossroads myself, trying to decide on whether i can pursue and persevere in my current job or to do something else. To quit has always been at the back of my mind but i can never made the decision. always felt that i have no reason to jump. perhaps i didnt ...
  • Megan
    Apr 12, 2018
    Some great stories and advice... and some that are pretty skip-worthy. Also, I had to power through the first part which was all about the author's life (it was a little too silver-spooned). I'm glad I stuck with it though and will be looking into some of the contributors' works. ...
  • Sonja
    Mar 16, 2018
    Extremely disappointing. It is a collection of stories from people who made successful jumps. There is a huge survivor bias. I can only recall one story out of many dozens where the jump failed. In addition, there is no guidance aside from the personal stories. I only gave it two stars...
  • Tina
    Apr 23, 2018
    2.5 stars. I would say this book is pretty hit and miss. Some of the stories were interesting and inspiring, more of them were a little blah or general. I was kind of put off by the number of stories in here where the person started off in some kind of high finance job. One or two woul...
  • Justin Jackman
    Feb 28, 2018
    This was a very timely read for me. I am currently debating making a jump, and this book was filled with inspiring examples of people who made that jump. ...
  • Dave Herman
    Feb 22, 2018
    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! ...
  • Kim
    Nov 22, 2017
    won from librarything.com got in mail today ...
  • Serendipity Marie
    Nov 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 cl...
  • Spectacles
    Feb 24, 2018
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  • Syazwanie Winston abdullah
    Apr 15, 2018
    I actually finished a non-fiction! But this did not feel much like any other self-help books I read. I felt like I was reading the chicken soup books. It was a pretty easy read with bite size chapters. I love the fact that the book were inserted with stories of people who jumped, be it...
  • Elizabeth Chabe
    Jan 20, 2018
    Some interesting stories. ...
  • Lisa
    Feb 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. ...
  • Sanford Chee
    Mar 05, 2018
    Talks at Google https://youtu.be/WE7l0HZg1R0 Don't look back if it fails. Another door opens. ...
  • Dimitrios Mistriotis
    Apr 12, 2018
    I kind of cheated here as I did not read the whole book but only the parts that interested me. Being currently in "jump-mode" I read only the introduction and the final "Don't look back" section. Second cheat is that I did not purchase the book but was given to me on a promotion tour b...
  • Sarah Nosworthy
    Mar 18, 2018
    I struggle to know what my 'passion' is - but it was nice to see how many people moved from one career to another, and talked about how it worked (or didn't!). Sharing the concept of the book with a friend; and the author's 'passion' being squash, my friend was rather bemused. Under...
  • Anne
    Mar 01, 2018
    It was so interesting to hear how a diverse assortment of people were living out their interests in creative manners. I found this inspiring and invigorating! ...
  • Emily
    Jan 24, 2018
    I enjoyed the variety of people and their stories. Some great advice and encouragement for me as I think about my jump. ...
  • Benton Turner
    Mar 26, 2018
    Read this book recently. Wish we got more writing from the author. But the stories cited from those he interviewed were pretty strong. As he shows (and this is the main point of the book) the stories others gave had overlapping points, truisms that could be applied to help anyone t...
  • M. Abdul Ali
    Feb 25, 2018
    Many self-help books show, bolster, and help you plan your life change. This book has a unique angle at providing evidence of people who have made the big jump. The the stories are great - from living the perfect career to not having a career at all and then jumping to something the su...
  • Michelle
    Apr 05, 2018
    I was really disappointed by this one. The title is super deceiving considering what this really is: a collection of stories from people saying how they got their dream job. Call the book what it really is instead of the super false advertising it is currently called. ...
  • Sarah
    Mar 11, 2018
    A collection of people's "jump" stories. Although an interesting read, I was hoping for some more practical take-aways. ...