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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.
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Valerie B. Lull
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This is the third Brian Tracy book that I have read and it is another good one. I have been in the mediocre, average, group of workers and just did not know how to get ahead. This book is wonderful! It gave me invaluable insights into how to improve my job performance and get ahead. He starts out with the new normal and how the world has changed and the crucial need to keep up with the technology and the times. If you don't at least keep up with the game, or better yet get ahead of the game you will never be more than average or worse. I've experienced this phenomena. I am a baby boomer and did not learn computers until later in life, but I'm so glad I did because it has helped me increase my earning ability. He has a concept of giving the control back to the worker instead of the worker being controlled by the boss. You regard the company as if it were your own and act and perform in any way that will help to improve and forward that company in the marketplace. He talks about knowing your strengths and what areas you are good in. Then work with those things to be the absolute best you can be at what you do best. A big part of happiness with employment is getting the right ob. Again he talks about you being in control and getting into a job you really like. You'll be more productive, and increase your income faster. A lot of getting ahead depends on one's attitude. Thinking positive is not just a cliche, you really need to try it. It helps everything go better. The way you dress for your job is important. Tracy states that most employers doing an interview make a decision about the person being interviewed in the first 4 - 30 seconds. How you look is everything. Communication is another important concept that I learned. Most of the problems between people is a breakdown in the communication process. I could go on and on. This book gave me many new things to think about and I plan to apply them in my own life. This is a must read for anyone who wants to earn what they're worth. -- Valerie Lull, Author, Ten Healthy Teas
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Really pumps me up! I've read it more than once and always gain something else. Thank you Mr. Tracy, you have helped so many people.
1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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You know you're worth more than you earn, but how do you get from where you are now to the income of your dreams? Career coach, training specialist and perpetual best-selling author Brian Tracy teaches commonsense methods to build yourself up so you can increase your income. He identifies the stumbling blocks most people face and provides a variety of activities that can help jump-start new ways of thinking. Though somewhat repetitive - and lacking in hard-core financial information - Tracy's book offers valuable insights about realizing your full earning potential. getAbstract recommends putting his strategies and techniques to work to impel the marketplace to appreciate your efforts and pay you accordingly.