From your morning commute to your late-afternoon coffee break, your daily travel through time may be filled with costly detours and countless obstacles. Are your days typically disrupted by disorganization and delays? Do you spin your wheels on the dirt paths of life? Fortunately, Brian Tracy offers a concise map around the daily roadblocks. His text provides a toolbox of effective time-management techniques, ranging from New Age-style visualizations ("mental rehearsals") to concrete 15-minute planning blocks. Tracy provides solutions for reprogramming a self-defeating subconscious and for retooling aimless corporate meetings. He suggests useful exercises and summaries, including action steps at the end of each chapter. Tracy apparently designed the book in a way that enables you to digest individual chapters as self-contained units. For this reason, it has redundancies, but this weakness is also a strength. Through repetition, Tracy really drives home important time-saving concepts. getAbstract.com recommends this highly useful, highly applicable anti-time-theft device to road weary executives and staff members who are lost in space and time. This book is a keeper for ongoing renewal.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to manage your time;
- How to avoid destructive inner broadcasts;
- How to calculate the relative importance of your personal and professional commitments; and
- How to set short-term and long-term goals with deadlines.
About the Author
Brian Tracy is a business speaker and development consultant. A best selling author, he has written, among other books, Focal Point, TurboStrategy, Victory! and the 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success.