Brian Tracy has made a career out of coaching individuals and businesses predominantly in the field of managing your time to make yourself more productive. It has clearly worked for him allowing him to amass a multimillion dollar fortune and he claims he has seen remarkable results for hundreds of thousands of individuals.
This audiobook comes in the form of 7 mini lectures on topics ranging from self discipline to organisation. They have clearly been recorded at different times for different purposes and then placed in this collection at a later date. While there are many useful points in these lectures I will be honest that I grew weary of the many flaws on display here and to me it feels like there is a lot of talk and very little substance to actually put into practice. It also feels like the ideas in this audiobook would probably have been quite useful in the early 1990s but don't feel like they would stand up to the changes in the world over the past 20 years.
Because the different chapters were recorded at different times there are numerous contradictions for instance at one point recommending getting to work at 8am, working through lunch and leaving work at 6pm in one chapter and then in another stressing the importance of your health and work life balance and advising that you finish eating your evening meal by 6pm.
There are also some rather strange ideas and anecdotes in this audiobook such as this recommendation for single individuals about how to find your perfect partner in which Brian Tracy suggests:
Write down on paper every quality you would want in your ideal partner. This creates an imbalance in the forces of the universe which will draw your ideal partner to you.
So if you want a time management book with no coherent message, aimed at the world of the early 1990s and with strange cosmic force references then this book may be for you. Personally I would suggest The four disciplines of execution instead which covers much of the same material but feels relevant and useful. If you wish to read my review of that book look here:
Dr Chris Harper