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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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Inspired

John Acuff brings great insight to light here in a very engaging way. A great read for anyone who doesn't love their job or wants a new one.

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Amazing book! Loved the narration!

So glad I finally got to listen to Jons book! It spoke to me in many ways and has helped me put in perspective what I need to focus on for my future!!

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Another great read!

Jon is talented not only I writing but also narration. His touches of wit and humor sprinkled throughout left me anticipating the next good laugh. Not to downplay the serious content of the book however, there were plenty of ideas and concepts that I'll take away and utilize as I continue pursuing my entrepreneurial dreams.

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Great motivator.

Felt like the author was speaking to me directly. I would read again.

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Getting canned never felt so good!

Got the heave-ho for attending a funeral of a close family member. Older - mostly uneducated and frightened. I found a job before I found this book. I was excited about a start- but apprehensive about only having passion. Now I know how to START! Going to get a hard copy for my kiddo in college. Love the book!

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An approachable, inspiration book

A quick and encouraging listen when you need a pick-me-up in your life and career!

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An honest map to find your awesome.

Love when authors read their own books and this is no exception. Jon's cadence and humor make it sound like you are in a conversation with him or sitting down to coffee.
Start is a great map to find awesome. I had a feeling I was stuck in neutral, just didn't know where to go so this book was very helpful to answers the hows and whys looking forward.

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Motivating

This book was motivating....kick the crap to he curb and just do it. Anytime, anywhere....no excuses. He also gives great advice on the how and why. No matter what your age, business, or beginning stage.... This book is for you! John debunks any excuses one can give for not just starting the process of whatever it is you need to do! Will re-listen again and again.

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Great listen!

The ideas are practical and strong but presented in a new way. The author read in a way that added some "color" and made it easy to stay focused and interested.

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It was ok.

I guess I expected a littke more take away knowledge. There were a few good nuggets in it tho.