Most people think success comes from good luck or enormous talent, but many successful people achieve their accomplishments in a simpler way: through self-discipline. Brian Tracy knows this firsthand. He didn’t graduate from high school, and after working for a few years as a laborer, he realized he had limited skills and a limited future. But through the power of self-discipline, he changed his life, achieving success in sales and marketing, investing, real-estate development, and management consulting. He has consulted to more than 1,000 companies, given motivational speeches and seminars to more than four million people in 40 countries, and written 45 books.
No Excuses! shows you how you can achieve success in all three major areas of your life:
Each of the 21 chapters in this audiobook shows you how to be more disciplined in one aspect of your life, with end- of-chapter exercises to help you apply the “no excuses” approach to your own life. With these guidelines, you can learn how to be more successful in everything you do—instead of wistfully envying others who you think are just “luckier” than you. A little self-discipline goes a long way...so stop making excuses and listen to this audiobook!
©2010 Brian Tracy (P)2010 Gildan Media Corp
BT seems to be disconnected with the reality of every day life. If you add up all the "good" advices he provides you, you will need 72 hours a day not 24. Some advices counter each other depends on the context.
How on earth can i wake up two hours earlier every day, got to work an hour sooner, and stay an hour later,...
Even his success stories and examples (that he gives himself credit for) do not add up or make sense.
Tracy's recipe for success? Read an hour each morning something related to your industry. Arrive to work an hour early. Stay an hour late. Read some more about your industry in the evening. Spend money on more tapes and books.
I'm still looking for a self-help motivational book that does not just tell you to be a workaholic. I've seen enough of those types, they often are just used by the real smarties and are no further ahead for it all.
I started following the plan of writing down my goals every morning and starting to see the change in my life. Great advice but you must implement it.
20 something loving personal development and financial learning.
if it wasn't basically a jazzed up copy of Goals! I was pleased with his goals book and thought this one would help.
it had the same questions as goals and I feel ripped off. Buy one or the other don't buy both, you'll regret it.
Brian touches on choices. We choose results or we make up excuses.
It's not a story. It's life, your life without excuses.
Mr. Tracy has succeeded and brings success to the table.
Choose to not make excuses. Get over being intimidated. Make that 100 calls.
Audio is great. I can make notes to refer back to, however after I have heard the book, if it is as good as this book, I also like to pick up a hard copy and read it. I can highlight important parts and refer back to them.
Audible is a great way to build a library of good books while you are driving.
The presentation is simple and powerful. Since Brian is talking from his own experiences that makes a huge difference than somebody is narrating somebody's life..
Brian Tracy, His experiences are the motivation,
His own voice makes a difference. I wouldnt be able to complete the book because of my schedule. So this is great
It is POSSIBLE!!!!
Periodically, it's refreshing to have someone wag their finger at you and scowl, "Focus! Be disciplined! Work harder!" This book is good for that. It sobers you up. Unfortunately, telling me over and over that it takes "tremendous discipline and willpower" to do X, and that I'll be happier if I exert tremendous discipline, doesn't help me understand why some areas of my life (like working out) require little self-discipline, while other areas (like financial planning) are excruciating. I think the book simplistically assumes that the reasoning mind governs actions, and that if you're just disciplined enough, you can do anything. True enough, but the reason you even need to employ discipline in the first place is because you have a natural aversion to the thing that needs to be done. The shortcoming of the book is that does not attempt to understand or address this struggle.
The book made me feel guilty for not being more machine-like. It made me want to apologize for needing nightly sleep. On the other hand, it also made me want to up my game, if for no other reason than the process and exertion of self-discipline is inherently rewarding.
If you have not read any of Brian's other stuff this book is loaded with good practices and insights but there is really nothing new. The material is recycled from his other books and seminars.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein
I couldn't even go through 30 minutes of the book to judge the content, the narrator is doing a really poor job as he keeps pausing in a very strange way every sentence or even in the middle of the sentence/word !
I found this audio book to be very motivating... but thats it. I think it would be great for a first time read for someone who wants to change their career and excel in something better like sales. But, like me, if you have read other motivational speaker books, seminars, and some self help books.. you wont find anything new in this book. A lot of it is common sense stuff, and too many catch phrases. Very high level stuff. Also, the naration is very boring, with too much labial sounds and background hiss.
It is not easy to criticise Brian Tracy as his work is generally outstanding and this audiobook does contain a few gems, BUT there is nothing new. It is all his old work over many years simply preceded by a paragraph on how it takes self discipline to achieve ( sales, money, time management etc etc). Having several of his other books, I regret buying this one.
"No Excuses - Find a different narrator!"
How has this bloke managed to achieve anything bar sending people to sleep?! After reading and enjoying Eat the Frog, and seeing the good reviews for the print version of this book, I expected something that would be of use. However, Tracy's delivery is just terrible! Quiet almost to the point of mumbling, and pauses so long you have to check the book is still playing. This is the first audiobook I'll be returning based upon the narrator.
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