Jon Acuff had eight jobs in eight years, constantly hoping the next one would be different. From writing advertising for The Home Depot to branding for companies like Bose and Staples, he’s no stranger to the cubicle. In 2010, Jon closed the gap between his day job and his dream job when he joined the Dave Ramsey team to become a full-time author.
- We rank honeymoon sex above the second coming of Christ.
- I wrote a book that was published by the same people who publish the Bible.
- (He’s telling the book signing story. How no one showed up at the book signing he had at Catalyst.)
- Don’t do a book signing with John Maxwell. You will lose.
- How do you not get lost in the creative process? How do you not confuse making with achieving?
- The first thing I do after I speak is journal…Actually, I check Twitter. Let’s be honest.
- Here are two things we need to do in the midst of trying to make: Remember who you are.
- You are not the things that you make. Your identity isn’t tied to those things.
- We don’t serve a God that is in the business of better. We serve the God who’s in the business of new.
- Your identity is set. You are a child of God.
- Fame is the most dangerous drug in Christianity right now.
- We’re already famous. God knows our name. God launched a rescue mission for you.
- Don’t get into the business of comparison.
- We’re never fair in our comparisons.
- Second thing: We need to remember who God is.
- We think, “if I make a bigger platform, God will get more glory.” God is not restricted by how big our platforms.
- God will never be handcuffed by your failures.
- God calls us to make because he loves us. There’s joy in the process. God loves joy.
- We serve a God who fixed something through throwing a party.
- God fixes problems with parties.
- I hope you make 1,000 things. I hope you make and make and make. But most of all, I hope you remember who you are.
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