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S.U.M.O (Shut Up, Move On)

The Straight-Talking Guide to Creating and Enjoying a Brilliant Life
Narrated by: Paul McGee
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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S.U.M.O. stands for Shut Up, Move On. It's a phrase to say to ourselves (and sometimes others) when we are acting or thinking in a way that is hindering our ability to succeed. It doesn't necessarily mean "get over it" or "pull yourself together" (although there may be occasions when both responses are necessary): "Shut Up" means stop what you're doing, take time out to reflect, let go of baggage and beliefs that hinder your potential; "Move On" means tomorrow can be different from today, look for new possibilities, don't just think about it, take action. There are six S.U.M.O. principles that are designed to help you create and enjoy a brilliant life. If you are wrestling with life's challenges, these principles will help you do so more successfully.

  • 1. Change Your T–Shirt - take responsibility for your own life and don't be a victim.
  • 2. Develop Fruity Thinking - change your thinking and change your results.
  • 3. Hippo Time is OK - understand how setbacks affect you and how to recover from them.
  • 4. Remember the Beachball - increase your understanding and awareness of other people's world.
  • 5. Learn Latin - change comes through action not intention. Overcome the tendency to put things off.
  • 6. Ditch Doris Day - create your own future rather than leave it to chance. Forget the attitude "que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be."
©2012 Paul McGee (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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  • Aina
  • Trondheim, Norway
  • 10-14-12

Exellent :-)

Would you listen to S.U.M.O (Shut Up, Move On) again? Why?

Eyeopening - puts everything in perpective.
SUMO is a book that can change the way you view situations and react to them.
Definately worth the money :-D
This is a book I will listen to several times.

What about Paul McGee’s performance did you like?

Really liked his voice

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  • Reebs
  • 03-16-13

Hard to absorb as an audiobook

Although I found the content interesting and informative, I don't feel I have really retained much of the information contained in the book from listening to it, and I've listened a few times. I find it hard to memorise acronym style learning if I don't see it, so I think this would be better to read, but ok as an audiobook. I also found the authors accent a little bit annoying - but I am not english so that might be why.

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  • Phillipa Bray (Dip Hyp CS. Dip CP)
  • 11-03-16

straight talking stuff

really enjoyed the content, found all the tools and techniques useful for me and working with others .. also loved Paul's natural humour.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-18

12 rules for life is much better.

12 rules for life is much better. Was ok but nothing more than ok. Thanks god it wasn't too long.

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  • Bartlett
  • 02-07-18

Not for me at all this

The voice of the reader is so annoying it grates on me. Couldn’t get past chapter one horrible horrible way he reads and tone of voice (shudders)

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  • Simon
  • 10-02-17

Naah

Recycled info and keeps going off topic with analogy. Couldn't finish it.

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  • Josephina
  • 05-24-19

Very good. Thought provoking.

I like the way it helps me un muddle a situation into something I can understand.

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  • matthew frey
  • 05-20-19

Loved it!

Fantastic listening and very insightful. Paul's SUMO principles are explained simply and I'm making some changes already. It's common sense really but Paul's guidance helps out it into practice.

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  • daniel worton
  • 05-14-19

A no-nonsense, straight-talking guide to life

Absolutely loved it from start to finish. Mr. McGee offers some fascinating insights into how to achieve your full potential as well as recovering from setbacks. I also love how the author places a personal touch to things by recounting his own experiences, which makes the whole book so much more relateable as he has fallen into many of these mental traps himself and teaches others how to avoid them. 100% recommend!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-13-19

Helpful - Your mindset will influence the results.

The performance of the book is very good. It is clear that Paul is used to public speaking and therefore is easy to listen to and felt natural, like an engaging conversation and not a lecture. The content was easy to understand, well explained and engaging. I t is not a book that you will read once and be finished with. You will want to come back to, work on areas and look at things again. I listened to it and could feel the events of the day was impacting my responses. If you read it while experiencing different issues it would be a different read.

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  • Mr. J. Ambler
  • 03-11-19

Liked it so much I bought the paperback

Honestly, I was half expecting this to be a half baked ‘huh the universe and it will provide’ book... glad I gave it a chance though. Very to the point, with simple, but applicable, advice. Easily worth the time and effort, especially if you find yourself stewing over past interactions and paralysed by trying to second guess the actions of others. Provides equal, refreshing doses of ‘oh, it’s not just me’ and ‘oh dear, that’s me’. Great job, Paul

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  • B
  • 08-15-17

Great hints and tips

Plenty of great hints and tips for a happier, more successful life! Well with a listen!