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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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    Mia Brooklyn, NY, United States 06-30-15
    Mia Brooklyn, NY, United States 06-30-15

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    Good seriously - not the same as quitter if that's what you're thinking . I know I was

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    Max Justice 06-18-15
    Max Justice 06-18-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Escape Average!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Start to be better than the print version?

    Jon is passionate for what he does. You want to here it!


    What other book might you compare Start to and why?

    Zig Ziglar - See you at the Top


    Which scene was your favorite?

    To many to list. Great book. A must listen!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    You will hit all emotions. Hopefully anger is not one. All of my reactions aloud were sometimes over the top loud. I listened to it on dog walks in the forest. Take a recorder or something to take notes.


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    Abdul 06-17-15
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    "Great Story, Great Direction, Lame Performance"
    What three words best describe Jon Acuff’s voice?

    Awkward, Forced, but, Focused


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I didn't have any extreme reactions just some brief reflections.


    Any additional comments?

    Good read overall.

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    Graham Jefferson Oliver 06-11-15
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    "A Great Way to Start"

    Don't listen to those other reviews about name dropping. Jon Acuff's Start is a great book for those looking to "start" something in their lives. Inspiring in ways I never expected, I really enjoyed the audiobook. This is a good read/listen for anyone, whether you have a job, are looking for one, or want to start your own business.

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    Linda Buckingham 06-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesomeness!"

    Thank you John for this amazing book! I am looking forward to listening to it again and again. There is so much information in here I learn something more each time I listen. So thank you

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    Andy 05-29-15
    Andy 05-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "amazing and inspiring"

    I really enjoyed this book, he was very funny and engaging but still very practical and inspiring. I loved it!

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    BonCrowder 04-30-15
    BonCrowder 04-30-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Inspirational"

    Before listening I was doing many of the suggested things. But fear always cropped up. Now I have some validation for what I do as well as tools to punch that darn fear where it hurts! Thanks Jon Acuff!

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    Greg B. 04-23-15
    Greg B. 04-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Nailed it!"

    I listen to 2 to 3 audiobooks a month. This was the most enjoyable, humorous, and actionable book I've listened to in the last year and a half. I hope I some day get to meet Jon thank him for starting me on the road to Awesome.

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    MaryAnn Breshears 04-22-15
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    "must read for anyone in the working world"

    lays out the world of employee, employer, and entrepreneurship in a fun way. great stuff!

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    Good message, however I didn't feel the passion from the author. I kept waiting for the fire that never came.

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