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SUMO Resources

One of the great things about SUMO is that while the lessons are innovative and insightful, the material itself is highly accessible.

Whether it's a presentation, a workshop or one of Paul's books, SUMO uses simple and direct language, memorable anecdotes and compelling images to make the complex ideas behind SUMO something that everyone and anyone can quickly and easily understand. And those ideas can just as quickly and easily be put into practice.

Below you'll find a range of resources which will help bring some of those ideas to life.

Click here to take the testPersonality Test

Our SUMO personality test will help you gain more insight into your personality type and how it may differ from that of the people you deal with on a regular basis. Are you an enthusiastic Cheerleader or a deliberate Thinker? Are you an easy-going Carer or a results-orientated Commander? Find out here.


Books & Products

If for whatever reason you are not entirely happy with any of your purchases then we offer a money back guarantee. Simply return the product and we will gladly refund. If you prefer to purchase direct from our office or wish to make a large order then please email Helen at to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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How to Succeed with People:
Remarkably Easy ways to Engage, Influence and Motivate Almost Anyone (Book)

How to Succeed with People
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Ever wished you could persuade people more easily, have more constructive conversations or connect better with those around you?

Great interpersonal skills will give you a huge advantage in life. They can be the difference between getting ahead at work, getting your team on board with an idea or getting along well with your family.

But sometimes dealing with others isn’t always easy. Cue Paul McGee’s simple tips and techniques showing you:

  • Why being nice won’t always work
  • How to talk so people listen
  • How to get others to give their best
  • Why it’s not always best to treat people as you want to be treated
  • Ways to make criticism count not crucify

With brilliant bits of bite-size wisdom and memorable nuggets of inspiration How to Succeed with People will help you to get on better in both your personal and professional life.

Simple, practical and most importantly, effective pearls of wisdom to help you get the most out of your relationships with others.
Karen Callaghan, People Director, Innocent Drinks

Paul’s straight talking, common sense style is one to be applauded… take note of his words.
Jacqueline Gold, CEO Ann Summers

Cuts to the heart of the people issues we all face in a clear, practical and concise way.
Haydn Roberts, Head of Player Care and Support, Manchester City Football Club

Profound, life enhancing messages, simply told with gentle humour.
Shay Mcconnon, Founder and CEO An Even Better Place to Work

To distil so much common sense and real ‘can-use-now’ techniques into one very readable book is a masterpiece in itself.
Philip Hesketh, author of How to Persuade and Influence People

How Not To Worry (Book)

How not to worry
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Are You A Worrier?

Do you seem to worry more than most? Do you find that insignificant things stress you out? Do you sweat the small stuff and the big stuff too?

Well, you’re not the only one. We may be the healthiest and wealthiest generation that has ever lived, but we’re also the biggest worriers. It’s time to stop worrying and start living.

Worry, stress, anxiety - whichever label you prefer to use - can have consequences that impact not only our lives, but the lives of others around us. When we worry it’s like the engine of our mind is constantly being revved up. It doesn’t allow us time to switch off and rest. It tires you out. And when you’re tired you’re less likely to think straight. And when you’re not thinking straight it’s easy to make stupid mistakes and confuse priorities...

But relax.
There is a way forward.

There is a way to tackle life’s challenges in a calmer and more considered way. It is possible to use a certain degree of worry and anxiety to spur us on towards positive, constructive action, and then leave the rest behind. Then you can enjoy, not simply endure the ride. And it only takes a small change in the way you approach stress to make this possible.

[This book] could go a long way to help alleviate some of the unnecessary worries that people become trapped by.
Kevin Morley, Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire and former Managing Director of Rover Car Group

Self Confidence (Book)

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Packed with practical advice and a thorough grounding in all the latest techniques, this book shows you how to:

  • Move out of your comfort zone and make a difference
  • Deal with nerves and stop anxiety de-railing you
  • Rethink your beliefs about yourself
  • Recover from challenging setbacks
  • Be your own best mate
  • Find confidence with the help of others - and deal with those who crush it.

This book is so crucial in helping people to achieve success in life. Read it, digest it and do what it says
Sir Clive Woodward, Elite Performance Director, British Olympic Association


Sit back, relax and enjoy this live recording from the Sydney Convention Centre, Australia as Paul shares his SUMO, Shut Up Move On message.

Running time: 1 hour

To order this programme priced £19.99, including post & packing in the UK, telephone direct on +44 (0) 1925 268708, or email Paul by clicking here.

For orders outside of the UK, please email for cost of post and packaging.


The S.U.M.O. Guide To Success (Audio CD)

How to achieve better results in your life and have more fun in the process!

In this live recording, hear Paul explore three key factors that can help you succeed in a changing world.

  • Learn to S.U.M.O. (Shut Up, Move On). Identify four types of 'faulty thinking' and their potential consequences and then discover strategies to overcome them.
  • Reality Rules. Understand why obstacles will occur on your journey to success and how to bounce back from setbacks.
  • Learn Latin. Discover how to adopt the attitudes and actions needed to 'Carpe Diem' (seize the day).

To order this programme priced £14.99, including post & packing in the UK, telephone direct on +44 (0) 1925 268708, or email Paul by clicking here.

For orders outside of the UK, please email for cost of post and packaging.

SUMO Polo Shirt

Priced £14.99 including post and packing in the UK. Available in small, medium, large and extra large. Email or telephone +44 (0) 01925 268708 to place your order.

For orders outside of the UK, please email for cost of post and packaging.


S.U.M.O. Shut Up, Move On (Book)

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So what exactly does it mean to S.U.M.O.?

S.U.M.O. stands for Shut Up, Move On. We all long for success and enjoyment - unfortunately we don't always get either of them. Have you ever thought that your attitude could be what is holding you back?

S.U.M.O. shows that the way you think is a major factor in determining how your life unfolds. It demonstrates that by taking responsibility for your life, you can fulfil your potential, seize opportunities, enjoy relationships, succeed at work and respond to adverse situations with a positive attitude.

S.U.M.O. encourages you to take an honest look at your life, remembering that it is never too late to change. We can all dump the victim T-shirt, develop fruitier thinking a ditch the idea that 'whatever will be will be.

S.U.M.O. offers heavyweight life coaching with a soft-centre. Weighing in with humour, insight, practical tips and personal anecdotes, it is a thought provoking - and possibly life-changing - read.

A superb book
Alan and Barbara Pease, Authors of Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps

Like the best things in life, the S.U.M.O. approach is powerful, simple and effective. A highly engaging and thought provoking book, anyone who reads it is sure to look at themselves and the world differently as a result
Octavius Black and Sebastian Bailey, Co-founders The Mind Gym

SUMO could make an excellent value add for your next conference or the perfect corporate gift. We offer excellent discounts on bulk unit orders and can even customise the jacket with your companies logo. For full details contact:

S.U.M.O. Your Relationships (Book)

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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. At some point in your life you are going to have to deal with difficult relationships, whether it's with a colleague, parent, friend or partner. Isn't it time you did a stock take of your relationships and started making the best of them?


This book is full of wisdom, common sense and practical ideas on improving relationships. An essential read.
Alan Pease, co-author of The Definitive Book Of Body Language and Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps


How To Handle Not Strangle Difficult People (double CD) audio programme

Your ability to succeed in life is directly related to your ability to deal with people. In this practical and entertaining programme Paul will explore nine proven ways to build better relationships in your personal and professional life.

The programme explores the following nine strategies

  • E + R = O
  • Check Your Attitude
  • Determine Your Goals
  • Recognise Different Personality Styles
  • Remember The Beachball
  • Communicate Your Needs
  • The Difference Between Intention And Impact
  • Listen To Understand
  • Have Realistic Expectations

To order this programme priced £14.99 including post & packing in the UK telephone direct on +44(0) 1925 268708 or Email Paul by clicking here.

For orders outside of the UK, please email for cost of post and packaging.

Paul is so confident that you will find this programme helpful that he offers a full Money Back Guarantee if you are not totally satisfied.

59 Minutes to a Calmer Life (Book)

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In this extremely practical and readable book, as featured in The Sunday Times, you will discover how to:

  • Deal with people who cause you stress
  • Spot the warning signals when healthy pressure is becoming unhealthy stress
  • Beat Road Rage and other forms of travel rage
  • Adopt a way of thinking to conquer worry
  • Reduce your frustration, anxiety and anger
  • Stop yourself overreacting to trivial events
  • Become your own best friend not your worst critic
  • Build better relationships at home and at work
  • Achieve a more realistic balance in life
  • Find greater peace, fulfillment and enjoyment in all you do

Write a Great CV (Book)

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This book will help you get your foot in the door - and get that interview.

You know you can do the job you're going for, but how do you convince the person you are applying to? What you need is a well-designed CV, and that's where this book will help. Paul McGee provides insights and tips gained from helping thousands of people from all ages and backgrounds to market themselves successfully.

  • Specimen CVs, covering letters and case studies
  • Sample job ads and action plans
  • Interview preparation tips

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