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There’s never been a better time, or a more urgent time, to start doing the things you want to do. Perhaps you feel your career is stuck in a rut – or maybe you’re in the wrong job altogether. Or maybe you have a great business idea but something is stopping you from actually getting started. You may already be running a business but struggling to get to it to where you want it to be. Or perhaps you just want to be more successful in general – without knowing exactly what your vision of success is - yet! If you want to do something but secretly fear you’re never going to do it, whatever that might be, then this will help you. Stop Talking, Start Doingis a short, clear and cleverly illustrated book that will inspire you to take action. Whatever you want to achieve, this is the kick in the pants you need to get to where you truly want to be.

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SH WASMUND RICHARD NEWTON

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To achieve anything in life you have to start somewhere, be it writing a book, starting a business or climbing a mountain, this book will set you on your way.

SIR RANULPH FIENNES OBEThe Worlds Greatest Living Explorer

Waiting is futile. Starting is progress.

Have you got an itch to start your own business, go to the North Pole, retrain, retrain, n lose weight, get promoted, learn to play the ukulele? Or do you just have a nagging sense that there must be more to life? If there is something you really really l want to do, but secretly fear youll never do it, then you need this.

This is your kick in the pants.To make your thing happen, you have to climb into the ring. You have to face e your fears and move from talking to doing. Of course, its right and natural to have fears, but understanding them will keep keep you on top. And then youll find that starting can instantly make things change. change. n So say farewell to the status quo. And thats the trick, you see. Simply start somewhere. Anywhere. But do it now. now. For those working for others or for themselves, for those in love or out of love, love, v for those who are artistic or scientific, the busy and the clock-watchers but t mostly for those with ambition: This is what you need to start.

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To achieve anything in life you have to start somewhere, be it writing a book, starting a business or climbing a mountain, this book will set you on your way.

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sampler on your blog or website, or email it to anyone you think would enjoy it!Thank you.Extracted from Stop Talking Start Doing published in 2011 by Capstone Publishing Ltd (a Wiley Company), The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ. UK. Phone +44(0)1243 779777 Copyright 2011 Shaa Wasmund & Richard Newton All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or under the terms of a licence issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 4LP, UK, without the permission in writing of the Publisher. Requests to the Publisher should be addressed to the Permissions Department, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8SQ, England, or emailed to [email protected]

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PART 1

What is past is prologue.William Shakespeare

Eyes front!Any drill sergeant in any army anywhere

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The speed of lifeThis book is about starting.

Life has a sting in the tail. Its shorter than we expect. And it races by while were working out whats really important and what actually isnt. As time roars past our ears we drift, deliberate, doubt and take ourselves too seriously yet all the while we talk about what we would, could and should do to make it better. And then its gone. So lets walk the talk. Because theres never been a better time, or a more urgent time, to start doing the things you want to do. Lets dance.

Its about shifting from the static to the active state; the state where things happen because you initiated them. Its about shifting gears, moving direction, transforming what you do with your day, your week, your time and taking control; its about deliberately putting one foot in front of the other and moving with purpose instead of being carried along by the current. Theres never been a better time to start something. Now more than ever we live in a world of opportunity. But the downside to this world of opportunity brought about by new technology and new social and working conventions is a world that seduces us into drifting through life. Things like: shopping, web-surng, casual tweeting, photocommenting and status-updating. Its not that these things arent fun or even good. But while it might feel like youre doing in large part thanks to the power of billions of dollars of marketing you might have a feeling that theres got to be more to life.

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Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.Pablo Picasso

You might have an itch. Life is short. If youve got something you want to do now is a good time to start. Here are four reasons why

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The wheels are greased.Our connected world makes it possible for people to actualize dreams, ideas and 1. initiative in ways Whatever you our forebears want to know is could not even accessible instantly. dream of. Want to collect fountain pens fromaround the world, want to learn how to collect trues, want to nd someone to build a mobile phone app for you in another continent, want to retrain, want to research how to bicycle across the world? No problem. Its all at your ngertips.

2. Need to locate expert help?Then connect with people who can help you. The soaring development of the social web has demolished barriers between you and the expertise you need. It empowers you to ask friends of friends (and friends of friends of friends) if they can oer advice, make introductions, share experiences.

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5. Youre already at the centre of the universe. e.And if in fact you are starting a starting a business or collecting fountain fountain o pens from around the world, the world, o open global markets are wide open for front n business. From your front room.

The fat is in the pan. Get cooking.

The SECOND reason to start something now Unconventional is Conventional

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The boat is being rocked.The conventions of society that dictated the correct way to behave and whose arched eyebrows used to hold peoples dreams in check are vanishing. In the big cities theyre already long gone. The world is too connected for that and it moves too fast. 1. Sixty years ago a gentleman wouldnt go to work without a hat on; ten years ago they stopped wearing ties. Now you dont have go into work to go to work so who knows what people are wearing. But the point is: who cares?! Society cares less about conformity than it used to. This makes it easier to swim against the current. Easier to do something dierent, to challenge convention. If you want to give up your job and travel round the world, learn to juggle, join a commune your neighbours might cough and shake their heads but you can cope with thatOr they might just tell you how they always wanted to do the same thing. 2. The concept of a job for life is long gone. The tramlines that used to conne a career from start to nish; from apprenticeship to grave arent imposed by anyone but you. Its not unusual to hold down three part-time jobs at once or to shift jobs every couple of years. In response to the absence of job security we have had to become more agile in our approach to work. Selfemployment is soaring. 3. You are going to live a long time. Life expectancy goes up and up. If youre going to be around a long time you might as well do something you enjoy for as much of that time as possible.

Pimp your ride.

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The boat is already being rocked. ySome examples of how lifestyle, work, society and leisure are changing.

The most entrepreneurial country in the West is built on failure 10% of US companies go bust every year.(Source: economist and writer, Paul Omerod)

Folk escaping the cubicle on a daily basis 13.5m people telecommute every day in the United States. 33.7m telecommute at least one day per month.(Source: Telework Trendlines 2009 by World at Work using data collected by the Dierenger Research Group)

Folk managing themselves and themselves alone 18m people work in non-employer businesses. Meaning they have no boss and they have no sta underneath them. They just get up and do.(Source: US Census Bureau)

Folk escaping the cubicle for a long time Over 20% of companies