71 minutes | Jul 14, 2021

The Stories That Hold Us Back with Jon Acuff

Your thoughts aren't something you have, they're something you hone. It's a double-edged sword; optimistic, enthusiastic thinking compounds over time to create amazing things, while a multitude of mental woes can dampen our willingness to go bigger. Jon Acuff, author of Soundtracks: the surprising solution to overthinking and one of my favorite speakers, is on the podcast to give us a lesson on how to address negative, repetitive thoughts to steer us towards our goals and dreams rather than away from them. It's incredible what becomes possible when your mental energy is applied in the right direction.

If not aware of Jon's work, he is the New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his most recent Wall Street Journal #1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. He's an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences. I had the pleasure of seeing him on stage and he knocked me back with his unique blend of humor, honesty, and hope. 

In this episode we get into:

  • Being organized and detailed vs. overthinking
  • How to be kind to yourself
  • Trauma-related soundtracks
  • Why writer's block doesn't exist
  • Three critical skills needed for this decade

If you want to stay in touch with Jon, shoot him a text: (615)398-6173

As always, I'm available at 206-309-5177. Enjoy!

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