Jump Ship: Ditch Your Dead-End Job and Turn Your Passion Into a Profession

Jump Ship: Ditch Your Dead-End Job and Turn Your Passion Into a Profession


By (author) Josh Shipp

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  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 212mm x 28mm | 300g
  • Publication date: 3 December 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0312646739
  • ISBN 13: 9780312646738
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 688,015

Product description

We've always been told "winners never quit," but TV personality and motivational speaker Josh Shipp knows it isn't true. Smart people quit the right things at the right time. But how do you know if you're in the wrong career? What is the right thing for you? And when's the best time to jump ship?"""Jump Ship" is a step-by-step guide through one of life's most difficult--and most important--transitions. Leaving behind an unsatisfying job and embarking upon a new career can open up a world of fulfillment, but it isn't easy. As a role model and mentor to tens of thousands of young professionals, Shipp has seen the impact that a new career can have on a person's life. In "Jump Ship, "he""offers you the time-tested tools to get there. This book will help you discover your truest priorities and provide you the resources you need to succeed, drawing inspiration from the countless people whose lives he has improved.Filled with powerful stories and practical guidance, this is a book designed to help you face down your fears--and take the plunge.

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Author information

JOSH SHIPP is the host of "Jump Shipp, " a documentary TV series offering individuals a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live out their dreams. He's an award-winning entrepreneur named to "Inc. Magazine"'s "30 Under 30" list and is the founder of Youth Speaker University. He has contributed to MTV, CNN, "20/20, ""Good Morning America," "The New York Times, " and "Oprah.com."

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"I am so tired of books that overpromise and underdeliver. Josh cares enough to tell you the truth about life and work. Plus he gives you strategies that actually produce results. That's why I LOVE this book. You'll get the unvarnished truth on what you need to make your dreams a reality." --Mark Sanborn, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Fred Factor "and "You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader" "If Josh Shipp has an obvious super power, it's this: connecting with people on what really matters, while pushing away all the fluff and distracting stuff that doesn't matter. "Jump Ship" is a great read, and important for this generation." --Chris Brogan, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Impact Equation" and "Trust Agents" "Too many people walk away from their dream, swayed by those who say it's not possible. If you're one of those normal people, you'll hate this book. Using 'uncommon' sense, humor, and profound insights, Josh shares how he went right straight toward his dream and how you can do the same." --Dan Miller, bestselling author of "48 Days to the Work You Love" "When it comes to understanding the minds of young adults, there is no greater expert than Josh Shipp. I've witnessed firsthand the connections he's made and the lives he's transformed. With "Jump Ship," he applies his one-of-a-kind talents to helping those who feel stuck at a dead-end. The book he has produced is a masterpiece of intelligence and acute insight. A must-read for anyone entering the workplace or looking to find their place within it." --Ellen Rakieten, Emmy Award-Winning Producer of "The Oprah Winfrey Show""" "Josh is one of the most insightful, generous and inspiring people that I know. With his unconventional and clever programs, he has helped many teens and families improve their lives in profound ways. "Jump Ship" will help YOU figure out two BIG things: who YOU truly are and what YOU really want in life. "Jump Ship" will be a life-ch