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


Larry Winget



0471654655
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Format: Hardcover, 256pp.
ISBN: 9780471654650
Publisher: Wiley
Pub. Date: August 2004

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Internationally renowned success philosopher, business speaker, and humorist, Larry Winget offers advice that flies in the face of conventional self-help. He believes that the motivational speakers and self-help gurus seem to have forgotten that the operative word in self-help is "self." That is what makes this book so different. Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life forces all responsibility for every aspect of your life right where it belongs—on you. For that reason, this book will make you uncomfortable. Winget won't let you escape to the excuses that we all find so comforting. The only place you are allowed to go to place the blame for everything that has ever happened to you is to the mirror. The last place most of us want to go.

Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life is simply a self-help book like no other. It takes on every idea you hold sacred. It trashes the motivational platitudes we have all grown up with and learned to trust. Larry attacks the importance of a positive attitude, the sanctity of marriage, sex, religion, fitness, friendship, money, stress, and happiness. This is anything but conventional wisdom, yet makes so much sense that his ideas are nearly impossible to argue with.

Larry Winget, also known as The Pitbull of Personal Development®, is confrontational in his style, direct in his approach, irritational in his manner, yet Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life is still hilarious. You will find yourself laughing out loud as he discusses his frustration with people who refuse to take responsibility for their lives and their results. Yet the most interesting part of this book is Winget's emphasis on the importance of love and service to others. He explains that these two factors are the key to all success, happiness, and prosperity in both your personal and professional life.

You probably won't agree with all Larry Winget says in this one-of-a-kind book. You may not like the concepts and ideas he believes will change your life. Winget doesn't care. His ideas aren't for everyone and he readily admits that. He just wants you to look at your life and your business, and if you aren't totally happy with your results, then give his advice a try. If it works, you are way ahead. If it doesn't, you haven't lost anything.

 
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Larry Winget is known as the Pitbull of Personal Development® and The World's Only Irritational Speaker®. He is a philosopher of success who just happens to be hilarious. He teaches universal principles that will work for anyone, in any business, at any time. He believes that most of us have complicated life way too much and take it way too seriously.

As an inductee into the International Speaker's Hall of Fame, Winget is one of the busiest professional speakers working today. He is in high demand, speaking to groups, associations, and corporations around the world about his philosophy of success through service and the power of taking personal responsibility. Larry lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with his wife, Rose Mary and his French Bulldog, Butter. He has two sons, Tyler and Patrick, and spends his free time painting, riding his motorcycle, and designing his custom cowboy boots.


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