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How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life, Work & Everything By Steve McDermott

How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life, Work & Everything by Steve McDermott

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How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life, Work & Everything: 44 1/2 Steps to Lasting Underachievement by Steve McDermott

Really want to know how to fail? Consistently? Massively? Irrevocably?

Steve McDermott's spent years studying the world's greatest failures: those extraordinary individuals who've spectacularly underachieved in every walk of life. They all use the exact same skills and strategies--and you can learn them, too. (Maybe you know some already!) In this quick, incredibly practical guide to failure, McDermott brings together dozens of state-of-the-art techniques guaranteed to help you crash, burn, and disappoint everyone in your life. In just minutes, discover how to fail at...

* Leadership * Relationships * Personal growth * Achieving happiness

* Teamwork * Planning * Goal-setting * Careers

* Financial security * First impressions * And so much more!

DANGER: Do NOT attempt to reverse these techniques. If performed in the opposite fashion, they may cause spectacular success. The publisher and author will not be held responsible for wealth, happiness, or career achievements resulting from the use of these skills and strategies in reverse.

About Steve McDermott

Steve McDermott is one of the UK's top motivational speakers, personal coaches, trainers, and consultants. The world's #1 expert on failure, he's been featured on everything from CNN to BBC Radio.

Table of Contents


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Step One Don't decide what you want. If you do decide what you want, don't think about why you want it.

And if you do decide why you want it, commit to believing you can't have it.

Step Two Don't do things on purpose

Step Three Don't stop working for a living

Step Four Don't know what you value in life (and if you do, lose sight of it)

Step Five Don't spend any of your time in the future

Step Six Don't have any goals

Step Seven If you do have goals, don't put them in writing, and if you do, don't think too big

Step Eight Don't plan your priorities

Step Nine Don't involve other people

Step Ten Don't have a mentor or be a mentor

Step Eleven Don't get advice from people you've never met or who are dead

Step Twelve Don't take action right now

Step Thirteen Don't get feedback on your actions

Step Fourteen Don't adjust

Step Fifteen Don't get even more feedback, don't be flexible...(you get the idea)

Step Sixteen Don't practice continuous improvement

Step Seventeen Don't wear a parachute

Step Eighteen Don't change your beliefs

Step Nineteen Don't stop having a deep fear of failure and of making a fool of yourself

Step Twenty Don't take personal responsibility for your life and results

Step Twenty-one Don't stop believing in luck

Step Twenty-two Don't expand your comfort zone

Step Twenty-three Don't use inside-out thinking

Step Twenty-four Don't put things in before you try to take things out

Step Twenty-five Don't control your moods

Step Twenty-six Don't transform your language

Step Twenty-seven Don't think about the first four minutes

Step Twenty-eight Don't talk and think about what you want

Step Twenty-nine Don't go to the movies

Step Thirty Don't stop being an unthinking dog

Step Thirty-one Don't ask `How do you do that?' Don't act `as if'. And don't be naive.

Step Thirty-two Don't change the meaning of things

Step Thirty-three Don't stop thinking only about money, money, money

Step Thirty-four Don't have a good laugh

Step Thirty-five Don't be creative or innovative

Step Thirty-six Don't think of your own idea to go here

Step Thirty-seven Don't stop always taking `no' for an answer

Step Thirty-eight Don't be grateful

Step Thirty-nine Don't commit to lifelong learning

Step Forty Don't be a leader

Step Forty-one Don't learn to communicate

Step Forty-two Don't understand the secrets of great teams and great customer service

Step Forty-three Don't develop winners and winning relationships

Step Forty-four Don't step up. Don't do extraordinary things

Step Forty-four-and-a-half Don't stop doing everything by halves, that's if you do anything at all.

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How to Be a Complete and Utter Failure in Life, Work & Everything: 44 1/2 Steps to Lasting Underachievement by Steve McDermott
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