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Episode 093: Jon Acuff – Your Career Savings Account | Do Over

Episode 093: Jon Acuff – Your Career Savings Account | Do Over

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Jon Acuff is a fantastic leader to follow for a number of reasons.  A few of them are:  His honesty – Jon will show you the great and the not so great parts about being an entrepreneur (author, speaker, etc…).  He’s honest to a fault and it’s very interesting.  He’s also very smart… When you listen to this episode, you’ll hear how Jon is a dynamic thinker.  He’s analyzed many different angles to problems and solutions.  His intelligence and brain power is evident.  And finally, he’s very generous.  Like most of the greatest leaders, he is a giver, both with his time and his advice.  I’m very appreciative for all that Jon has done for me and so many others.

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including his most recent, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck.

For 18 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.  In addition, Jon is also a big proponent of social media with blogs that have been read by 4 million people and more than 250,000 twitter followers. In 2010 he used his influence with his tribe to build two kindergartens in Vietnam.

Episode 093: Jon Acuff – Your Career Savings Account | Do Over

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The Learning Leader Show

“Leaders who can’t be questioned will inevitably fail.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Humility and curiosity are the qualities of people who have achieved high levels of success
  • A great example of Dan Cathy (CEO of Chic Fil A) emptying out the trash and why he does it
  • The components to your career savings account
    • Relationships
    • Skills
    • Character
    • Hustle
  • How Jon teaches his daughters to be entrepreneurs
  • Starting a blog in 2001… The origin story
  • Why he left Dave Ramsey and his company
  • How Seth Godin’s endorsement for his book came about and the effect it had on his life
  • Notecards – Why you should use them
  • “Skills grow sharp slowly and dull quickly”
  • Hustle – Focused… Not frenzied
  • Write this down: What have people paid me to do?  What comes naturally to me?
  • A Learning Leader is active… In motion.  You’re not done.

“You’re Capable Of More Than You Think But It Takes A Lot Of Work”

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Episode 004: How Todd Wagner (and Mark Cuban) Sold Broadcast.com To Yahoo! For $5.7 Billion

Episode 010: Shane Snow – How To Accelerate Success Using Smart Cuts

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Acuff.me

Jon Acuff is the New York Times Bestselling author of five books including his most recent, Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work and Never Get Stuck.

For 18 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.

In addition, Jon is also a big proponent of social media with blogs that have been read by 4 million people and more than 250,000 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.

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