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Halt den Mund, hör auf zu heulen und lebe endlich!

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Ein Tritt in den Hintern fördert das Denkvermögen! Bestsellerautor Larry Winget räumt auf mit abgedroschenen Motivationssprüchen, Binsenweisheiten und selbst erzeugten Stressfaktoren – und appelliert an unsere Eigenverantwortung. Anstatt zu jammern und sich dauernd krampfhaft mit anderen zu vergleichen, gibt es für Winget nur eins: sein Leb
Paperback, 333 pages
Published May 2009 by Wilhelm Heyne Verlag (first published 2004)
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I liked Larry Winget's no-holds-barred approach to a better self and a better life and, to my surprise, I found it helpful. The overarching idea is that if you want something, which could be anything from a better job to a better marriage, then go after it! (notice ! for he uses a lot of them).

For example, in one part of the book he explained how he once lived in Oklahoma, mainly because of family. He hated the weather, though, which gnawed at him daily. After doing a little math, he determined
Loy Machedo

This is the third book of Larry Winget that I decided to read and complete and it took me all but a few hours. And as advertized on the label – he is truly the Pitbull of Personal Development.

But herein lies the twist.

What can you expect from this book?

Straight forward wisdom?
A controversial method of thinking?
Something new?

Well you will be a bit surprised, if your expectations matched mine.

I believe this book came in around 2004 when Larry had already released around 8 book before that – mos
2005 was a pretty good year for reading, since I read a lot on the commute when I lived in Houston (about the only good thing out of that hideous commute to the city). Anyhow, here is my impression of this book from my journal back then:

>>This is a good, smart, straight forward self-help advice book. I think my director selected it for the business section, but the author addresses all walks of life. Basically, the idea is to take responsibility for your life. Don't like it, change it, bu
Ilya Mrz

Stop whining. Take responsibility for the events in your life.
Appreciate the crap that slaps you silly. Learn from your mistakes.
Crawl out of your comfort zone. Gather your wits and face reality.
Create a plan. Without a detailed plan you will flail around without direction or drive.
Stupidity, laziness and indifference create failures.
If you don’t love your job, leave it. (Or find something about it to love.)
Take stock of the people, things and commitments that fill your life. Dump, alt
Дени Проданова
Какво да ви кажа... Купих книгата за приятелка, която има нужда от помощ и рекох да я прочета, за да съм сигурна, че ще има файда. Като цяло съм съгласна с 98% от написаното. Наистина моята философия за живота съвпада до голяма степен с възгледите на автора. Разбира се прочетох и големи глупости (заради които падна едната звезда), а другата падна заради самия автор.
Абе, Лари, пич, осъзнай се! Противоречиш си! През 15% от книгата обяснява каква щяла да бъде тя (директна, изпълнена с болезнена ис
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Oh, how I hate reviewing nonfiction…but this one is going to be easy. Larry Winget holds no one’s hand. He doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings. And if you ask him why you’re unhappy and unsuccessful, he’ll tell you it’s your own fault. The ugly truth of it is, he’s probably right.

This isn’t self-help as much as Winget calling the reader out, but the real shocker is that everything in this book is so obvious!
Christopher Lewis Kozoriz
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan. ~ Larry Winget

I listened to this audio-book while driving to and from work. Unfortunately the audio-book was "not" read by the author, but a paid speaker. I prefer to listen to audio-books that are read by the author because I find you can better feeling of what the author was trying to say.

Also, there were things in this book that I did not agree with, such as having sex bef
I'm a fan of Larry Winget's plain talking approach to self-development. Overweight? Eat less and exercise more. Hard-up? Spend less and earn more. Fundamentally it's the simple answers that are the most powerful.

With that said, Winget's plain talking approach felt forced to me while I read this book. Some of the later chapters are only a page or two long and gave short, sharp advice that hit the mark. The chapters that were longer than that sometimes felt like they were too long and laboured the
M. Badawy
My first time ever to encounter someone speeching like Larry, through his unconventional, non-traditional and prosthetic way, this is by far the best self-help I've ever came across, and the Kick--Butt approach you may have never came across before that may really work wonders in the way you do envision life, people, work, and even relationships.
Nevertheless, I came into some areas where I didn't really think I sited with him, yet that was some very healthy read to me, probably would even love t
Indah W
This definitely NOT the usual kind of motivational, self-help or whatever elo mo mengkategorikan buku ini sebagai apaan, ahahaha..

Kalo yang udah terbiasa baca buku2 motivasi dengan bahasa2 yang halus, menghibur, dan menenangkan, waahh.. dijamin bakal terkaget2 pas baca buku yang satu ini karena so many times mungkin kita akan merasa diserang oleh sang penulis, wakakakakak :p

Contohnya nih yaa..

Seringkali khan kita ngerasa pengen diterima oleh orang lain sebagaimana adanya diri kita and banyaaak b

The title of this book jumped out at me from an Office Max endcap - I was feeling particularly moany & whiny at the time, & figured I needed something different to shock me into action.

Well, I got the shock, at least! ;)


Mr. Winget's style is definitely very different from the majority of business/motivational books I've seen. While reading "Shut Up," I found myself irritated or in disagreement with him most of the time. It seemed that his efforts to shock the reader outnu
Winget said he was going to be harsh, but he wasn’t. He just told people the truth in a confrontational yet conversational style. His bragging about being an asshole seemed more like a marketing strategy than reality to me—considering all the Bible verses he quoted. I finished it. I’m not entirely sure why. I guess I grew to like him, and I wanted to know how he was going to say what he said because none of it was really new. It had a sexy tile with controversial chapter titles, but much of the ...more
Christina Wilder
It's impossible to miss the direction of Larry Winget's book "Shut Up, Stop Whining, & Get A Life"; the cover is in bold print, and Winget is crouching on the cover and pointing to the reader. He looks more like a member of Hell's Angels rather than someone who can help you with your life's troubles, but that's what works for him, and that's what sets this book apart from most self-help books.
Most books in the personal development section are designed to comfort, to inspire, sort of like a p
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Untypisch für Selbsthilferatgeber gibt der Titel des Buches die Quinteszenz des Buches wieder. "Halt den Mund, hör auf zu heulen und lebe endlich!" Zugegeben sehr provokant, aber genau das ist der Autor. Er liebt es zu provozieren und dadurch seine Leser seine Botschaft zu vermitteln. Er plädiert dafür das Leben aktiv zu gestalten und das Beste aus allem zu machen, sich aber auch seiner Fehler und Schwächen bewußt zu werden. Manchmal auf eine Art und Weise, dass man ihn für das größte Arschloch ...more
As you can probably tell from the title this is a different kind of self-help book. And if you can't tell it from the title I will admit it here, it is not for everyone, but it sure is funny. It is a kick-your-butt approach to getting your life on track and taking responsiblity for the things that are wrong in your life and then it shows you how to deal with them. Not everyone will find it useful and if you are easily offended you will probably not find it funny either. But if you are willing to ...more
This guy doesn't have any more enlightenment than the average person other than a good dose of common sense. No earth shattering concepts that havent already been addressed by others a lot smarter and more intellectually refined than this "stone-age" neanderthal! His overuse of hard, in-your-face prose doesn't impress me in the least!
Heather Larcombe
A truly motivating book. We'll see if its influence has some staying power. Such a relief to hear a speaker (it was the audio book version) refuse to coddle the audience. No where was there the "oh, it's okay, life is tough, take a breather before you go crazy" patronization that sometimes acts as filler in other self-help books. Awesome.
Cindy Peña
Larry Winget does what most people are afraid to do and that is face the truth. At times he is a bit repetitive but then again read the title. He's treating adults the way they act , as "children". Great read in my opinion.
Stupid tone, uselessly provocative (especially for a young French Canadian reader... half the stuff in there isn't offensive at all), but helps put things into perspective.
Sharon Lensky
I have this on audio and listen to it periodically. Funny and practical and REAL.
Jim George
I agree with the author wholeheartedly. People for the most part are stupid, they don't take responsibility for their lives, they are too worried about being politically correct. They let their mouths write checks their booties can't cash. They point their fingers and blame everyone else, feel entitled, do just enough to get by, they are not willing to step up to the plate of the game of life. Just do the right thing, ante up, take responsibility. If the most important thing gets done, regardles ...more
Todd Alexander
Great book! No BS just common sense..Highly suggested!!!
from the library
author calls himself a philosopher! He is a motivational speaker in the International Speakers Hall of Fame. ??

"three main reasons People are not successfull: people are stupid. People are lazy. They don't give a damn." He modified stupid to mean that people don't do what they know they should do.

"If your life sucks,its because you suck."

It isn't really as bad as these quotes. He actually has good thing to say but nothing I haven't read before and I am not motivated to read this
Larry Winget was a guest speaker for Tony Robbin's Wealth Mastery Seminar. Very blunt and honest; just the way I like it.

The book was a worthwhile read with some bits of information that I will definitely keep in mind. My favorite was when he said something to the effect that: there is plenty of opportunity for people to do what they want, but what is scarce is people with the resolve to do it.

I blew through this book in two days. A lightning fast read. If you haven't heard him speak, you'll fi
the title and explanation of that title was the best part; Good advice and a few laughs. The rest of the book gives advice on anything and everything and that was a bit much. 2,5- 3 stars
Something to think about.
Nothing new here. Basically his advice can be summed up by saying, "just do it!". There's even a section on sex and he's not the kind of guy you want talking to you about sex. There are much better, more insightful books in this genre.
Good advice. Permission even.
The author does exactly what he promised: a confrontational, straight-forward method to success. No sugarcoating nor patronizing. He strips away all excuses most people hide behind and leave them uncomfortable with their lives.
I was going to give it a 5 star, but the last chapters became almost a rant about his life and his views about different topics that I was bored of.
I recommend this book for those who have tried conventional self-help books with no results.
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