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"We all get stuck. Jason and Jodi know that the secret is how you respond when you're stuck. This book provides practical methods to get your energy and thoughts aligned, so you can move you forward with clarity and focus. It's all about building momentum that drives you closer to your goals, and creating habits that help you every day."
  • Dwayne Melancon, CTO, TripWire 
"I give bonus gold stars to Jason and Jodi for developing a master work that takes into account different learning styles and ways of being. They offer us options we didn't know were there." 
  • Dyana Valentine, Speaker+WHY Finder
"Get Momentum is a practical, hands-on guide for getting UnStuck in the ever complex world of the workplace.  One sentence that keeps popping out for me is "The most successful people keep learning!"  This is a great read!"
  • Elliott Masie, Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM
"In Get Momentum, Jason and Jodi lead us into a bright future, where "stuck" is the language of the past, and "start" is our battle cry for the future we envision."
  • Frances R. HesselbeinPresident and CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, 1998 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
"Get Momentum is a handbook for turning ideas into products. Jodi and Jason Womack have walked the talk, and now teach us how to easily move through the stages of momentum."
  • Josh Linkner, Chairman/Co-Founder, Fuel Leadership
The first step of any new endeavor can be the most difficult. Too many options can leave you feeling demotivated. With "Get Momentum," Jason and Jodi Womack distill their 20 years of experience into easily understood, action-oriented steps to simplify the process so you can not only get momentum for a new project or goal but bring it to fruition.
  • Keith Ferrazzi, author of the #1 NY Times Bestseller Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone

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Do you feel stuck? Have you put off starting a creative side project or resolving a lingering situation in your life? Get Momentum offers powerful processes that get you going. This isn't just about being more productive. It's about you achieving a feeling of accomplishment. Based on years of research and coaching, Jason and Jodi Womack share a deep understanding of the psychology of change. They outline easy-to-adopt tactics that lead you to enjoy a fulfilling work/life experience.

They know there is no one-size-fits-all recipe for success. So, Get Momentum provides you with a process to make meaningful, proactive changes to improve how you approach starting projects that are stuck.

Now is your time to take control and do what you promised, for others as well as for yourself. Maybe you've been waiting until you have the time, money or perfect plan to start what you've always dreamed of. Each of the Momentum Stages equips you with the information you need to organize yourself and your resources effectively so you can begin right now! You'll learn to answer the 5 Momentum Questions that help you focus on what really matters.

All of the top performers in the world have coaches—athletes, musicians, actors, and business professionals alike. Let Get Momentum be your guide, coaching you in the mindset, skill set, and tools required to make progress. You'll achieve your life and work goals with this immediately practical book as your guide. The authors have done every single activity that they ask you to do. They've lead workshops and webinars teaching these activities to groups around the world. And, they continue coaching members of the Get Momentum Leadership Academy to apply the very tactics you will read. Welcome to the community! It's your time to Get Momentum.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 2, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119180260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119180265
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #243,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I've been reading this book and doing some of the exercises. I find that the exercises and the book content not only give me some new ideas and insights, they also help reinforce some things I already know, force me to re-frame my perspective, and get better clarity. In my case, when I have too many options I get distracted and my lack of momentum stems from lack of focus.

If you read this book and put in the work by doing the exercises (even if they feel uncomfortable or awkward to you), you'll be better off for it.
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If you're looking for help getting motivated, this book provides lots of motivation. But it's not a motivational book. It's a practical guide to help you change how you look at the things that are getting in the way of your success and happiness.

By teaching you simple questions to ask yourself and through short case studies and real-world examples from the authors' executive coaching work, this book helps you figure out how to focus on the most important things to help get you started and making progress towards getting what you want.

As the authors say, "This isn't another book on how to be more productive, and we're not going to ask you to do the same things that you've tried before, such as... working later... waking up earlier."

The focus of the book is around working through their Five Stages of Momentum and answering questions to help get you thinking of how you can make actual progress quickly to get things started when they are not going the way you want (or are stuck and not going anywhere at all):

Stage 1: Motivation - What do I want to be known for?
Stage 2: Mentors - Whom can I learn from?
Stage 3: Milestones - What are three subprojects I can complete?
Stage 4: Monitor - What positive things are happening that I can acknowledge?
Stage 5: Modify - What one change can I make to keep moving forward?

My biggest complaint, and it's not a serious problem, is that there is an insane number of numbered lists in the book. I found the numbering of headings and multiple nested numbered lists to be confusing and thought they didn't help the great coaching advice the book contains. Once you ignore the numbers and just read the words, it all makes sense.
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Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book on change. We are often afraid of doing things differently, thus keeping ourselves from breaking the endless cycle of negative cause and effect. It takes courage to confront this - and Jason and Jodi show you exactly how to go there with renewed strength and conviction.
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Format: Hardcover
We all need a good kick in the pants on occasion, and this book delivers. The authors don't just deliver "rah-rah" platitudes for inspiration, but provide really awesome and practical strategies for getting...well...momentum...to move ahead. Great read.
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