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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:

  • Your personal goals: self-discipline can help you realize that you are responsible for your success and shows you how persistence really does pay off.
  • Your business and money goals: self-discipline can make you a better leader and a better manager, help you close more sales and make more money, improve your time-management and problem- solving abilities, and make you more effective and successful at work.
  • Your overall happiness: self-discipline can help you be happier, healthier, and more physically fit, and it can help you in your marriage and your relationships with your children and friends.

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

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Don’t listen to the haters

I purchased this book because of the few negative reviews saying that it’s of a conservative mindset. Anyone who doesn’t like this book needs to start accepting responsibility of everything in their lives and stop making excuses for their lack of success and happiness. Stop being a sheep and be a herder..unless you want to stay miserable. I finished this book in about 2 weeks and it’s changed my life already. Thank you !

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What is up with this book ?

You like common places ? You like someone who repeats the same things over and over ? This book is for you. If you already know the Pareto law and that you need good role models to help you learn you can skip this book. The whole thing is about how you could become better by reading more books and attending seminars... why do you think I bought this ?

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Brian Tracy is the best

his books are must read for any sales person who wants to improve business / life. this is guaranteed success as long as one gallows the steps outlined in the book.

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Just Okay

Writer / narrator assumes too much about life fitting into nice easy generalizations. Clearly conservative in the life views, but life is not always easy enough to generalize into short answers.

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Good book

I got this audible to learn about just general tips and tricks on self descipline. I loved how this book looks into different parts of your life like work, fitness, marriage, raising kids etc. and gives examples of how you can practice self descipline in order to improve these areas.

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HE LISTED THE CHAPTERS! YAY!

I enjoy this this. This is my second book that I've read by Brian Tracy. correction, that I've listened to. I have this book in my library and it's been sitting there for 10 years. because of audiobooks I finally finished it. I'm very grateful that this book has identified chapters.

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Great Voice, Great Principles

I listened to this to and from work, and the positive listening and smooth voice resulted in an attitude ready to take on the day, and plan for my next. I recommend choosing your go-to chapter as far as applicability, since not all chapters will apply the same. For me, I've gone back and listened to chapter 2 a few times, because listening to this is like my self-reminder for what I want to accomplish in respects to building character. Well worth the listen!

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A baby's guide to ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS

The idea's within this book are just GOLD. Though I don't agree with the way some ideas are presented within the book, at the end of every chapter you will find a GOLD MINE, THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO ASK AND ANSWER IF YOU WANT TO BE A BETTER/HAPPIER PERSON. The author calls them Action-Exercises. If you choose to listen and live by the principles in this book (basically doing the action-exercises), humanity will be thankful to you for existing. While many of these ideas are explained to the reader as if he or she is a 12 year-old, which pisses me off, this book summarizes the greatest personal improvement principles into a short 6h long listen. I would highly recommend that you listen to this book if you don't find time to read longer/more sophisticated books or if you just wanna dip your toes into a better way to live life.

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Life changing book!

I wish I listened to this book 10 years ago. It’s a super practical book with actionable items at the end of each chapter that will help you practice Self-Discipline. I loved it!

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Gonna be buying the hard copy

I absolutely loved the whole book. and I think I could learn from this everyday.

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  • L. Venable
  • 2013-12-27

Don't buy this book if you have his GOALS! book

What would have made No Excuses! better?

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.

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  • Steve
  • 2010-09-25

Highly Motivational!

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!

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  • david
  • 2011-03-08

Nothing new. Poor audio quality

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.

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  • Marion
  • 2012-03-10

Sleepy, tedious, unmotivating narration

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.

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  • Lawrence Pluto
  • 2010-12-19

WELL ORGANIZED, CLEAR--HELPFUL. THANK YOU, B.T.!

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!

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  • EWB
  • 2011-01-30

New to Brian Tracy - Recommend Highly

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.

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  • morton
  • 2010-05-27

A Great Method for Achieving Your Goals

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.

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  • Brett
  • 2010-12-09

Will change your life

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.

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  • Omar
  • 2012-02-07

Horrible naration

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 !

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  • Daniel M.
  • 2013-02-25

Life is not about Excuses, but results

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Brian touches on choices. We choose results or we make up excuses.

What did you like best about this story?

It's not a story. It's life, your life without excuses.

What does Brian Tracy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mr. Tracy has succeeded and brings success to the table.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Choose to not make excuses. Get over being intimidated. Make that 100 calls.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2019-01-13

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Disappointing, I feel like he just said obvious things...I didn't learned anything to help me improve my self - discipline...

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  • Gaurier
  • 2020-04-05

mixed review

I will remember some good observations as well as some good advices. But there are also several points on which I disagree. So I think you should read/listen this book to get the positive aspects of it with a critical eye.