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Summary

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

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Absolutely brilliant

Fantastic book that leaves you really relating to almost all aspects. A great motivational self help book. Pleased I’ll have this one to hand in case I need the kick up the bottom to S.U.M.O. Thanks Paul

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Unreal book

First book I’ve ever finished! Thank you so much Paul. Honest a life changing book for me

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badly written, somewhat decent content

the book is written in a very patronising manner and it was uncomfortable to hear phrases such as "most people live this, most people live that" as these claims were often arrogant and presented with no evidence whatsoever.
on the other hand, the content was decent but many times the points could've been presented much quicker and in a more consice way, i wouldn't have read/listened to this book if i couldn't speed it up to 2.50x.
this is my opinion, chances are that you will/have found this book enjoyable and helpful, it's just not my experience

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Brilliant

Fantastic, I'm going buy the hard copy. It's like a good friend giving you a slap round the face!

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Love it!

My big brother recommended this book and it certainly did not disappoint. I Highly recommend

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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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