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Start.: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, and Do Work That Matters Hardcover – April 22, 2013
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About the Author
Jon Acuff has authored three books, including the Wall Street Journal best-seller Quitter, which has helped thousands of people close the gap between their day jobs and their dream jobs. In 2010, Jon joined the Dave Ramsey team as a full-time author and speaker. Jon’s wildly popular blog, StuffChristiansLike.net, has more than 4 million readers worldwide and was the inspiration for his first book, Stuff Christians Like, published by Zondervan. Follow Jon on Twitter @jonacuff and online at jonacuff.com.
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I recommend this book for anyone who may have become overwhelmed by the false enormities of life, or who may be paralyzed by the apparent speed by which life is seemingly moving away from you. Truth is- life is moving at just the right speed to achieve your dreams. This book helped to focus my lens on the work and dreams that are important to me. I have multiple advanced degrees and have improved countless lives around me, but still benefited from the practical wisdom of this book.
This book used a combination of sources, humor, faith, and pragmatic philosophy. It is not overly "preachy" or dumbed-down. To twist a Nike advertising phrase- "This book works if you do!"
Through Jon Acuff’s characteristically light-hearted and humorous style he delivers a profound summary of the stages any life must go through on the path from average to awesome. The most touching and impactful to me in my journey was his chapter on “guiding” which you might think would be the final coast downhill to the success of an awesome life but, as I found out, that road didn’t lead to awesome it led back to average (or even worse). Thanks Jon for steering me back toward awesome and away from a life headed toward a “has-been” or “once-was” resting on the laurels of a one-time success afraid to START again.
Everyone I know is getting START for Christmas this year…