It's Called Work for a Reason!: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault

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New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Larry Wignet offers sharp, unapologetic—and invaluable—advice for succeeding in the work world

For all those who are frustrated at work, who seem to have no luck in business, who are underappreciated at the office, who are uninspired by their daily tasks, who just aren’t finding the career success they desire, Larry Winget is ready to share his wisdom:

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Overview

New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Larry Wignet offers sharp, unapologetic—and invaluable—advice for succeeding in the work world

For all those who are frustrated at work, who seem to have no luck in business, who are underappreciated at the office, who are uninspired by their daily tasks, who just aren’t finding the career success they desire, Larry Winget is ready to share his wisdom:

It’s called work for a reason.

It's time for a swift kick in the pants from The Pitbull of Personal Development®, Larry Winget. Studies say that we actually work only half the time we are on the job. So then whose fault is it when we don’t get the results we want? Stop making excuses for your lack of success and stop acting like someone owes you a living.  Larry is here to ruffle your feathers and show you how to take responsibility for your results. Whether you punch a clock, own your own business, or manage other people, Larry's advice will work for you.

Find out why:

  • Success is simple
  • Teamwork doesn't work
  • Our co-workers are really only "co-goers"
  • Results are everything
  • You don't have to love your job (but it helps!)

Remember the work ethic of your parents and grandparents and make yourself worth more than you cost. That's the way to get ahead, and there's no big secret that will get you there quicker.

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Editorial Reviews

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With a writing style best described as full-throttle rant, the host of the A&E reality show Big Spender reveals the naked truth about careers, the employer/employee relationship, management skills, productivity and pay. Declaring at the outset that "there will be parts of this book you won't like," while daring readers to continue, Winget (Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life) sets a high threshold for delivering a likable, useful book that will educate and promote behavioral changes. Yet he delivers. His brutal frankness about what's wrong with how businesses big and small operate offers a refreshing contrast to other career counseling and management books even the gray area of ethics is delivered in black and white. In a section titled "What Happened to You?" he reminds readers of what it means to accept a job: "No work no pay. No work no job." Companies, as he repeatedly stresses, exist to make a profit, not to make their employees happy or feel fulfilled. Winget's advice is solid: delivering results is the most fulfilling career move one can make. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592402816
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/27/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 300,864
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Winget is one of the country’s leading business speakers and a member of the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. He is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers You’re Broke Because You Want to Be and It’s Called Work for a Reason!, and the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. "Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's off to work I go . . ."
Chapter 2. Success is simple
Chapter 3. No one owes you a living
Chapter 4. Results are everything!
Chapter 5. "Your results are your own damn fault"
Chapter 6. You don't have to love your job (but it helps)
Chapter 7. Become invaluable
Chapter 8. The holy of holies
Chapter 9. One big happy family . . . yeah, right!
Chapter 10. Ethics: it's black or white
Chapter 11. How to absolutely destroy the competition
Chapter 12. The eight ATEs of leadership
Chapter 13. Teamwork doesn't work
Chapter 14. You gotta serve somebody
Chapter 15. Nothing happens until something is sold
Chapter 16. Short, hard, expensive lessons
Chapter 17. Larry's dirty dozen employee handbook
Chapter 18. Larry's dirty dozen employer handbook
Chapter 19. So now what?
Acknowledgments

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  • Posted August 8, 2010

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    THE BEST DAMN BUSINESS BOOK EVER!

    This is like the best damn sports show except Larry's book is the best damn business book I've ever read - bar none!! I'm getting more books to give to my colleagues and friends. Thank you Larry!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Larry puts it down and say it the way it is

    A must read for managers and employees

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

    A compelling provocative story told in manners you cannot ignore

    Larry has met idiots and his only resolve is to reform them. At the end of the, day everyone has a little idiot inside and finds the idiot hurrying out at the end of each chapter.

    It is called work for a reason. Succes is simple- there's no secret etc... It's only Larry that tell it this way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2008

    Awesome

    I loved this pull no punch book! I think it might help me gain more confidence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2007

    A Must Read

    Larry Winget calls himself the Pitbull of Personal Development. I think the Pitbull of Personal Responsibility is more like it. This book is filled with great ideas that every company, manager, and employee should adopt, but most won't. They will read the book and laugh at Larry's sense of humor - did I tell you this book is funny? They will tell their friends, 'Now this guy is telling the truth.' They will tell their co-goers (read the book to find out what that means), 'We should operate this way.' But, they won't take responsibility for changing their personal or company performance. And that's too bad, because It's Called Work for a Reason is full of ideas that will make you more attractive as an employee and make your company more attractive to customers. Read this book more than once. The first time through you will probably be laughing too much to catch the wisdom. Randy Pennington Author, Results Rule! Build a Culture that Blows the Competition Away

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