Crunch Point by Brian Tracy
I have reviewed this book through a business summary service and it is clear that the summariser has the same issue with Brian Tracy as I do.
The content of Crunch Point is so rich in valuable advice, information and guidance that a 117 page book is reduced to 15 pages in the book summary. Often BusinessSummaries take a 300 page book and reduce it to 8 to 10 pages of core ideas and concepts.
Brian Tracy takes his style of identifying 21 secrets of success and applies it to dealing with a business in trouble.
If you have ever been in that situation, how difficult and stressful it can be.
That's why tip #1 is Stay Calm.
Easier said than done but rather than take you through each of the tips in turn I thought I'd concentrate on this one. If you want the summary, just click over to BusinessSummaries and sign up to their free trial (available at the time of writing). Brian Tracy would prefer you to buy the book or the Brian Tracy University has an audio program.
The tips in this area are:
- Take a deep breath - it calms your mind.
- Look to take control immediately - mentally and emotionally.
- Recognise that the two biggest fears are the fear of rejection and the fear of failure. Both can cause anger, depression and paralysis.
- Watch the way you talk to yourself. Your inner dialogue controls about 95% of your emotions.
- Study the problem carefully and try to see it from different angles as you look for solutions. One tip I have heard is imagine that you are someone else and think what would they do. What would Richard Branson do? What would Indiana Jones do? What would Genghis Khan do?
- Look for valuable lessons. Just identifying a positive opportunity or finding a valuable lesson can help make you feel better.
The Crunch Point book then looks at the other 20 secrets for success and if you are a Brian Tracy fan, you will know that another tip covers zero based thinking in the crisis. It really is a great way for making those different decisions that bit clearer and easier to make.
I rate Crunch Point a four star book summary. The summary is great and a valuable précis that can be read quickly and a very useful set of notes but I want to read the book as well.
Browsing Brian Tracy's website I noticed that the there is a Crunch Point recording available in Brian Tracy teleseminar series and it's my understanding that you get the first recording free and there is no obligation to buy more. Sounds like it is worth considering - Brian Tracy Crunch Point - it was at the bottom of page one when I looked but you may have to click through if they change the order.
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