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Focal Point by Brian Tracy


Brian Tracy is a management/personal development speaker. Focal Point is a book about the power of focus. Focus on the task and the hour and the day and the work at hand; and the choices we make.


Simplify via zero base thinking.
Accelerate - faster than the rest.
Magnify - via a complementary team.

1. other people's knowledge.
2. other people's energy.
3. other people's money.
4. other people's successes.
5. other people's failures.
6. other people's ideas.
7. other people's contacts.

A = must do
B = should do
C = nice to do
D = delegate
E = eliminate

Higher Productivity:
1. Work harder at what you do.
2. Work faster.
3. Work on higher value activities.
4. Do things you are better at.
5. Bunch your tasks.
6. Simplify your work.
7. Work longer hours.

Simplification via Seven R's
1. Rethinking - find a better way.
2. Reevaluating - reality based.
3, Reorganizing - continually.
4. Restructuring - focus on top ROI activities.
5. Reengineering - process improvement.
6. Reinventing - recreate yourself via zero-based thought.
7. Regaining Control - set new goals and create new plans.

Mental Fitness program:
1. Think about the future.
2. Think about your goals.
3. Commit to excellence.
4. Focus on results.
5. Concentrate on solutions.
6. Dedicate yourself to lifelong learning.
7. Do it now!

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Book Reviews Index :

100 Simple Secrets of Happy People by David Niven | 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People by David Niven | 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself by Steve Chandler | Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy | Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi | Focal Point by Brian Tracy | Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen | Gig by John Bowe | It's Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden | It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy by Michael Abrashoff | Keep Your Brain Alive by by Lawrence C Katz & Manning Rubin | Learned Optimism by Dr Martin E P Seligman | Life Strategies by Phil McGraw | Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fullfillment by George Leonard | Never Wrestle with a Pig by Mark H McCormack | Please Don't Just Do What I Tell You by Bob Nelson | Rules for Revolutionaries by Guy Kawasaki | The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management by Hyrum Smith | The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success by Brian Tracy | The Brand You 50 by Tom Peters | The Power of Optimism by Alan Loy McGinnis | The Professional Service Firm 50 by Tom Peters | The Project 50 by Tom Peters | The War of Art by Steven Pressfield | The Wisdom of Teams by Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith | Thriving in 24/7 by Sally Helgesen | Time Tactics of Very Successful People by B. Eugene Griessman | Weird Ideas That Work: 11 1/2 Practices for Promoting, Managing, and Sustaining Innovation by Robert I. Sutton