Jon Acuff is a New York Times bestselling author of seven books. He’s also an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world, including FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and many others.
In this episode, Eric and Jon discuss his new book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
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In This Interview, Jon Acuff and I Discuss Overthinking, Internal Soundtracks, and …
- His book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
- How action eliminates overthinking and inaction breeds overthinking
- The importance of deciding as few times as possible
- Overthinking is when what you think gets in the way of what you want
- Viewing our thoughts as repetitive soundtracks that become our playlist
- “Pulling the thread” when processing your feelings
- How fear gets a voice but doesn’t get a vote
- Learning to identify your broken soundtracks
- Evaluating your thoughts and asking is it true, is it helpful, is it kind?
- Getting support from others can help retire your broken soundtracks
- How we can’t stop overthinking but we can replace it with another thought
- Viewing our thoughts as a dial that we can turn down and not a switch that we can turn off
- Finding activities that get you out of your head
- Flipping your broken soundtracks to the opposite
- The important process of repeating new soundtracks
- Finding ways to remind yourself of new soundtracks
- Tying new thoughts to a symbol by making it personal, visible, and simple
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