Brian Tracy

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Brian Tracy is the real deal, a business and personal development legend that is still practicing his craft daily.  He shows no signs of slowing down.  He was born in a rough Canadian neighborhood in January of 1944.

When I think about the great influences in my life Brian is definitely in the Top 5.

He is a very refined and elegant speaker.  Every word out of his mouth is wisdom. I don’t recall him ever making a joke and some people feel is delivery is too polished and robotic. However, truth is truth, wisdom is wisdom, and Brian Tracy is someone all personal development students should study.

Brian share the foundational mindsets, values, work ethic and core principles that all self-made people understand.

Brian Tracy simply tells it like it is.  We all have the opportunity to internalize wisdom of the age’s principles, or not, it is up to us.

Brian Tracy has been very instrumental in helping many entrepreneurs really understand the importance of setting goals.  Brian doesn’t ignore the numbers.  He does a lot of research.  He says even in today’s world where every personal development speaker on the planet talks about the importance of setting goals, only 7% of the world’s population has goals.

What about you?



In recent years Brian has talked a lot about HABIT.  He says courage is a habit as well as fear.

I recently hear this quote from Brian Tracy and I thought it was genius.


If you are only working eight hours a day, you are working to survive.  Every hour over eight hours each day is working towards becoming excellent in your craft.

By natural instinct, people want to stay comfortable.  He says high achievers have instinctively re-programmed their mindsets to develop a sense of urgency. They get things done like their life depends on it!

Brian underscores the importance of developing a reputation as someone who does things FAST! Furthermore, according to Brian, “People who make a commitment to EXCELLENCE first and foremost become EXCELLENT!”  “Excellence yields opportunities!”  “When we do things in an average way – we don’t get anything out of it. When we do things excellently – we get everything out of it!”

Brian Tracy been one of the most influential business and personal development mentors in history.  Brian’s key principles and common-sense approach was confirmation for me in my early entrepreneurial endeavors.

I never take for granted how fortunate I was to start my entrepreneurial journey prior to the internet.  It saddens me to think that many may never have the opportunity to discover Brian Tracy because they are buying the hype from some silver tongued get rich quick dude who still has his day job.



I so appreciate Brian Tracy and the other LEGENDS we feature here at Pure Motivation for confirming Wisdom of the Ages Success principles and the pivotal role they have played in my own journey.

Being in a position to personally express my wholehearted gratitude to Brian (and to others) through this website is an honor and a pleasure. Brian and I spoke together in California about twenty years ago with Mark Victor Hansen and several other speakers at a weekend boot camp.

We had a short exchange and I expressed to him what an impact his audio CD’s and books had had on my journey.  I know he hears this every day, but my personal development library is full of Brian Tracy material and yours should be too.



Brian Tracy is regularly characterized as iconic, epic, legendary – all true, all well-earned, and well-deserved however in our brief encounter he seemed very down to earth, humble, gracious, human being.

He frequently talks about his wife, children, and grandchildren in interviews I have heard over the years.  If seems very clear that he understands the importance of family and the 7 key areas of life.  It appears to me he focuses on what is important and ignores everything else.

Today Brian Tracy is the CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company that specializes in the training of individuals and organizations.

Throughout his 40+ year career, Brian has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. He is the top selling author of over 70 books, including Eat That Frog, a New York Times Best Selling book. In addition to this, he has written and produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling Psychology of Achievement, which has been translated into more than 28 languages.








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