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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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    Tyson R. 05-15-17
    Tyson R. 05-15-17 Member Since 2015
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    I guess I expected a littke more take away knowledge. There were a few good nuggets in it tho.

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    Kelly Durkota 04-26-17
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    "Life Altering stuff! Best book ever!"
    What made the experience of listening to Start the most enjoyable?

    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!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    What about Jon Acuff’s performance did you like?

    His passion for what he is saying and teaching. He believes it and you feel he is on your side and cheering for you :)


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

    Yes! I have laughed out loud frequently. Yet, been seriously convicted to action!


    Any additional comments?

    I started taking notes and ended up buying the book too. Too much to write down :)

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    clint fraley 04-04-17
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    "Sounds like a lazy dreamers story..."

    Could be condensed to one page- the rest is a story of a self rationalizing kid.

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    Tim Lewis 03-29-17
    Tim Lewis 03-29-17
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    "Very motivating!"

    Jon Acuff's page-turner motivated me while I was looking for a new job and helped me find a real reason to START!

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    Christy B ASHEVILLE, NC, US 01-19-17
    Christy B ASHEVILLE, NC, US 01-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Love it!"

    It reminds me of the slight edge, but different and updated. The author cracks me up as is reading his work! Definitely great to listen to on audible.

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    Akasha 12-30-16
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    "A humorous kick in the pants!"

    John tells it straight but with lots of love and humor. Just what I needed!

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    Erika 12-27-16
    Erika 12-27-16 Member Since 2017
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    "BEST Motivator"

    So incredibly motivated right now! What the author says makes complete sense! Pursuing my dream!

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    Kim H. Young USA for now 12-07-16
    Kim H. Young USA for now 12-07-16 Member Since 2016

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    I summarize books I read. These summaries consist of quotes or paraphrases of what I find interesting, new, useful, or worth recollecting. Not this book. With Start, were I to quote or paraphrase all I found interesting, new, useful, and worth recollecting, I would repeat so much it would rightly be called wholesale plagiarism. This is an excellent book, full of useful information for anyone starting out in their 20s, regardless of how old they are.

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    Djuna 11-24-16
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! Jon Acuff is great! This is such a great 'jumpstart your life' kinda book.


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

    This book definitely made me laugh!


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    Flavors 11-08-16
    Flavors 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I feel like this audible app has me hostage. I'm u"

    this is a giant pain in the bum. I'm not enjoying the process. I paid for the book, why am I required to review.

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