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I have read and reviewed most of Brian Tracy's previously published books and hold him high regard because he has helped so many people to overcome the barriers to their personal as well as professional development, especially when many (if not most) of the limits are self-imposed. Tracy agrees with what Henry Ford observed long ago: "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." When climbing mountains, ladders, whatever, attitude usually does determine altitude. But he also realizes that many people feel overwhelmed by their circumstances, have no self-confidence, and need help in the form of sound, practical, step-by-step advice. Tracy positions himself as a counselor, not as a cheerleader. In this book, he shares his thoughts about a process of reinvention that can enable almost anyone to achieve whatever goals they may have.
In Chapter Two, the reader is asked to begin a series of exercises (many of which are completed within the book) and continue until the last chapter. Tracy realizes that, more often than not, "haste makes waste" and certainly advises against impulsive behavior, especially when making decisions, but he does urge his reader to "move fast when an opportunity or need presents itself. Pick up the pace. Take action of some kind. Get on it with it!" Completion of the various exercises helps to expedite the process of personal reinvention while reinforcing Tracy's key points. I also recommend use of a notebook or journal in which to record thoughts and feelings, express concerns, document key developments, etc. Personal reinvention consists of both a journey and destination. Those embarked on that process should be results-driven.
Tracy recommends a basic five-step formula for high productivity: "First, decide exactly what you want, in terms of your goals and objectives. [Word of caution: They should be few in number, challenging but do-able, and frequently modified as needed.] Second, make a list of everything that you have to do today to move you toward the achievement of those goals and objectives. Third, organize your list by priority and select you're A-1, the most important single task you could complete right now. Fourth, begin immediately on your number-one task and discipline yourself to work at it single-mindedly until it is 100 percent complete. Finally, keep repeating, over and over to yourself, the wonderful words `Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!" To these I presume to add one more suggestion: Do not announce to anyone that you are embarked on a self-improvement program and will accomplish goals A-1, A-2, and A-3. Perhaps Tracy would not object if the words to be repeated (to one's self) are "Just do it and do it now! Just do it and do it now! Just do it and do it now!" Over the years, I have encountered people who are world-class list maskers. One in particular compiled so many "to do" lists that he had to make a list of the lists he had accumulated. Unfortunately for him, he was so busy compiling lists that he never got around to getting much done. Thomas Edison was correct: "Vision without execution is hallucination."
This book is essentially worthless unless and until various exercises are completed and then appropriate and expeditious action is taken. Sometimes progress is best achieved incrementally. (As an ancient aphorism suggests, "The best way to eat a whale is one bite at a time.") There will be delays, mistakes, and even a few setbacks. Keep in mind that they are probably inevitable but only temporary. Long ago, Joseph Schumpeter introduced the concept of "creative destruction" when explaining how to strengthen an organization. Like the large crepe myrtle tree my wife and I have in our backyard, every organization needs to be "pruned" on a regular basis in order to thrive. In some respects, Tracy's concept of reinvention is a variation on Schumpeter's concept of creative destruction: Both require "lean thinking" that eliminates whatever is not essential to success, however it may be defined and measured.
Brian Tracy is the author of this book and it can certainly serve as an excellent "guide" but those who read it must understand that they, not he, will determine whether or not they achieve any success in their lives.
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Given the massive turmoil in the economy, millions of job losses and business failures everywhere, Brian Tracy's latest book, "Reinvention" is a perfect solution to help all of us develop a new path forward.
This book is ideal for anyone who's facing difficult changes right now, or wishes to improve and "re-engineer" their life. I've been a longtime Brian Tracy fan, he's one of the few core people who's had a dramatic impact on my life, and this book adds to the knowledge you can get from studying Brian Tracy's winning approach.
Specifically, what's new and different about "Reinvention", and why I recommend it so highly, is:
+ It has a very methodical, proven step-by-step process you can use to "take stock" of where you're at, and how to map out a plan for actions to be taken moving forward.
+ Interactive activities, eg self-check lists and inventories designed to help you highlight what you're best at, how to benefit from it, and what personal strategic direction you want to move forward with.
+ For those seeking jobs, Brian's put together an entire chapter on how to get the perfect job you want, including new tips that are action-oriented and focused for results.
+ Chapter 6, my favorite, is entitled "How Do You Get Ahead?", and contains tons of new tactics that Brian hasn't shared anywhere else yet (like how to "Become Profit-Oriented in Your Business", for example).
+ Tactics for helping you reinvent yourself and put together a plan that will motivate you to "give yourself the benefit of the doubt", during tough times, to find out what direction you want to head in next, and to get started moving in a positive, specific action-oriented manner forward.
Brian's produced yet another winner, I tell all of my customers to immerse themselves in Brian's training, because it's so useful and forms a proven foundation for personal and business success. Be sure to get to his in-person seminars if you can, I saw him in Denver again a few months ago and he was terrific, as always.
I like to see Brian as a gentle, wise and knowledgeable mentor whose voice (through his words, audios, videos, and teleseminars/seminars) has helped me immensely, in many ways (from business success to sales to presentation skills to managerial success to handling challenging times to goal-setting, and so much more). One of the best-read (and respected) individuals on the planet, he's a true researcher and teacher.
This new addition, "Reinvention", is a perfect tonic for troubled times, and I highly recommend it to everyone who's seeking success and techniques for getting a new start on life. Bravo, Brian - thanks!
Ken Calhoun, President