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Why are some people more successful than others? The true secret of high achievers, contends Brian Tracy, is their ability to find their focal point, the one thing they should be concentrating on in order to attain maximum results. In what amounts to a user’s guide for self-improvement, Tracy encourages readers to critically analyze their lives in seven key areas and shows them how to develop workable, effective goals and plans in each area. getAbstract.com recommends this book to all who seek to maximize their personal effectiveness, their potential income and the intangible but lasting returns of a life well lived.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to increase your productivity in order to increase the amount of time you have away from work;
  • How to identify the activities in your life that provide the maximum value, and
  • How focusing on these productive activities can improve your quality of life.
 

About the Author

Brian Tracy is Chairman of Brian Tracy International, a leading consulting and development firm with affiliates throughout the United States and in 31 other countries. His client list of more than 500 corporations includes such blue chips as IBM, McDonnell Douglas, and Arthur Andersen. He has written more than a dozen books, including The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires, The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success, and the acclaimed Maximum Achievement. He lives in Solana Beach, California.

 

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