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No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline

by Brian Tracy


No Excuses is a book about just that—making no excuses. If you want to be successful, then do it. If you want financial stability, then get it. If you want a happy marriage, then have it. Stop making excuses and start taking action so you can get what you want.

This book covers nearly every aspect of life, including professional success, financial success, money management, productivity, self-development, parenting, and more! We have compiled a list of actionable items from the knowledge and advice in this book so you can improve your life in every conceivable way. Try at least one of these actions and you will see significant positive changes in your life.

About the Author

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.
He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 45 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.
He has written and produced more than 300 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Great ideas from this book


1. Identify what you want and work hard toward it

2. Follow the rules of success.

3. Understand what you have to do to achieve success.

4. Put in the effort to achieve success.

5. Become the best.

6. Follow the seven steps of the 1,000% formula.

7. Use the 3% formula and invest in yourself.

8. Develop courage.

9. Be a good leader.


10. Manage your time wisely with a prioritized to-do list.


11. Develop integrity.

12. Develop your character by practicing the values you respect.

13. Take responsibility for your actions.

14. Attain peace of mind.

Marketing & Financial Success

15. Eliminate unnecessary expenses and focus on maximizing profits.

16. Improve your sales by getting involved in the sales division of your business.

17. Stabilize your finances.

18. Set financial goals to improve your finances.

Problem-Solving Skills

19. Solve problems effectively.

Physical Health

20. Practice the seven key health habits.

21. Stay physically healthy.

22. Start exercising.

Family Life & Interpersonal Relationships

23. Put in the effort to have a good marriage.

Family Life

24. Be a good parent by being a role model.

25. Spend time with your children.

Interpersonal Relationships

26. Cultivate good, lasting friendships.