Brian Tracy

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Brian Tracy
Born (1944-01-05) January 5, 1944 (age 77)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada[1]
OccupationCEO, chairman, motivational speaker, author
NationalityCanadian, American
EducationUniversity of Alberta
Notable worksEat That Frog! (2001)
Barbara Tracy
(m. 1979)

Brian Tracy (born January 5, 1944)[2] is a Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author.[3][4][5] He is the author of over eighty books that have been translated into dozens of languages.[6] His popular books are Earn What You're Really Worth,[7] Eat That Frog!,[8] No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline and The Psychology of Achievement.[9]


Tracy is the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Brian Tracy International, a company he founded in 1984 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[10] Brian Tracy International sells counseling on leadership, selling, self-esteem, goals, strategy, creativity, and success psychology.[11][12] The company is headquartered in Bankers Hill, San Diego, California.

Prior to founding his company, Tracy had served as the chief operating officer of a development company. He serves as the President of three companies headquartered in Solana Beach, California.[13]


In 2003 Tracy stood as one of 135 candidates in the California gubernatorial recall election on an independent platform,[14] receiving 729 votes.[15] His campaign was adopted by the BBC Sunday morning radio show Broadcasting House where each week the presenter Eddie Mair would phone him for an update on how the race was progressing. On the day of the election Mair flew to California to meet with Tracy in person, only to find that the candidate had gone to Dubai during the final week of campaigning.[16]

Brian Tracy has been a trustee of the influential Conservative Think-Tank The Heritage Foundation since 2003.[17]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Psychology of Selling: Increase Your Sales Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible (1988); ISBN 9780785288060.
  • The Science of Self-Confidence (1991); ISBN 9781905953585.
  • Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed (1993); ISBN 9780684803319.
  • Accelerated Learning Techniques (1995); ISBN 9780671536848.
  • How to Master Your Time (1995); ISBN 9781633120327.
  • The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires: How to Achieve Financial Independence Faster and Easier Than You Ever Thought Possible (2001), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781583762059.
  • Get Paid More and Promoted Faster: 21 Great Ways to Get Ahead in Your Career (2001), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781583762073.
  • Hire and Keep the Best People: 21 Practical and Proven Techniques You Can Use Immediately (2001), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781576751695.
  • Focal Point: A Proven System to Simplify Your Life, Double Your Productivity, and Achieve All Your Goals (2001); ISBN 9780814471296.
  • The Psychology of Achievement (2002); ISBN 9780743526586.
  • The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success (2002), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781576751268.
  • Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: How to Unlock Your Full Potential for Success and Achievement (2003); ISBN 9780471448587.
  • Be a Sales Superstar: 21 Great Ways to Sell More, Faster, Easier in Tough Markets (2003), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781576752739.
  • Many Miles to Go: A Modern Parable for Business Success (2003); ISBN 9781891984990.
  • The Ultimate Goals Program: How To Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Thought Possible (2003); ISBN 9780743561495.
  • The Power of Clarity: Find Your Focal Point, Maximize Your Income, Minimize Your Effort (2003); ISBN 9780974196428.
  • Advanced Selling Strategies (2004); ISBN 9780976123910.
  • Time Power: A Proven System for Getting More Done in Less Time Than You Ever Thought Possible (2004); ISBN 9780814427859.
  • TurboCoach: A Powerful System for Achieving Breakthrough Career Success (2005); ISBN 9780814472484.
  • Create Your Own Future: How to Master the 12 Critical Factors of Unlimited Success (2005); ISBN 9780471718529.
  • The Power of Charm: How to Win Anyone Over in Any Situation (2006); ISBN 9780814429716.
  • The Art of Closing the Sale: The Key to Making More Money Faster in the World of Professional Selling (2007); ISBN 9780785289135.
  • Speak to Win: How to Present with Power in Any Situation (2008); ISBN 9780814401828.
  • The New Psychology of Achievement: Breakthrough Strategies for Success and Happiness in the 21st Century (2008); ISBN 9780743583442.
  • Flight Plan: The Real Secret of Success (2009), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781605092751.
  • Reinvention: How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life (2009); ISBN 9780814437544.
  • The Miracle of Self-Discipline (2010); ISBN 9781908364043.
  • No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline (2010); ISBN 9781593155827.
  • How the Best Leaders Lead: Proven Secrets to Getting the Most Out of Yourself and Others (2010); ISBN 9780814414354.
  • Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible, 2nd Edition (2010), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781605094113.
  • Kiss That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Turn Negatives into Positives in Your Life and Work (2012), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781609942809.
  • Earn What You're Really Worth: Maximize Your Income at Any Time in Any Market (2012); ISBN 9781593156305.
  • The Power of Self-Confidence: Become Unstoppable, Irresistible, and Unafraid in Every Area of Your Life (2012); ISBN 9781118464014.
  • Negotiation (The Brian Tracy Success Library) (2013); ISBN 9780814433195.
  • Motivation (The Brian Tracy Success Library) (2013); ISBN 9780814433126.
  • Time Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library) (2014); ISBN 9780814433447.
  • Creativity and Problem Solving (The Brian Tracy Success Library) (2014); ISBN 9780814433171.
  • Leadership (2014); ISBN 9780814433416.
  • Find Your Balance Point: Clarify Your Priorities, Simplify Your Life, and Achieve More (2015), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781626565722.
  • Sales Success (2015); ISBN 9780814449196.
  • Master Your Time, Master Your Life: The Breakthrough System to Get More Results, Faster, in Every Area of Your Life (2016); ISBN 9780399183836.
  • Personal Success (the Brian Tracy Success Library) (2016); ISBN 9780814437032.
  • Just Shut Up and Do It: 7 Steps to Conquer Your Goals (2016); ISBN 9781608106165.
  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, 3rd Edition (2017), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781626569416.
  • Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income (2017); ISBN 9781613083734.
  • Believe It to Achieve It: Overcome Your Doubts, Let Go of the Past, and Unlock Your Full Potential (2017); ISBN 9781524704872.
  • Why People Don’t Believe You…: Building Credibility from the Inside Out (by Rob Jolles, foreword by Brian Tracy) (2018), Berrett-Koehler Publishers; ISBN 9781523095896.


  1. ^ "Brian Tracy". Speakers Associates. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Brian Tracy Quotes". BrainyQuote. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  3. ^ Patker, Kaye (23 September 2016). "Spending on hiring saves spending on firing". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  4. ^ Felix Mihai Badea (6 October 2016). "Brian Tracy, în România: "Liderii au o viziune clară despre unde". (in Romanian). Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  5. ^ Speaker, Shawn Doyle Professional; Author, Book; Executive; Coach, Life (6 June 2016). "The Power of Having a Mentor in Business". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  6. ^ Kangethe, Kennedy (18 June 2014). "Focus on what you're good at – Brian Tracy". Capital Business. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  7. ^ Kollewe, Julia; Kimpton, Peter (4 December 2015). "How do I ... get paid more?". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  8. ^ Patel, Neil. "4 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Before Breakfast". Forbes. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  9. ^ Journalist, Rebecca Laclair; Lover, Music; Book, Author of Groundbreaking; Head', 'Radio (26 April 2016). "How Music Can Improve Your Teen's Self-Esteem | Huffington Post". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Brian Tracy International – Managing Director, Andrew Phillips". 2 April 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Legendarul Brian Tracy revine în România". (in Romanian). 16 September 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Cunoscutul orator și scriitor Brian Tracy vine la Cluj". Cluj-Napoca (in Romanian). 14 September 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Celebrated speaker Brian Tracy coming to Uganda". New Vision. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Support Brian Tracy for Governor of California!". Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  15. ^ "The Ultimate California Gubernatorial Recall Candidate List". 101-365. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  16. ^ Mair, Eddie (17 September 2003). "Send in the Arnie". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Brian Tracy Heritage Associate, Founder, Brian Tracy International, San Diego, California". Retrieved 9 June 2020.

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