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Bull's-Eye

The Power of Focus
Narrated by: Brian Tracy
Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
4 out of 5 stars (1,647 ratings)
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Clarity, Focus, and Concentration: Three strong attributes needed to hit the bull's eye! And just as you can develop your physical muscles through hard work and concentration, you can develop your mental muscles through continuous repetition. Bull's Eye will teach you how to unleash your powers for success and accomplish more in the next few months than many people do in a lifetime.

©2015 Brian Tracy (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Gillian
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 06-15-16

Really Good Step-by-Step

For such a short book, there was a lot, and I mean A LOT, here. The most important things are to develop the essential mental skills of Clarity (become absolutely clear on who you are and what you want; after all, you can't hit a target you can't see), Focus (on your most important goals--be specific, make them easily stated, and write them down), and Concentration (pursue single-mindedly until you've completed your tasks and achieved your goals). This all comes through practice and repetition, and it'd be a good idea to follow those with expertise.
There's info here on how we've become addicted to distraction (that ding that says someone's just texted you releases chemicals in the brain, and it only gets worse the more you drop everything to focus on said texts), plus how we can find our own power through the blessing of finding ours in states of excellence (again more practice/repetition).
What I liked most was near the end with step-by-step suggestions that reminded me of Angela Duckworth's "Grit," only without the plethora of scientific data (which is fine for "Grit," but really, I need a How-To at times). Resilience is covered. You look for the good when you're in a set-back. You learn from mistakes and accept responsibility for the way you choose to react. Pre-program solutions by thinking of the way you'll respond to possible problems, and begin immediately to improve upon the worst that can happen before it ever does.
There are no anecdotes in this book, no lighthearted humor: It's strictly: This is how you do it. Do you want to get it done. It's a great listen, easy to get through, and it makes life look like something that's possible to get through with success. Recommended.

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Repurposed Content

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If you've read/heard any of Brian Tracy's other books on the subject, you've probably read/heard what's in this audiobook. Brian does A LOT of repurposing, so I expected this, but even for him, this is a stretch...

If you're new to Brian Tracy, this one will be a worthwhile listen. Otherwise, stick to his classic stuff like Eat That Frog.

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Take notes

There are a lot of key ideas in this book that have been mentioned in other books but never outlined so eloquently as in this one. Listen to keywords as they will be repeated more than once and write them down for memory. This books has some useful techniques to overcoming the sense of feeling overwhelmed when faced with a new idea or with trying to find your purpose.

Rated 4 stars on performance as voice was a little relaxed you have to try not to fall asleep but the trance like voice & tone may be just what you need to hear.

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  • Ankur
  • Rochester Hills, MI, United States
  • 07-05-16

Nothing new

I dint find anything new. Most of the stuff - Goals, Purpose etc. have been discussed numerous times.

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Don't worry, God will make you successful

There were very few tools in this book. Spoiler: be nice, write down your goals and God will make it happen. He tells a story of a man laid off who had written down his goal to double his income. He randomly got a new job with twice the salary because God wraps gifts is problems. So I would say this book was totally worthless. Unless you need a "don't worry, just smile and it will all work out because of God" pep talk.

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Kind of a simple recap of other materials

This book presented simple recaps of ideas from other materials like, "How to Win Friends, and Influence People" to "Getting Things Done."
Half way through a short book I was already realizing this.
If you've not read other titles, this may be a simple starter for you.

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repetitive message throughout.

It wasn't bad. way too expensive. the thing could be done in half that time.

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Awful narration!

I normally love it when an author reads his or her own work, but Tracy is an exception. Here's someone who absolutely should have hired a professional narrator. His tone and voice quality were just awful. It detracted from the good ideas in this book, which by the way you've probably heard all of them before. The ideas serve as a good reminder, but don't pay full price for this.

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Life changing book.

This is a book that should be read more than once and with pen and paper in hand.

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Brian Tracy is a genius

Brian Tracy speaks the truth without sugar coating it. He outlines the path to be a successful, virtuous person without wasting a sentence. I've read many of his books and they're all similar and all worth reading and re-reading. This one is short and especially to the point. Highly recommended.

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