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. * A brand new principle: E+R=O Event + Response = Outcome. It's not just what happens to you but how you respond to it that shapes your life you do have control. * Change Your T Shirt take responsibility for your own life and don't be a victim. * Develop Fruity Thinking change your thinking and change your results. * Hippo Time is OK understand how setbacks affect you and how to recover from them. * Remember the Beachball increase your understanding and awareness of other people's world. * Learn Latin change comes through action not intention. Overcome the tendency to put things off. * Ditch Doris Day create your own future rather than leave it to chance. Forget the attitude 'que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be.'
'A superb book' Allan and Barbara Pease, bestselling authors of Why Men Don't Listen & Women Can't Read Maps
'The S.U.M.O. approach is powerful, simple and effective. Anyone who reads it is sure to look at themselves and the world differently as a result' Octavius black and Sebastian bailey, co-founders of The Mind Gym
About the Author xiii Preface xv Introduction 1 1) E+R=O 7 2) Change Your T-Shirt 33 3) Develop Fruity Thinking 53 4) Hippo Time is OK 89 5) Remember The Beachball 107 6) Learn Latin 137 7) Ditch Doris Day 161 SUMO in Africa 185 The Personal Postscript 188 Want to Know More About SUMO? 193 SUMO and Act4Africa 196 Seven questions to help you SUMO 199 Index 200