Episode #192: Learning to Embrace Your Imperfection

With Finish author Jon Acuff

Today’s guest is another one of my favs, and is making his third appearance on the show. Only two other guests have enjoyed that many appearances (Liz Wiseman and Jeff Goins if you’re keeping score).

I’m talking about New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jon Acuff.

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Jon is a guy after my own heart. And if you suffer at all from perfectionist tendencies, you will very much appreciate what Jon has to say in today’s conversation AND in his new book

That book, my favorite of Jon’s so far, is called Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done.


“If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher,” Jon says, “you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, or you can give yourself the gift of done.”

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In today’s episode, I ask Jon about:

  • Why you must be willing to embrace imperfection
  • How cutting a goal in half can help you actually accomplish more
  • The secret rules we often place on our goals and how to get past them
  • …and plenty more!

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Jon‘s Latest Book

You can order Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done right now!

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Books Jon Recommends


Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman

The Shape of Ideas: An Illustrated Exploration of Ideas by Grant Snyder

Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done by Josh Davis

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