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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 best-selling 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.

©2021 Jon Acuff (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Overthinking: Superpower > Superproblem

Once again Jon Acuff nails it. This concept is one we’ve heard many times. “Your thoughts determine your actions.” But he flips that into
Saying “the most important conversations you have in your life are with yourself.” And he goes so deep into this, that the entire book is a goldmine for actual & practical use in every day life. You’ll be thankful to read this one no matter where you’re at in life.

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Acuff ought to secure a Grammy for this new beat; it’s sure to become a classic! Flippin’ coins and modulating your personal soundtracks from minor to major keys are concepts I plan to use personally, professionally, but most significantly in my mentoring relationships.

You can take this one to the bank and cash it in because it’s going to pay dividends (but be sure to ask for it in half dollars). Thanks for putting pen to paper and bringing my internal soundtracks to life so I can retire the old classics and spin a catchy new remix.

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Laughing out loud, and changing my life!

I heard about this book on the "Losing 100 Pounds" podcast. Shout out to Corinne Crabtree! I had to bring something to my daughter in college, so I had a 4 hour drive in the car by myself. I can not even count how many times I laughed out loud! I am not talking about a little "ha", I am talking about really laughing out loud. I think Jon Acuff is just wonderful, and I just know that this audiobook is going to improve my life! Consider me hooked on his books, and I will be reading, or more likely listening, to all of them! I am also going to take his accompanying online course to go along with the book. Thank you so much Jon!

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Love this book!

Everyone needs to listen to this book! Jon is funny while also giving you all the gold!

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YES!

Relatable, funny, helpful, practical and glaring with truth for anybody that suffers from paralysis by analysis in everyday life. start achieving your dreams today. listen now?

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Replacing the tapes is a HUGE breakthrough.

We all have the “tapes” or “soundtracks” playing in our mind and affecting how we show up for ourselves and others. Reviewing and replacing them can change your life. Jon Acuff does a great job of walking you through this process and giving you the tools to keep the right soundtracks playing to become the person you desire.

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Loved it.

Not only was it an entertaining audio, Jon clearly tells us the story associated with the message and the solution to overthinking, plus more. I could picture myself sitting on the floor of his foyer for an outrageously long time while he justed dripped his experience and the solution into my brain.
It was deep in thought and meaning with many laugh out loud moments. I couldn't stop listening, which rarely happens. I see shiny things that distract me.. but with this book I was mesmerized in it.. The flow and the delivery is one of the best I've ever listened to.
Thanks Jon
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Super helpful and Motivating!

Wow! This book is full of practical strategies to manage, change and break free from over thinking! Listening to the author read this book was like coaching in action and has helped me to consider my soundtracks differently while I rewrite, turn down and find new actions for them. Jon, thank you doesn’t seem like enough for this work and for your stories that will have impact for me and mine:)

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I will feel awesome after! Best Soundtrack!

I absolutely love everything Jon Acuff! You can buy his books but you understand it so much better in the audible version. To understand his humor you have to hear it in his voice! Jon, you enrich my life and make me laugh everyday I listen to your books! keep em comin!

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What a wake up call

Love this take on overthinking and how it impacts all of us in different ways. I have already started of ways to implement some of the very practical recommendations made in this book.

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  • 12-10-21

Sooo good!!

I loved this audiobook. Im about to start it again. Not only is it life changing info, it’s hilarious. It surprises me to be deep in thought one second and then literally laughing out loud the next. As an artist/builder/decorator I do a lot of overthinking…. But I’ve just acquired some new power tools to add to my arsenal to help propel me past done mental roadblocks.
Ive started buying the boom as gifts for people. It’s that good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-04-21

Brilliant book & easy listen

This is an essential book for anyone who is aware of the power of their thoughts, but who would like to give that power to a better way of thinking! Jon reads in an entertaining & fluid way that makes this book a delight to listen to. Highly recommend.

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  • Mikes music
  • 08-16-21

So good

I love this book it provided me with a great deal of simple but effective information to understand the complexity of my over thinking regime. Did it help me, yes, I’m learning to manage stress better as a result by the 3 simple steps within.
This book is so good I’m am on my 4th listen in as many weeks.

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  • mexicanhat
  • 06-02-21

ever overthink? GET THIS BOOK

loved this book, loved the content, the comedic edge and lessons I'm taking away with me. already my soundtrack to life is more positive!

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  • Ore
  • 05-30-21

I didn't expect it to be this good

Having the book read by Jon Acuff himself was a delight. The book was entertaining and insightful. I'm off to go play my new soundtracks for the big hairy audacious goals I want to achieve.

Jon is a really funny writer and story teller. I didn't expect to laugh as much as I did. Jon, if you see this: thanks for sharing "Soundtracks" with the world. I want to become as entertaining as you were on your writing some day.

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  • Christine
  • 05-02-21

Rinse and repeat.

This is one of those audio books I was excited to read and now I’m even more excited to reread. The first time through I just listened and enjoyed but now I’m going to listen, notebook in hand, ready for the implementation read. Helpful and enjoyable, that’s my kind of combo!

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  • Polina Dimitrova
  • 04-11-21

Superb book

I loved it, highly recommend it! Jon Acuff never disappoints with so much humour and useful information. Really enjoyed it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-13-21

Gave up after 6 chapters

Could have been a 20 minute book, got so bored of the stories and the padding. Very disappointed. The content is all available on Google

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  • peter c gater
  • 04-14-21

Best book I have listened to on audible

This is an amazing book and I have read a great deal of self help books. Jon clearly defines the problems and solutions to overthinking. I did not have to go back and dissect my whole life and all the traumas suffered as a child although I did remember Ms Shepherd berating my grade 3 art project. Thanks Jon.!!!. I have nearly completed the book twice over the past 5 days and have downloaded the new anthem. I will be interested to see the results but I am confident of changing my “soundtracks”. I rarely write reviews but this is one that I fully endorse