How to Finish what you start with Jon Acuff – Episode 211 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

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Summary: Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including Do Over: Make today the first day of your new career,and his newest book, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done.<br> <br> For 20 years he’s helped some of the biggest brands in the world tell their story, including The Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and the Dave Ramsey Team. Most recently he’s spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences, colleges, companies and churches. Featured regularly on national media, Jon has been seen on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA and several other key outlets.<br> <br> In addition, Jon is also a big proponent of social media with blogs that have been read by 4 million people and more than 290,000 twitter followers. In 2010 he used his influence with his tribe to build two kindergartens in Vietnam. Jon lives with his wife Jenny and two daughters in Franklin, TN.<br> Show Highlights:<br> Which lessons about goals work and which are causing damage? @JonAcuff<br> <br> “Shoot for the moon so you’ll land with the stars” doesn’t actually work. @JonAcuff<br> <br> Most people judge goals on a pass/fail scale. @JonAcuff<br> <br> You can have a big goal, but you should have steps along the way. @JonAcuff<br> <br> Most goal advice is given as if you are a robot without emotions. @JonAcuff<br> <br> As a leader, if you consistently set the wrong goal you create a culture of distrust. @JonAcuff<br> <br> The breakroom tells the truth, the boardroom doesn’t. @JonAcuff<br> <br> We live in a world with limitless distractions and bottomless opportunities. @JonAcuff<br> <br> Most people tell their goals to their friends the wrong way. @JonAcuff<br> <br> When you have a goal, you can choose shame or strategy. @JonAcuff<br> <br> Often, we want complicated solutions, in part, because we don’t have to do them. @JonAcuff<br> <br> Rory shares how to immediately increase your self-discipline. @rory_vaden<br> <br> Finishing is a habit. @rory_vaden<br> The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!