review written by guest blogger Nabil Khan
Whatever you're making right now in terms of salary, scratch it, and double it. Now see that number, scratch that and double it again. That's how much you're really worth. But sometimes you're not in the right place to be worth that much, or you haven't tapped into a natural potential that all human beings possess. In Earn What You're Really Worth by Brian Tracy, lies an outline, a guide, and an instruction manual on how to increase one's salary. The book builds on the mediocrity of individuals in order to motivate them to be proactive in achieving more than what they are currently. Brian Tracy provides step-by-step action plans and mindsets that he recommends in order to earn twice, or even four times as much as the reader is earning right now. This book provides not only inspiration to a worker but also a how-to.
Tracy expresses his ideas and recommendations in a clear, sophisticated manner that anyone can follow. The structure of the book is concise and organized with multiple chapters, with sub-headings regarding the topic of discussion. These sub-headings are often times a simple statement that summarizes the following paragraphs. With this structure, it remains to be a valuable asset to those who are struggling in the work place and are in search for a greater number. The smaller sub-headings are clear instructions for the reader on how to earn a greater number. It is important to note that these smaller subheading paragraphs are the most important part of the book because they allow the reader to understand what Tracy refers to in general. Meaning that when Tracy exclaims, "Make Decisions", the following paragraphs provide anecdotes and specific tasks that the reader must do as a minute step in the greater scheme of earning one's potential.
The greatest appeal of this book presents itself at the end of every chapter. After inspiring and instructing the reader on how to "make decisions", "search for jobs", or "organize the workspace" at the end of every chapter, Tracy presents a series of what he refers to as "Action Exercises". These action exercises prove to be the most valuable for the reader because or their direct impact on the reader's life. These action exercises are a summary of tasks and questions that the reader must answer that in concert with what Tracy discusses in the preceding chapter. As an example, at the end of the chapter called, "Get the Right Job", which is a thorough discussion of the process of frictional employment--the state of transition between jobs, Tracy presents seven questions or action exercises for the reader to indulge and enable himself. One example action exercise is, "Determine the kind of results that you can get for an employer that he or she would gladly pay you well for".
In order to earn what you're really worth, it is vital to be focused and concentrated; Brian Tracy consistently mentions these traits throughout the book. Focusing on the minute tasks such as waking up in the morning, eating a healthy breakfast, sending the first email out by 8:30am, searching for jobs on every possible career website are all important. Tracy, while attempting to solve a macroscopic problem that many people deal with--not earning enough income, emphasizes to the reader to focus and concentrate on all these smaller things that will eventually lead to the lifestyle the reader is pursuing. Tracy never admits that this journey of small tasks, repetition, endless hours of job searching, and the timeless expedition to gain more knowledge in the field of pursuit will be easy. It requires potent focus and concentration in specified areas that are directly related to helping the reader achieve his/her goal.
Earn What You're Really Worth by Brian Tracy provides a foundation for the readers who need and want to change their lifestyle to something bigger and better. The values Tracy describes and reiterates consistently throughout the book are rudimentary characteristics that one must possess in order to succeed at almost anything in life. The focus and concentration, the never-ending pursuit of knowledge, and the persistence needed in earning what one is really worth, is in a greater sense the traits needed for anyone to succeed and achieve their goals. Knowingly or not, Tracy creates this unequivocal guide to succeed in life using the actions and morals behind the motivation to achieve a greater income. This book will allow anyone motivated enough to achieve a future goal whether that may be earning a higher bracket of income, creating lasting and bonding relationships, graduating at the top of their class, or even learning how to build the Statue of Liberty.