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Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed [Paperback]

Brian Tracy
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Book Description

5 Jun 1995

Brian Tracy is one of the world's leading authorities on success and personal achievement, addressing more than 100,000 men and women each year in public and private seminars. In Maximum Achievement, he gives you a powerful, proven system -- based on twenty-five years of research and practice -- that you can apply immediately to get better results in every area of your life.

You learn ideas, concepts, and methods used by high-achieving people in every field everywhere. You learn how to unlock your individual potential for personal greatness. You will immediately become more positive, persuasive, and powerfully focused in everything you do. Many of the more than one million graduates of the seminar program upon which this book is based have dramatically increased their income and improved their lives in every respect.

The step-by-step blueprint for success and achievement presented in these pages includes proven principles drawn from psychology, religion, philosophy, business, economics, politics, history, and metaphysics. These ideas are combined in a fast-moving, informative series of steps that will lead you to greater success than you ever imagined possible -- they can raise your self-esteem, improve personal performance, and give you complete control over every aspect of your personal and professional life.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster; 1st Fireside Ed edition (5 Jun 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684803313
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684803319
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.1 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brian Tracy is one of America's leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. He addresses more than 400,000 men and women each year on the subjects of personal and professional development, including the executives and staff of IBM, Arthur Andersen, McDonnell Douglas, and The Million Dollar Round Table. His exciting talks and seminars on leadership, sales management, and personal effectiveness bring about immediate changes and long-term results

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Denis Waitley Brian Tracy is a master of self-management skills development. In this treasure chest, he gives us an encyclopedia of inner wealth more knowledge-based, action-oriented, and relevant to today's global achiever than any other source you can tap. More than a self-help book, this is an owner's manual for high-performance winners.

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Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Instruction Manual for Success in Life 19 Jan 2009
Over the last 10 years I've read almost 600 books with many of them on success and achievement. This book ALWAYS is the one that I recommend people read when they ask me what my favourite book is of all time.It's hard to say how good it is in words. Outstanding X 10.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Proven self-actualization techniques 16 July 2008
By Rolf Dobelli TOP 500 REVIEWER
One day, a student of Socrates asked his venerable teacher how to become wise. Socrates led the student to a nearby lake and the two entered the water. Then, he held the student's head under the surface as the frantic young man fought wildly. Finally, Socrates freed him. The young man gasped and gulped. Socrates watched calmly and said, "When you desire wisdom with the same intensity that you desire to breathe, then nothing will stop you from getting it." Brian Tracy uses this graphic anecdote to discuss the intensity of thought and feeling that should accompany the work of setting your goals, a potentially life-changing exercise. Every chapter of Tracy's well-written book contains counsel about achieving your dreams as well as practical advice on perfecting your life. Tracy uses plenty of illustrative examples, such as the Socrates story. He reviews many classic motivational tools and techniques. Some self-help authors lure people into wasting hard-earned time and money on books that don't motivate or inspire. However, getAbstract recommends Tracy as a genuine teacher with much to convey about using the power of your mind for personal growth. And if the message here echoes his other books, it is no less valuable for that.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Once you discover a really good book that works well & easy for you, all you want to do is RAVE about it!! With this outstanding book from one of America's greats - Brian's Tracy, why not? It really "does exactly as it says on the label" (or front cover in this case.)

You only have to briefly scan all of the reviews below to see that this is a powerful book that works. His message in simple & obvious, but with this book Brian shows you why & how so many of us don't or can't succeed in our ambitions to be happy & successful, when it is the right of everyone to enjoy life to the full.

If you've read his other book "Goals! How to Get Everything You Want - Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible" first, then don't despair. This book has exactly the same message but goes much deeper into the workings of how health, wealth, happiness & peace of mind can all be achieved, providing you with a dearth of inspiration & motivation to try it out instantly & get going straight way.

This book is a little larger & a little harder going than "Goals!", only in that the chapters aren't broken down into convenient sections where you can pause & take a breath/ Nonetheless, it is written in such an enthusiastic way that keeps you interested all the way.

This ought to be the very last book you buy on the subject, but before you read (& more importantly re-read) it, please make sure you have a fresh note-book (preferably A4) & pen to hand. The book is jam packed with all the essential information to kick you off in the right direction the minute you start reading.

If you've got this far already then you need this book, look no further, your intuition was right in looking here.
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I love personal development books - my shelves are full of them - now I can throw them all away - this is the definitive book on personal development. Brian Tracy writes clearly, passionately and absolutely convincingly about our ability to change the way we live our lives - he takes you by the hand and leads you step by step to a better way of thinking - I bought this book for myself - I wish I had it before I became a parent! I started highlighting valuable sections of the book but had to stop as the entire contents would have been highlighted. Brian Tracy is a genius! Do yourself a favour -read this book now!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is exceptional. 7 Nov 2006
By Phil
This book is exceptional. Anyone who asks me to refer a good book to them, this book comes top of the list. I was reading reviews before I bought this book and found the reviews to be quite mixed, therefore I want this review to be clear and too the point. For me this book gave me results and the thought processes to push myself further then I had before. The most important sections in my opinion are those on goal setting, making decisions quickly & stretching yourself.
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This is one of the best and more importantly one of the most EFFECTIVE self-help books I have ever read. I bought it in February and have only just finished it now in May because it is the kind of book you can really absorb and put into action. For me, the best thing about this book is that the strategies for success are set out clearly and not in some ambiguous way that other books set out 'secrets of success'. As simple as it may sound, one of the first lessons in this book is that you must be absolutely clear about what you want if you want in order to unlock your power to succeed. For many years I have wanted to achieve something and never actually decided what I was trying to achieve. This book really helped me to focus my thoughts and energies into achieving a definite and specific career and financial goals (which I just happened to achieve whilst reading this book). This book is very specific about what you need to. If you follow the 'laws' set out in this book I would be surprised if you did not achieve success. Having read a book called 'The Secret' many years ago, I wouldn't be surprised if the inspiration came from this book. This book is like an encyclopedia of many other self-help books taking some of the most important lessons from books such as 'How To Win Friends and Influence People', 'Feal The Fear and Do It Anyway' and 'You Can if You Think You Can'. The book is very repetitive but for me I think that's what made it so effective. It is so easy to read a self-help book and then to sit back and expect miracles without any effort but this book makes you get off your backside and do something about it. Some super bonus chapters are included towards the end on mastering personal relationships, the art of parenting and the power of love. Read more ›
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not bad but there are better books out there.
Published 14 days ago by Mr R Uzar
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book now
Do yourself a favour and buy everything you can produced by Brian Tracy. His stuff's helped me a lot. Make sure you work apply it, and you will get results!
Published 1 month ago by PilotJ
5.0 out of 5 stars A manual of life -
Absolutely fantastic book, totally fully of explanations, laws of life, ways you can change, ways of controlling your life. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. B. Foulsham
5.0 out of 5 stars Maximum Achievement is great!
This book is very inspiring! It's highly recommended! Bryan Tracey is one of the best motivator and great coach to make you successful.
Published 3 months ago by Marilyn Magat
5.0 out of 5 stars Maximum Achievement
Brian Tracy's success bible on why certain people are successful and write and achieve their goals on a consistent basis. And how you can do the same. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. R. Malhotra
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Book
Well, there are tons of self book out there, i've been reading several myself, but this one is a must read and is a EYE OPENER ...
Published 4 months ago by Cosmin Lapovita
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good
Good book for increasing productivity, but my favourite Brian Tracy books is "Goals" which cannot be topped my favourite book of all time and if I had to give up all my... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Anthony Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite brilliant
I'm currently reading it for the second time and I've never made so many notes. This is Mr Tracy master piece. Read more
Published 5 months ago by park3r
5.0 out of 5 stars #1
I've read many books in this genre and benefitted from them all. This one however is imo #1
Its so comprehensive, a complete how to guide. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Conrad
3.0 out of 5 stars A good book to read
I highly respect Brian Tracy as a self help Guru. But did not enjoy this book at all but read it anyway.
Published 14 months ago by Serengeti
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