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Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck
Hardback: Thomas Nelson, 2015
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Reviewed by Becca Nelson
“Ever feel like you don’t know exactly what to do with your life? Know who else feels that way? Everyone.” (238)
I suppose it’s convenient that I chose to review Jon Acuff’s book, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck when I was right smack-dab in the middle of my own career do-over. Though it hasn’t been an easy experience, it has allowed me some rare insight into the message of this book. It has allowed me not only to ask “Is it good advice?” but also, “Does it work?”
If you’ve ever been bored out of your mind just thinking about reading anything from the Career section at Barnes and Noble, I would still recommend giving this one a try. Jon Acuff has a talent for making what could be a dry subject area easy to read and understand. The entire book is structured around the metaphor of having a “Career Savings Account”. By making deposits into your CSA, you will be able to withstand any kind of career change, be it voluntary or involuntary. This makes for a book full of digestible, if somewhat formulaic advice.