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Day Job to Dream Job: Practical Steps for Turning Your Passion into a Full-Time Gig [Kindle Edition]

Kary Oberbrunner , Mark Sanborn , Mike Rohde

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Book Description

Go as you please, earn as you wish, and live as you like. Start living your dream job today!

Are you squandering your talents in a job you don't love? Do you feel trapped and dissatisfied, afraid to risk your financial security to pursue your dream? The truth is you don't need an MBA, investors, or a lucky break to have the job you always wanted. With the right amount of knowledge, encouragement, and guts, anyone can make the leap from day job to dream job!

Author and life coach Kary Oberbrunner shows you how to

· overcome self-limiting beliefs that sabotage success
· build a dream team of experts committed to your cause
· carve out a niche and get noticed in a noisy world
· achieve personal clarity, competence, and confidence
· and much more

Through sharing his own story and the success of others who have followed his process, Kary gives you the tools you need to turn your passion into your full-time gig--starting now!

"A key reason many people become stagnant is they are overwhelmed with uncertainty about where to begin making a change. Kary provides specific points of traction to help you get moving on building your dream job."--Todd Henry, author of Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day

"This is it: the book you've been waiting for. Day Job to Dream Job is a practical guide to escaping drudgery and finding your true vocation. I highly recommend this book."--Jeff Goins, author of The In-Between

"Day Job to Dream Job is a timely solution to today's shifting employment options. Kary's proven path gives you the tools you need to launch your dream job."--Brian Tracy, success expert and bestselling author

"With clear and concise insight, Kary offers a road map that guides you toward your dream. If you're one of the 86 percent unhappy with your current job, this book is the perfect place to start making changes."--Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup

"You can help people, do what you love, and earn a great income. Kary shows us how it's possible to leave your day job and launch your dream job."--Scott Fay, international speaker and bestselling author of Discover Your Sweet Spot 

"Many people find themselves swinging from the trapeze of life. With white knuckles we grip the bar that we think represents security. We see the other bar swing back and forth to a new platform, but we are afraid of letting go. The gap scares us and we fear falling. But what if there was a net that would make letting go a sure and safe bet? Kary provides that net in this wonderful book. Enjoy letting go and grabbing on to your dreams."--Paul Martinelli, internationally acclaimed author, speaker, trainer, and coach 

"Stop punching the clock and start living your dreams! Kary tells us why 'now' is the best time to 'jailbreak' our day jobs. Even better, he shows us how to do it."--Dan Miller, international speaker and bestselling author of 48 Days to the Work You Love

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About the Author

Kary Oberbrunner left his day job to pursue his dream job full-time--Igniting Souls. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations clarify who they are, why they are here, and where they should invest their time and e

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6350 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Books (29 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GHXRM00
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! It's time to get busy living! This book prepares the way! 19 July 2014
By Johnny Lee Phillips - Published on
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Thank you Kary for this amazing book! I just received it and I can't stop reading. This book represents hope. Hope to live a life of purpose, freedom, and prosperity. I know lives will be greatly impacted by it. I can't wait to jailbreak my job. This book is exactly what I need. Time to make a plan just like Andy did! Time to get busy living!
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WARNING! 5 Reasons You Should NOT Read This Book! 11 Aug. 2014
By David Pasqualone - Published on
Do NOT read Day Job to Dream Job if you are someone who:

1. Enjoys having no known purpose.
2. Doesn't mind relying on and trusting others for your livelihood.
3. Needs to be punished with a bad job the rest of your life.
4. Is willing to sacrifice your happiness while others live their passion.
5. Wants to ruin your children's chances at success in life.

If that is you, then DON'T read Day Job to Dream Job, but please seek professional help.

If that's not you, then Day Job to Dream Job is perfect for you if you want to:

1. Know your purpose in life!
2. Not have to rely on anyone else's decisions that directly affect your family's livelihood!
3. Have a career you LOVE and look forward to everyday!
4. Live out your passion and dreams!
5. Leave a legacy for your children to model after and fulfill their own calling and passion!!

Thanks Kary for writing such a great book to help us all break free from our vocational prisons!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DJs know how to increase two things- their value in the marketplace and their passive income!!! 18 July 2014
By Sarah - Published on
If you are feeling trapped and dissatisfied in your current job and have a fear of risking financial security to pursue your dream than this book is a must read!! Kary gives framework, tools and shares his own experiences on how achievable a life of significance, fulfillment and freedom truly is.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Day Job to Dream Job a great read!! 18 July 2014
By Martyn J. Wood - Published on
I received my copy just two days ago and I can not put it down. Once again Kary has a hit on his hand. What I love about this book just like all of his other books His story is woven through it and you can really sense and feel the passion. This is certainly one man who has made the transition and is living what he writes and is offering the invitation to any who want to follow the path. Pick it up and join the movement.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tired of being in day job prison? Get help now with Kary's newest book! 20 Sept. 2014
By Renee Fisher - Published on
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Day Job to Dream Job by Kary Oberbrunner for one reason: five years ago, I quit my day job to pursue my dream job.

I appreciate my friend Kary for opening up about his job transition and for showing others that it’s possible to “get busy living or get busy dying.”

One of the principles he shared in Day Job to Dream Job is that you can reinvent yourself regularly.

I think that’s what I was most afraid of when I quit my job. I thought I had finally found my dream job, my calling. I thought life was as good as it gets.


There are seasons when God challenges our thinking while He expands our platform — whether we like it or not.

Success is scary.
I know.
It requires risk, and not everyone is willing to make the leap.

In Day Job to Dream Job, Kary writes:

At this moment, the majority of people are considering leaving their day jobs. According to a recent poll, “Eighty-six percent of the employees polled said they planned to actively look for a new position in the upcoming year. Another 8 percent said they ma do so and are already networking. Only 5 percent intend to stay in their current position.” [1]

Today, if you find yourself stuck in the prison of your day job, I want you to know that you are not alone. Your Dream job may just be right around the corner.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the book to encourage you that overcoming is possible!

DJ’s [Dream Jobbers] work and play. They create and rest. They’ve chosen to integrate their lives. In the words of L.P. Jacks, they’re masters in the art of living.

Which giants take up your headspace? How long have they lived there? Your pricing says way more about your self-image than your personal value. Of course, some professionals overcharge their clients, but most of us do the complete opposite. If your fees are too low, it’s very possible your self-image is too low.

But simply slaying mental giants isn’t enough. To enter your dream job you need a new perspective on income too.

Day Jobbers’ Five Most Frequent Fears: (1) Failure (2) Inadequate Resources (3) Incompetence (4) Rejection (5) Getting Stuck

Critique and criticism will come for you. Every DJ [Dream Jobber] encounters it. The only thing that might surprise you is the source. Most often it comes from friends and loved ones…Take a deep breath. Their comments aren’t meant to be painful. They’re not trying to sabotage your success. They just don’t want to see you get hurt.

Negative people try to pull you down with their criticism and critique. They’ve felt their own dreams within their grasp but they fell a few inches short. Rather than push through their pain, they fled instead. Now they’ve made it their self-appointed mission to prevent anyone else from going for their dreams.

But too many times we focus on the cost of acting. DJs [Dream Jobbers] flip the equation. They do serious reflection on the cost of not acting. They take inventory of what will happen if they stay in their day job rather than if they leave.

When you delay your dream job, you also delay life change in other people.

I realized that my journey is much bigger than me. I discovered that by pursuing my dream job, I injected more believability, authenticity, and credibility into myself and my message. Since then I’ve matured.

I am so encouraged by Kary Oberbrunner’s words in Day Job to Dream Job because I’ve lived them. I also know that I’m not the only one struggling to make the leap.

Every single day for the past five years, I’ve been stretched, taken risks, and matured in ways I never imagined. And, like Kary, I realize that pursuing my dream job is more about affecting change in the lives of others.

Be encouraged.

Friend, “I want to help you create an escape plan. Before I do, you’ll have to admit that you’re a prisoner. If you’re still in denial, then I can’t help. But if you want to escape your day job and enter our dream job, then I’d be honored to help you imagine and implement your own escape plan.”

To read more about this Nine-Step Escape Plan, please purchase a copy of Day Job to Dream Job by Kary Oberbrunner here.

Five stars!

Question: Are you currently working in a day job or a dream job? Why?

[1] Right Management ManPower Group, “Survey Finds Continued Worker Discontentment.” November 27, 2012,
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