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


Do you regularly dream of walking away from your current job to pursue a life-long dream?  Do you constantly imagine what life would be like if only you could follow your passions as a career?  If your answer is, “Yes,” to either of these questions, then get this book now and learn how everyday people have made the leap to careers they were meant to pursue.  What makes this book unique are the compelling stories of 40+ people who “listened to the little voice, created a plan, allowed themselves to be lucky, and never looked back”—the four phases of every successful “jump,” according to author Mike Lewis.  Three of our favorite stories include those of a derivatives trader who gave up a lucrative, Wall Street career to found a social adventure company; a lawyer who followed her dreams to become a New York City firefighter; and a former garbage collector and forklift operator who became a luxury furniture designer and maker.


Each of the intriguing stories is told in first person and includes practical advice for making a major career change.  We love, love, love this inspiring, easy-to-read book.  If you love it as much as we do, you also can subscribe to Lewis’s lively, engaging “When to Jump” podcast or enroll in “When to Jump School.”  Seriously, it’s a thing!  Here’s a link to their website:

Deb Gaut

About Deb Gaut

Deb is a sassy, fearless 60-something, who wants to change the way we think and talk about aging. As a successful speaker, trainer, and consultant, she is passionate about leveraging the remarkable power of imagination, perseverance, optimism, and a touch of wisdom to survive and thrive in the second half of life.

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