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(R)" and "World's Only Irritational Speaker(R)." 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.
LARRY WINGET, also known as "The Pitbull of Personal Development(R)," 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.
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