Introduction to “F”-IT-LESS

I bet, if you’re anything like me, you were raised by your parents, teachers, and local religious leaders to never to say, “F-it!” Or any other curse word, for that matter. Especially not in mixed company. Too bad our well-mannered, well-intentioned elders couldn’t raise us to never feel that way—to never be so fed up, frustrated, stuck, or defeated in at least one area of life that tossing in the towel or folding up shop and never trying again seem like viable options. Despite my upbringing, I did cuss, and I suspect you did or do too. I worked my way up to saying the F-word—or, I should say, I worked my way down, as circumstances have to get pretty low for us to want to just walk away from something or someone we once valued.

F-it! may be the mother of all F-words, but there are plenty of others. As I’ve discovered, there are lots and lots of F words, some leading to a state of F-it!, and—here’s the good news—some leading out of it.

That’s right: On the road to being fed-up, frustrated, stuck, or defeated and not wanting to take it anymore, you’ll find yourself being fractured, flawed, and fearful, among other things. But there are mindsets you can adopt and actions you can surely take to help you move to a state of being fantastic, formidable, fun-loving, free, and so much more instead!

When you think about it, there’s an F-word for just about every bad experience you can face. And there are also F-words to help pull you off that dangerous road and put you back on the right track—the track to what I fondly call an “F-it-less life.”

Are you with me? Want to trade in a few of those choice words you’ve been muttering under your breath—or, worse, shouting at the top of your lungs? Want to abandon the places they drive you to mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually to live a life far more fulfilling than you ever dreamed of? You can, you know. This book is designed to help you do just that.

If you’re ready to reframe and repurpose how you see life, “F”-IT-LESS tells the story of a life completely transformed by some very powerful F-words, and, more important, it shows you the step-by-step process to transform yours as well. I invite you to read on. Life is about to look and be so much more promising than ever before.


“F” Ing Fantastic!

Clever, well written, and very thought provoking. I read this book in one night. I literally couldn’t put it down. It is a relatable story that inspires with its wisdom, wit and candor. A great gift to yourself! I found the author down to earth and his writing as if he was sitting across from me, just having a conversation. My favorite F words were Family, Fun, Foxhole and Faith. Highly recommend!


Practical, helpful, and entertaining

I was one of the real estate agents in his classes back in the day, and this was like a long walk down memory lane. Shaun’s a dynamic trainer and presenter. F-It-less was thought provoking, and I enjoyed the activities!

Andy Peters

“F-it-less” is a must read!

These F words do what the book promises and helps you to rephrase your life so you can be more intentional. It’s an easy read, that’ll leave you feeling inspired. Shaun can definitely be in my “Foxhole”!

Jason Bass

“F” is the new “A,” which is what I give this book!

We associate F words with being negative and four letters long, and Shaun quickly dismantles that way of thinking. Every chapter is an F word that brings positivity and changes your mindset to one of abundance. You’ll find lessons and stories in every chapter and you’ll relate to all of them in one way or another. If you’ve never heard Shaun speak, this is a close second. He writes how he talks and when he talks people listen, and this book is a welcome ray of light after a gloomy year. It lifts you up.

Nick Baldwin