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Dennis McCurdy's Suck It Up Cupcake
Stop Screwing Yourself and Get The Life You Want

Sweet Advice Without the Sugar Coating - Dennis does it best: tell you what you need to hear, whether or not you want to hear it. Or in this case, read it. His straightforward, conversational tone makes for easy reading. His direct approach makes avoidance tough. This is the book you didn't know you needed to read but are so glad you did. Suck It Up Cupcake offers practical, actionable advice with key takeaways and useful tools to employ from the get. Even if you are on the path to positive change and goal achievement, Suck It Up, Cupcake fans, the fire under your butt - you'll strive for even more, even better. Don't just read it; devour it!

Not the usual "self-help" book - I am a psychologist and have read at least 30 "self-help" books, but this one is a collaborative process with the reader. Suck It Up Cupcake is an excellent aid to help people make decisions and take steps to improve their life. It is not the usual motivational book but one that couples motivational ideas with practical and useable information. I highly recommend it!

Down to earth, warm, funny, practical, meat, and potatoes, drawing on real experience, Practical how too, makes you think (I can do a lot of stuff in 10 years), feels like you are Collaborating.

You literally lifted my spirits after talking about never giving up. I feel like the last 11 years. Kristin

Read this book to inspire & push you out of your comfort zone! - With Suck It Up, Cupcake, Dennis has managed to act both as a motivator and a spotlight for me. His clear writing and strong message are not dressed up with flowery platitudes! No. More. Excuses. I found his anecdotes and presentation to be truly inspiring and motivating. He also shone a spotlight on my own "bad" habits and made me wriggle in my seat a bit when I read about procrastination and deflection. Reading this book made me want to continue to improve and keep moving forward. The chapters are divided in such a way that I can see re-reading them on a regular basis depending on what I need for a "tune up" that day!

Easy read and very motivational. Practical advice to fit in your everyday life! Easy to start making changes before you even finish the book. CT

Down to Earth, easily doable, kick in the pants advice. With “Suck it up Cupcake,” Dennis McCurdy nails it with easy to follow, down to Earth, and kick in the pants advice - inspiration and a map to success for us regular folks. Bravo, Dennis! Steve Hall

A Must-Read Practical Guide On How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Achieve Your Dreams

This book is going to make you confront the things that are holding you back and show you how to build a successful life without any sugar coating or fluff. It's practical, inspirational, and packed with stories from the author's own life and others that convince you that yes, you can achieve what you want. If you are looking for a blast of motivation with the steps on how to pull it all together, read this book!

What's holding you back from being successful? Does anyone set a life goal of achieving mediocrity? If not, then why do so many settle for average? What have you always wanted to do? Whatever your age, let me share a secret: it’s not too late.

Suck It Up, Cupcake provides you with the tools to formulate a plan for success, for overcoming the fears that prevent you from embarking on a new journey. All you have to do is be willing to overcome the inertia that keeps you sitting right where you are. Sure, there will be failures and trials to overcome but no one achieves success on the very first try and without any effort.

Dennis McCurdy has laid out a plan that, if followed, will have you walking the road to success. Come to the realization that you don’t have to remain where you are with unfulfilled dreams, hopes and aspirations. Begin by committing to read this book and ask someone to hold you accountable as you establish your plan, motivate you, evaluate your progress and be receptive to critiquing your ideas as well as celebrating your successes as you move forward.

Stop grousing about your lot in life and lamenting about others who achieve. You can be that person too. Get up off the couch and order this book. Suck It Up, Cupcake! Aggie Fan

I am a psychologist and have read at least 30 "self-help" books, but this one is a collaborative process with the reader. Suck It Up Cupcake is an excellent aid to help people make decisions and take steps to improve their life. It is not the usual motivational book but one that couples motivational ideas with practical and usable information. I highly recommend it! Leo

 "It wasn’t until the fire was down to the coals and we approached it that hit me: we are walking on 1000° hot coals. But at the Point of having those thoughts, I was surrounded by my newfound support group. Any fear left in the amazing, remarkable, on forgettable experience took over… One that deeply reached my soul.

"That same evening as I was driving away from my experience with my husband and my father in the car my father lorked at me and said, "I broke down some fences tonight." For me this was amazing since my father was a fire chief, Marine, Vietnam veteran for him to have such an experience was amazing." -- Meg, Firewalker


 "The workshop helped me to realize I could create my own business if I have a plan and stay committed. “


— Steve, Photographer



 "I just wanted to let you know that I did enjoy the seminar. I was looking for something a little different when I walked in the door, but I feel I got a lot out it.  My attitude has changed and I realized that I just need to keep moving. 

"Thanks to the seminar, I've decided to take a two month sabbatical either this fall or this upcoming spring.  I'll be purchasing a conversion van and driving cross country, one month to get there and one month to get back.  It'll be more of a soul searching trip where I'll be able to do a lot of thinking a long with a lot of reading and some writing.  It's something I've wanted to do since I graduated High School and seven years later I still haven't done it, I know that I've got to shut out the chatter and start planning it out.  I've even started looking at some different ways to fund the trip.
   "The seminar for face value I thought was great, but what I didn't realize was that there were many seeds planted at the same time.  You'll be seeing me at future seminars; I hope to build off what I've picked up."
—Adam, A young man on a journey

"I learned about taking baby steps towards my goals, and if it takes 10 years it doesn’t matter, what matters is that I am moving forward. I use to take 1 step forward and 2 steps back, now I take 2 forward and 1 back.
I keep coming back to the workshops because it keeps me focused and motivated, and reminds me that I can!"

"I realize I have to or need a path, that floating around, will never get me were I want to go."

"I realize I need concrete goals, that the more concrete they are the more likely that I will achieve them. Also how much fear stops me from getting and doing what I want. "

"Dennis takes any excuses you have about not achieving your goals and shows you that they are just road blocks that you put there yourself. I see that it is possible and not as scary as I had thought – I can reach my goals"

"Dennis has helped me more than I thought he would, by teaching me that even small steps I take are steps."

"I come up with many good reasons why it won’t work. Each one based on what I consider fact. Just like the arrow experience, I feel we many times pull back from success because of the “concrete evidence” we manufacture in our minds. I believe I learned as much from my failure to break the arrow, perhaps even more, than if I had been successful in my attempt. The lesson here is, that we can learn more from our mistakes and failures than we can from our successes.
Thank you Dennis for giving me this life lesson."
—Margo Chevers-Professional Speaker & Trainer

"The first time I went, I thought 1 ½ hours each week, yuk… to long! I went by so fast I could believe it, I didn’t want it to end I want to keep learning more."
—Jessie- A young lady on a path