Will Roney

Book Review – Stop Talking Start Doing by Shaa Wasmund

In Non-Fiction Writing on February 4, 2012 at 15:30

Stop Talking, Start Doing: : A Kick in the Pants in Six Parts

There are plenty of books telling you how to start a business. All have their particular unique selling points, but the assumption that they all make is that you as a prospective business owner possess certain qualities. You are expected to be positive and motivated, which is not possible all of the time. Sometimes a new entrepreneur feels sluggish and demotivated; not sure about what direction to take next.

“Stop Talking, Start Doing” by Shaa Wasmund is a motivational book to try and get you back to that point where you feel positive and engaged by all that you want to do. It’s not particularly a business book, though there are strong transferrable techniques, but a way to give yourself a kick in the pants (or so the book says).

Sectioned off into six parts, there is nothing conventional about how this book is set out. In fact it took me a couple of goes to realise that the double-page spread in the pre-amble was in fact the chapter listing. But once you get stuck in there are lots of little bite-sized facts, figures and techniques you can use to motivate yourself out of a rut.

With the blowing out of a few myths that people use as excuses not to do anything, there is also a section related to decision making and how to make the most of that. There are also quotes from people as diverse as Richard Nixon and Albert Einstein littered through the pages, providing a sense of inspiration to demonstrate that there is a way out of an individual’s malaise.

Stop Talking, Start Doing is part-motivational tool, part-philisophical discussion about what it takes to get you out of bed in the morning. For that reason alone, as well as the fact its size makes it very portable, this book is something everyone should read if they have little understanding of what is the next direction to go in.

Have you enjoyed this review? If you have, click through and buy the book HERE!


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