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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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If your main struggle as you get started on something new is fear or insecurity, then this book will be encouraging, and may even give you some new tactical ideas about how to move forward.
Because the language is so direct, the writing so clear, and the concepts so essential, I will be requiring my kids to read this one as they become teen-Agers.
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…
Jon Acuff has written another great book. It challenges the status quo and encourages us all to strive to do work that matters and to chase our dreams. This isn't just some fluff book that says, "Everybody can be awesome," but doesn't give any instructions on how to be awesome. There is actually a section at the end of the book that contains actions steps that go hand in hand with each chapter of the book. The reader is challenged to Start where they are at and pursue their dreams through hard work and perseverance.
A great book that I would highly recommend to anybody who is ready to be awesome, ready to punch fear in the face, and ready to do work that matters.
This book is worth every dollar unless you've already got your life figured out to the end. If you've got it all together, you don't need this book (well, you do, but you won't recognize it, so that's ok).
Please, do yourself a favor and buy this book!