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Shut up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life:  A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life, Second Edition, Revised & Updated

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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. CONTENTS
  6. PREFACE
    1. WARNING: CLICHÉS AHEAD
  7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  8. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  9. INTRODUCTION
    1. BEFORE YOU START
  10. CHAPTER ONE: SHUT UP!
    1. SHUT UP AND LISTEN
  11. CHAPTER TWO: STOP WHINING!
    1. IT'S EVERYONE'S FAULT BUT MINE
    2. STUFF IS GOING TO HAPPEN
    3. THE REAL DANGER OF WHINING
    4. I UNDERSTAND PROBLEMS
  12. CHAPTER THREE: GET A LIFE!
    1. READY, WILLING, AND ABLE
    2. THREE MORE REASONS PEOPLE AREN'T SUCCESSFUL
    3. TIME TO GET STARTED
  13. CHAPTER FOUR: LIVE BY DESIGN, NOT BY DEFAULT
    1. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS
    2. CHANGE YOUR WORDS
    3. CHANGE YOUR ACTIONS
    4. THE SECRET IS A TOTAL LOAD OF CRAP
    5. BUT HOW DO I CHANGE?
    6. STOP TRYING
    7. NOTHING IS NEUTRAL
    8. DESIGN YOUR LIFE
    9. YOU GET BY GIVING UP
  14. CHAPTER FIVE: SLAUGHTERING THE SACRED SELF-HELP COWS
    1. YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO!
    2. ATTITUDE AND MOTIVATION
    3. ATTITUDE IS ONLY PART OF THE SOLUTION
    4. FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF VERSUS BELIEVING IN YOURSELF
    5. OTHER MOTIVATIONAL MYTHS
    6. THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS, ONLY OPPORTUNITIES
  15. CHAPTER SIX: THE ENJOYMENT FACTOR
    1. STOP DOING THE THINGS YOU DON'T ENJOY DOING
  16. CHAPTER SEVEN: YOUR BELIEFS DETERMINE YOUR RESULTS
    1. WHAT I BELIEVE
  17. CHAPTER EIGHT: FITNESS, FATNESS, AND MORE
    1. PEOPLE ARE STUPID
    2. BELIEVE IN HEALTH
    3. NOW LET'S GET REALLY UGLY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH
  18. CHAPTER NINE: EVERYONE SCREWS UP
    1. BEAT YOURSELF UP… BUT NOT FOR LONG
  19. CHAPTER TEN: GET SMARTER
    1. HOW TO READ A BOOK
  20. CHAPTER ELEVEN: MONEY RULES!
    1. MY STORY
  21. CHAPTER TWELVE: RELATIONSHIPS—FRIENDSHIP, MARRIAGE, AND OTHER CALAMITIES
    1. FRIENDSHIP
    2. MARRIAGE
  22. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: KIDS ARE A PAIN IN THE BUTT
    1. IT ISN'T THE KIDS’ FAULT
    2. DISCIPLINE IS A MUST
    3. THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR WORD
    4. THEY GROW OUT OF IT
    5. STAY INVOLVED
    6. GIVE THEM THEIR PRIVACY, BUT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON
    7. BE COOL, BUT NOT TOO COOL
    8. BE REALISTIC—KIDS MESS UP
    9. TEENAGERS
  23. CHAPTER FOURTEEN: SEX: GOTTA LOVE IT
    1. SEX WITH YOUR CHOSEN PARTNER
  24. CHAPTER FIFTEEN: CRITICISM HAPPENS
    1. WHEN OTHERS CRITICIZE YOU
  25. CHAPTER SIXTEEN: SOMETIMES WORK IS JUST PLAIN WORK
    1. WORK ISN'T ENOUGH
    2. WHY BUSINESSES EXIST
  26. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: YOU ARE OUT OF TIME
    1. TIME MANAGEMENT IS A JOKE
  27. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: CHANGE—GET USED TO IT
  28. CHAPTER NINETEEN: HOT TOPICS
    1. CHILL
    2. STRESS: WHO NEEDS IT?
  29. CHAPTER TWENTY: WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT?
  30. CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: HARD LESSONS TO LEARN
  31. CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: THE TEST FOR SUCCESS
    1. GET READY FOR THE ROLLER COASTER RIDE!
  32. CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: A FINAL THOUGHT