Updated: December 12, 2023

Book Review: Finish by Jon Acuff

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I read the book “Finish” by Jon Acuff and was just blown away.

Y’all know I read a lot. Not just to develop myself but also so I can teach you how to change more than your weight. I know weight comes off way easier when we get over our bull shit that causes us to eat!


I’m not joking. If you identify with those two words GET THE BOOK.

In total honesty, I listened to it on Audible first. Then loved it and ordered the hard copy so I could go through the book and highlight key points to teach my PNPTribe members.

What makes the book awesome?

Jon Acuff is hilarious and teaches profoundly. He weaves story with lessons and that, to me, is a true talent.

The book has a companion self-study guide. If you want to dig deep you can use that to self-develop. Girls, free education is what I am all about!

Super quick read. 190 pages of awesomeness.

A few key lessons I want you to know so you can decide if this is a good read for you.

Page 9

This is the first lie that perfectionism tells you about goals: Quit if it isn’t perfect.

The genius in this first lie is subtle. It’s not “when” it isn’t perfect, because that hints at the reality that it won’t be. No, perfectionism tells you “if” it isn’t perfect, as if you have the chance to run the whole rack and go to the grave with a 100 percent on your tombstone.

Page 43

If someone gets mad at you for saying no, they just confirmed you were supposed to say no in the first place.

Page 75

We all have two distractions as to why we quit or procrastinate: Hiding places and Noble Obstacles.

A hiding place is an activity you focus on instead of your goal (overeating instead of organizing that calendar full of people-pleasing).

A noble obstacle is a virtuous-sounding reason (or lie) for not working toward a finish.

My example for PNPTribe, “I can’t leave a little food on my plate each day until I know the real reason why I am overeating.”

Both hiding places and noble obstacles are toxic to getting things done.

Page 126

Perfectionism hates data. Why? Because emotions lie and and data doesn’t.

That’s all data is. A gift from yesterday that you receive today to make tomorrow better.

If you listen to my podcast you know I am HUGE on looking at your past and turning it into data to lose weight.

Enjoy the book if you pick it up. I’d love to hear what you think.


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