People Who Kick Buts: Brian Tracy
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What’s in it for me?
- Born on January 5, 1944 in Charlottetwon, PEI Canada.
- Brian serves as Chairman of Brian Tracy International, a human resource company based in Solana Beach, California, with affiliates throughout the United States and thirty-one other countries.
- After dropping out of high school before graduation, Tracy got a job on a tramp steamer and traveled around the world for eight years, eventually visiting more than eighty countries on five continents.
- When he could no longer find a job as a laborer, he went into sales. Struggling at first, he decided to ask other successful salesmen for advice, and then to emulate them. By the end of his first year, he attained the status of top salesman. After his second year, he was made a Vice President in charge of 95 people. At the time he was only 25 years old.
- Beginning in 1981, Tracy assembled his “success system”, which was initially called “The Phoenix Seminar.” Three years later, in 1985, he released an updated version of this seminar as a self-help audio tape entitled “The Psychology of Achievement”.
- Tracy’s book Maximum Achievement was included as one of 50 success, motivation and leadership classics in the book 50 Success Classics (2004) by Tom Butler-Bowdon.
- Brian Tracy and his wife Barbara have four children: Christina, Michael, David, and Catherine. Brian Tracy dedicated his book Million Dollar Habits to his three brothers Robin, Dalmar, and Paul.
- In April 2010, Tracy announced on his blog that he was suffering from throat cancer, which eventually disappeared.