Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters
By Jon Acuff
Acuff is not your ordinary religious writer. His first brush with success came with his book Stuff Christians Like, based on his blog of the same name. Then, his book, Quitter helped leap him to almost household name status. He doesn’t write like a religious person. He writes like a comedian with practical tips, tools and truths.
In Start, Acuff focuses on three problems people face on their paths to success:
1. The American dream isn’t always a reality and some will have to have second and third careers to make ends meet.
2. Technology is allowing people of great numbers to build online businesses like never before.
3. That the days of success now and significance later are gone.
In this book, he describes how there are only two paths in life: the average and the awesome. He explains: “The average path is easy because all you have to do is nothing. The awesome path is more challenging, because things like fear only bother you when you do work that matters.”