CNLP 064: Jon Acuff on How to Make People Laugh, Two Years of Hustle and More

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Very few people utilize humour better than Jon Acuff.

I sat down with Jon backstage and asked him for his top tips on making people laugh and about his life as a solo enterpreneur and author.

Plus, Jon shares a project he has planned for January that he’s inviting my podcast listeners into!

Welcome to Episode 64 of the Podcast.

Do Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck

Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job   

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters



Andy Stanley

Tripp Crosby

Dave Barnes

Gary Gulman

Jim Gaffigan

Nate Bargatze

Jerry Seinfeld


Anything you’re gonna be good at you have to be willing to be bad at it first. @jonacuff Click To Tweet Humor relieves tension. When you’re saying something serious, let the air out of the balloon. @jonacuff Click To Tweet You have to be vulnerable to be funny. Different crowds react differently. @jonacuff Click To Tweet Everyone’s failed. @jonacuff Click To Tweet

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Carey Nieuwhof
Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is a best-selling leadership author, speaker, podcaster, former attorney, and church planter. He hosts one of today’s most influential leadership podcasts, and his online content is accessed by leaders over 1.5 million times a month. He speaks to leaders around the world about leadership, change, and personal growth.