About the Book
Popular speaker and New York Times
bestselling author takes a refreshingly honest and humorous look at overthinking--identifying what it masquerades as (being prepared), calling it what it really is (fear), and offering a simple plan to turn it from a super problem into a superpower.
Overthinking isn't a personality trait. It's the sneakiest form of fear.
It steals time, creativity, and goals. It's the most expensive, least productive thing companies invest in without even knowing it. And it's an epidemic. When New York Times
bestselling author Jon Acuff changed his life by transforming his overthinking, he wondered if other people might benefit from what he discovered. He commissioned a research study to ask 10,000 people if they struggle with overthinking too, and 99.5 percent said, "Yes!"
The good news is that in Soundtracks
, Acuff offers a proven plan to change overthinking from a super problem into a superpower.
When we don't control our thoughts, our thoughts control us. If our days are full of broken soundtracks, thoughts are our worst enemy, holding us back from the things we really want. But the solution to overthinking isn't to stop thinking. The solution is running our brains with better soundtracks. Once we learn how to choose our soundtracks, thoughts become our best friend, propelling us toward our goals.
If you want to tap into the surprising power of overthinking and give your dreams more time and creativity, learn how to DJ the soundtracks that define you. If you can worry, you can wonder. If you can doubt, you can dominate. If you can spin, you can soar.
From the Back Cover
"A simple, powerful, and generous book, one that you'll remember every day for the rest of your life."--Seth Godin
, author of The PracticeI waited thirteen years to share this secret.
I apologize for taking so long, but it seemed too good to be true.
Maybe it was a fluke. Maybe it worked for me because my situation was unique. Maybe everything that happened was an accident, and if I tried to teach someone else how to do it, it wouldn't help. Maybe if I shared it, people would think I was weird. Better to keep it to myself.
So I did.
This secret moved me to Nashville.
It helped me hit the New York Times
It sent me around the world.
For years I kept this secret in my back pocket, using it to transform my career, my relationships, my health, and every other part of my life. Eventually though, I got curious. Was I the only one this secret could help?
I launched a survey, asking ten thousand people if they struggle with the thing I figured out. More than 99.5 percent of them said yes.
If you'll lean in close, I'll tell you what the secret is: I discovered how to turn overthinking from a super problem into a superpower.
About the Author Jon Acuff
is the New York Times
bestselling author of six books, including his most recent Wall Street Journal
#1 bestseller, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done
. He's an INC Magazine
Top 100 Leadership speaker and speaks 50 times a year to audiences around the world ranging in size from 500 to 8,000 people. His large and highly engaged social media following includes nearly 300,000 Twitter followers, more than 175,000 Facebook followers, more than 100,000 Instagram followers, and more than 90,000 email subscribers who look to him for his unique blend of humor, honesty, and hope. He lives outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife and two teenage daughters.