Do Over by Jon Acuff

I know, there’s a lot going on today. I keep things pretty apolitical here because I really feel like that ground is covered well by many other people who are way more passionate about these things than I am. If you’re in the U.S. – go vote.

What I do want to convey today is a framework. I’ve sketched @jonacuff ’s latest book “Finish” earlier this year (if you scroll down it’s in that time period when I was setting all my images against wood) and I think I might go backward through his catalog and sketch them all because it’s an overall great message with a great thread. Today I sketched his book “Do Over” and in there he lays out the formula to make things happen in your life. Jon puts this in the realm of your career but if you really want any kind of meaningful change this would definitely be a great place to start. It’s:

(Relationships + Skills + Character) X Hustle

I’m not going to paraphrase the entire book but if you make investments in each of these area’s it’ll assist you in trying to see the change you want to happen in your life.

Want to get a better job?

Build relationships
Develop skills
Demonstrate Character
Display Hustle

Want to increase your instagram following?

Build relationships
Develop skills
Demonstrate Character
Display Hustle

Want to change the world through politics?

Build relationships
Develop skills
Demonstrate Character
Display Hustle

See what I mean? These are all areas that you can personally invest in and will see a positive result on the other side.

This book is great, it’s funny, and the lessons are instantly actionable. There’s a lot of talk of queso and nachos. Is it weird to have queso for breakfast? No it’s not weird at all. Read this book, eat queso. 🙌

By Paul Mignard

Illustrator and Sketchnoter. I prefer pizza over tacos. I like to draw things without fur much more than things with fur. When presented with two choices I pick the one that's less complicated.