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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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easy to follow self help book

I really enjoyed this book. lots of obvious but good points to raise. My partner and I listened to the book and it sparked some very good conversations and opportunities for reflection. I also managed to apply one of the principles in a stressful situation and was delighted that the outcome was so much better than anticipated! I WILL recommend 👌

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Very relatable

I found myself thinking of people I was working with. Very relatable and practical. It is on my read again list.

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Game changer book and audio program📖 .

The 6 concepts have helped me to overcome redundancy during COVID, set up my Recruitment and HR Business. The book also Inspired me to take a life coaching course and now I have gained my first clients. Concepts are adapted from 7 Habits of Effective People (Steven Covey) who has heavily influenced Paul McGee. However it's more easier read for those on the intial stage of focusing on personal and inner growth.

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A useful summary

SUMO is a simple and quick summary of many core messages from so many ‘gurus’. It’s a fab little reminder if you’ve been listening or reading personal development books for. While or a nice intro if not.

Nothing groundbreaking for me… but probably a book I’ll come back to few more times and that’s praise indeed!

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Excellent! A must read!

Great book and well read. Theres is no one on the planet that cant get something from this book. So Shut Up and Move On.

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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.

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Really liked his voice

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