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Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life, 2nd Edition, Revised and Updated



Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life, 2nd Edition, Revised and Updated

Larry Winget

ISBN: 978-1-118-02451-5 August 2011 272 Pages


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.

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