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Jon Acuff        

Lead Pastor, Christian Speaker; New York Times Bestselling Author of "Do Over"

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 17 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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By the time you finish reading this paragraph there will be a cool, new social media platform invented. (The new one is Twitter plus Pinterest minus Linked divided by Friendster.) How do you stay on top of the trends, making the most of the emerging technology without getting overwhelmed? You learn the secret rhythm of social media.


New job, new venture, new anything, life often forces us into “reboot mode.” How do you start over, making the most of the past and the best of the future? Discover why we all need firefighter friends, why it’s OK to be the villain and the true dangers of a low tide.


The rate of change gets faster and faster each day. Technology is changing, ask the Flipcam and Blockbuster. Careers are changing, ask graphic designers who seemingly overnight had to learn how to design for a new online medium. Whole industries are changing, ask the hoteliers who suddenly find one million new competitors via the room-renting app Airbnb. Value systems are changing, ask millennials, 45% of which care more about workplace flexibility than salary.

Some companies will get stuck. When the New York Times asked, “Why didn’t Kodak create Instagram?” they were commenting on how easy it is for even successful companies to get crushed by the waves of change. Other companies will thrive amidst the turbulence.

Change is upon us and depending on how you approach it, it can be either overwhelming or an opportunity. The key is to see it for what it really is, a Do Over, a chance to reset. And if you want to navigate a Do Over, the best leaders in the world, running small businesses to massive corporations, know it takes four investments: Relationships, Skills, Character and Hustle.

The good news is, your business and your employees already have everything they need to make the best of a Do Over.

In fact, you’ve had it for years.

Sound like marketing hype? It’s not.

You already have each of those four critical investments, now it’s time to amplify them and apply them in a new way.

Why? Because your business is going to experience four real seasons of change:

You will hit a Ceiling and get stuck, requiring sharp skills to free yourself.

You will experience a Bump, unexpectedly running into a difficult market, requiring strong relationships to survive.

You will make a Jump, requiring solid character to push through the chaos launching something new always stirs up.

You will get a surprise Opportunity you didn’t see coming, requiring dedicated hustle to take advantage of it.

The good news is there are only four types of change you will face as a company. The great news is that there are simple, practical ways to get the most out of each.

Change is coming for all of us.

Get ready.

Get working.

Get stuck-proof!


How do you adapt to the new world of sales? How do you launch fresh services, grow existing accounts and develop new relationships with future clients? Jon Acuff teaches his proven approach to selling. With humor and relevant cultural insight, Jon will transform your attendees' views of selling and give a fresh, new view of sales performance.


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Jon Acuff Starts Over

If you want a sense of Jon Acuff’s career path, look no further than the titles of his three best-selling books. Quitter, Start, and Do Over hint at the Nashville writer’s surprise resignation from financial guru Dave Ramsey’s team. Now the man behind the website Stuff Christians Like is using his platform to dispense business advice infused with Christian wisdom.

Jon Acuff: How To Create Momentum In Your Life

I’m really good at starting things and if procrastination was a skill it would be on my resume. I’ve completed half of the P90X workout three times; I was almost in the best shape of my life. “The things we know we need to do, we’ve known forever,” he explains. Maybe it was the rain in the weather forecast or the fire-breathing dragon lurking over my shoulder that held me back from getting things done.

Best-selling author Jon Acuff to speak at YP event

Motivational author Jon Acuff is scheduled to speak at this year’s Kansas Young Professionals Summit in Wichita, according to a news release.

Do Over: How to reinvent your career and rescue Monday morning

JON Acuff is a seriously disappointing self-help guru. He doesn’t wake up at the crack of dawn to do yoga while checking emails, he hates learning new things and he sometimes has events where hardly anyone shows up.

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