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Rating

9 Overall

9 Applicability

7 Innovation

10 Style


Recommendation

Imagine walking on the railroad tracks in a state of bliss, unaware of a train heading in your direction. Life feels good, albeit a bit empty. Suddenly, your big brother (the bully!) pushes you off the tracks with a hard shove. He hollers about your stupidity, laziness and indifference. In this fresh slap of a self-help book, author Larry Winget becomes your surrogate big brother. He delivers an unconventional helping of advice with punch, insight and a few well-deserved mental smacks. No subject is sacred. From religion to money, Winget gets into your business with practical, thoughtful suggestions. The text, which includes space to take notes and write down self-help action plans, is a workbook on motivation and drive. It works best when Winget advises you about employment, money and relationships. It’s less successful when he preaches about murkier issues of religion, spirituality and teenage sex. Even when he oversteps, Winget is entertaining and helpful. (Don’t miss the insightful, funny dedication.) getAbstract recommends this book to harried professionals, underachievers and anyone who needs a good mental thrashing to get up and get going. Now sit up straight.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to stop sucking your thumb and get a real life;
  • How to take responsibility for your shortcomings and successes;
  • How to maximize your income;
  • How to transform poor relationships; and
  • How to balance your professional and personal commitments.
 

About the Author

Larry Winget is known as "The Pitbull of Personal Development" and "The World’s Only Irrational Speaker." He is a member of the International Speaker’s Hall of Fame, and a popular public speaker.

 

Summary

Wake up! Don’t Be Stupid
Where is your pen? Where is your highlighter? Do yourself a favor: don’t read this book - or this abstract - unless you plan to take notes and take action. Life is too short for the stupid and unprepared. And button your lip. Your running commentary is probably...

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