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Reinvention: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

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Reinvention, How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life by Brian Tracy is a guidebook for anyone seeking a fresh start, personal fulfillment and ongoing professional success.

If you knew you couldn't fail, what is the greatest thing you would dare to dream? Is the job you now have the one you've always wanted? Do you work with the kind of people you'd like to work with? As personal success expert Brian Tracy can attest, it's … see full wiki

Author: Brian Tracy
Publisher: AMACOM
Date Published: January 5, 2009
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Reinvention, How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life by Brian Tracy, is an excellent guidebook for anyone seeking a fresh start, personal fulfillment and ongoing professional success.  Brian Tracy is an internationally known motivator and the best-selling author of over 40 books, including Maximum Achievement, Advanced Selling Strategies, The Power of Charm, Create Your Own Future, Focal Point and Eat That Frog. 

Tracy begins by saying the highest paid, most important work you will do is strategic thinking.  All truly successful, happy people are good thinkers who carefully consider the likely consequences of a particular course of action.  He gives a detailed account of his seven thinking strategies for the Twenty First Century which are reevaluating, rethinking, restructuring, reeingeering, reinventing and regaining control. 

Self-awareness and clarity about what you do with your life is addressed in Chapter Three, giving the reader a dynamic seven-step formula for achieving goals, complete with exercises and a definitive plan of action.  Writing down your goals is imperative, says the author, reiterating throughout that writing clarifies the thinking process. 

Tracy engages the reader with talk of his own metamorphosis and how the revelation that he was responsible for what happened to him changed his life.  His reinvention process of discovering and studying topics, such as business, psychology and personal success before proceeding to the next level sets a superb example for the reader.

All the chaptes are enlightening, but in particular Chapter Five- How to Get the Job You Want In Any Economy-illustrates the importance of pursuing a self-promotional attitude, even when you may work for a private company or large corporation.  Tracy says, "one of the biggest mistakes we make is to think we work for anyone but ourselves- you are always self-employed."  This is both practical and helpful information, as today's job market often favors the employer over the employee.

Brian Tracy writes with clarity, wisdom and aplomb.  Reinvention is well-written, well-organized and thoughtful, with easy to follow questions for reflection at the end of each chapter.  But it's one thing to read self-help for pleasure and another with profit in mind.  The reader must become proactive by employing the exercises, taking full advantage of this author's personal and professional experiences.  Tracy doesn't pull any punches when it comes to telling the reader that you have to work hard at becoming successful.

His remarks on strategic thinking are revolutionary and should be taken seriously.  Most books of this nature don't approach the thinking process the way Tracy does, which I believe, accounts for his lifelong achievements.  One of the things I most admire about Tracy is his ability to think before he acts, allowing ample time for the all-comsuming "leg" work generally associated with long-term success.  Additionally, his commenting on how you're ultimately responsible for what happens in your life is enormously beneficial, as it's all too easy to blame others for your failures and shortcomings.  I hope readers take advantage of someone who's not only a self-help pioneer but one who continues to empower.  "There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except for the ones you put on yourself," says Tracy.

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September 08, 2009
I had a set of tapes from Brian Tracy in the past but I don't think he made an impact with me back then. Now, reinvention is the key concept after the financial tsunami last year and it's one of the concepts that I have heard from many talk shows in China. Reinvent, baby, reinvent! Well, I'm at that juncture in life too. Moving onto a new field and job and also country. Exciting times ahead, I'm sure of it!
 
August 28, 2009
Wow, that's amazing that Brian Tracy has authored over 40 of these types of book.  He must be crazy successful and well-adjusted!  From the looks of your review, I'm already liking his perspective on life.  Perhaps I should pick this up for myself to make the best of my life :)  Thanks for the review, Donna!
 
August 28, 2009
Yes, most people are just to busy to properly think out what their next move should be and those decisons effect the rest of their lives....sometimes very negatively. Most successful people are great thinkers. Everyone should keep a "think" journal. But this does require a lot of time and effort, and as you say, people are too busy for all of that.
 
August 28, 2009
Excellent review. I particularly agree with the idea of thoroughly thinking through the consequences of a taking a particular course of action. I think so many people are just so damn busy that they don't take the time to contemplate the pros and cons of an important decision they are making. It is one of the reasons why we have so many problems in the country today. Thanks for bringing this book to our attention Donna.
 
August 27, 2009
Thanks for your comments. Yes, as you say, it was a hiccup (I love that word) all right. I've informed Devora and she's taking care of it. I'll try again in a little while. Best...
 
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