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#133, Kiss your but goodbye - How to get beyond the one word that stands between you and success

Written by Joe Azelby, published by Harper Business in 2013, this book contains 203 pages.

SUMMARY: A simple, engaging, and eminently practical guide to overcoming your weaknesses - your buts - to achieve the career and personal relationships you want. Kiss your BUT goodbye will help all professionals find their individual BUT - whether it is a lack of skills, a distracting behavior, or a personality quirk that interferes with achieving success. Finding your BUT can be tough medicine, but the Aeelbys deliver it with a tasty spoonful of sugar.

REVIEW: People always say things like "Jim is a great marketer, but he can not close deals". "Rachel works hard, but she can not prioritize". "Larry is a great producer, but he is a lousy manager". People have the tendency to followup a compliment with a BUT, as if it is a duty. For the person who is listening, the word BUT negates anything good that he/she heard from you. For the speaker, trying to find faults and errors in others behavior shows you are actually critical of others. Give compliment without reserves. Learn to appreciate other people truthfully. For people whose tongues hurt them, this book offers many practical solutions. It is a really useful and insightful book about an important topic that no one teaches. To let go of BUT is to be absolutely confident of yourself, and to lead a positive life.

Initial review by: Chang Liu

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Table of contents:

1. The BUT 2. Finding your BUT 3. Bouncing off your BUT 4. BUTs around 5. All BUTs all the time

One excerpt: BUTs shape your opinion of others, and shape the opinions of others towards you.

Another excerpt: A is for aptitude, an innate component of a competency to do a certain kind of work at a certain level. P is for personality, the pattern of feelings, thoughts, and activities that distinguishes one person from another. B is for behavior, the manner in which one conducts oneself when acting to external stimuli

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