Getting unstuck often requires some combination of strategy, inspiration, motivation, tactical work, and good old fashioned determination.
That’s where this new book by Jason Womack and Jodi Womack can help.
In Get Momentum: How to Start When You’re Stuck (affiliate link), the authors offer a complete approach.
They will help you to get unstuck. But more importantly, to build (and keep) momentum.
What I love about this book is that it is concise but also complete. There is no fluff. But there’s nothing missing either.
In just over a hundred pages, Jason and Jodi walk you through what they call the Five Stages of Momentum:
- Motivation – What do I want to be known for?
- Mentors – Whom can I learn from?
- Milestones – What are three subprojects I can complete?
- Monitor – What positive things are happening that I can acknowledge?
- Modify – What one change can I make to keep moving forward?
Each chapter includes personal stories from Jason and Jodi, specific strategies, and clear activities to help you apply those strategies.
The strategies are sound. The stories are motivating and instructional. And the activities are detailed and focused.
The authors are seasoned coaches and it shows. The tone is encouraging and the strategies include a heavy dose of realism: get pumped up and go after your dream, but set reasonable goals along the way.
With this advice, you can really focus your efforts and take action. Which will get you real results. Which is fun and motivating. Which will help you to build momentum.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who might feel a little stuck on any sort of project or initiative.
Even if you’re not feeling particularly stuck at the moment, the book is filled with great tips and advice for approaching work or personal goals in general… especially in the final two chapters: Monitor and Modify. That’s where Jason and Jodi really help you figure out ways to keep improving. To keep upping your game.
Because you need to keep upping your game in order to grow. A point brought home by a great quote that the authors included in the book, from none other than Master Po Ping of Kung Fu Panda 3:
“If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are now.”