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.
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All of it he was funny, engaging, and real. When I say real I mean he is realistic about how to start now. It was an awesome book!! :-)
He is funny and enthusiastic.
I learned from all of it and am using all of it in my life. I just threw back to my I pod when I start to fall of track.
He narrates quick, or to say he just talks fast I do to so not a problem for me. But for anyone else just slow down the narration on your I pod. Highly recommended to all. I'm so glad I bought this one.
That passion and hope Jon speaks
The personal stories he shares and how everyone can relate to those moments or thoughts . We all go through hard times and hear voices its what we decide to do about them.
You can hear the humor in his voice along with when he is passionate about something- feelings you can't get from reading.
laugh, cry, START
I am fortunate to have a visual job which allows me to take in audiobooks as I work, which basically just means that I get to plough through quite a few of them.
Everyone knows how overpopulated the 'self-empowerment' category is and how it accommodates a great deal of pithy drivel without any actual substance to it. I'm just keen to flag this book as a genuinely worthy 'read' - actually, I would highly recommend the audiobook version due to the humour and energy that Jon infuses into his own material here.
If you're looking to get your head in the right place to win in life, give this a try.
Jack of all trades, but expert at none. Newest and lates adventure is learning to fly and rebuilding my business.
This is more than a good book, it read with such passion by the author that I felt like I was sitting in the room listening to him speak. I would ventrue to guess that his speeches are much like his narration of this book.
Anyway great book to get you started in the morning.
I wasn't just theory, it was Jon's story of getting to Awesome. That made it all the more applicable to my life and situation.
Hooray for John Acuff, I believe this book is more original, honest, and inspiring than most new motivational books out there currently. His book Quitter was also good, but this one was even better, I think he has grown wiser since then, since his message was a little more upbeat and delivered with more conviction, I feel. It helped me a lot, thanks John! BTW, I'm pretty sure he reads these reviews, based on his comments about them in the book! :-)