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No Excuses! Audiobook

No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline for Success in Your Life

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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Your personal goals: self-discipline can help you realize that you are responsible for your success and shows you how persistence really does pay off.
  • Your business and money goals: self-discipline can make you a better leader and a better manager, help you close more sales and make more money, improve your time-management and problem- solving abilities, and make you more effective and successful at work.
  • Your overall happiness: self-discipline can help you be happier, healthier, and more physically fit, and it can help you in your marriage and your relationships with your children and friends.

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

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    Daniel M. 02-25-13
    Daniel M. 02-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Life is not about Excuses, but results"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Brian touches on choices. We choose results or we make up excuses.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's not a story. It's life, your life without excuses.


    What does Brian Tracy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. Tracy has succeeded and brings success to the table.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    Choose to not make excuses. Get over being intimidated. Make that 100 calls.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JOB ROCHESTER, NY, United States 08-01-12
    JOB ROCHESTER, NY, United States 08-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "BEST BEST BEST......."
    What made the experience of listening to No Excuses! the most enjoyable?

    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..


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Brian Tracy, His experiences are the motivation,


    What does Brian Tracy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His own voice makes a difference. I wouldnt be able to complete the book because of my schedule. So this is great


    What did you learn from No Excuses! that you would use in your daily life?

    It is POSSIBLE!!!!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marion United States 03-10-12
    Marion United States 03-10-12
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    "Sleepy, tedious, unmotivating narration"

    I picture people nodding off and drooling onto their desks listening to this. If someone were reading this with authority and enthusiasm, it would be brilliant.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Omar 02-07-12
    Omar 02-07-12 Member Since 2016

    “As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” The Joker

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    "Horrible naration"

    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 !

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Dylan W. 11-14-11
    Dylan W. 11-14-11 Listener Since 2004
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    "A good reminder, but simplistic"

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Krista Burbank, CA, USA 07-06-10
    Krista Burbank, CA, USA 07-06-10
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    "Dull"

    I am a big fan of Brian Tracy but this book was a snooze. He regurgitates alot of the same information he has presented in other books. The sections on diet, exercise, children and marriage were the worst. Brian does touch on some areas that were helpful like the self discipline chapter however all in all, I would not recommend this book. I think his other books like Flight Plan and Goals are much better!

    38 of 50 people found this review helpful
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    Doherty Burlington, Ontario, Canada 09-01-11
    Doherty Burlington, Ontario, Canada 09-01-11
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    "Work work work"

    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.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Belle River, Ontario, Canada 06-07-11
    Jon Belle River, Ontario, Canada 06-07-11
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    "Nothing Profound"

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michel 03-14-12
    Michel 03-14-12
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    "Old School Preacher from Ivory Tower"

    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.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy Morison 12-14-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "Didn't finish it"

    I have read and enjoyed other Brian Tracy books, but this one was a disappointment. Rather than offering an insight into how to gain self-discipline (for those of us out there struggling with it), he merely tells you to get on with it. Most people 'know' what they need to do, but don't have the tools to make the shift. This book won't provide you with help to obtain self-discipline. It made me feel inadequate.

    20 of 29 people found this review helpful
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  • meite
    6/27/16
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    "Succint and to the point"

    This audio book isn't particularly long (in comparison to other books of this genre I've listened to) but every chapter is clear enough to really hit the point home.

    Examples are used to back up every point and this makes it an easy book to understand. At the end of every chapter you are given a summary of the key points for that chapter and various techniques are offered for you to implement immediately to improve your life.

    I've listened to it twice back to back so far and will listen to it again many more times as the messages in this book could be of use to any human being.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • beliveitbeit
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    11/9/15
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    "Inspiring and uplifting"

    Loved this, just what I was hoping to hear, and more, with practical exercises and so great that I could listen whilst doing jobs around the house. Having listened once and even done some of the excercises I am now looking forward to listening to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • GOM Reignier
    London
    7/20/15
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    "Want to achieve successes? Read this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book will present you with a great overview of how to get things done in your life and how to ensure and enjoy successes simply by self-discipline. It is revolutionarry


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how simple it is. Brian Tracy does a great job at explaining the concept very simply.
    Everything is to the point, very practical and I was able to relate it with my life experiences


    Have you listened to any of Brian Tracy’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is of the same calibre of the other books from Brian that I read.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I laughed some times :) I might have cried some times too :)


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic book for high achiever

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jose Cardenas
    6/16/15
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    "Practical words"

    Practical guide from someone had the experience to guide you

    Give you tips and exercises to apply he's telling you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lloyd Lundie
    5/20/15
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    "Life changing"

    No excuses says it all, it really helps you discipline yourself and helps you address the important daily tasks
    I got so much from this book and will listen to it again several times

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. J. A. Ball
    Spain
    7/1/14
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    "Well worth the time."
    What made the experience of listening to No Excuses! the most enjoyable?

    So many great lessons. I learned new concepts and how to implement them. I got a deeper understanding of myself and my habits.


    What could Brian Tracy have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Not much. Great book.


    Which character – as performed by Brian Tracy – was your favourite?

    N/A


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and one I will revisit with my notebook.


    Any additional comments?

    Personal authenticity is one of the keys to success, and this book shows you how.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    coylton, United Kingdom
    2/3/14
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    "Really enjoyed this."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good advice for anyone looking to sharpen their skills in sales. A good refresher and provides motivation.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • steven
    plymouth, United Kingdom
    4/15/13
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    "Dated"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    4/9/13
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    "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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Wehner
    10/12/16
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    "Basically for business/career motivation."
    Any additional comments?

    This is basically a peptalk for business people on a career path. I'm not one of those and so got nothing out of it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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