No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline

No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline

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ISBN-13: 9781593155827
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.62(w) x 5.96(h) x 1.05(d)

About the Author


Brian Tracy was born in eastern Canada in 1944 and grew up in California. After dropping out of high school, he traveled and worked his way around the world, eventually visiting eighty countries on six continents. His extensive personal studies in business, sales, management, marketing, and economics enabled him to move up to become the head of a 265 million company before he turned his attention to consulting, training, and personal development. He is the president of three companies with operations worldwide. Brian Tracy is married, has four children, and lives in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Miracle of Self-Discipline 1

Part I Self-Discipline and Personal Success

Chapter 1 Self-Discipline and Success 21

Chapter 2 Self-Discipline and Character 35

Chapter 3 Self-Discipline and Responsibility 50

Chapter 4 Self-Discipline and Goals 64

Chapter 5 Self-Discipline and Personal Excellence 79

Chapter 6 Self-Discipline and Courage 105

Chapter 7 Self-Discipline and Persistence 117

Part II Self-Discipline in Business, Sales, and Finances

Chapter 8 Self-Discipline and Work 127

Chapter 9 Self-Discipline and leadership 143

Chapter 10 Self-Discipline and Business 155

Chapter 11 Self-Discipline and Sales 165

Chapter 12 Self-Discipline and Money 177

Chapter 13 Self-Discipline and Time Management 189

Chapter 14 Self-Discipline and problem Solving 200

Part III Self-Discipline and the Good Life

Chapter 15 Self-Discipline and Happiness 213

Chapter 16 Self-Discipline and Personal Health 224

Chapter 17 Self-Discipline and Physical Fitness 236

Chapter 18 Self-Discipline and Marriage 244

Chapter 19 Self-Discipline and Children 258

Chapter 20 Self-Discipline and Friendship 273

Chapter 21 Self-Discipline and Peace of Mind 285

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most is most timely and relevant ideas to optimize your life. Read it and you will have literally "no excuses" because your life will become better. Thank you, Brian!
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
In this ambitious work, Brian Tracy presents a formula for overcoming life's major challenges. It boils down to applying self-discipline to achieve overall success and happiness. Tracy's topics range from acting with integrity to making sales to strengthening your marriage. With such a broad span, his advice is necessarily general and elementary. However, if you avoid looking for specific solutions, and focus on the overall theme of the book, you will find it quite helpful. Tracy espouses that you need to accept responsibility for your own contentment and career. His "No Excuses" approach eliminates handy scapegoats and teaches that you must take charge of your own destiny. getAbstract recognizes that much of the book's counsel appears in various forms in this prolific author's previous work. However, that's no excuse for not giving it a thorough read.
DanStratton on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I picked up No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy specifically because it was a book that came up when I searched for 'discipline' on Audible.com. I was looking for a book that I could use for research on my search for better discipline. I got it from Audible because I figured I would listen to it during my commute and exercise time. Little did I know it would require all my discipline to get to the end of the book.It started off great. The section, titled Self-Discipline and Personal Success, had a lot of good ideas on motivating myself to better discipline. I looked forward to hearing more on the areas of character, responsibility, goals and persistence. The only thing that bothered me was the book was read by the author. His voice drove me nuts. He didn't use much, if any expression. What really struck me, though, was the lack of conviction behind the words. It didn't sound as if it meant anything to him. He wrote it, so it must have. The director of the book should have pulled the passion out of him or gotten another reader. It didn't take long before I was forgetting what I heard because the of the voice droning on.The next section really started to get to me, though. That section, Discipline in Business, Sales and Finance, is when he really stepped up on his soapbox. He writing style is so overly confident, it lost credibility. He explained, for example, how to be truly successful in life, one must own their own business. He continued by saying that if one is just disciplined, the business will be not just successful, but wildly successful. The treasures of the Earth will flow to your door if you are just disciplined enough. There I had heartburn. I know enough disciplined entrepreneurs that have had their businesses fail to know there is more to it than what Tracy writes. He made it sound insultingly simple. If a business fails, the owner just wasn't disciplined enough. Shame on them for not being disciplined.Then I got to the next section, Discipline and the Good Life. Tracy weighs in on topics such as Personal Health, Fitness, Marriage, Children and Friendship. The advice because short, trite and even more insulting. I couldn't stand it. I nearly turned off the book several times. However, in the interest of studying discipline for this blog and my personal benefit, I slogged on. To him, it is all so easy. Just fix everything. No excuses. And life will be a bed of roses. Sorry, my life is a little more complicated than that. Perhaps I am just that undisciplined. I don't think that it is, though.My recommendation is to ready the first 120 pages and stop. The exercises he puts at the end of each chapter are valid and worthwhile to use in this section. A little introspection is a good thing. Pushing to improve one's discipline is also a good thing.Skip the last two sections of the book. Trust me. Have the discipline to do it. Don't waste your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book that every one should read. If you are young, a teen or an adult because is full of wonderful advices on how to be the best that you can be and live a good life using the God given talents you have. The magic word is DISCIPLINE . I purchased this book for me and another to give away to one of my grandchildren that needs it.Ccr
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