Plum Dozen – Inspiring Person – Brian Tracy
To find out how inspirational Brian Tracy has been to me, all one has to do is go to the desk at the day job I recently walked away from and look in the top left hand drawer.
There should be stacks of notepads in that drawer, all filled with notes and drawings and highlighted quotes. Come to think of it, I wish I had taken those notepads with me the day I left....ahh well, what I learned is still in my head.
On most days, it may have looked like I was actually working but I spent a lot of time writing down business ideas, plans, sketches, mission statements, values and notes I took when I listened to motivational videos by Brian. They were like my notepads of ideas and action plans.
I discovered Brian one day when I was reading about Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon, and Brian Scudamore, the founder of 1-800-GOT JUNK? I was interested in who they drew their motivation from so I dug into articles from the past, and I think it was Wilson who mentioned Tracy as one of the people who motivated him the most.
So I started watching his videos to see if they inspired me.
Yup. I was into it. I was so into it I started taking notes on passages that inspired me and taking action based on his goal setting principles. It totally worked for me.
I'm not going to get into what he taught me, that's up to you to learn if you want it. There are no shortcuts here, kids.
Here's his YouTube page...this is a good place to start.
But I will tell you one of my favorite Brian Tracy quotes...
All successful people are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.– Brian Tracy