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Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life was immediately hailed as "not your average self-help book" and demanded attention and praise right out of the gate. It is now considered one of the icons of the personal development movement. Now, Larry Winget is back with his signature caustic, no-nonsense, hilarious style, which earned him the titles "Pitbull of Personal Development?" and "World's Only Irritational Speaker?." Winget's "get off your butt and go to work" approach to self-improvement boils success down to a ...

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Overview

Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life was immediately hailed as "not your average self-help book" and demanded attention and praise right out of the gate. It is now considered one of the icons of the personal development movement. Now, Larry Winget is back with his signature caustic, no-nonsense, hilarious style, which earned him the titles "Pitbull of Personal Development?" and "World's Only Irritational Speaker?." Winget's "get off your butt and go to work" approach to self-improvement boils success down to a simple formula: Everything in your life gets better when you get better.

  • Get tangible advice from one of the world's most successful speakers and the author of five bestselling books and television personality.
  • Learn the keys to turning your life, money and business around.
  • Stop making excuses, stop blaming others and take responsibility for your life and your results

The brutal advice he offers has changed the lives of millions of people and increased sales for countless businesses. In this Second Edition of Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life, Winget takes the same principles and expands the lessons with brand new examples, stories, and added wisdom. It may sound ruthless, but your life is your own fault and if you shut up, stop whining, and take action you can create a better life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118024515
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition, Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 301,933
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

LARRY WINGET, also known as "The Pitbull of Personal Development®," is a television personality and one of the top speaking professionals in the country today. He is the author of five bestselling books with in-your-face titles like It's Called Work for a Reason!; You're Broke Because You Want to Be; People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!; and Your Kids Are Your Own Fault. Larry teaches universal principles that work for anyone, in any business, at any time, and does it through simple examples and actionable ideas. For more information, please visit www.larrywinget.com.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

About the Author xvii

Introduction xix

Chapter One. Shut Up! 1

Chapter Two. Stop Whining! 9

Chapter Three. Get a Life! 19

Chapter Four. Live by Design, Not by Default 29

Chapter Five. Slaughtering the Sacred Self-Help Cows 47

Chapter Six. The Enjoyment Factor 69

Chapter Seven. Your Beliefs Determine Your Results 77

Chapter Eight. Fitness, Fatness, and More 85

Chapter Nine. Everyone Screws Up 99

Chapter Ten. Get Smarter 105

Chapter Eleven. Money Rules! 113

Chapter Twelve. Relationships—Friendship, Marriage, and Other Calamities 135

Chapter Thirteen. Kids Are a Pain in the Butt 167

Chapter Fourteen. Sex: Gotta Love It 177

Chapter Fifteen. Criticism Happens 181

Chapter Sixteen. Sometimes Work Is Just Plain Work 193

Chapter Seventeen. You Are Out of Time 205

Chapter Eighteen. Change—Get Used to It 211

Chapter Nineteen. Hot Topics 215

Chapter Twenty. What’s Really Important? 231

Chapter Twenty-One. Hard Lessons to Learn 235

Chapter Twenty-Two. The Test for Success 239

Chapter Twenty-Three. A Final Thought 243

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  • Posted December 27, 2009

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    Shut up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life

    Shortly after my company was downsized and I found myself unemployed, I started reading a few excerpts of this in the bookstore and I couldn't put it down. I am not one to wallow in despair and this book facilitated my launch into a job search with a positive outlook. The author writes with a very straight-forward style, using a nice combination of logic and humor, to motivate the readers to look at their life situation, and analyze whether it is really propelling them toward their goals. I have recommended it to many of my friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    A great kick in the butt

    This book is a real eye opener, great for anyone who has struggled in the past with situations beyond their control, or is currently having a difficult time. My favorite quote from this book is "Taking credit for your successes feels a lot better than blaming others for your failures".

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  • Posted November 12, 2009

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    Pretty interesting

    This was an interesting book...new approach was funny and allowed you to look at aspects of what you may be doing (or not doing) differently.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2008

    No Wimps Allowed

    If you are tired of being a doormat and feeling sorry for yourself, Larry Winget has got the perfect advice for you. Larry is on target with his approach to correcting self inflicted bad karma. It is an enjoyable book and fast reading.

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