Get Off Your “But” (Hoboken, NJ: Jossey-Bass, 2009)

This is one of the best books I have read this year. It is written by a man who overcame enormous physical disabilities to succeed. He really does take all the excuses away. Better yet, he offers practical advice that can literally change your life. This is one of those rare books that I was sad to see come to and end. It is the perfect book to read in preparation for the year ahead.

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  • Rob Sorbo

    Sounds interesting, I’ll look into it. 

    I’m definitely not an expert in this area, but it seems like an unusual book to be published by Jossey-Bass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mirekburn Miroslaw Burnejko

    Today I have birthday and I bought Get Off Your “Butt” on Audible. One of the best motivational books. Must Read.
    Thanks Michael for that recommendation.

  • http://bentheredothat.com Ben Patterson

    Thanks for sharing about this book. Looks like I’ll pick it up before the new year.

  • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

    Looks like a great book! I’ll be picking it up.

  • http://www.momentsofgracelotr.com Anne Marie

    Thank you, Michael. Adding to my ever-growing Amazon wish list. Happy Thanksgiving!

    God bless, Anne Marie :)

  • http://www.SevenPillarsOfSuccess.Net Louise Thaxton

    Ordering on Amazon …..sounds great!

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    Thanks for the book suggestion Mike! I am adding it to my ‘to-read’ list

  • Anonymous

    The title of this book made me laugh out loud.  I’m going to try to get a copy.

    Reminds me of a sermon that a friend of mine preached about different kinds of Christians.  The last point was based on Luke 9:61 “And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.”  The last type of Christian he described was “but-first” Christians.  He couldn’t understand why everyone was laughing during his message.  Afterwards, as he was standing at the door shaking hands, one of his deacons backed towards him, wiggling his rear end.

  • Tamara Vann

    Thanks for the recommend! This sounds like an outstanding work. The same advice could work equally as well for companies as a whole when it comes to service. Sitting on your “but” won’t win you repeat business or loyalty. Creating a culture that services will, “but” it takes work! Here are some tips for making it happen: http://www.upyourservice.com/video-theater/how-can-you-make-the-best-of-your-existing-culture-even-stronger

  • MarkBlack78

    I love Sean’s work! Sean is a friend and colleague and he is absolutely one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. If you are reading this, and you don’t have Sean’s book, don’t walk, run and get it!