Coincidentally, my MasterMind group just finished reading through Jon’s latest book Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters. In it Jon posits that, today, there are only two paths in life: average and awesome.
The former is easy and requires nothing. The latter is more challenging because, among other things, it brings out the haters in droves.
Start will give you practical and actionable insights into how to be more awesome more often.
In today’s episode, Jon helps us understand:
- Why 99% of us are content with living an average life and what that means for those who desire to be in the 1%
- The difference between finding your purpose and living with purpose
- How to deal with the voices of doubt (both real and imagined) and punch fear in the face
- Why being selfish with your time first thing in the morning is so important to your success
- What it means to “play for the size of your heart and not the size of your audience.”
- The dangers of comparing your progress with others
- And a lot more!
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No More Voices, a community site by Jon Acuff designed to help you punch fear in the face!
It wouldn’t be right not to mention Jon’s employer, the venerable Dave Ramsey
Connecting with Jon
If you enjoyed today’s episode, let Jon know by sending him a tweet to @JonAcuff
You can find Jon on the web at jonacuff.com
You can order Jon’s new book Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters through Amazon.
Books Jon Recommends
Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield.
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