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 ...
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- 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.
- 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 classes. Yet, there is a hesitation and almost fear on the faces of some, while others leap without much of a glance at the ground. I was reminded of these girls whil...
- 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 leap from venture capitalist to professional squash player as inspiration, Lewis sought out other people who have made the leap.What I like about When To Jump, is ...
- 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 subject felt a passion for. His examples are great.But I can't help, but comment at how the 'normal' person cannot relate to this. Some stories - like the art gallery...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 overplayed.
- Talks at Googlehttps://youtu.be/WE7l0HZg1R0Don't look back if it fails. Another door opens.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- I enjoyed the variety of people and their stories. Some great advice and encouragement for me as I think about my jump.
- Skimmed through maybe half of the stories...I liked it, but didn't read very deeply.
- A collection of people's "jump" stories. Although an interesting read, I was hoping for some more practical take-aways.
- Some interesting stories.