60: Punching Fear in the Face and Escaping Average, with Jon Acuff

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Through his best-selling books, Jon Acuff may be one of the most prominent advocates for the side hustle “brand” of entrepreneurship.

Jon’s a sought-after author, speaker, and consultant, with a share of side hustle stories to tell. While some flopped, one was almost an overnight success: his Stuff Christians Like blog. We talk about all that and more during our call.

I’m grateful to have been connected to Jon through Bryan Orr, a fellow entrepreneur who I actually met on Fiverr.

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  • How employees can begin to build their skills and business on the side.
  • Why employers are starting to value workers who hustle.
  • Why Jon says his popular blog “was a complete ripoff,” and how it started as a side hustle.
  • The indirect monetization strategies of Stuff Christians Like.
  • How to know when to give up and try something else.
  • How Jon defines “average” and how listeners can learn to escape it.
  • Jon’s #1 tip for Side Hustle Nation.


“I want the peace in knowing that is wasn’t for lack of hustling that I missed a target for my dream. I want to know that the one thing in my control was under control.”

“‘Average’ is living a life less than you’re capable of.” <– click to tweet

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3 thoughts on “60: Punching Fear in the Face and Escaping Average, with Jon Acuff”

  1. Stay at home mom of 8 kids, here, and
    Jon, I like your saying that there’s a difference between average and content. Really important to recognize that when gauging my life’s purpose and desiring to always be ‘hustling’, but not comparing to others.
    Nick, smooth interview.

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