After receiving a galley proof copy, I quickly consumed a new book by Jon Acuff – Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters.
There were several concepts that struck me about the book, but the one that keeps coming back is this.
The only thing you can control is the starting line.
You can’t control the finish line or what goes on between start & finish, but you can control whether or not you take action … and get going on your project or dream.
By starting, you’ll move from “average” to “awesome” and Jon shows you how in the Start Book.
One thing I truly appreciate about Jon’s book is his honesty. I’ve read many other motivation & self-help books. They tell you “if you can dream it, you can achieve it”. This might be true, but they forget to mention you must work in between dreaming & achieving.
After coaching many people who want to start a business, be a better mom or fulfill a dream, I agree the first step is getting started.
Taking action is essential.
Work is necessary.
You must start and that’s the number one thing you can control.
Move from average to awesome. Start today.
- Start being a better homeschool mom
- Start a side business
- Start a home project
- Whatever it is you want to do…Just Start
Jon’s examples are honest & down-to-earth. Sometimes they go against the self-help propaganda out there…and I appreciate that. His examples cover a wide range of topics: business, marriage, parenting, life-growing, spiritual.
Jon Acuff knows there are surprises along the way.
He discusses your little voice inside. What is that little voice saying to you? Maybe they are fears. Maybe they are lies. Maybe they stop you. We all have a little voice that tells us we can’t do it.
Ever have a hard time focusing? That little voice doesn’t want you to focus.
Not only do adults need to get past that little voice & overcome their fears. As homeschoolers, we need to teach our teens to overcome their fears and listen to God’s voice, the Holy Spirit. Those fears keep us stuck.
When you get unstuck, you are unstoppable!
The progression Jon takes as he describes getting to the finish line is a good foundation for teens. He explains what you should be doing in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Wouldn’t you have liked having a game plan before you graduated from high school or college?
For these reasons, I’m hosting an online book club to discuss this book.
A book club for homeschoolers, teens, moms, dads, singles, married, business people, dreamers.
Anyone can get unstuck & our online book club can help you get unstuck & be unstoppable.
We’ll discuss one chapter each week. I’ll post 2-3 questions here on the blog. I haven’t written the questions yet, but my plan is to include an overall Christian perspective. I also plan to have a question each week for your teens to discuss.
Even if you don’t want to be in our book club, please take a moment and look at Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters by clicking here. You can get the 1st chapter for free at that link.
Be sure to watch both videos!
A 1 minute video about his NYC book launch with a mom sharing how she will apply this book to her life.
A 2 minute video with a fantastic overview of how to go from average to AWESOME.
This book is for everyone…
Grab a copy while you’re there. It’s on sale here. (Amazon has the best price & Amazon Prime members get free shipping)
PPS. I know anyone can be changed by applying concepts in this book, so I’m giving away 2 copies. Enter to win below.
Question: Will you join us for our online book club?
What questions would you like us to cover in our online book club?
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