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The future belongs to finishers. Join New York Times Bestselling author and speaker Jon Acuff as he explores the best tips, tricks and techniques to getting from where you are today to where you want to be tomorrow. All it takes is a goal.

All It Takes Is A Goal Jon Acuff

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The future belongs to finishers. Join New York Times Bestselling author and speaker Jon Acuff as he explores the best tips, tricks and techniques to getting from where you are today to where you want to be tomorrow. All it takes is a goal.

    ATG 172: Think Ahead: Decision-Making Habits and Systems with Craig Groeschel

    ATG 172: Think Ahead: Decision-Making Habits and Systems with Craig Groeschel

    Have you ever wondered why success sometimes feels like a game of dodgeball, with distractions flying at you from every direction? Join me in this episode as I interview Craig Groeschel, New York Times bestselling author, and the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, which created the free YouVersion Bible App.

    We're diving deep into the wild world of leadership and uncovering how to navigate the pitfalls of achievement. From battling the boss called pride to building a fortress of accountability, Craig's insights are pure gold. Plus, we'll explore decision-making habits and the importance of thinking ahead. So grab your pen and notebook and join us for this conversation about conquering goals and crushing it in leadership!

    Craig's Book List:
    Good to Great by Jim Collins
    The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
    The Power of Moments by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
    Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
    Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
    Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara
    From Strength to Strength by Arthur C. Brooks

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    • 47 min
    ATG 171: How To Fix Every Distraction with Just 12 Words

    ATG 171: How To Fix Every Distraction with Just 12 Words

    Have you ever thought about the real price tag on your Instagram obsession? Well, strap in, because in my latest podcast, I'm diving deep into the rabbit hole of social media addiction. Let's face it, we're all guilty of spending way too much time scrolling through Instagram, only to realize it's left us feeling empty and unfulfilled. But fear not, because I've got a game-changing solution. Join me as I unpack the hidden costs of digital distractions and chart a course toward reclaiming our time and prioritizing what truly matters in life.

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    My new book All It Takes Is a Goal is available! You can grab a copy from your favorite bookstore or at atgbook.com.
    Have me speak at your next event!
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    • 16 min
    ATG 170: The 2-Step, Failproof Formula for a Spectacular Career

    ATG 170: The 2-Step, Failproof Formula for a Spectacular Career

    Ever dreamed of getting paid for doing what you love? It's not just wishful thinking! In this episode, I unpack the two crucial steps to crafting a fulfilling career. First, find a passion that you love so much, you'd do it for free. Then, master your craft until people can't help but pay you for it. It's time to pursue your dreams with purpose and pave the way for a successful, fulfilling career path. Tune in for actionable insights that'll transform your professional journey!

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    • 17 min
    ATG 169: Who’s Afraid of the C-Word? (Commitment)

    ATG 169: Who’s Afraid of the C-Word? (Commitment)

    What if my myriad goals signify creativity rather than chaos? In my latest podcast, I explore the common dilemma of having too many goals. I outline the four stages of goal achievement— Dream, Plan, Do, Review—underscoring how boundless imagination thrives in the Dream stage but falters with commitment. Fear of choosing the wrong goal and wasting time looms large. Drawing from personal experience, I confess my struggle with commitment, fearing the loss of subscribers and creativity. I stress the importance of small commitments to build momentum, urging you to confront your fear of commitment and unlock the rewards of focused pursuit.

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    My new book All It Takes Is a Goal is available! You can grab a copy from your favorite bookstore or at atgbook.com.
    Have me speak at your next event!

    • 17 min
    ATG 168: “What Do You Want?” How to Answer the Most Difficult Questions for Goals

    ATG 168: “What Do You Want?” How to Answer the Most Difficult Questions for Goals

    Chances are you’ve had one or more of the following thoughts about goals: "I don’t know what I want to do," "I have too many goals," or "The goal is too complicated." Do you know what all of these thoughts have in common? They are all just different varieties of fear. In this episode, we’re going to break down that first fear, “I don’t know what I want to do.” Can you boldly declare your wants without justifying them? I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent too much time letting fear dictate my choices. It's time to reclaim control. Join me in this episode to discover how.

    Follow me on GoodReads
    You can get more info on the Soundtracks Video Course.

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    My new book All It Takes Is a Goal is available! You can grab a copy from your favorite bookstore or at atgbook.com.
    Have me speak at your next event!

    • 18 min
    ATG 167: Wise People Win: Here’s How to Become One

    ATG 167: Wise People Win: Here’s How to Become One

    Ever had a moment that reshaped everything? Last July, I stumbled upon two sentences about wisdom. They sparked a 670-hour journey, revealing the costs: humility, relationships, money, opportunity, and time. Tracking "wisdom hours" through reading, mentoring, and reflection reshaped my decisions, well-being, patience, and curiosity. Now, I ask you: Are you actively pursuing wisdom? You can start by dedicating just an hour to activities like walking with a wise friend or journaling. Pursuing wisdom isn't just an idea; it's a transformative path. Join me as we uncover its power together in this episode.

    Follow me on GoodReads
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    I'm also on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
    My new book All It Takes Is a Goal is available! You can grab a copy from your favorite bookstore or at atgbook.com.
    Have me speak at your next event!

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

David Paney ,

Love the energy

I listened to his Book, all it Takes is a goal. It’s a great book and his podcast is great! He gives small steps forward to help with your, you guessed it, goals.

Havhope.com ,

I love this guy!

I recently discovered Jon Acuff and I can’t get enough. His podcasts are helpful, FUNNY, fresh and interesting. It is the first goal oriented podcast I’ve heard that doesn’t feel like homework. Keep it up!

MangyCat ,

Jon Acuff is Your New Enthusiastic Encourager

Jon Acuff has a way of making the impossible seem possible—with honest and true practical methods. He is an unapologetically “uncool,” imperfect Gen Xer dork, and we love him for it. Most people speaking into “self improvement” come across holier than thou—not Jon. He’s one of us, and he gets it.

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