Brian Tracy has been a major player in success and goal setting education for the past three decades. Most people first hear about Tracy through his international bestsellers, “Eat That Frog” and “Maximum Achievement.”
His fast-moving talks and seminars on leadership, sales, managerial effectiveness and business strategy are loaded with powerful, proven ideas and strategies that people can immediately apply to get better results in every area.
Here are the 10 success lessons from Brian Tracy – “Life Coach, Bestselling Author” for entrepreneurs,
1. You should plan better
“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!”
Planning is a powerful tool that can be used to accomplish your goals and to accomplish the most important tasks at work. Without proper planning, you will waste a lot of time and energy flittering from one task to the next without ever accomplishing one thing.
2. Build successful habits
Successful people are not born overnight or because they came up with the right idea at the right time. Instead, successful people reach success due to the little and consistent habits they do. What are some key habits of successful people? The most successful people share the habits of, exercising in the morning, goal planning, rising early, and continual self-betterment.
3. Move out of your comfort zone
“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”
You will often stop yourself from doing stuff that “just isn’t you”. But when that stuff is the new normal, the stuff you just do because you are you then it becomes a lot easier. Your mind needs proof that you are this new person.
4. Control your attitude
“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”
Unsuccessful people get weighed down by their circumstances. No matter what happens to you, job loss, the death of a loved one, or chronic illness, realize that you are not in control of the situation, but you are in control of how you react.
5. Invest three percent of your income in yourself
To grow in your career, you need to grow as a person. Therefore, it is wise to invest three percent of your income on things that will make you a better employee. This means that if you are an IT expert, you should invest three percent of your income by gaining more certificates.
6. Don’t think; Just do
Don’t spend too much time thinking about important tasks you don’t like. Letting the task be or ignoring it or staring it is not going to make the task any easier. Just get going. Begin the task and complete it without thinking much about it.
7. Follow the 80-20 Rule
As per the 80-20 Rule, 20% of tasks you do give you 80% of results. If you have 10 items to do, 2 items from that will be worth way more than the rest 8 items put together. What are those 2 items for you?
All 10 items from your list can take same amount of time. However, each item gives different results. The average person procrastinates on the 2 items – on the 20% which gives you most results. What activities are you focusing on?
8. Make most of gifts of time
Flight time, waiting time etc are what author refers to as gifts of time. You get free, undisturbed time while flying or waiting. Plan in advance what work you can accomplish at times like this.
9. Look for opportunities to help others
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking,‘What’s in it for me?”
Brian Tracy is a top marketer, and one of his lessons is to ask how you can help others. Helping others pays you back in several ways. First off, you have customers and clients that appreciate you, and secondly, when you help others, it is human nature for most of them to want to help you back.
Brian Tracy believes in the power of positive thought. He says to stop filling your mind with the fear of failing and to instead dwell on what you want and what you want to achieve. He says that what you think eventually becomes a self-fulfilled prophecy. “Everything you do is triggered by an emotion of either desire or fear,” states Tracy.