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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Business (Jan. 13 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767927419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767927413
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #192,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Career Renegade is a game changer…hell, it’s a life changer!’” -Karen Salmansohn, bestselling author of Be Happy, Dammit! and The Bounce Back Book

"Through his own compelling story and piles of great advice, Jonathan Fields shows how you can pay the bills by pursuing your passion. If you're tired of following the herd, and yearn to go your own way, you need to read this wise, inspiring book. Now." - Daniel H. Pink,the New York Times bestselling author of A Whole New Mind, Free Agent Nation and The Adventures Of Johnny Bunko

Career Renegade hits the biggest obstacles people who feel trapped in their jobs face head-on...fear of not earning enough money, deciding what to do next and knowing how to do it. Jonathan Fields' advice is pithy, current and amusing. I'm impressed with the depth and breadth of this career book!” –Julie Jansen, author of You Want Me to Work with Who? and I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This
 
"Career Renegade provides actual tools and real success stories that will not only inspire you, but also feed your financial passion for making money while doing what you love!"
--Victoria Colligan, Founder, Ladies Who Launch

“Damn, I wish I had this book when I became a career renegade in 2002. I left a cushy career as VP marketing for several corporations to do what I love. Had I been able to learn from Jonathan Fields, I would have made the decision more quickly and lived the dream earlier. Don't wait. Buy Career Renegade today and start building a life around your passions. - David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of The New Rules of
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"Finally, a guide which marries practical 'do what you love' advice with the best "get money to follow" tools from social media and internet marketing. Jonathan Fields is a trusted authority for those wanting to change careers or start a business." Pam Slim, editor, EscapeFromCubicleNation.com

Fed up with your work?  Career Renegade offers the mix of practical advice and motivating examples that you’ve been looking for.  Jonathan Fields lays out the successful transition paths that you can use to improve your life, career, and attitude today.  Read this book to learn how to upgrade your life! - Scott Fox, Author of Internet Riches and Grow Your Business Online Now!

Career Renegade is a step by step approach to chucking it all to pursue the work that excites and fulfills you -- without ending up broke, divorced or sorry” --Anita Campbell, Editor of Smallbiztrends.com

“Free Yourself! Jonathan Fields show you the specific resources you can use to turn your passion into income” --Barry Moltz, author of Bounce

About the Author

A former lawyer, Jonathan Fields has launched a number of entrepreneurial ventures, while helping others do the same through his marketing group, Vibe Creative, and his Career Renegade entrepreneurship trainings. He's been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, CNBC, Entrepreneur, Vogue, Self and he blogs on the crossroads of work and play at JonathanFields.com and CareerRenegade.com.

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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful
Great information, wealth of wisdom Jan. 16 2009
By John Chancellor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There are three major benefits that you will gain from reading this book.

First it will serve as a motivation to all who want to give up the rut we all call a job and move out on their own.

The second benefit is really a step by step guide about how to move out on your own. Not only does Jonathan tell you how, he gives links to hundreds of resources to help you accomplish what you want.

The third valuable benefit is the wisdom that Jonathan shares from his own experiences.

The third benefit is perhaps the most valuable. Under the wisdom he shares, there are two very valuable lessons - either of them worth the price of the book.

The first lesson is how to deal with fear. Here Jonathan gives some extremely good advice. Fear is probably the number one reason most people do not achieve their dreams. His advice is to explore and quantify the fear. Ask what are the consequences of failure, what is the worst case scenario, and examine the results. Often this will put fear in perspective. Then let go of the fear. Do this only once and let go.

Then you need to explore and quantify inaction. What are the results of doing nothing? If "staying the course is going to create a miserable future", that should be an unacceptable alternative. Once you explore and quantify inaction, let go. Again do this only once. What you focus on expands. So only examine the fear and inaction once and then move on.

Then the important part is to stimulate success daily. Again, what we focus on expands. So stimulate success daily. You do this by being clear about what you want, believing you can achieve it and taking focused action.

The other huge lesson is how, when and why to involve others family/friends/mentors in your mission

The last lesson is probably the best advice in the entire book. There is no one person, guru, mentor who can give you the magic formula or set of directions that will work for you. In the final analysis, "no one can stand in your shoes. No one else can take action but you."

Take responsibility for your own life.

Ask yourself this question, "Will this career choice let me spend the greatest amount of time absorbed in the activities and relationships that make me come alive while earning the living I need to live?"

The book is well written and easy to read. If you really wish to change your life, to take charge and put your future in your own hands, this is a great place to start.
30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
**1/2 - Poorly written fluff (a lot of potentially useful links though) Dec 3 2011
By Ghost(Ghost(M)) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Amazon shoved this book under my nose in their recommendations, so I checked it out. On one hand, it's an "advice" book (red flag) and its page here is full of very suspicious-looking five-star reviews (another red flag). Otoh, the title sounds catchy, so I -- no, no, I didn't buy it -- I checked it out in our library (hehe).

I could barely finish it: it's hard to follow (because it's poorly written -- cogency is lacking: his thought jumps around a lot w/o easy-to-follow logical progression, at times descending into gibberish), and then it's just a lot of fluff -- his advice amounts to a lot of obvious things that would occur to anyone who'd invest a quarter hour into considering one's options (with traditional skippages in narrative over moments that look magical when not detailed, making you wonder who populates the skid row if everything is so doable).

It is also very cliched: every paragraph contains "value-laden", "remarkability", or "passion-based" this and that; horrible English and very bad style that is reminiscent of this late-night TV guy in black suit and with huge teeth who was big about fifteen-twenty years ago and whose name I forget. Usage errors. I mean, a lot of this book reads like a first draft by a not particularly literary man. Of course, the author has a website, and is some sort of self-proclaimed "career expert".

But in general, the most of this book is very superficial advice on how to use "social media" in order to inflate yourself into some sort of "expert" or "maven" (I'm sure you noticed that 99% of "social-media" content is horse manure energetically churned by self-proclaimed experts out to shove something down your throat that you don't need -- and advice on how to join the ranks of these hacks is not what I was looking for).

A lack of a standard bibliography section and an index do not improve matters either (every non-fiction, informational book should have those). Otoh, the books he quotes tend to be fluff as well (Godin, Rath, Gladwell and similar self-serving beschmutzers of the noosphere), so perhaps not much is lost. It's probably a cabal: they tend to promote one another's books; probably an unstated "scratch-my-back" obligation among the members of the crowd.

Bottom line: As time-wasting twaddle this book gets one star from me -- there's no reason for it to exist. Not recommended.

Added later: I find myself going back to this book for the sakes of the large number of website links in it. Since I am obviously extracting _some_ value out of this book, I'm bumping up the rating to two and a half stars. If I have to borrow it again from the library, maybe I'll simply buy a copy if I can find one cheap. Bottomline: not a good book, but as a catalogue of links it may be useful -- to some, perhaps, maybe.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
A somewhat encouraging read, but expected more Aug. 21 2010
By Short Young Thing - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book offered some encouraging stories of entrepreneurs who were able to "make a living doing what they love." The author provided some resources to help the reader determine if his business idea is viable. Unfortunately, I was expecting more practical advice. After skimming through the first eight chapters, the book became quite boring. It talked too much about blogging and other Internet businesses which is not my area of interest.

Another reviewer said that the author didn't seem down to earth, and I agree. He seemed out of touch. He's making millions by doing what he loves, which is great for him, but not realistic for me.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Practical, actionable advice from someone who has walked the walk Jan. 16 2009
By Mario Sanchez Carrion - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you've ever wondered how you can turn your passion into a business, this book is probably the best place to look for answers. The author, who left a career in law years ago to pursue his dreams as an entrepreneur, describes in great detail seven often overlooked ways to make money doing what you love.

He starts by explaining how each particular strategy can work for you, and follows through with real life examples and a list of resources for you to dig deeper on your own. Then, he continues to guide us through the process of marketing our dream, the basics of Internet marketing, and how to use blogs and social media to make our mark in the world and gain influence.

Perhaps the passage of the book that I liked the most is when the author talks about conventional wisdom, and how it gets in the way of identifying opportunity. Learning to defy conventional wisdom (or what others may call "thinking out of the box") is the best way to discover niches that nobody is addressing and that you can turn into a business.

With that frame of mind and the practical tips in this book, you shouldn't have any problem finding work that is at the same time lucrative and fulfilling.
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Painful to read May 22 2010
By Tucson Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I really disliked this book and it took me forever to get through it. This book was painful to read, quite boring and dry, with most of the focus on running a blog and sending spam. I just couldn't find anything in it of value to me or worth remembering.

This was my first "self-help career guide". I also purchased 2 other books on this topic and I hope they offer more than this one did.


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