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TV Expert Interviews / Motivational / Jul 21, 2020 / Posted by Paul McGee / 2349

The Power of Stop Talking, Listening and Reflecting (video)


Today’s guest in the Expert Insight Interview is Paul McGee, the speaker, and the best-selling author known as The SUMO Guy. He will present his SUMO approach and talk about how it can help you to achieve your objectives and ultimately become more successful and content.

The interview explores:

  • The art of SUMO
  • Advanced self-leadership
  • The power of the inner circle

The Art Of SUMO

SUMO is the acronym for ‘Shut Up, Move On’ or the softened-up version ‘Stop, Understand, Move On.’ Essentially, it stands for taking some time to reflect and press pause. It means to shut down the excuses and stop moaning about the things we can’t change. Lastly, it urges us to shut down the voice of self-doubt that is holding us back.
Our world is very reflexive and reactive, which makes it even more critical to understand the power of stopping and reflecting. To enjoy the journey, we need to speed, but sometimes it’s necessary to step on the breaks. People are afraid that by taking some time out, they will be left out or marginalized. However, our outcomes are the results of our response to some event. That is why our response needs to be well calculated and thought through.

Advanced Self-Leadership

We are all leaders of ourselves. To be successful in it, instead of jumping into things and doing what everyone else does, we need to stop and think about the outcomes that we desire. We have to resist the temptation to react immediately in all situations. The quality of all good leaders is decisiveness, but making the right decision takes time and wisdom. Even though society tends to undermine them as signs of weakness, curiosity, humbleness, and open-mindedness are the key values of successful self-leadership. The circumstances we are in are the unknown territory for all of us. Leaders should prepare to experiment, adapt, and be open to new things.

The Inner Circle

In business, there are many people so paralyzed by the uncertainty of the current situation that they are unable to make any decision. That could be more harmful than making the wrong one.
The concept of two circles tells us that there is the outer one, the circle of our concerns, and the inner one, which is our circle of influence and the one that should be our focus. One of its most important aspects is making sure that we lead ourselves well. Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s crucial to both our success and our sanity. To be productive, we need to take care of our sleep schedule, day structure, and mental diet. Consuming too much information and negativity can be very draining, and we should be selective with the things our brains absorb. Ending and beginning our days with positivity, thankfulness, and focusing on our sphere of influence is the formula for leading a more productive, successful, and fulfilling life.

Our Host

John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist, he has conducted over 1500 video interviews of thought leaders for Sales POP! online sales magazine & YouTube Channel and for audio podcast channels where Sales POP! is rated in the top 2% of most popular shows out of 3,320,580 podcasts globally, ranked by Listen Score. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.

About Author

Paul McGee is one of the UK’s leading authors and speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships, and motivation. His book 'SUMO' (Shut Up, Move On) became an instant bestseller, and 'Self Confidence' reached number one in the WHSmith’s business book chart and remained there for a further 24 weeks. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast television and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio.

Author's Publications on Amazon

With down to earth, real-life advice, "How Not to Worry" helps us understand why worrying is such a big deal and the reasons for it, exposing the behavioral traps we fall into when faced with challenges. It then helps us to move on with tools…
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"How to Have a Great Life" helps you understand how to tap into your ability to grow while equipping you with insights, inspiration, and practical tools to deal with whatever life throws your way in order to achieve success and live a happy and fulfilled…
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Whether you dread social events with a passion and spend evenings cringing in a corner, or just want to have better relationships at work and in life, then "How to Succeed With People", written in Paul’s characteristic down to earth, approachable style, can help you…
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Paul McGee's international bestselling personal development heavyweight S.U.M.O. has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world fulfill their potential, seize opportunities, succeed at work, and respond to adverse situations with a positive attitude. Now newly updated to celebrate 10 years since its first…
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Celebrating its tenth year in publication, this new Anniversary Edition has been extensively updated to addresses current “hot topics” and trends for improving confidence and driving personal and professional success. Paul offers new guidance on strengthening resilience, promoting well-being, enhancing mental health and much more.
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Paul explains exactly what confidence is, why it's so important, and just how to develop it in ourselves and others.
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S.U.M.O. stands for Shut Up, Move On. Shut Up' means stop what you're doing, take time out to reflect, let go of baggage and beliefs that hinder your potential. 'Move On' means tomorrow can be different from today, look for new possibilities, don't just think…
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"S.U.M.O. Your Relationships" will help you manage, maintain, grow, and move on, in your key relationships with others and yourself.
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