I would definitely tell friends about this book. If you're looking to bolster existing confidence, or looking to get over a huge obstacle in your way this book is for you. I'm not trying to sell this book. I just want to point out how the author uses well timed jokes, and comedic anecdotes that keep the content airy, while maintaining the deep and heartfelt message he is trying to convey.
His genuine spirt, and excellent outlook on life is real, and honest. This isn't another "motivational speaker" who decided to write a book. Jon's words are bold and challenging. This book is not filled with filler motivating you to go out and get it, its a reality check, a spotlight illuminating why you aren't doing what you want.
I have nothing to offer anyone except my own confusion.
Interesting material and less arrogance on the part of the author.
I think the overall point of the book was good, but I think the 12th time he reminded the reader/listener that he worked for Dave Ramsey I started to truly loathe him. Examples other than his own life story (he isn't particularly old by the way) would have made it far more rememberable and the author less detestable.
Given the material the performance was ok. The author, however, rubbed me the wrong way.
None, and that's the problem.
I listened to it once, then turned around and listened to it again the next day. There are a lot of good stories that act as fables to get points across, and while some have said they come off as "self serving" the authors self deprecating comments ensure that they are meant to get a point across not inflate his ego
Thought there was a general thrust that it's never too late to start on a journey or on a passion there are a lot of practical take aways in each section
He's got a great way of delivering content, slightly sarcastic but inspiring when needed
Real life example! I can really relate my self with most of situations that is describe in this book.
Sure! It's really good book about how to manage life in each phases and also if you are looking to ways jump start your goals in life.
He is sharing his life experiences with his own voice.
No! two hours a day.
The story in conversational. Start is a good story with a practical guide woven into it.
I think an audio book is always better when the author reads it. You get genuine inflection.
One of the notions presented is that you don't have to be working on your life purpose to be doing your work purposefully. I feel like the advice paid dividends quickly for me.
Fear will tell you that you are too late to do something but, in the same breathe that you should wait to start. Don't wait START now!
I really enjoyed listening to this book and am glad I wasn't swayed by a few bad reviews. I found it entertaining and motivating and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others. The author includes some humor along the way, and I never found it distracting from the main message. Even if you have listened to many other self development/business books that may be similar, I don't think you can go wrong with adding this one to your collection.
Jon Acuff really vibrant in his reading so it makes it fun to listen to.
I like how he takes the time to head off your concerns with his process and making it fun at the same time.
His animation and passion for this book. You can tell he truly believes what he has written.
I did and was able to complete it in about two days but thats because i was listening to it at work.
A great listen for anyone who feels like they are going nowhere no matter the age.
I can absolutely relate to the author's message. Being awesome as he describes it is definitely abnormal in our risk averse culture. However if enough of you wants something bad enough, you should want it bad enough to make the choice to be "awesome" at your endeavor. I really liked the section on what the author called critics math as well. We need to learn to focus on what is great, and not put all of our energy into our minority of critics. To paraphrase a story told by the author about the founder and then CEO of Southwest Airlines, Herb Kellleher's response to a vocal critic "We will miss you". Great advice.
I loved the pop culture metaphors sprinkled throughout the audio book. Great energy and execution in the story and I like how even though it is a practical book the author manages to weave a narrative in about how he got to where he is today. "How did I get here!" Say it with an exclamation point and not a question mark. Great advice.
Is it just me?
I began listening to this with every expectation of hating it. I fall for titles that sound like they're going to change whatever is wrong with me. Then I read the book and find everything wrong with the book and leave it with no change to my issues, except feeling superior to whatever idiot tried to impart some insight and failed...at least for someone like me.
This book came into my life at the perfect time. I won't spill all of the inspiration and GREAT advice that I now will work to build into my path forward...my move toward finally attempting to do with my life what I've always wanted to and realized at 40 that I was stacking years behind with no movement toward who I thought I would be long before now. But I will tell you that this book is one in dozens, maybe hundreds, that hit my sweet spot. Read it. Hopefully, like me, you'll find something to help you get started too.
I was tempted to write a 3 star review...once you read it, you'll know why. I just want the author to know that I am grateful for this book.