The Year in Review & Moving Forward Into 2012

Written By | General, Personal Success | December 29th, 2011 | 17 Comments »

Hello, my Friends,

This has been a busy, exciting and challenging year, especially after my cancer and treatment in 2010, accompanied by a dramatic decline in the business market for speaking and training services.

Fortunately, I try to practice what I preach by bouncing back from temporary difficulties and launching new programs and services. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

The biggest concern facing most people this year, and for years to come, is money- how to get more of it, get out of debt, and build financial independence, both for individuals and businesses.

We therefore developed 7 new 12 hour CD programs to help our clients to produce, sell, market, manage, and make more money. It is called the “Made Simple” series. They are:

Business Success Made Simple
Business Start-Up Success Made Simple
Sales Success Made Simple
Management Success Made Simple
Time Management Made Simple
Personal Success Made Simple
Wealth Building Made Simple

Each program includes access to our online video training programs, plus PDF versions of the notes, plus application exercises.

We launched our “Total Business Mastery – The 3-Day MBA Program” in 2011 and presented it to several hundred business owners and entrepreneurs. It is so powerful that participants start to transform their business within a few days.

I just returned from presenting this program in Shanghai in November for 380 participants @ $3000 per person. They want me to come back and give it 10 more times in China, all over the country. My clients are already booking me to present it in Europe in 2012 as well.

This year, I set a goal to visit my 100th country, which I achieved in December when I spoke in Vietnam. I was all over South Vietnam during the war, but this was my first time back since then. What a difference! Ho Chi Minh City is modern, booming and full of life and energy.

In both the Spring and the Fall, I spoke all over Europe several times, including four days in Russia. I am already booked all over the world again for 2012.

We also relaunched our “Power of Personal Achievement – The Phoenix Seminar” in 2011, where participants learn how to unlock their full potentials for success and achievement.

We also began our 3-day intensive “Brian Tracy’s Speaking Academy,” where we teach people how to speak in front of any audience, and get standing ovations.

My family is in great health and doing well in each area of life. My daughter Christina has opened her own practice as a Family and Personal Psychologist, is having her third child in February, and we have co-written our first book together, “Kiss That Frog – Turning Negatives Into Positives.” Her husband Damon is busy and successful, as are their children, Julia and Will.

My son Michael is the chief marketing and sales executive for a high-tech company in San Diego, and doing very well. His two years in direct selling have made him a real selling professional. His lovely wife Tasha is expecting their first child in February, as well. I will be a grandfather twice more!

My son David and his wife Sara both graduated from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas this year, David in June and Sara in December. I flew straight from Bangkok via LAX to be there. David is now a specialist in Personality Assessment and Individual Motivation.

My daughter Catherine is in her third year at the University of Miami. She served an internship at the Heritage Foundation in Washington this summer. She is doing well and is also with us in Hawaii.

My lovely wife Barbara and I have been married 32 years, and it just keeps getting better and better. We took an Alaska cruise in July to celebrate our anniversary.

As always, we resolve to make this New Year, 2012, the best year of our lives, and you should as well. Remember, the future is only limited by your imagination. And since your imagination can have no limits, your future can be unlimited as well.

Best wishes to you!


About Brian Tracy – Brian Tracy is recognized as the top sales training and personal success authority in the world today. He has authored more than 60 books and has produced more than 500 audio and video learning programs on sales, management, business success and personal development, including worldwide bestseller The Psychology of Achievement. Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. You can follow him on google+, facebook, and twitter.


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  1. Shay K. Soule says on August 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm:

    This is personal for Brian and Barbara and Family

    This is wonderful to read about the children I Nannied for such a short time when David was a three year old. I am glad that they are succeeding in their lives and that my good wishes and prayers were answered. I am with a partner a wonderful man and we have been happy for nine years in Issaquah WA. I am glad for all of you and send my good wishes to all. Fondly Shay

  2. business news says on June 14, 2012 at 5:52 am:

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  3. Jason Oman says on January 31, 2012 at 6:59 pm:

    Since it says “awaiting moderation” can you please fix the typo I did in my URL of my testimonial/comment? It should be
    Thx a bunch! :-)

  4. Joe Bulger says on January 27, 2012 at 7:18 am:

    Looking forward to another great year. With your terrific materials and support, I’ve kept my business humming along.

  5. neil says on January 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm:

    The power of self-discipline becomes my second Bible. Every where I go I carry this great book in order to remind me what I should do during the competitive day. Thank you Brian for you wonderful help.Today I am a new person.

  6. Peter Ryu says on January 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm:

    Hi Brian,

    I hope you can visit to Korea as well in 2012 for Korean audience.

    From Seoul Korea

  7. hayat says on January 4, 2012 at 8:37 am:

    you are one of my best teachers : the best lesson i have from your books “remind a positive thinking”
    thanks to internet for this relationship between my contry Morroco and USA
    thanks a lot Mr BRIAN

  8. Viola Tam says on January 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm:

    Hi, Brian,

    Congratulations on achieving your reaching the 100th countries goal. It is amazing how many more lives we can impact by stepping up into EXCELLENCE as you have always been teaching us.

    Please accept my heart-felt thanks to what you have contribution to my journey in network marketing success.

    I am thrilled to hear about the “Made Simple” series. You have this amazing power to show others that we can reach our goals one small step at a time.

    THANK YOU again, Brian.

  9. Justin Mazza says on January 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm:

    Hi Brian,
    Wow, your life is going amazingly well. I think you are right about people needing to get out of debt and earn more income.

    This is a goal for most people and you are offering some great courses to help with this.

    take care…

  10. Michael says on January 3, 2012 at 11:57 am:

    Happy New Year, you are still my favorite mentor. Happy to hear of all the success of your family, they have a great role model. Can’t wait to try out your new courses.

  11. Minh Tiến says on January 3, 2012 at 8:59 am:


  12. Edson says on January 3, 2012 at 8:02 am:

    Brian you are the one who make me feel that the live is live when we acept lived full
    thanks and the bests for you and you family in 2012

  13. andhika ahmad says on January 1, 2012 at 8:35 pm:

    oh.. that’s Great.. :) and I hope I can do better this year, thanks Sir..

  14. Christopher OLOWOOKERE says on January 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm:

    Hi Brian!
    Thank you for building me up as a Nigerian, I am really proud being a Nigerian. It was the story of your childhood that stirred me up when I read your “EAT THAT FROG” and my life has never been the same again. God has used you to build me up in every area of my life. In time past, I was so fearful because I used to believe that others were better than me, I was absolutely wrong, I got to know that God has created me specially and uniquely through your writings. I hope to see you one day. In all, I give God the glory and I want to say a BIG thank you. Wishing you and your family a healthy 2012.

  15. Becky West says on December 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm:

    Hi Brian!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family, and I’m glad you’re doing so well!

    I’m just feeling what I’m grateful for … Thank you for helping me to believe in myself! … it makes such difference in my life. It helps feel light in heart and that’s precious. It makes me be able to share all of me – of who I really am. Talk about personal freedom!

    I’m a HUGE fan of yours and so many others in Personal Growth and Personal Development! … can’t forget the “entrepreneurial” aspect either!

    Can’t say it enough – thank you so much for making such a significant difference in my life.

    Happy New Year to you and your family! You must be so proud.

    From the heart … Thank you!

    Sincerely, and wishing you & your family the best of the best! :)

    Becky West

  16. Lindsey says on December 29, 2011 at 3:13 pm:

    Returning to vietnam must have been emotional, thanks for this post as this is surely the period for reflection and introspection!

  17. readtoawake says on December 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm:

    Hello Brian, Thank you so much for providing so much information on your blog. This year, I have read some of your books and I am using the formula of increasing the income 1000%.

    For all the readers who do not know about this formula I would like to summarize it up here…

    HOW TO INCREASE YOUR INCOME 1000% ( Brian Tracy’s Formula)

    1) You should try to increase your productivity just by 1/10 of a percent to increase your income 1000% in next 10 years.

    2) Get up one hour early and invest this hour in yourself to read inspirational and your work related books and articles.

    3) Make a list of all the tasks you are going to perform that day.

    4) Listen inspirational audiotapes in your car.

    5) Treat everyone like a million dollar costumer.

    Watch the video of this 1000% formula here –



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