No - this book just felt like it was written by someone that was being forced to spit out another business advice book. Nothing groundbreaking here. Sure, its good advice but too often I felt myself yelling "Yes, we know that...get to the point".
No, I'd have them read an earlier Brian Tracy book or a Peter Drucker book (since he quotes him often in this book).
This book could have been titled "How to Succeed in Business in 50 clichés or less"
I understand money, I understand good health and I somewhat understood relationships. BUT I was missing the discipline to take advantage of life. This book helped me tie it all together and take advantage of my previous education.
Take notes and do the exercises as recommended and you'll prosper.
It's not enough to take the shot - you have to hit the target and in the sea of self-help sales books many take the shot but don't hit the target like Tracy does. Countless nuggets of hard learned wisdom to go with his hit 'em with extremely hard and smart work plus big a smile recipe for success. You have to love guys like Tracy who came from the fringe with only street smarts and desire and now teaches the mainstream how it's done
My second time reading this book. And I still love it. This book gives you wisdom and the swift kick in the butt we all need to hear when we start slacking on the things we know we need to do.
Choosing to live a good life in the Pacific Northwest. Promoting joyful effectiveness. Jesus Disciple,Leadership Consultant, Speaker,Writer.
I've always enjoyed listening to Brian Tracy as I have purchased his audio tapes, CDs and books for years. He is an excellent and encouraging life coach.
No Excuses captures many of his key ideas making them practical and accessible. If you are looking for success principles and a good kick in the pants, this is a good book.
The format is easy to follow with practical steps at the end of each chapter.