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Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Boomers are realizing that a lot of the things they were promised aren't going to materialize, and they have started second and third careers.
  • Technology has given access to an unprecedented number of people who are building online empires and changing their lives in ways that would have been impossible years ago.
  • The days of "success first, significance later" have ended.

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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    Dennis ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-13-16
    Dennis ORLANDO, FL, United States 05-13-16 Member Since 2015

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    "So fun"

    I was expecting more of a how to book. Jon is funny and crazy wise. Jon has so many great one liners that I would like to go through the book and write them down to consider longer. They are pithy, catchy and with remembering. I loved this book and I will get Jon's other book because this one is so good.

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    shane price 04-20-16
    shane price 04-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "scratching my head"

    i kept listening and listening but the authors stories and words never grabbed me. no discredit to the author but im just not feeling this book, there are others that i feel paint a better picture.

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    Chikita Green 04-20-16
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    "Great info and very motivating."

    Great narration. Mr. Acuff kept my attention the entire tim. I enjoyed the book from start to finish.

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    Melanie 04-03-16
    Melanie 04-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "You're not alone."

    This book let me know that I'm not alone. I'm not the only one who has made crazy mistakes! The author is amazing in his story telling and intertwines his own experience into the book.

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    Jose Miranda 04-02-16

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    "No as good as I thought but it doesn't hurt to read the book"

    The book is understandable but the history is a little bit bored. This book may help those who don't know what to do in their life BUT there are books that have the same information with a better and more enthusiastic way of telling the history.

    Anything you can get from this book will help you in your life. 👍🏼

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    Nicholas 03-26-16
    Nicholas 03-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sooo good!"

    great insight on the hardest parts of starting and living out the dreams in your heart.

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    Kristen 03-18-16
    Kristen 03-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely loved!!!!!"

    This book exceeded my expectations! Amazing and actionable steps! Thank you for a great read!

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    Jim 02-14-16
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    I'm only about half way through this book. I purchased it highly anticipating reading it. So far I'm having a very hard time staying focused. It's like listening to someone ramble about basket weaving. I'm planning on reading this again maybe when I can maybe focus more.

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    Chrystal T Houston, TX USA 01-29-16
    Chrystal T Houston, TX USA 01-29-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Awesome book!!!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed Start. So many great ah-ha moments in this book! I'm telling everyone about it. 😄

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    Claire Troyer 01-02-16
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    "LOVED IT!"
    What did you love best about Start?

    I loved hearing Jon read it! He was hilarious!


    What did you like best about this story?

    This kept me entertained on my 7 hour drive to a business conference. It was the perfect book to hear. I'm sure the other drivers thought I was crazy as they passed by and I was laughing to myself!


    Have you listened to any of Jon Acuff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first audio book of Jon's I've heard, but I loved it! I would highly recommend listening to all of his books via audio because Jon emphasizes certain parts and has you laughing hysterically!


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    To just get out there and START. Keep dreaming, but also START DOING!


    Any additional comments?

    Choose any of Jon's books and I doubt you'll be sorry. {Also follow him on Instragram @JonAcuff for some entertainment when you aren't listening to his audiobooks!}

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