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Author: Brian Tracy
This book is confused as to what it wants to be – part salesperson guide, part goal-setting, part guide to success, part braggadocio, part made-up statistics (80 percent of people believe that is true). I bought it for improving my self-discipline, for which this book wasn’t very useful.
The first 100 pages or so are okay. There is a good section on goal-setting and it encouraged me to give it a shot, which is why the 2-star review. The remainder of the book is garbage with some bad advice.
There is a claim that anyone can double their salary. Tell that to hourly wage workers. Tell the clerk at Walmart that they should show up an hour early, work through their lunch, and stay an hour late every day to eventually double their salary (which is genuine advice from the book).
You are also supposed to spend 2 hours a day improving yourself. We’re now up to a 12-hour day, not including commute time or eating (which will take longer as you’re supposed to work through lunch). That leaves you 2-3 hours of time left for doing anything else. Have kids or a romantic partner? Don’t worry, the author has great advice for fostering interpersonal relationships!
Paraphrasing: if someone asks you a question, say you’d love to help but you need to schedule it outside of your work time, and eventually, they’ll start to ask someone else and not bother you.
I suppose this is great advice if you are a salesperson, but it is the worst advice possible if you are working on a team. That selfish behavior is a great way to have your team hate you and will give your manager that line item they’re looking for in the “needs improvement” section of your performance review.
Interested in sales? Buy a book on sales. Interested in self-improvement? Look for a book which doesn’t mistakenly substitute “work harder!” with “discipline”.
You don’t need to have been born under a lucky star, or with incredible wealth, or with terrific contacts and connections, or even special skills…but what you do need to succeed in any of your life goals is self-discipline. Unfortunately, most people give in to the two worst enemies of success: they take the path of least resistance (in other words, they’re lazy) and/or they want immediate gratification: they don’t consider the long-term consequences of the actions they take today.No Excuses! shows you how you can achieve success in all three major areas of your life:
1. Your personal goals.
2. Your business and money goals.
3. Your overall happiness.
Each of the 21 chapters in this book shows you how to be more disciplined in one aspect of your life, with end-of-chapter exercises to help you apply the “no excuses” approach to your own life. With these guidelines, you can learn how to be more successful in everything you do—instead of wistfully envying others who you think are just “luckier” than you. A little self-discipline goes a long way…so stop making excuses and read this book!
This book felt a lot like it was written by a disciplined father archetype to me. I personally never had that experience but I watched a lot of movies about it. I don’t mean to be rude but it feels it comes from a priviliged angle and I do not recommend this type of self-help for people who suffer from mental illnesses. “Go and do it” or “if you work hard enough” attitude of the book felt very old to me.
Of course I respect the style but I don’t think we should fat shame and give diet advice (without even having a degree on it) in “self-improvement” books. This is a bit outdated. Good information, yes, but be aware of the style.