Larry Winget, the “Pitbull of Personal Development,” is author of numerous New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling books, including Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get A Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life, It’s Called Work for a Reason: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault, You’re Broke Because You Want to Be, People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!, Your Kids Are Your Own Fault: A Guide for Raising Responsible, Productive Adults, and The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself and How You Can Overcome Them.
His newest book, GROW A PAIR: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity, takes on entitlement culture, the self-help movement, political correctness, and more. We’ve all heard the phrase “grow a pair,” but Larry’s advice isn’t about anatomy— it’s about attitude. To get the success we want, we need to reject victimhood in favor of being assertive and finally taking some responsibility.
A motivational speaker who is edgy, cantankerous, sarcastic, opinionated and hilarious, Winget is a one-of-a kind speaker who audiences demand time and time again. Without ever mincing words – much as in his writing – he delivers the cold, ugly truth in a way that is provocative, interesting, and funny.
Winget starred in Big Spender on A&E, and has appeared on CNBC’s The Millionaire Inside and The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch; NBC’s Today; Fox News and Fox Business Channel with Neil Cavuto; CBS’s The Early Show, and a multitude of newspapers, magazines and radio shows.
Winget started his professional life as an award-winning salesperson and then a top-ranked sales manager for AT&T. He later started three companies from scratch and built them into successful, thriving businesses. He has spoken to nearly 400 of the Fortune 500 companies throughout the world, and has been recognized for his exceptional contributions to the speaking profession by being inducted into the International Speakers Hall of Fame.