Summary of Get Momentum

How to Start When You're Stuck

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Professional development experts explain how to create, develop and sustain momentum in life and work.


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In politics, sports, business and life, momentum is often crucial to achieving your goals. Calling on 20 years of experience as professional development experts, Jason Womack and Jodi Womack explain how you can secure, maintain and expand your momentum to complete your professional projects and reach your personal goals. They present useful recommendations on how to leverage your momentum in five stages: building up motivation, finding mentors, reaching milestones, monitoring your progress and making any needed modifications. The Womacks skillfully explain how to create, develop and sustain momentum in your work and your personal life. getAbstract recommends this insightful, practical, layered approach to anyone who faces internal or external obstacles to achieving their goals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why you need momentum
  • How to work through the five stages of momentum
  • How you can build and sustain momentum in the face of obstacles


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If you’re like many other people, when you strive for an important goal, you may come to feel bogged down. Maybe it seems that you’re not moving meaningfully toward reaching your most cherished objective. This may be a professional target, like making a dramatic career...
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About the Authors

Jason Womack started the Womack Company and the Get Momentum Leadership Academy, where Jodi Womack is CEO. She also founded the women’s business leadership coaching program, No More Nylons.

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    Travis White 5 months ago
    While I am not a huge fan of journaling, I can see how this might help some stay on track better. I do like the concept of formalizing an approach to mentors and leveraging networks.
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      Jason Womack 4 months ago

      I can relate. Most often, it's not the journaling in and of itself that is so informative, but it's the artifact of getting to read the notes later on.

      One week that I was in London (years ago) I got to see some of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks; that's when I made the commitment to myself that I would write SOMEthing every day. I've kept that agreement, going on more than 8 years!

      Give it a shot. Oh, and if you send me an address, I'll share one of my mini-journals with you. Who knows, just that might get you going!

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