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Jon Acuff on STARTing {Podcast Episode #06}

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I absolutely loved having Jon Acuff on the podcast. He has been a big influence on me over the last few years. He’s helped me learn to dream again, and live differently. He also helped inspire this podcast with his encouraging words about making a difference right where you are.

Jon is a NYT Best Selling author, a speaker, and an incredible motivator. I am thankful for him and his team at Dave Ramsey who help challenge us to live our best life.

You can join Jon and hundreds of dreamers at his Start Conference in Nashville on September 13th and 14th. I have been to all three of his Quitter conferences, as well as START night earlier this year. They have all been amazing. One thing I love about his events is that Jon and his team take the feedback and improve the event each time.  I know they have an incredible schedule planned for this conference. You will not be disappointed! You can find out more here. If you’re planning to be there, let me know. I would love to meet you.

I’m excited to share our discussion with you. On this episode, we talk about:

  • Learning to stop waiting for someday
  • Not waiting until you think you’re ready to start
  • Purpose doesn’t find you on your couch like a pizza delivered to your door
  • Purpose is attracted to motion
  • Find one small action, then get started
  • The worse place to put your spouse is on the opposite end of your dream. Dreaming is a great team sport!
  • If it’s easy, you won’t learn anything
  • We ALL need community

I’d love to hear how you are STARTting. Leave a comment below.

I’d also be incredibly honored if you’d leave an honest review on iTunes.

 

 

 

START letting us celebrate with you

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You’ve seen me blog about this book before. It has been an exciting journey to watch the people who are embracing this simple concept of starting on their dreams. I have the privilege of taking part in The Start Experiment with Jon and 2500+ other people. Yes, there are that many people in a private Facebook group. No, there is no possible way to keep up with all of the awesome ideas and what starters are doing. We have split up into groups of 24, which is really fun.

I am always encouraged by the stories of people living differently. It fires me up!!! I see so much of that happening in this group. I see people who are where I was more than two years ago. They are just learning to dream again, and their mind is blown wide open with opportunity.  But they are still fearful, and learning to walk through that.

I see people who have been living awesome for a long time, and are helping guide others, as well as everyone in between. I see community formed from people who were strangers. And that is powerful!

So, today, as I often do, I’d love to hear from you, whether you are taking part in the Start Experience or not.

What are you excited about? What can we celebrate with you? How can I encourage you?

START now!

 

Need some inspiration?

Check out this great video from Steve Moakler. It has continued to encourage me this week, and I hope it will encourage you to keep taking steps forward.

 

 

 

 

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Such a great reminder!

Jeremy Statton on Living A Better Story {Podcast Episode #05}

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Jeremy Statton joins me today on the podcast. He is a surgeon, husband, father of six (yes, you read that right!), writer, and an incredibly inspiring person.

We talk about:

  • Living with intention to live a better story
  • “The point of life isn’t to arrive at death safely.” Christine Caine
  • We all have challenges
  • Real love is continuing to show up, even when it is not reciprocated
  • We’re all busy. It’s about how we choose to spend our time
  • Quitting stuff that doesn’t matter, so you can do things that do matter
  • Daily choices and the little things really matter
  • The Stattons’ next big adventure
  • Do something you’re scared of

You can find Jeremy here:

Twitter

Blog

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode. I’d also be incredibly honored if you’d leave your honest review on iTunes.

 

 

 

 

Did you miss it?

Beauty is all around us.

But, sometimes it is hidden in things we don’t expect.

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Maybe it looks like a weed.

But did you really look at it?

Did you get close to it?

When you get close to it, you may be surprised to see the beauty.

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The beauty was always there.

We just chose not to see it. We ignored it, because we thought it was something unwanted and ugly.

Beauty is all around us every day.

In our home, in our neighborhood, in our workplace, and in nature.

Will we choose to see it?

Or will we continue to keep missing it?

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