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Earn What You're Really WorthWith the new year right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to rethink one’s personal and career goals. Many of us may have been planning on going back to school, asking for a raise, changing careers, or simply doing better at our current job, and now is the time to solidify those goals and achieve them in the new year.

In Earn What You’re Really Worth, Brian Tracy argues that by using care, planning, and written exercises, people can better achieve their goals. He believes people must continually examine their work lives and continually update their skills and knowledge, and insists that people should always aim high and treat life as a continuing process of education and reinvention. Tracy aims to break down some of life’s most formidable goals into a concise, easy-to-understand plan.

Tracy shares the following advice with readers:

  1. Success is a personal decision that every individual makes, no matter how tough or expansive the job market.
  2. People must work harder and smarter today because the age of affluence has ended, replaced by an age of turbulence.
  3. Everyone, ultimately, works for themselves, and must continually upgrade their skills and knowledge.
  4. A successful career requires frequent reassessment–often, done in writing.
  5. Identify the key result areas of every job, and master them all–weakness in even one can sabotage an entire career.
  6. Everyone should be prepared to sell themselves.
  7. “Live” by lists–because writing down goals focuses on setting priorities, and on planning and scheduling the best ways to achieve them.
  8. A person’s character and reputation are among their most crucial assets.
  9. Never be afraid to ask at work–for an increase in responsibilities, a higher salary, or another request.
  10. People must be in the right job for the right company to earn what they’re really worth.

With firm goals in mind and the willpower and tools to achieve them, anyone can become more personally and professionally successful in 2013.

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