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
Michelle, not Steve, Carver: I absolutely loved this book! I've probably listened to it to it 3 or 4 times already. It's very fast moving and the ideas are very well organized. I did not buy this book to find a never-before-heard of secret to self-discipline and so hearing familiar thoughts and ideas was in no way a disappointment to me. Rather I'd hoped to find motivational encouragement to put into practice those ideas I know to be true about achieving greatness in life and this book absolutely delivers! I'll definitely be listening to this book many more times. I honestly find myself already doing hard things that I would rather procrastinate and that is the motivation I hoped to find in this book. Two thumbs up!
If you have not read or listened to Brian Tracy before this book will have value. But, as a long time fan/reader/listener I am disappointed. First, there is nothing really new here. Tracy makes many of the same points in several programs his has authored. He even tells one story that I first heard from him on a cassette (yes, cassette) series I purchased in 1997. Second, the book is not really about personal disciple. That is just a lead to connect topics he covers better in other programs – goal setting, time management, sales. Third, the audio quality is sub standard. Not to the point of distraction. But, for a person of his stature you would expect better. I am still a fan. But, would suggest you skip this offering.
Yes, the publisher should have hired someone other than Mr. Tracy to narrate. He's monotone. I would have have deducted two stars just for that if there were a 100 star system. But because this book is so well put together, so informative, so helpful, I could not justify anything less than five. If you actually adopt Tracy's wisdom, then you are guaranteed success. But that's one big IF. Then again, if you are the type that seeks solutions (WHICH YOU PROBABLY ARE BY VIRTUE OF THE FACT THAT YOU ARE READING A REVIEW BY SOMEONE YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW ON A BOOK ABOUT SOLUTIONS), then maybe implementation is possible. Anyway, if you need guidance and motivation, this book delivers. Tracy is a bit of a genius. I have listened to this INCREDIBLE book once through and plan on starting again TODAY. IT'S THAT GOOD!
I have been an Audible Gold member since 2003, and have downloaded over a 120 titles, with perhaps one-third of those in the self-development category. Being new to Brian Tracy, any re-purposed content was not an issue for me. I can simply say that his message whacked me in the forehead with the colloqial "4x4"...I recognized how I've let others direct my behavior, (especially in my career) and how "taking the path of least resistance" has led me exactly to where I am at this point in my life. disapointed, disaffected, and blaming others. More importantly, I can see how adopting a more disciplined approach, even with the smallest aspects of day-to-day life can lead me step by step toward the realization of my goals - goals I set myself based on a new-found awareness of what is most important to me. His delivery didn't pose a challenge for me - he sets a very measured, but earnest tone that is compelling and conversational.
For anyone with dreams of being successful, losing weight, eating healthy, starting a business, etc. it is time to stop making excuses and get moving. Brian Tracy shows you how to lose the negativity and offers a proven 7 step method for achieving your goals. His creative thinking technique of "Mind Storming" is one that can't fail. I loved this audio and think it is great for any negative person in your life. Get it for them and get them moving closer to their goals.
This book is spot on!!! I highly recomend this title. I will gift this one to friends & family.
Based on some earlier reviews of this book, a few felt there was nothing new & it's all recycled material. Well that may be true. What's interesting however, is Brian said that in the book... nothing is new. ACTION however, may be what's missing for many. We can listen and read all day but without action what's the point. The best carpenter is useless if he never takes the hammer out of the tool box & drive a nail!
After a serious nervous breakdown at work I decided my life had to change to prevent this from ever happening again but had no idea on how to go about doing this. The title of this book really appealed to me and after buying and listening to the practical advice this book offers I will recommend it to anybody who needs a life change or a kick in the pants.
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.
I love Brian Tracey and have many of his books but he is a very boring reader. Brian if your reading this please get someone else to read this. If it had some voice fluctuations and wasn't so monotone it would receive 5 stars.
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!
"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.
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!
"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
"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*
"Well worth the time."
So many great lessons. I learned new concepts and how to implement them. I got a deeper understanding of myself and my habits.
Not much. Great book.
Yes, and one I will revisit with my notebook.
Personal authenticity is one of the keys to success, and this book shows you how.
"Really enjoyed this."
Good advice for anyone looking to sharpen their skills in sales. A good refresher and provides motivation.
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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