Is it time for you to get unstuck?

Getting UnstuckBob Sullivan’s excellent book, “The Plateau Effect,” is finally out in paperback with a new, snazzier title: “Getting Unstuck: Break Free of the Plateau Effect.”

Co-written with technology entrepreneur Hugh Thompson, “Getting Unstuck” covers what to do when hard work stops working. Whether it’s advancing in your career, trying to lose weight or building relationships, a plateau can leave you stranded putting in more effort while achieving less.

The book has already garnered a lot of attention. The Miami Heat used it last year on their way to a second NBA championship. It was featured on the cover of O! Magazine and in the Wall Street Journal.

But a lot more people need to discover and read this book. Understanding how the plateau effect works can help you stop wasting time and effort, and start getting better results.


The weekly round-up

Spring break starts tomorrow for my kiddo, so I won’t be hanging out at the computer–we’ve got some serious goofing off to do. Therefore, I’m posting links to some stuff I hope you’ll find interesting, by myself and others, a day early.

Bob Sullivan of MSNBC posted a very scary column about how “Hackers turn credit report websites against consumers.” This one’s a must read. posted my column “Biggest Myths About Credit Scores.” We know so much more about  how these formulas work than we did a decade ago, but some of the same myths persist. Falling for any of these could cost you.

Fox Business picked up Jodi Helmer’s piece for “Seven Easy Ways to Go Green with Your Finances,” to which I contributed a thought or three.

Donna Freedman’s latest for MSN, “A cheap death: Donate your body,” may take frugality a touch too far for some, but it could be just the ticket for those who want to benefit science and education while avoiding big burial costs.

Are you pregnant, or hope to be so soon? You might want to check out the baby planner created by “Generation Earn” author Kimberly Palmer. You can find the link, and read about the soon-to-be mom that Palmer’s advising, at Daily Worth’s Money Fix 3.

My MSN column this week “Lose your house, get socked by the IRS?” is about the coming expiration of the Mortgage Debt Relief Act, which protects homeowners from facing a tax bill after they lose their homes to foreclosure or short sales.