Chapter 1Being Stuck Sucks

Stuck Projects, Stuck Life

Is there something important you want to do? Maybe it's a career change you want to make, or a personal project you want to start. But for some reason, whatever it is, you haven't started yet. You're reading this book because you're stuck.

Consider us your coaches. For more than 20 years, we have traveled the world, working with people who are overwhelmed by the feeling of being stuck. We teach them how to get momentum. This book gives you the knowledge we've organized in a way that you can practice. These tactics work. We're not here to motivate you. There's more to it than that. We know you've heard inspiring clichés such as Nike's “Just do it” or “Leap and the net will appear” or “Think outside the box.” Enough already!

Read this book, and you'll learn strategies that people around the world use to start important projects and achieve big goals, such as:

  • Making a career change.
  • Changing how their family interacts to create less stress and more joy.
  • Training for a competitive athletic event.
  • Starting a business to get out of a job they hate and into the work they love.
  • Creating art.
  • Planning an adventure on their bucket list.
  • Losing weight and staying active for a healthier life.
  • Transforming their retirement into the next vibrant chapter in their life.

We want to help you move from feeling stuck to getting started. Be bold and courageous as you complete all the Get Momentum Activities in this book. Each activity is ...

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