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
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!!!!
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.
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.
“As you know, madness is like gravity...all it takes is a little push.” The Joker
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 !
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.
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 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.
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.
"Same stuff - and the title is misleading"
I was patient, I waited until near the end but Brian - just adding 'Self-Discipline and " to a chapter heading on things you've written about before (repeatedly) doesn't make it a book about self-discipline. I've read widely in this area (Covey, Robbins, Ziglar, Rohn, Canfield) and 1) there's not an original thought here and 2) I was looking on advice about self-discipline and there really wasn't any. Just 'Self Discipline and ..... business, wealth, work, time management. In effect, chapters about those subjects with Self-Discipline added to the title but little actual advice on SD!
You're a good writer but you're getting repretitive. And stop pausing after 'the' or 'and' - it sounds like you've forgotten what you're going to say.
In a nutshell, the advice is good but it is NOT what the title promises. Buy something cheaper.
"No Excuses: the power of self-disciple for success"
Absolute Tosh. There are much better books out there
Read the Genius in all of us instead
I'm a big fan of Brian Tracy and have been delighted with this audiobook. It is his usual combination of inspiration and nuts and bolts suggestions. I have listened to it several times and am amazed at the number of good ideas it contains. Highly recommended!
"Don't dismiss...there is wisdom within!"
This audiobook constitutes a comprehensive overview of self-discipline in all areas of life. I found the book a little bit annoying at first, but I put that down to my engrained English cynicism. The further I got into the material the more I realised that there was a huge amount of wisdom and common sense being spoken. The narration is clear and unfussy and the material is potentially life-changing, if you have the discipline to put it into practise!
"An excellent read"
I just know i'll get something new every time I read this book, its practical and straight to the point but obviously well researched. A*
"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.
very good, highly recommended.
the book is world class, full of knowledge and can be applied everyday to help push yourself to higher limits.
Save yourself some time. This book cotains wisdom and elements of several books put in brief and precise form. Very useful advices and insights.
"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.
"Want to achieve successes? Read this book"
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
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
This is of the same calibre of the other books from Brian that I read.
Yes, I laughed some times :) I might have cried some times too :)
Fantastic book for high achiever
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