The best, easily.
The narrator crushed it!
That he's awesome. Excellent delivery.
Do the most intimidating thing first, start immediately, don't stop until it's finished. This has completely changed my output. Thank you.
This is the best book on productivity and efficiency out there, in my opinion.
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...
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.
The tips make good sense and are applicable for real life. The way the chapters are divided make the info easy to take in.
Good info for anyone trying to become more organized and efficient. I suggest listening to this book once, then re-listening every 6-12 months to keep on your toes.
First off, Mr. Tracy's initial point, that none of us will ever actually get caught up, was a relief for someone like me, with insatiable curiosity. I also think what he says on this audio offering is not revolutionary. Mr. Tracy has simply summarized some useful techniques and strategies that he's learned from others (Covey, Drucker...) tested by his own life experiences. The core of these teachings is this: the ability to concentrate, single minded on your most important task, to do it well, and to finish it completely is the key to success. Through 21 short, easily digested methods of personal effectiveness, Mr. Tracy expounds on this core teaching. If you are looking for a jump start or simply a reminder, this is a great primer on time management.
Always moving. Always listening. Always learning. "After all this time?" "Always."
Bian Tracy's "Eat that Frog!" (2007) was the first? second? audio I listened to when I joined Audible in. 2012.
Did I get SO MUCH out of it? Oh, yes.
Just yesterday, I had a choice between two things that needed to be done. By me, and delegation was NOT an option. One was - well - dull. Boring. A snooze. The other was a complete joy. What did I do? I ate the d*** sleeper frog with toothpicks holding up my eyes and then - the neon colored, pillow fluffy, gooey frog.
I liked the listen - and, so, here I am, with a late review. Apologies to Tracy - at the time, I thought it was a sales gimmick!
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This is a great consolidated version of lots of productivity tips. I liked that it was quick and the review he provided at the end. I would have given it five stars but I felt some of the tips were put of balance with each other. For example - take care of yourself, get enough sleep, spending time with your family and then work like a dog. Tell yourself "keep working". I'm a big advocate of play and self care. The book ended feeling like that wasn't addressed with only a passing mention.