September 23, 2015

Leap by Tess Vigeland

Although Tess Vigeland loved her job with public radio’s Marketplace, she still felt it was time to move on. Even though she didn’t know where she would be moving on to, she still resigned and started exploring what was next. 

In the book, she addresses the issue of how many of us define who we are with our jobs. As much as we may not want to admit to that definition, it’s hard to not feel that way considering how much time we spend at work.  There were some great takeaways in the book around this theme, several of which I’ve noted below

  • We have to do something new  if we want something new 
  • Stop building other people’s dreams.
  • We have to do something new  if we want something new A different direction does not mean we are “throwing it all away”

Overall, it’s a good read for people who recently left a job (by choice or otherwise) or are considering taking that “leap” into something else. However, I have one negative about the book.  Since Vigeland is married, she had a conversation with her husband on making it only on his income before she left.  Those of you who are single and the only source of income in your household will clearly need to have a solid savings account before venturing out without something else lined up.  But it’s still a helpful book to reconsider how you think about work.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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