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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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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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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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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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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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some good points to follow. sometimes cringey

Content is good. Didn't like the Voice. Some old-fashioned&cringey points (E.g Big Car Small Penis!)

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Corona Isolation - Time to Think

Very inspirational at this Covid 19 moment in time! When better to hear/read this book?Thank you x

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Honestly motivational. Necessarily frank.

Thank you for this book on audible. Reading is hard for me and this is a fantastic resource viz a viz personal development, encompassing career aspirations, family and relationships.

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patronising

The concepts shered in the book are ok but also nothing new. It feels like this book was written for privileged white men that always got it easy and at the first bump on the road get whiny. I honestly couldn't get to the end of it coz I was sick of the tone of voice and the examples he lists (getting a scratch on the car, your fav team loosing a match, don't getting a promotion...).

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SIMPLY BRILLIANT!

I've never written a review on anything, ever; nevermind Audible loved this book from start to finish. So much so, I bought several copies in hardback and distributed them to my friends. It is literally an idiot's guide to Life. it takes you from basic principles and builds on it.
I hope this review inspires others to purchase this book and receive the same enjoyment?
Thank you and Enjoy!

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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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