Synopses & Reviews
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 belongson 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.
Praise for Larry Winget:and#160;
"Larry's frank, brutal, tough and sometimes even obnoxious!and#160; But you know something?and#160; He has a big heart and an even bigger gut for how we can avoid big mistakes."
and#8212;Neil Cavuto, Fox News
and#8220;His advice . . . is so blunt and so true that it might keep you sane until you retire.and#8221;
"Larry Winget takes a tough love approach to helping you improve your life with this bookand#160;but you'll be glad you read it. He doesn't mince words yet his advice for making more of yourself is spot on."
and#8212;Mark Sanborn, bestselling author, The Fred Factor and You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader
"A bald-headed, cowboy-booted combination of Will Rogers, Norman Vincent Peale and Vince Lombardi, Larry Winget is an American treasure."
and#8212;James Bradley, New York Times Bestsellingand#160;Author,and#160;Flags of Our Fathers andand#160;Flyboys
"Larry Winget is a great guy - he's tough, talks straight and has a big heart. Read this book if you need a good kick in the butt!"
and#8212;Robert Kiyosaki, Investor, Entrepreneur, Teacher and Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad
"I love this little book! Larry is authentic, sincere and generous in his advice. So shape up and STOP being broke... FOREVER! Listen to this man. He is the ROCK STAR of personal finance!"
and#8212;Keith Ferrazzi, author ofand#160;Never Eat Alone
and#8220;Larry Wingetand#8217;s no-nonsense advice will make a difference in your life today. His plain talk and simple solutions and#8211; right in this bookand#8212;are what every American needs to go from broke to making money and living life. If youand#8217;re feeling broke, get this book, now.and#8221;
and#8212;Jennifer Openshaw, Author of The Millionaire Zone
"Classic Winget. Bold, brash, and exactly on target. If you want to escape debt and get your life back, this book is your game plan."
and#8212;Randy Gage, author, Why You're Dumb, Sick and Broke... And How to Get Smart, Healthy and Rich!
"Go Winget, go! Larry tells it like it is (in his trademark style), and gets in your face to make you FACE your financial reality (or lack thereof). Stop thinking and acting broke, and get with his program. It can change your life."
and#8212;David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire and Start Late, Finish Rich
Practical steps to take control of your life and get results
He might seem harsh from time to time, but Larry Winget's unique approach to personal development-combining blunt truth with irreverent humor-is really based on love of self and love of others. Life is serious, but that doesn't mean we should always take it so seriously. Larry's message is simple: life isn't as complicated as it seems and most people would find more success, and more happiness, in their lives if they'd do a few simple things-take responsibility for their actions, lighten up, and start doing the right things instead of the wrong things. By forcing readers to look truthfully at their own lives, this refreshingly honest approach to self-improvement leaves readers nowhere to turn but the mirror-and proves that when we stop making excuses we start succeeding.
Larry Winget (Paradise Valley, AZ) is one of the most successful professional speakers in America. He is known as the Pitbull of Personal Development(TM), speaking worldwide to corporations and associations over one hundred times per year, delivering hardcore self-help that's funny.
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 lifehusbands 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 funquit."
"Time management is a joke."
And that's just the beginning!
The straight-talking, New York Times bestselling author and Pitbull of Personal Developmentand#174; is back with a pithy and prescriptive guide to success.
A five-time bestselling author and one of the countryand#8217;s leading business speakers, Larry has made a reputation for being the first to challenge the positive-attraction gurus and the law-of-attraction bozos with his commonsense approach to success. Larry doesnand#8217;t sugar-coat, and he isnand#8217;t afraid to make people uncomfortable, because he wants us to stop making excuses, and start getting results.
In Grow a Pair, Larry takes on entitlement culture, the self-help movement, political correctness, and more. Weand#8217;ve all heard the phrase and#147;grow a pair,and#8221; but Larryand#8217;s advice isnand#8217;t about anatomyand#151; itand#8217;s about attitude. To get the success we want, we need to reject victimhood in favor of being assertive and finally taking some responsibility.
With prescriptive advice on goal achieving, career, personal finance, and more, Grow a Pair will give the readers the kick in the pants they need.
About the Author
LARRY WINGET is known as The Pitbull of Personal Development® and The World's Only Irritational Speaker®. An inductee into the International Speaker's Hall of Fame, he is one of the busiest professional speakers working today.
Table of Contents
About the Author.
Before You Start.
Chapter 1: Shut Up!
Chapter 2: Stop Whining!
Chapter 3: Get a Life!
Chapter 4: How to Live by Design, Not by Default.
Chapter 5: Slaughtering the Sacred Self-Help Cows.
Chapter 6: Your Beliefs Determine Your Outcome.
Chapter 7: The Enjoyment Factor.
Chapter 8: Fitness, Fatness, and More.
Chapter 9: Everyone Screws Up.
Chapter 10: Religion Versus Spirituality: Whose Side Is God On?
Chapter 11: Get Smarter.
Chapter 12: Stress: Who Needs It?
Chapter 13: Learn to Relax.
Chapter 14: Money Rules!
Chapter 15: Relationships—Friendship, Marriage, and Other Calamities.
Chapter 16: Kids Are a Pain in the Butt.
Chapter 17: Sex: You Gotta Love It.
Chapter 18: Love Is the Key.
Chapter 19: Criticism Happens.
Chapter 20: The More You Give the More You Get.
Chapter 21: Sometimes Work Is Just Plain Work.
Chapter 22: You Are Out of Time.
Chapter 23: Success Is a Balancing Act.
Chapter 24: Give Up Hope.
Chapter 25: Guilt Serves No Purpose.
Chapter 26: Worry Is a Waste of Time.
Chapter 27: Selfishness Is a Good Thing.
Chapter 28: A Deal Is a Deal.
Chapter 29: Hard Lessons to Learn.
Chapter 30: The Test for Success.
Chapter 31: A Final Thought.