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Brian Tracy- Motivational Speaker

Doubling Your Productivity

Doubling Your Productivity

My favorite motivational speaker is Brian Tracy. I first know about Brian Tracy in Year 2012 after buying his book “Maximum Achievement” on Amazon. At first, I didn’t know that he is a motivational speaker and I was just trying to buy a book to learn how to achieve more in life.

Now in Year 2016, I am reading his book “Maximum Achievement” for the second time. I listened to many of his videos from his Youtube Channel. He is a well- trained speaker who has conducted more than 5,000 talks and seminars. He is able to speak fast with clarity and I can understand what he is saying clearly although English is not my mother tongue. I can listen to hours of his video without getting bored and was able to gain some knowledge from all his videos. I am promoting his products and books so that more people can know him and benefit from his teachings. I noticed the positive influence his books have on my life and I know your life can be improved by his teachings as well.

He provides superb sales training through his books and audio programs. He believes that the number one skill to achieve success is self- discipline and you can find out more from his book. Brian Tracy has inspired millions of people and makes people believe in themselves so that they can develop their own potentials. He said that “If you can learn how to drive, you can learn any skills”.

Profile of Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specialize in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined.

Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.

He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages. He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 28 languages.

He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of America’s largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results.

Prior to founding his company, Brian Tracy International, Brian was the Chief Operating Officer of a $265 million dollar development company. He has had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and management consulting. He has conducted high level consulting assignments with several billion-dollar plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.

He has traveled and worked in over 107 countries on six continents, and speaks four languages. Brian is happily married and has four children. He is active in community and national affairs, and is the President of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, California.

Official Website
http://www.briantracy.com/

Books of Brian Tracy at Amazon Store

Youtube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/BrianTracySpeaker

Brian Tracy’s Blog
http://www.briantracy.com/blog/

It has great contents about personal success, sales success, business success and leadership success.

Products
Brian Tracy has created a series of personal development products in the form of videos, audios and workbooks. These programs are designed to make what you learned stick.

Accelerated Learning Techniques System


Accelerated Learning Techniques System – USD 197

All About Reading

Maximum Achievement By Brian Tracy

Benefits of reading a book

When Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” Buffett takes this habit to the extreme  —  he read between 600 and 1000 pages per day when he was beginning his investing career, and still devotes about 80 percent of each day to reading.

Other than building up knowledge, reading indeed has many other benefits.
– Reading boosts brain power. Reading regularly improves memory function by giving your brain a complete work out and can protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease.
– Research suggests that reading can work as a serious stress-buster.
– A book can be a good companion when you are alone and helps to kill boredom.

Where to buy books online?

Bookdepository is a UK based online bookstore that provides free worldwide shipping. It was acquired by Amazon in Year 2011. I have personally bought several books from them. Amazon also has millions of titles of books for you to choose from. You can check out the Bestsellers list on Amazon and choose books with many five stars reviews. You cannot go wrong with these books since many other people are buying them to read.

If you are not keen in book collection, you can consider selling your old books to Amazon for a few bucks. It is a great thing to do since you can free up space for your new books and allowing others to buy your pre-loved books at a low price.

How to read a book?

I would suggest that you choose what you read by assessing the kind of skills you are lacking of. As I need to improve my productivity, communication and writing skills, I will read books like Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, How to Win Friends & Influence People and The Elements of Style. This helps to fill your skill gaps.

As I read a book, I will write page numbers of the book that contain what I think are the nuggets of wisdom of the book. I will paste a post- it note on the book and write the page numbers on it. You can also write down key points on a notebook as you read a book. It is good to enjoy the process of reading a book but what is even more important are what you can gain from the books in the end. There will hardly be a time when we are able to finish reading a book at one go. A bookmark comes handy in reminding us we are on which page of the book.

Speed reading can increase your ability to read quickly and efficiently. Great techniques that you can use when practicing speed reading, include reading blocks of words, and breaking the habit of sub-vocalization. Sub-vocalization is the habit of pronouncing each word in your head as you read it. By practicing speed reading, you can read more in the same space of time.

Although a lot of people still prefer to read hard copies of books, e- books are getting popular since they can be stored digitally and are available for download immediately upon buying them online. Kindle books are usually cheaper than hard copies of books. With e- books, you do not have to carry bulky books around if you travel a lot. If you would like to invest in an E- Reader, I would highly recommend Kindle Paperwhite E- reader from Amazon as it is affordable at the price of $119.99 and comes with great functions.

Some of the functions of Kindle Paperwhite E- reader are:
– 6″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
– 4GB on device storage to hold thousands of books.
– No glare in bright sunlight
– Build your vocabulary. Words looked up in the dictionary are automatically added to Vocabulary Builder to expand your knowledge and reinforce retention.
– A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours

Audiobooks are another great option for accumulating knowledge from books. By listening to books, you can improve your pronunciation and listening skills. Take notes while listening to audio books are useful in writing a summary of the book. You can listen to a book while you commute or are driving a car. An abridged audiobook is a shortened version of the audiobook. It is condensed by using fewer words, but retains a sense of the book. An unabridged audiobook contains the original content. It is not condensed or shortened in any way.

If you are an avid reader, you should try out this Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30- Day Free Trial.
This membership program offers special benefits for just $9.99 per month:
– Unlimited reading from over 1 million ebooks
– Unlimited listening to thousands of audiobooks
– Read on any device

I am currently reading Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy and I would like to build up the number of books I read. Start your reading habit today and increase your intelligence!

14 Online Shopping Tips For The Shopaholics

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Online shopping is an ongoing trend and has become a habit of many. Online shopping is so convenient and can inadvertently lead to a lot of unnecessary spending. I will share some online shopping tips so that you will have a better online shopping experience. I believe you can save a lot of money in the long run if you use the following shopping tips.

1. Before you shop online, I would like to highlight the importance of safeguarding your personal data in your system. Anti- virus software like AVG is very important to keep your computer safe. If you are using mobile phone, you can download a phone version of anti- virus software. It is highly recommended to use Internet protection software. I have been using AVG for 8 years and I find it very reliable. It is my first choice. AVG Internet Security provides an enhanced firewall to block hackers for safer online shopping experience. Now, you can get 30% off if you purchase AVG Internet Security

2. Sign up for a Paypal account and you type in the credit cards and bank accounts you wish to use for purchases one time on the PayPal secure system. You do not have to key in your credit card details over and over again on different online retailers when you shop online. You just need to key in your Paypal e-mail address at the online store checkout. This helps in safeguarding your confidential credit card details. Paypal is widely accepted on the Internet and it will soon be accepted in many physical stores as well.

3. Make the habit of only shopping at reputable online retailers such as Amazon. They provide more reliable service in safeguarding your payment details in their system and deliver goods to you on time.

4. Check out for coupons and rebates. Online retailers will give out coupon codes from time to time to attract shoppers. Remember to get a discount coupon codes before you shop. Ebates is a free membership cash back rebates site that provides up to 40% cash back on almost everything you buy, 20, 000 stores with cash back, 10,000+ coupons to stack your savings. This can save you quite a lot of money in the long run and if you are a big spender online. These rebates websites are mostly affiliates of the retailers and they pay out part of their commission earnings to their website users to create a win- win situation. I have earned $10.96 of rebates from Ebates and $49.83 from Mr. Rebates to date. They are combination of cash back rebates and members referral earnings.

5. Some online stores provide free gift on your first time purchase.

6. Some luxury goods online retailers such as Forzieri.com organize time limited flash sale from time to time.

7. You can also get discount if you sign up for newsletters of online stores. The good thing about signing up for their newsletters is that you get informed about special promotions and new items from time to time.

8. Labour Day, Cyber Monday, Black Friday and Christmas seasons are times of the year when you can get deep discounts on your online purchase.

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By signing up for Amazon Prime, you can save a lot on your shipping fee. With FREE Two-Day Shipping from Amazon Prime, your shopping problems are solved. You get unlimited deliveries with no minimum order size, and with 20 million eligible items, the options are practically limitless. Prime members also get FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million items when shipping to selected metro areas across the US. Start your 30 –Day Amazon Prime free trial. After your free trial, Amazon Prime is just $10.99/month OR $99 per year. You can save $32.88 if you sign up for the yearly Amazon Prime plan.

10. Purchase from online retailers like ASOS and Bookdepository that offer free shipping worldwide.

11. Take up the free trial of subscription program to find out if it is suitable for you. Some programs provide 30 days free trial for you to try out their services.

12. Purchase from online retailers that offer money back guarantee. My website is hosted by Dreamhost and they provide 97 days money back guarantee. Dreamhost is so confident you’ll love their web hosting service that if you cancel within the first 97 days, they will return all your money, minus any domain registration fees. Basically you have nothing to lose in using their service. You can get $50 off the one year shared hosting service of Dreamhost if you use this link https://www.dreamhost.com/r.cgi?2157867/promo/dreamsavings50 . I am in fact sharing my commission with you as I will be earning $47 instead of $97 commission per sale.

13. You can use price comparison site like Priceline to compare the prices of items you want to buy among various retailers. The same item might have different price at different website.

14. Students should take note of special discounts that are catered for them. Unidays is a website that provides a list of discounts and deals just for students.

Eleanor Roosevelt- Her Quotes And Books

These are my favorite quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt.
– “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
– “No one can make you inferior without your consent.”
– “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. – You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”
– “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
– “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.”
– “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962, was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office, and served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. President Harry S. Truman later called her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements.

I found a few great books from Eleanor Roosevelt on Amazon.


You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

224 pages

One of the most beloved figures of the twentieth century, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt remains a role model for a life well lived. At the age of seventy-six, Roosevelt penned this simple guide to living a fuller life. You Learn by Living is a powerful volume of enduring commonsense ideas and heartfelt values. Offering her own philosophy on living, Eleanor takes readers on a path to compassion, confidence, maturity, civic stewardship, and more. Her keys to a fulfilling life?

  • Learning to Learn
  • Fear—the Great Enemy
  • The Uses of Time
  • The Difficult Art of Maturity
  • Readjustment is Endless
  • Learning to Be Useful
  • The Right to Be an Individual
  • How to Get the Best Out of People
  • Facing Responsibility
  • How Everyone Can Take Part in Politics
  • Learning to Be a Public Servant

Informed by her personal experiences as a daughter, wife, parent, and diplomat, this book is a window into Eleanor Roosevelt herself and a trove of timeless wisdom that resonates in any era.

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt

280 pages

A candid and insightful look at an era and a life through the eyes of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century, First Lady and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt.

The daughter of one of New York’s most influential families, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt witnessed some of the most remarkable decades in modern history, as America transitioned from the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, and the Depression to World War II and the Cold War.

A champion of the downtrodden, Eleanor drew on her experience and used her role as First Lady to help those in need. Intimately involved in her husband’s political life, from the governorship of New York to the White House, Eleanor would eventually become a powerful force of her own, heading women’s organizations and youth movements, and battling for consumer rights, civil rights, and improved housing. In the years after FDR’s death, this inspiring, controversial, and outspoken leader would become a U.N. Delegate, chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, a newspaper columnist, Democratic party activist, world-traveler, and diplomat devoted to the ideas of liberty and human rights.

This single volume biography brings her into focus through her own words, illuminating the vanished world she grew up, her life with her political husband, and the post-war years when she worked to broaden cooperation and understanding at home and abroad.

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt includes 16 pages of black-and-white photos and an afterword by Eleanor Roosevelt’s granddaughter


Tomorrow Is Now: It Is Today That We Must Create the World of the Future

176 pages

As relevant and influential now as it was when first published in 1963, Tomorrow Is Now is Eleanor Roosevelt’s manifesto and her final effort to move America toward the community she hoped it would become. In bold, blunt prose, one of the greatest First Ladies of American history traces her country’s struggle to embrace democracy and presents her declaration against fear, timidity, complacency, and national arrogance. An open, unrestrained look into her mind and heart as well as a clarion call to action, Tomorrow Is Now is the work Eleanor Roosevelt willed herself to stay alive to finish writing. For this edition, former U.S. President Bill Clinton contributes a new foreword and Roosevelt historian Allida Black provides an authoritative introduction focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt’s diplomatic career.

Encourage Yourself To Set Goals

“When you know what you want and you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it.”
Jim Rohn

What are your goals? Have you written down your goals?

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In the book What They Don’t Teach You in the Harvard Business School, Mark McCormack tells a study conducted on students in the 1979 Harvard MBA program. In that year, the students were asked, “Have you set clear, written goals for your future and made plans to accomplish them?” Only three percent of the graduates had written goals and plans; 13 percent had goals, but they were not in writing; and a whopping 84 percent had no specific goals at all.

Ten years later, the members of the class were interviewed again, and the findings, while somewhat predictable, were nonetheless astonishing. The 13 percent of the class who had goals were earning, on average, twice as much as the 84 percent who had no goals at all. And what about the three percent who had clear, written goals? They were earning, on average, ten times as much as the other 97 percent put together.

Goals provide us with a guiding purpose in life. Most successful people are goal- oriented and they know clearly what they want. You have to know what you want in order to get what you want.

S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting Technique

Your goals should have the following five characteristics :

Specific (S)
Set clear and well defined goals based on WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHICH, WHY. E.g I need to increase my income by 20% by end of next year because I need to achieve more in life.

Measurable (M)
Include precise amounts, deadline, and so on in your goals so you can measure your degree of success. It is easier to measure your goals if you put them in numeric terms.

Attainable (A)
Set goals that are possible to achieve. However, your goals should be realistic but yet challenging.

Relevant (R)
Goals should be relevant to the direction you want your life and career to take. By keeping goals aligned with this, you’ll develop the focus you need to get ahead and remain in control of your life.

Time Bound (T)
Give each goal a deadline so that you have a sense of urgency in making it happen.

Set Various Categories Of Goals

By setting goals around various areas of your life, you will become a well- rounded person with a balanced lifestyle. You cannot use 18 hours of your day in pursuing your career goal while forgetting to spend some quality time with your family. We all have numbered days and it essential to spend your time wisely.

Personal Development
You have to read more to be a more successful person. By improving yourself, you can make yourself more valuable in your work life and in turn working towards achieving your career goal.

Health
Eat more healthy food and sleep at least 7 hours a day. Make the habit of exercising twice a day. These seem simple but most people are not doing it due to busy work schedule. Being healthy, you have more energy to face your life challenges and never give up in the face of difficulties.

Career
If you are an Entrepreneur, what can you do to improve your business and profit?
If you are holding a 9- 5 job, what can you do to increase your salary? How to improve your productivity by getting the most result in the shortest time frame possible?
Take the effort to improve your technical and soft skills. These are useful for your current and future jobs.

Financial
Do you want to buy a new house or new car?
What can you do to pay off your debt in a shorter time frame?
What should you invest in to have a higher rate of returns and never lose money?
How much money do you want to save to retire comfortably?

Family
Plan a holiday trip with your family.
Are you spending enough time to communicate with your family and improve relationships?

Fun and Recreation
Get a new hobby for yourself. You may learn to play tennis so that you can have fun and keep yourself healthy at the same time. Learn to play piano if you don’t have a chance to do so while you are a kid.

Social
Make the effort to meet up with your friends at least twice a month to catch up with one another. This helps to nurture better friendships.

After setting your goals, it is important to take actions to make it a reality. Make a plan and list all the things you need to do to achieve the goal. Taking actions require hard work and determination. Keep your eyes on your goals so that you can persevere till the end.

Review your goals regularly to find out your progress towards your goals. If you have achieved your goal, look for a new goal. Give yourself some reward for attaining a goal. This provides you with the motivation to achieve more goals. If you have made no progress, adjust your plan or hire a mentor to guide you. Lastly, you might want to check out this Ultimate Goal Program by Brian Tracy.
The Ultimate Goals Program
The Ultimate Goals Program
A proven, step-by-step system for setting and achieving goals – faster than you ever thought possible.
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When you order “The Ultimate Goals Program,” you learn how to:
• Apply a powerful goal-setting system…open the door to getting what you want faster
• Become a more skilled thinker…take control of your life
• Apply the “Golden Triangle” success formula to your life…gain a whole new level of understanding
• Measure your progress everyday… see results right away
• Become an expert in your chosen field…(experts make more money)
• Identify your special talents…focus your energy where it will do the most good
• Unlock the powers of your subconscious and super-conscious mind…no woo-woo stuff here, just the facts
• Intensify your belief system…make your dreams a reality faster
• Unlock your “Inner-Genius”…it’s easy once you know how
• Problem-solve quickly and effectively, in 5 Easy steps…eliminate problems which stand in your way
• And SO much more!

Inspirational Quote Of The Day 26/12/2015

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.”
– Mark Twain

Mark Twain is the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens who authored several novels, including two major classics of American literature: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Book available at Amazon

224 pages

Inspirational Quote Of The Day 25/12/2015

You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, non- apologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside. The enemy of the “best” is often the “good.”
Stephen Covey


 


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
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Inspirational Quote Of The Day 24/12/2015

“Do what you have to do, until you can do what you really want to do.”
Oprah Winfrey


 

Book available at Amazon
What I Know For Sure
240 pages
As a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show – the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation’s only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. From all her experiences, she has gleaned life lessons―which, for fourteen years, she’s shared in O, The Oprah Magazine’s widely popular “What I Know For Sure” column, a monthly source of inspiration and revelation.

Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know For Sure, a beautiful cloth bound book with a ribbon marker, packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme―joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power―these essays offer a rare, powerful and intimate glimpse into the heart and mind of one of the world’s most extraordinary women―while providing readers a guide to becoming their best selves. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and frequently humorous, the words Oprah shares in What I Know For Sure shimmer with the sort of truth that readers will turn to again and again.

Inspirational Quote Of The Day 20/12/2015

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?”

Robert Schuller


 


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Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!
208 Pages Book

Name your problem, and you name your possibility! That’s the message in Robert Schuller’s book. He shows you how to build a positive self-image, and how you can turn your negatives into positives. You have the potential to achieve the best of life.