340: Stop Overthinking and Get It Done! – Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff- Stop Overthinking and Get it done

340: Stop Overthinking and Get It Done! – Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff is a creative force for good.  Heck, I’d even call him a creative juggernaut.  He’s written 7 NYT bestselling books in the last 11 years… including “Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done,” and “​​START: Punch fear in the face, escape average and do work that matters.” 

His most recent book is “Soundtracks – The Surprising Solution to Overthinking.”  (It’s crazy good!)  Guys… 7 books in 11 years?  Creatively… that’s like having 7 babies in 11 years.  Not only that… but he’s talking with and creating content for a lot of people. 

He’s an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world.  Plus, he’s creating content for his “robust” (total understatement) social media following. 

Oh… and he’s got his podcast too… “All it takes is a goal.”As he delivers all of this amazing content… he brings powerful tools and strategies… with some serious doses of humor… truth and hope. 

During our conversation… we’re going to talk about how he creates all of this content AND how he has to apply the strategies from his own book… to bust through the overthinking trap that can shut us all down!  It’s a powerful and fun conversation I think you’re going to love!  So let’s get to it!

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  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 1:27 Episode begins
  • 4:30 A look into Jon’s creative process
  • 10:02 Why speaking is perfect for introverts
  • 15:41 Jon’s journaling routine
  • 20:36 How Jon sets his week up for success
  • 27:11 Your key to stop overthinking for good
  • 32:02 Finding your “broken soundtracks”
  • 41:12 Jon’s Doppelganger
  • 42:48 How to add more honest humor to your life
  • 44:43 A new project Jon is working on
  • 50:26 Mitch’s Minute  


Okay… so I shared some of my biggest takeaways during my Mitch’s Minute (which may have been a little bit more like 10 minutes!).  How about YOU!?  What’s something that struck you from this conversation?  I want to hear from YOU!  

  • Somewhere you’ve been overthinking and you need some new “Soundtracks”
  • Something you needed to hear
  • Something that resonated (big or small)
  • Something you TOTALLY agreed with
  • Or… something you DIDN’T agree with at all
  • Or… what’s a NEW “soundtrack” that you’re playing after listening to this convo

Leave a comment and let me know.  I can’t wait to hear from YOU!

  • Glenda Masters
    Posted at 16:13h, 14 November Reply

    Great episode! Jon was fantastic. His internal dialogue about the armored truck was the first time in the history of me listening to podcasts that full-on hearty belly laughed while driving alone. …Because I do stuff like that too!!! But on a serious note, the whole episode was really informative and relatable and I loved it.

    • Mitch Matthews
      Posted at 18:17h, 14 November Reply

      Glenda! Thanks so much. I agree! Jon brought the gold. Soooooo glad it resonated with you! And seriously… I had a hard time keeping the convo on the tracks because I was laughing so hard! Keep bringing the awesome my friend!

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