• How to Start and Succeed in Your Own Business

  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (183 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He knows what it takes, because he's done it. Brian Tracy knows how to start and succeed in your own business, because he has done it. Brian Tracy has traveled and worked in more than 80 countries on five continents, including Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. At 25, he recruited, trained and managed a 95-person sales force covering six countries and producing more than $1 million a month in sales. He created an import sales organization and built it to the level of $25 million in annual sales in four short years. Prior to establishing the Institute for Executive Development, he was chief operating officer of a development company with $265 million in assets and boasting sales of $75 million annually. Brian Tracy has served more than 100 companies as a consultant in executive development, sales, marketing, creativity, corporate strategy and personal motivation. Brian is a member of the National Speakers Association and is internationally recognized as a speaker, motivator, trainer and seminar leader with exceptional capabilities in each area. He is a voracious reader, a mountain climber, a karate instructor, a swimmer, and a jogger as well as a husband and father.

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great info

I can tell that this was recorded years ago however a majority of the information if not all is still very relevant.

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stick to your word.

I love hearing someone practice what they preach. He has proven successful and shares it. I listened to another business book and resear,he'd his companies. 2.4 overall rating and hardly a business at all.

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Wow. A lot of information

This book has packed so much information it's very useful. I might even listen to it again.

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A Great Listen

Old but still relevant. Concise and to the point. Little to no fluff.

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Extremely applicable to my job

I actually applied some of Brian's instructions into my job and harvested profitable results with my teams, customers, workflow, processes, procedures, and strategies. Great guide and easy to understand!

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pleased


I found that it was extremely motivational, easy to listen to and informative. An all around great book.

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awesome book

Brain has good informative stories and strategies that teach you how to lead and maintain your own business

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I thought it was great.

It gives many sound principles. I have been in business for over 20 years. I have no desire to be gigantic. At the same time, I do desire to keep learning how to win. It's getting harder and harder for the small business person to win. This audio is helping me think positive and focus only on winning in a very negative world.

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Good book and ideas, but many things are outdated

It was pretty interesting to listen about the 'business that could Never succeed! Online shopping! Because most shopping is done by women and women love shopping, they love going to stores and whole experience!'. It was pretty funny to listen. This advice did not age well. There are some interesting ideas, but its a bit outdated now. I also feel that it is a little bit too much about 'hustle business mentality' and found out that it is not working for me recently. I bet there are many people who would enjoy that 'husting' ideas, but its not for me.

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Great brain tickler...

Facebook was inspiring and educational. It will be a constant re read as my business grows.

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  • Alexandru Oprisanu
  • 02-12-19

Great book

It basically explains you the steps you should look for in opening your own business. It’s just amazing.

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  • 11-19-20

Out of date in many ways

Sadly although this book has a couple of little nuggets it is a couple of decades out of date for the modern business.

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  • Abi
  • 07-30-20

Brilliant Even Now.

Second time i'm listening and its invaluable. Timeless. Mr Tracey is a talented man.

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  • Mrs Silcox
  • 09-24-19

Really informative, dated but still relative.

I thoroughly enjoyed this. Its a lot to learn but I feel fully armed and ready to start my company