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

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

by Jon Acuff


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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 materalize, 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 and changing their lives 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 readers practical, actionable insights to be more awesome, more often.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937077594
Publisher: Ramsey Press
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 434,221
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jon Acuff is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author. Jon speaks nationally on a variety of subjects and is the author of three books: Quitter (Lampo Press); Gazelles, Baby Steps And 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Debt (Lampo Press); and Stuff Christians Like (Zondervan®). Jon's wildly popular blog,, has more than 3 million readers.

Table of Contents

1 You Are Here 7

2 The Start 27

3 What to Expect When You're Starting 45

4 Learning 77

5 Editing 103

6 Mastering 135

7 Harvesting 163

8 Guiding 195

What Now? Action Always Beats Intention 221

Appendix A 10 Ways to Accelerate Awesome With Social Media 239

Appendix B 10 Things to Do If You're Unemployed 251

Notes 259

Acknowledments 265

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