THE DIP is a little book about
quitting. This lens tells you
what you need to know before
you buy a few dozen copies for
everyone you know.
It's a mind grenade, a little bit of insight that will help you see what's causing your organization (or you) to get stuck. Here's the official description:
The old saying is wrong-winners do quit, and quitters do win. [PS The Dip (long ago, when I used to track these things) hit #5 on the New York Times bestseller list.]
Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out exciting and fun. Then it gets harder and less fun, until it hits a low point-really hard, and not much fun at all.
And then you find yourself asking if the goal is even worth the hassle. Maybe you're in a Dip-a temporary setback that will get better if you keep pushing. But maybe it's really a Cul-de-Sac, which will never get better, no matter how hard you try.
What really sets superstars apart from everyone else is the ability to escape dead ends quickly, while staying focused and motivated when it really counts.
Winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt-until they commit to beating the right Dip for the right reasons. In fact, winners seek out the Dip. They realize that the bigger the barrier, the bigger the reward for getting past it. If you can become number one in your niche, you'll get more than your fair share of profits, glory, and long-term security.
Losers, on the other hand, fall into two basic traps. Either they fail to stick out the Dip-they get to the moment of truth and then give up-or they never even find the right Dip to conquer.
Whether you're a graphic designer, a sales rep, an athlete, or an aspiring CEO, this fun little book will help you figure out if you're in a Dip that's worthy of your time, effort, and talents. If you are, The Dip will inspire you to hang tough. If not, it will help you find the courage to quit-so you can be number one at something else.
I don't claim to have all the answers. But I will teach you how to ask the right questions.
Discover your Dip
The Dip is a short book about an overlooked topic: when to quit.
My argument is that we often quit the wrong things at the wrong time, and getting better at seeing what matters can transform your career and your work.
Check the new and used section to get it for as little as $3.
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A short video
Cynthia Liu on getting through the Dip
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