Shut Up Move On is a straight talking guide to achieving more success in life. Written by British motivational speaker Paul McGee, the book advocates for taking responsibility, seizing opportunities, taking on other people’s perspectives and adopting a positive attitude with his trademark SUMO approach to life.
Shut Up Move On by Paul McGee
Shut Up, Move On is a quick and entertaining read based on effective psychology.
Adopting memorable imagery, the author talks about how our responses shape our reality, how we wear victimhood like a T-shirt, why emotional time and perspectives are important but also how we can step forward and achieve what we seek in life by having a bias for action.
Written in a humorous and down to earth style, this is a book that is sure to appeal to anyone who prefers a common-sense approach to tackling the challenges of life, even if it is backed out by the latest neuroscience and effective psychological approaches.
Below are some of the key insights I took from this book:
- Your habitual responses influence how you perceive your reality. So it’s important to pay close attention to how we automatically judge events and bring in more positive perspectives [E+R=O]
- Our mentality shapes our expectations in life and many of us will wear a victimhood T-shirt because the path of least resistance is to blame external events for our own shortcomings. [Change your T-Shirt]
- To rebuild our mentality, seek to replace the inner critic, broken record, martyr syndrome and trivial pursuit with a more empowering philosophy of life which allows you to think of yourself differently and with less pressure. [Develop Fruity Thinking]
- Emotions and humanity are an important part of life so before striving for action it is always helpful to spend a short amount of time engaging with your emotions. However, seek out supportive partners and aim to reduce your overall exposure in this zone. [Hippo Time]
- Everyone sees the world differently so remember that life is like a spinning beachball of colours where age, background, experience, gender and other factors will shape how others respond to the same situation even if they are given the same data [Beachball]
- Life rewards intelligent action not contemplation so its important to shape your mentality by adopting a bias for action rather than dwelling on how you feel or think about events [Learn Latin]
- Imagine your life as a 7 day week with each day representing a decade of life experience, which day are you on currently and will you be able to extend the week with a bank holiday like Winston Churchill? [Mortality]
- Let go of the idea that external factors shape your life as the most important factor behind your wealth, health, success and overall happiness is starting you in the mirror each. Instead of Que Sera Sera adopt the attitude that you are the author of your own experience. [Ditch Doris Day]