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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Book Summary: Time Power by Brian Tracy


Brian starts the book with usual motivational stuff to attract to the book and time management in general. He talks about the 3 myths or barriers to time management everyone may face:

  1. It affects the naturalness and spontaneity (You will lead a mechanical life!)
  2. Negative Mental Programming (I am like this by birth :) )
  3. Self Limiting Beliefs (I don't have the ability!)

Brian continues the book by explaining some of the techniques you can use to be more effective and improve your performance like:

1. Use positive self talk. He stresses how having reiterative positive self-talk can have an impact
2. Visualize yourself as highly efficient. He proposes to keep high visualizations of success - be it posters, mental visualizations or positive self-talks.
3. Act the part. Start doing as if you have reached the goal. For example, if you were aiming to be a manager; start thinking and opining like a business manager.
4. Benchmark against the best. Have a role model
5. Become a Teacher
6. Be a role model to others.

I liked the three Self Esteem Builders :

  • Determining Your Values
  • Striving for Mastery
  • Knowing What you Want

This book is full of good tips and tricks like:

  • Twelve Proven Principles for Peak Performance
  • The Seven Practices of Time Power
  • How to achieve your goals faster and remove the obstacles.

Some of the tips that Brian Tracy explains in this book are:

new habit pattern formation takes about 21 days of practice and repetition


Your ability to clearly and systematically create goals, and plans for their accomplishment, will help you more to achieve success and happiness than any other skill you could develop
I liked the four ideas for personal organization:

1. Neatness Is a Key Habit
2. Stand Back and Evaluate Yourself
3. Refuse to Make Excuses
4. Work from a Clean Desk

Further, Brian explains in detail how to set the priorities. Nice to see he also mentions the Pareto's Principle

Four Steps to High Productivity:

1. Set clear written goals & objectives
2. Develop detailed plan of action for aceiveing your goal
3. Set clear priorities
4. Concentrate single mindedly on important thing you can do to achieve your set goal


When you accept complete responsibility for achieving your goal, people will emerge to help you and guide you along the path to your success. But when you make excuses, blame others, and expect them to help you, they will ignore you and avoid you. When you look to yourself first, you are far more likely not only to be more successful, but to attract into your life the support of the people you need. If you look to other people to help you achieve your goals, you will almost always be disappointed.

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