Get a F*cking Grip: How to Get Your Life Back on Track Paperback – December 26, 2019
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If you are NOT like me and you have NOT been reading self development books since you were 15 years old, you'll find this book refreshingly deep, light and to the point; a no bs guide to take control of your life (yes, that was "copy-pasted" because if something is worth being told, is worth being told twice AND if something is worth being told is worth being told twice). It can save you a few thousand dollars on books trying to help you take action but ending up simply making you feel all powerful for a few days, till you go back to your old life (think Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty, but without the happy meaningful ending and the hot wife).
Matthew didn't only create a page-turner, he created a personal reading experience full of "huh?" moments followed by "Aha!" moments, and quite often accompanied by "haha!" moments.
Don't take my word for it though, get a grip now and take a couple of minutes to read the first chapter and make up your mind.
I like mich of the content. His advice is very helpful and clear. And funny. But he just seems to try too hard.
Given his advice included not giving a stuff about what other people think, I’m guessing he won’t care about this. But if you’re looking for a no-bs guide to life, there are better options.
To feel more connected
1. You are not connected
2. You should be more connected
3. Connect with someone
The book is an eyeroll
Best read in the morning on the toilet! Read 3-4 pages, put it down. Now begin your day doing the things you knew you have to do to make this day better.
This book is worth 25 personal development books because the information is compressed and short. You know how some books are 200 pages but you can figure out everything you need to know from their title? (eg "Quit eating so much if you want to be slim!"). How to get a grip is just the opposite - short - so now instead of spending 5 hours to read a book, you can use the 5 hours to improve your life.
Bonus: book is filled with British humor, it's the most fun personal development book I ever read!
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The main topics of the book are: Taking Responsibility, Getting Stuff Done, Dealing With Other People, Relationships, Health, Money/Work and Instant Pick-me-ups. Oh, and a rather zany Interlude. I say zany, because the author urges us to dance naked, get messy, wear fancy dress, sing in public and write a letter to a celebrity about a minor problem!
Matthew's writing style is brisk, humorous, but perhaps a little too full of expletives for my taste.
Apart from the 'out-there' exercises I've already mentioned, there's not much I hadn't read before, except the eight-minute rule for getting tasks done. For this reason, only three stars have been awarded, although I'm sure you'll come away feeling motivated to bring about change.
I have faced my inner demons, grown up (even though I'm well over 21) and admitted that I procrastinate instead of doing what I should be doing.
WARNING: Once you've read this you can't go back, you know what you should be doing so just DO IT!!
Downside - I wish I'd bought the paperback copy as the annotations are difficult to refer to on Kindle (although that could just be foolishness on my part, not using it correctly) - it hasn't really detracted from the enjoyment, nor from the harsh reality that in order to be what I want to be, I have to do what I need to do.
If you are searching for a self help book, buy this book instead. You will definitely not regret it! It will remind you of all the things that, deep down, you already know. It will also make you laugh out loud in the process.
I seriously wish I could recommend this book to everyone in the world ever. I love it.
If you have trawled through lots of the written rants of the dysfunctionally over achieving then this book will tell you nothing; apart from why did it take a whole book to tell you the one useful nugget of information? This book is packed with the good stuff without requiring you to sell yourself into a lifestyle that you wouldn't keep to.
It's central message is in the title. You already know what you should do now get a grip and do it, it is written in a blokey, jokey way that will keep you reading to the end rather than get bored by page 9.
Forget all the other self help books out there - you'll only ever need this one.
Less of the navel gazing and more action - just what I wanted! Get it if you want to make progress - it literally does make you "get a grip"!