Jon Acuff on Making Ministry Awesome and Why “Busy” Isn’t Successful

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Jon Acuff hit the public radar with his blog Stuff Christians Like, a funny and satirical look at Christian culture. This inspired his first book. Later, he wrote about his job frustrations in Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job. Later, he wrote Gazelles, Baby Steps and 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me about Debt and Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters which is about getting “unstuck” and back to “awesome.” Jon Acuff discusses how to avoid the busyness trap, focus on priorities, and do work that is awesome.

Big Questions:

Why isn’t work awesome for many people?

You talk a lot about following your dreams—what are some healthy ways we do that—and some unhealthy ways?

Let’s talk about your personal life/productivity. What are some of the most important habits you have?

How do you handle the distraction of tech/social media and still stay effective?

Best purchase under $100 in the last year?

Tweetables:

[Tweet "Culturally, we’ve accepted Monday through Friday is where dreams go to die.”]

[T[Tweet "The older I get, the more I realize it takes me great time to do great things.”]p>

[Twe[Tweet "With productivity, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.”]

[Tweet[Tweet "I’m not a big believer that your purpose or passion is just one specific thing.”]p> 

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Andrew Hess
Andrew Hess is the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of corechristianity.com. He formerly served as the editor of churchleaders.com. His writing has been featured on The Gospel Coalition and Focus on the Family. He lives in San Diego with his wife Jen and they recently welcomed their first child. Connect with Andrew on Twitter @AndrewWHess.