Start: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Start containing key details about the book.

What is Start About?

"Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters" by Jon Acuff is a book that encourages readers to take action and overcome their fears in order to achieve their goals and live a more fulfilling life.

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Start reveals the steps to getting unstuck and back onto the path of being awesome. Over the last 100 years, the road to success for most everyone has been divided into five stages that mirror the decades of working life:

Your 20s are a period of Learning. This is the decade of trying a thousand things, exploring a multitude of interests, and discovering what really motivates you.

Your 30s are a period of Editing. This is the decade of sorting out interests, where you discover what you really care about and who you really are.

Your 40s are a period of Mastering. This is the decade of narrowing focus, honing skill sets, and becoming an expert in your field.

Your 50s are a period of Harvesting. This is the decade of reaping the benefits of good decisions and enjoying the highest income-earning period in a career.

Your 60s are a period of Guiding. This is the decade of mentoring, training, and encouraging others on their own road to success.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Start

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* Punch fear in the face: The author encourages readers to face their fears and to take action, even if it means making mistakes, in order to achieve their goals.

* Escape average: The author argues that living an average life is not enough, and that readers need to strive for excellence and to push beyond their comfort zones in order to achieve their full potential.

* Do work that matters: The author emphasizes the importance of finding work that is meaningful and fulfilling, and of using one's talents and passions to make a positive impact on the world.

* Start small: The author encourages readers to start small and to build momentum, rather than trying to tackle their goals all at once.

* Focus on progress, not perfection: The author argues that it's important to focus on making progress, rather than trying to achieve perfection, in order to achieve one's goals.

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* Embrace failure: The author encourages readers to embrace failure, and to use failure as a learning opportunity in order to grow and become better.

* Overall, "Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters" is a motivational and inspirational guide to overcoming fears and taking action in order to achieve one's goals and live a more fulfilling life. The author provides practical tips and recommendations for starting small, focusing on progress, embracing failure, and doing work that matters, in order to achieve one's full potential and live a life of purpose and meaning.

Who is the author of Start?

Jon Acuff is the author of five books, including the New York Times Bestseller Do Over. For nineteen years he’s helped companies like the Home Depot, Bose, Staples, and tell their stories.

Book details

  • Print length: 288 pages
  • Genre: Business, Nonfiction, Self Help

What are the chapters in Start?

Chapter 1 You Are Here
Chapter 2 The Start
Chapter 3 What to Expect When You're Starting
Chapter 4 Learning
Chapter 5 Editing
Chapter 6 Mastering
Chapter 7 Harvesting
Chapter 8 Guiding

What is a good quote from Start?

Top Quote: "Regretting that you didn't start earlier is a great distraction from moving on your dream today, and the reality is that today is earlier than tomorrow.” (Meaning) - Start Quotes, Jon Acuff

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you want to enhance your personal growth, I recommend checking out my list of favorite personal growth books. These books have played a significant role in my life, and each one includes a summary and takeaways to help you apply the concepts.

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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