Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 11, 2004 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life

This is not your typical self-help book. You won't find any motivational platitudes or cute business parables here. This is more of a "get off your butt and get to work" approach that can help you achieve more success, make more money, improve your business, and have more fun.

Larry Winget doesn't pull any punches here. He believes that business gets better when businesspeople get better through personal growth. And it works the same way in your personal life-husbands and wives improve each other when they improve themselves, and kids improve when their parents do. In other words, everything in life gets better when you get better, and nothing gets better until you get better.

This book can make you better, but it will probably tick you off. Winget is direct, caustic, and controversial. You won't like or agree with everything he has to say. Yet his advice is full of wisdom and truth that can't easily be argued with.

Words from Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life that prove that this book is anything but typical:

"If you don't have much going wrong in your life, then you don't have much going on in your life."

"When you work, work! When you play, play! Don't mix the two."

"What you think about, talk about, and do something about is what comes about."

"When it quits being fun-quit."

"Time management is a joke."

And that's just the beginning!
 

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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

I had to pick up this audiobook from the library; I was smply intrigued with the title. This was brainless in a common sense sort of way, and a lot of fun. Winget sounded like a delightful amalgam of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tuckle - LibraryThing

If you are looking for a book that will change your stinking thinking... this might be the one for you. As long as you are not afraid of being calling a lying procrastinator who makes up excuses and ... Read full review

Contents

Shut Up
1
Stop Whining
9
Get a Life
18
How to Live by Design Not by Default
28
Slaughtering the Sacred SelfHelp Cows
42
Your Beliefs Determine Your Outcome
61
The Enjoyment Factor
66
Fitness Fatness and More
77
You Gotta Love It
178
Love Is the Key
183
Criticism Happens
187
The More You Give the More You Get
193
Sometimes Work Is Just Plain Work
197
You Are Out of Time
207
Success Is a Balancing Act
212
Give Up Hope
214

Everyone Screws Up
92
Whose Side Is God On?
98
Get Smarter
107
Who Needs It?
114
Learn to Relax
117
Money Rules
119
RelationshipsFriendship Marriage and Other Calamities
135
Kids Are a Pain in the Butt
170
Guilt Serves No Purpose
216
Worry Is a Waste of Time
217
Selfishness Is a Good Thing
219
A Deal Is a Deal
221
Hard Lessons to Learn
223
The Test for Success
225
A Final Thought
228
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LARRY WINGET is known as The Pitbull of Personal DevelopmentŪ and The World's Only Irritational SpeakerŪ. An inductee into the International Speaker's Hall of Fame, he is one of the busiest professional speakers working today.

www.larrywinget.com

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