Wall Street Journal best-selling author Jon Acuff reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome.
Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been divided into predictable stages. But three things have changed the path to success:
While none of the stages can be skipped, they can be shortened and accelerated. There are only two paths in life: average and awesome. The average path is easy because all you have to do is nothing. The awesome path is more challenging, because things like fear only bother you when you do work that matters. The good news is Start gives listeners practical, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often.
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I enjoyed both Quitter and Start. They have helped me make several life changes for the better.
Now, I rated the performance at 3 stars. Jon Acuff was excellent when he read Quitter. Start felt like he was trying too hard at times to add emphasis to his lines. Quitter felt like a conversation;
Start felt like a Speech.
No, because Iv'e already done the steps he's encouraging people to take. I quit my job years ago and am successfully conducting my own business and making more money.
didn't get there.
Gone below the surface.
People who are looking to step out from average and have not yet begun those steps.
Some where in the middle.
The authors sense of humor gets a little annoying after awhile.
Yes, it did.
Great Stories. I like the part about growing a crazy beard and collecting cats.
Awesome professional speaker, great reader by default.
Great concepts throughout. Critics Math was helpful. I also enjoyed the honesty transparency with things like the story about his honeymoon and wanting to make life long friends LOL. Reminds me to be careful with ideas and expectations.
I also found great insights in understanding ideas / emotions that come along with success that can throw one off track, and even how one can actually sabatoge their own success because of supressed fear. Rang true for me and I'm thankful for what I learned from this book.
The author primarily uses his life experiences and stories from friends and acquaintances to motivate readers to travel on the path of awesome, as opposed to doing nothing different and stay being average. There is a lot of repetition of the word awesome. But then, that's how motivational books work. It attempts to tap an emotional chord with readers so they'll find the inspiration to change. There isn't a lot of research and facts. It mostly stories for the readers to relate to - picturing themselves facing those similar obstacles and feeling empowered to become awesome.
Book nerd for life!
It was narrated by the author and he was passionate about the book.
Same as the book
I needed an audiobook that wasn't boring and that would keep my interest. This definitely was it. I was procrastinating reading/listening to this book, and it was everything and more. Loved the enthusiasm (can't beat hearing the author narrate the book), lots of good stories and motivation and tips. I now want to read more of Jon's books. I'm officially punching fear in the face and starting!
No, the author and narrator is over the top. His delivery is way too emotional and I find it to be irritating. Too much drama, I'm sure he's well intentioned but I find it really sappy.
Motivational, Fun, Accessible
Jon Acuff is an AMAZING speaker and this is one of the best audiobook narrations I've ever heard. I imagine the book is great in print as well, but the way Jon tells stories is very engaging. Nothing about his speaking voice is dull.
I've read dozens of self-development books and this one is definitely at the top of the list (my other fav's would be How to Win Friends and Influence Others and Unstuff Your Life). There was not a single dull moment in this book, and even though it is directed at any age group, I feel like it is especially accessible and inspiring for younger people (20s, 30s). I wish I had read this book years ago! (if it had existed... which it didn't)
One of the best books I have ever read, well listened to. It is inspiring!!! I think 16 year olds and 60 year olds should read it! I like that he gives practical tips to accomplish new goals and dreams! Funny as well. The author is the one speaking so I feel you really get the message in the way he wants to deliver it. Every person should read this book! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It has inspired me to keep pursuing my dreams and learn to be a bit patient, while also taking action to get to where I want to go! Thanks Jon Acuff!
His passion for what he is saying and teaching. He believes it and you feel he is on your side and cheering for you :)
Yes! I have laughed out loud frequently. Yet, been seriously convicted to action!
I started taking notes and ended up buying the book too. Too much to write down :)
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