Do Awesome Work: Jon Acuff on routines, work spaces, and hustle – BTTDL055


jonacuffJon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of four books including his most recent, Start: Punch Fear in the FaceEscape Average & Do Work that Matters.

For 15 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. 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.

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  • ATerribleHusband

    Sweet! *** grabs iPhone ****

  • Timothy Moser

    Hey, as far as the term “productivity” itself goes… Yeah, I agree with you, I wish there was a better term. For me, I guess productivity means getting the most out of life. Not just “work”, but all areas of life.

    The whole idea of “work-life balance”, I think, is a bit simplistic. There are so many areas of life that we can’t just break life into two areas. My perspective is that we are theoretically always trying to get some sort of meaningful value out of everything, from working to learning to recreation, and it’s all about maximizing those values. So I like the discussions where “productivity” refers to getting the most from everything, not just work.

  • Hugh Culver

    I liked the comments about coffee shop, or not. I think being sensitive to your surrounding and setting yourself up for success is often overlooked.

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  • Stephanie Graham

    This was a great episode! I think my biggest challenges is finding the time and motivation to still work on my artwork after I have spent a 10+ hour day working in television production which is my main job. Thankfully we have a hiatus which I too go to coffee shops or friends workspaces to get work done.

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