Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Book Review: 'Get Momentum: How to Start When You're Stuck' by Jason W. Womack and Jodi Womack

‘Being stuck sucks’

Jodi Womack is the CEO of the Get Momentum Leadership Academy and the founder of No More Nylons, a coaching program providing women business leaders with professional networking expertise. She co-founded Get Momentum with her husband, Jason so they could work together from anywhere in the world. Jason W. Womack, MEd, MA is an avid practitioner who earned two Master's degrees after studying US History and Spanish Literature as an undergraduate student at the University of California (Berkeley, Santa Barbara, San Diego campuses). He earned his Masters Degree in Education to understand how to teach. He went back to school to earn his Master's Degree in Psychology to find out how people most effectively learn. He applies this wealth of knowledge to corporate learning environments to help solve the day-to-day challenges of work/life balance in an era of increased personal accountability. 

Jodi and Jason state that in reading their book, ‘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... Momentum means you're moving, and things are happening. It means you're making progress, and it feels good! We will teach you a self-reflective process, a method for making the changes you want and starting the projects that are important to you. For a moment, focus on what you'd like to start. “Getting stuck” means I don’t know, What I have is fine, I’ve failed before, I’m confused, I’m overwhelmed.

The core concept of the book is gaining momentum, defined as Know that what you're doing is what you're meant to do, Know you have people you can trust, Feel accomplished at the end of almost every day, Have time to do what you have to do, so you can do what you want to do, Make significant progress on meaningful goals. The Womacks gradually lead us through exercises to teach us how to gain momentum through five stages – motivation, mentors milestones, monitor, and modify and how to use each stage.

Accessible, fun to read, and full of very practical information and coaching, this is a must read manual if you want to change – and the Womacks are strong examples of the results of their information! It is almost impossible not to follow their fine guidance.

Editor's note: This review has been published with the permission of Grady Harp. Like what you read? Subscribe to the SFRB's free daily email notice so you can be up-to-date on our latest articles. Scroll up this page to the sign-up field on your right.

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