Brian Tracy

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Brian Tracy (born in Canada in 1944) is a self-help author who has recorded many of his works as audio books. His talks and seminar topics include leadership, sales, managerial effectiveness, and business strategy.

He then dropped out of school before graduating and spent several years as a laborer. He then got a job on a tramp steamer and traveled around the world for eight years, eventually visiting more than eighty countries on five continents.

When he could no longer find laboring jobs, he went into sales and struggled at first. So he began asking salesmen who were successful what they did and emulated them. After one year he was a top salesman. After another year he was made a Vice President in charge of 95 people. At the time he was only 25 years old. [1]

When he was 30 he attended the University of Alberta, eventually earning a master's degree in business;[citation needed] he is now the Chairman of Brian Tracy International, a human resource company based in Solana Beach, California, with affiliates throughout the United States and in thirty-one other countries.

In 1981 Tracy assembled his "success system" called The Phoenix Seminar. Three years later he released the seminar as a self-help audio tape called "The Psychology of Achievement".

Tracy's book Maximum Achievement was included as one of 50 success, motivation and leadership classics in the book 50 Success Classics[2] (2004) by Tom Butler-Bowdon.

Tracy is a member of the board of trustees for the Heritage Foundation, an influential Washington, D.C.-based public policy research institute.[3]

Much of Tracy's self-help material is based on the works of other "success" gurus such as Earl Nightingale, Jim Rohn and Denis Waitley. He has recently launched Brian Tracy University, an online syllabus designed to focus primarily on entrepreneurs, business owners and sales professionals.

The Brian Tracy College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Andrew Jackson University (a distance learning school based in Hoover, Alabama), is named after him and based on his teachings.

In March 2008 Brian Tracy teamed up with some business partners and formed "iLearningGlobal", which is an online learning community filled with an enourmous faculty that is made up of world known speakers and educators. iLearningGlobal is on track to becoming the biggest online learning company in the world in just a few years.


[edit] Personal life

Brian Tracy is married to his wife, Lauren. With her he has one daughter and one son.[citation needed] Brian Tracy has three brothers, Arnold, Dalmar, and Paul (the names of the brothers can be seen in the dedication notes in Brian Tracy's book "Million Dollar Habits"; because he dedicates that book to his three brothers).

[edit] Books

  • Goals! : How To Get Everything You Want-- Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible (2003) ISBN 978-1576752357
  • The Psychology of Selling: The Art of Closing Sales (1995) ISBN 978-0743520690
  • Focal Point (2001) American Management Association ISBN 0-8144-7278-8
  • Time Power: A Proven System for Getting More Done in Less Time Than You Ever Thought Possible (2004) American Management Association ISBN 0-8144-7247-8
  • Something for Nothing : The All-Consuming Desire that Turns the American Dream into a Social Nightmare (2005) ISBN 1-59555-038-0
  • The Power of Charm: How to Win Anyone over in Any Situation (2006) American Management Association ISBN 0-8144-7357-1
  • Eat that Frog: 21 Ways to stop Procrastination and get More Done in Less Time (2001) ISBN 1-58376-202-7
  • Get Paid More and Promoted Faster (2001) ISBN 1-58376-207-8
  • Victory!: Applying the Proven Principles of Military Strategy to Achieve Success in Your Business and Personal Life(2002) ISBN 0-8144-0750-1
  • Turbostrategy: 21 Powerful Ways to Transform your Business and Boost Your Profits Quickly (2003) ISBN 0-8144-7193-5
  • Getting Rich Your Own Way: Achieve All Your Financial Goals Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible (2004) ISBN 0-471-65264-4
  • Create Your Own Future: How to Master the 12 Critical Factors of Unlimited Success (2002) ISBN 0-471-25107-0
  • Be a Sales Superstar: 21 Great Ways to Sell More, Faster, Easier in Tough Markets (2002) ISBN 1-57675-175-9
  • Advanced Selling Strategies: The Proven System of Sales Ideas, Methods, and Techniques Used by Top Salespeople Everywhere (1995) ISBN 0-684-82474-4
  • The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success (2000) ISBN 1-57675-126-0
  • The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires: How to Achieve Financial Independence Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible (2001) ISBN 1-58376-205-1
  • Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed (1993) ISBN 0-671-86518-8
  • Jones and the Salesman (1999)
  • Flight Plan: The Real Secret of Success (2008) ISBN 1-57675-497-9

[edit] References

  1. ^ Tracy, Brian. "Eat that Frog!". Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 2nd edition (January 1, 2007).
  2. ^ Butler-Bowdon, Tom (2004). 50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom for Work and Life from 50 Landmark Books. London & Boston: Nicholas Brealey, p. 264. ISBN 978-1-85788-333-6.
  3. ^ Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees,

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