Brian Tracy is excellent at organizing information and he teaches that technique throughout the book. His main focus is teaching the listener to prioritize tasks and time and then to organize tasks and time in a manner that will help the listener achieve the tasks most important to him or her.
What I like most about his approach is that he begins with the simple truth that we can't do it all. There will always be more to do than we have time to accomplish. This admission is what makes his approach more doable and more valid than the approaches of other authors. The answer to that problem, according to Tracy, is to figure out what is most important to you and focus on those tasks. Tracy points out that we often procrastinate the tasks that are most imporatant to us (the frogs). We don't want to eat the ugliest frog first, so we focus our time on smaller tasks that seem easier to accomplish and thus, we never get around to the tasks that will actually get us to where we want to go.
Tracy gives solid examples throughout the book for figuring out what is most important, for setting aside time for those tasks, and for limiting distractions to allow for more time on the important things in our lives. He does this without the least bit of judgementalism. If anything, I found him to be very encouraging.
As to the narration, Tracy reads the book, himself, and does an excellent job for a book of this category.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has trouble with time management, procrastination, or figuring out what to do next (prioritization). This is a short, quick read that will not disappoint you. Tracy remains on point througout the book, and he gives solid advice that will help anyone achieve their goals irrespective of where they work or what type of work they do. I have to go now. I've got some important tasks that need attention...
It had one simple, good theme - "Eat that Frog". It needed 15 minutes to convey and discuss.
It was like listening to the same song over and over. The same small message: tackle your ickiest job first thing and get it out of the way. There, i've saved you from listening to the same thing said over and over, wasting 2 hours and 39 minutes of your life. You are welcome.
Short but Superb
Get the hard stuff over with first ... that is probably where you'll get the most return. Don't waste your time on the easy stuff with low importance.
This book is not for free thinkers. This is useful for those of us with out spines. People trying to climb the corporate latter and jump through hoops for a dog treat. Its all about how to please your boss. If you can think for your self this book is NOT for you. I will give him this: Writing down your goals and reviewing them is important. If you follow that then you can save yourself the cost of this book.
No. This is just one perspective and it will be useful to stooges.
Eh, the review was on story. There isn't much story its a bunch of random rules. Not much cohesion and he repeats him self.
Sadness for those stuck in the rat race wasting their talents, but then I remember I am not that stooge. I'm a broke unemployable artist but at least I am in good company and go to sleep with a smile on my face.
It's pragmatic. Simple concepts explained easily. I have a Master's degree but don't need more theory. This book is easy to implement.
He did it himself and did an excellent job.
EATING FROGS FOR FUN & PROFIT
ONE OF THE FEW AUDIBLE PURCHASES THAT WAS WORTH IT!
Since it was difficult to understand the narrator at times, I cannot say if the audio version is better than the print version.
Quick, Insightful, Smart
Yes - I loved his "just get to the point" method that so many self-development authors need to adopt.
Eat That Frog is about 2 and a half hours, and is 21 quick steps that will help you become more effective, plan smarter, and is all able to be implemented into your life after the first 15 minutes.
I strongly recommend this to fellow Audible subscribers like myself who bounce between fiction and non-fiction and need a quick palatte-cleanser.
This is one of the top five listens in my library and is a book that I recommend as a first, best guide to time management.
This is a roll-up of other ideas that Brian Tracy has been talking about for years, making it a high density collection of ideas.
This is a book that I will listen to over and over again as needed. I always breakdown books by noting the key ideas in each chapter and refer back to them as needed.
Excellent book, and well worth the money.