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Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field by [Tracy, Brian]
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Praise for Get Smart!

"Brian's excellent work over the past forty years speaks for itself. Get Smart! will show you how he has earned millions of dollars and created a loyal clientele that spans the globe. Be smart...invest in two copies and give one to a friend."
—Bob Proctor, world-renowned speaker and mentor, author of The ABCs of Success, and co-author of The Art of Living
 
“An amazing book with the simple reminder that when we look for good, good things happen. Brian, you've done it again.”
Greg S. Reid, author of Stickability and coauthor of Thoughts Are Things
 
“I have learned to listen when Brian Tracy talks and I have learned to follow Brian’s advice when he speaks. Get Smart is the right title because following the information Brian gives the reader is exactly what is needed to Get Smart. I highly recommend this book, regardless of where you are on your success journey.  It will not only help you get there, but you will get there faster.”
 —Don M. Green, Executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation

About the Author

Brian Tracy is chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. He has studied, researched, written, and spoken for thirty years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy, and psychology, and is the top-selling author of numerous books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

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  • File Size: 632 KB
  • Print Length: 215 pages
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee (March 15, 2016)
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2016
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00YBA7OKY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,501 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Unfortunately it is a rehash of Brian Tracy's other books. Very little new information here. I suppose it is easy to write a book if you just rearrange the text from previous ones.
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And here's the complete observation by T.S. Eliot: "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."

In the Introduction, Brian Tracy points out that – on average – people use only 2% of their mental ability. I am among those who question that estimate as being too low but, whatever the percentage is, human mental ability tends to be underdeveloped and thus underutilized. “The natural tendency for most people is to slip into a comfort zone of easy thinking and decision-making based on old, false or incomplete thinking. Many people use far less of their mental potential because they become lazy in their thinking, jump to simple conclusions, assume causation when two events occur close together, and do what they’ve always done rather than to challenge the ideas [especially assumptions] or consider entirely different approaches. Years of television watching, failure to read, learn, and grow, non-stop electronic interruptions (email, social media, messaging and phone calls) make a person incapable of functioning fast and efficiently.”

Tracy then adds, “Your mind is like a muscle. To develop it so that it functions at a higher level, you must place demands on it, the same as lifting weights for muscle building. Get Smart shows the reader a series of simple, practical, powerful ways of questioning and examining a situation to assure the best choices and decisions. By challenging the reader to think with greater clarity, the reader challenges his/her mind and makes it stronger and more resilient — like a muscle subject to vigorous physical exercise.
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This is everything you've ever heard Brian Tracy ever say before assembled into one book. I won't say I lost interest, but I will say I heard everything he wrote about in this book at least 10 times in my life from the man himself.

This book is key if you are a young person starting out in life. If you've never heard of Brian Tracy before, then this is the book to pick up and get some starter knowledge. There are other books, courses, and material you can explore afterward if anything resonated with you.

If you are an old hat to Brian Tracy or the Self-Improvement biz, then you are doing this to honor Brian and his efforts more than learning anything new.
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Great review of all that Brian has already stated over and over again in his amazing books. It's a good start for anyone embarking on the journey of success, who is just getting to know Brian Tracy. Precise and to the point.
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By mike on July 4, 2016
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Very good read, i would recommend it to all, it will open your eyes on things you already know but it will make you conscious of it, and i think that makes a big difference on your journey to success.
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Everyone wants to act and think like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett. This book shows how anyone can move in that direction.

What do you really, really want to accomplish, either personally or professionally? Writing that Ultimate Goal on paper, and posting it somewhere prominent, is more meaningful than simply keeping it in the back of your mind. Be sure to break that Ultimate Goal into smaller, more manageable pieces. Resolve to do at least one goal-oriented thing every day.

Corporate thinkers are concerned with pleasing their bosses, following the rules and doing the absolute minimum necessary to keep from getting laid off. Customers are nothing but whiny irritants. Entrepreneurial thinkers obsess about customers all the time, they continually upgrade their skills and look for ways to become more valuable to their company. Which one are you?

Is it worth it to be in motion all day, looking like a video tape stuck on fast forward, and ultimately not getting much done? On the other hand, maybe you should prioritize your tasks, doing the important ones first, and resolve to actually work while you are at work. Leave the socializing for lunch time. Also, you should resolve to check your email only at specific times during the day. Stay away from it for the rest of the day.

Every policy and procedure in your company should be periodically re-evaluated, for possible changing or removing.The reason that most people stay poor is because of ingrained bad habits, like procrastination, fear of failure and lack of persistence. This book tells how to change those habits.

Start with "excellent" and go from there; that is how good this book is. It is highly recommended for people from any walk of life, young or old, blue- or white-collar.
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Our mind is a powerful barometer of our mood, what we say and how we act. This book is another one of those helpful guides to building our thought processes by practicing key disciplines. Brian's work is easy to comprehend and apply.
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"Get Smart !" by Brian Tracy is an important book on the dynamics of adjusting to continuous change. Tracy articulates the 7 rs of superior thinking which includes rethinking, re-engineering, re-evaluating, reorganizing, restructuring, reinventing and regaining control.

The author documents the genius attitude or approach. This process includes systematic problem solving, solution focused thinking and centralized brain power. A related concept is entrepreneurial thinking which has the customer at the center.

The idea of this book is to never stop learning and to deal with skill obsolescence forthrightly. This idea has economic consequences too. The bottom 80% rarely read books or take a course to update their skills. And so, the average income of the bottom 80% grows at 3% a year in comparison to the top 20% whose income grows 11% a year or more.

Overall, "Get Smart!" by Brian Tracy overcomes comfort zones, fear of the future and the inability to accept change. The discussions in this book have important implications for advancing in this society.
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