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Summary

Instant Wall Street Journal best seller!

From the first female real estate broker on Million Dollar Listing LA, a no-nonsense guide to analyzing big egos, deflecting power plays, and taking control of any room.

Behind Tracy Tutor's on-screen persona is an uncanny knack for projecting confidence in the most intimidating of circumstances. The breezy, tough-talking, utterly inimitable businesswoman has rivaled her male costars to land increasingly high-profile deals in the world of LA real estate. Now, Tracy is leveraging her years of experience to write the go-to manual for any woman struggling to convince people she's in charge.

If you get thrown off course by narcissistic personalities or freaked out by high-stakes situations, don't assume you're weak. When fear is running the show, you get wrapped up in your head and start missing important cues. Yes, the people you're dealing with seem scary, but they're more predictable than you think. Once you understand them, it's easy to push the right levers of influence to get what you want.

Through candid, hilarious stories of her rise through a world of misogyny and cutthroat business dealings (text message exchanges with creeps included!), Tracy offers a crash course in the psychology of power dynamics and social signaling. You'll learn:

  • What five things you should always find out about someone before you meet them
  • How to choose the perfect outfit for an important meeting, even when dressing on a budget
  • When and how to use humor strategically to lighten the mood and command authority

This audiobook is a must-listen for any ambitious woman who wants to win her next business confrontation before she even walks into the room.

©2020 Tracy Tutor (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"Tracy is a force. If this book can capture half of her cunning wisdom, formidable personality, and work ethic, it’ll be a game changer.” (Ryan Serhant, author of Sell It Like Serhant)

“It takes a special kind of person to make it in Los Angeles, never mind in real estate. That person is Tracy Tutor. If you want to learn how to tackle life and career with a zero-fucks attitude, and grow some balls of steel while you’re at it, you’d be wise to make this book your new bible.” (Caroline Stanbury, costar of Ladies of London

“Working with A-list clients on multimillion dollar deals, stress basically rises out of the carpet. But Tracy doesn’t let fear control her. She somehow has the fire of a badass and the calmness of a Zen master no matter who she’s dealing with. This book tells you how she does it, and how you, too, can make fear your bitch.”  (Fredrik Eklund, author of The Sell)   

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Love this, hope she writes another book.

I’m a big fan of Tracy on MDLLA, so I was eagerly waiting for this book to be released. I can safety say it did not disappoint. She better be working on her next book already!

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  • Louisiana
  • 01-12-20

Good advice that can be found other places

My hat is off to the author for her career success. She offers advice that is good advice, but it is presented with an enormous amount of foul language. This shows a lack of class and education on her part, which I was disappointed to find, because she seems intelligent. I didn't learn anything new that I haven't learned from other sources like Vanessa Van Edwards, Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, Norman Vincent Peale, Dale Carnegie, etc. These authors have a greater command of the English language and present the same information without the street level communication style. I had to turn it off after Chapter 2. The language was too distracting from the message she's trying to send.

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  • Erika
  • 27-09-20

Very down to earth and said it like she felt

I would recommend this book for those looking to hear advise, recommendations and insight of a Realtor who is a mom and juggles a lot throughout a day!

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  • Carol
  • 11-11-21

Refreshingly honest and straightforward

Tracy offers a candid view of overcoming fear, and specifically, issues that women are more likely to be confronted with. She’s so raw and honest, and I absolutely appreciate her for it. I wish her much continued success.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-09-21

Very helpful advice

I enjoyed listening to this book. I loved Tracy’s transparency throughout as she shared personal stories in relation to what she was talking about. I do feel like I learned lots of tips on gaining more confidence. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Mindy Touzani
  • 09-06-21

Loved it!

Loved this so much I want to listen on repeat. I’m so glad Tracy is so honest and honors being herself, it’s so refreshing and very empowering!

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  • Mistress Sara
  • 11-05-21

I am in LOVE with this book!

At first, watching the show, I didn’t like her. I thought of her as a ball-busting, too good for everyone chick but boy could I be more wrong?! Holy hell! She’s actually got her head screwed on, has a whole plan for what she does and executes these plans with seamless determination. I admire her so much!
I am pretty sure I did form my original opinion of her when she didn’t know what grade her daughter was in. HOWEVER, now hearing the truth, and having been in a similar relationship myself…Tracy is a powerhouse whom I adore.
Thanks for writing this, Tracy! You’re amazing!

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  • Angela C.
  • 06-03-21

Fantastic!!! Freaking love this book!

I am sending my highest review to Tracy and her team on this book. 100% relatable to any successful and powerful women who have gone up the big dogs in this mans mans world! Ha! 5 stars !

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  • Santana Davis
  • 28-01-21

We NEEDED this!!!

It's so very good to have an extra voice in the room when you're a female in this industry. I loved her on the show but love her even more now that I've listened to this book. I've taken some great pointers out of some of the chapters and I really do work! I recommend this for any woman in our industry.

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  • Liz Valenzuela
  • 25-01-21

Simply honest, brilliant and a joy!

A complete joy to listen to! So many honest and insightful information. Love her! Her candid honesty and full discussion of transactions with complete transparency on her feelings and logic.

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  • Cade White
  • 16-12-20

really loved this

great book to end a year of challenges in my male dominate industry. I'll be listening again