Depends on the friend. I did buy a copy for some of my staff members who will benefit from being more organized
Unless you are totally disorganized there is nothing new in this book. It is a very short and very good presentation on the basics of being more organized and avoiding procrastination by tackling the hardest jobs first. Even the most organized person would benefit from this brief review of how to get things done.
We all procrastinate .... This book though not earth shattering would be of value for EVERYONE ... because we all could use our time better and be so much more satisfied with our lives as a result .... This book was interesting and useful very well worth a credit or a purchase
I am a Youth Services Librarian at a public library and I love my job. I am also a runner and I love listening to great books while staying healthy. That's Elsie in the picture...she is my favorite running partner and typically perks her ears up during the tense portions of the books :)
It was author read, and he did ok just read way to fast.
Lots of tips and tricks like do that biggest and baddest thing on your list first instead of wasting time with the little things.
Better suited to a person in a business situation, but ok for someone who is just flat out busy and needs help prioritizing.
We listen to it everyday at work and it has helped us so very much in our attitude to all the tasks you put off time and time again.
Now we will be listening to all Brian Tracy audio books as it is a pleasure to listen to his lovely voice [we have other audio books but we find we prefer to just listen to Brian as the others can be abit grating]
I found this to be one of the most compact reviews of Brian's work over the last 30 years of any of his books. I have used it as a reminder once a week on my commute to help entrench these points. Began less than two months ago to practice the principles in this audio. I have thus far completed three very large tasks on my personal list of projects for the year. This book is gold if you will put in the daily and sometimes hourly effort to reform your personal habits, from procrastinating productivity to producing results one small action at a time.
This book is well worth your time!
The book basically says to stop procrastinating by not procrastinating. If I could do that I would not need a how to book. Also, those from different ( non-western) cultures may find it odd that he suggests that the only way to work is to work and then play. I have a few close friends from other contexts who would point out that it is possible and more enjoyable to mix the two. And yes, it is possible to still be successful while mixing the two ( I am a B+ average student in grad school).
Brian Tracy is really good at telling it to you in simple, practical terms.
I highly recommend this book if you have some lingering tasks on your to do list and just can't get it together to get them done.
One of the most effective, and amazingly simple things, I got from this book was to make sure to prioritize your goals. You will never get everything done so focus on doing what absolutely must be done.
I also like the idea that you should make a point to get those important things done first. I am a productivity and motivational junkie and a lot of authors suggest that you start with smaller items to build momentum. Since making an effort to "eat my big frogs first," I have found myself to be much more productive.
Great, easy read. Very helpful!
Very motivating in some ways and it has a lot of great tips that would be helpful for anyone. Although, I don't think that some of methods will work for a lot of people - it's just one of those books that you've got to take what resonates with you, and then leave the rest.
With him, as a narrator? Not sure if that's what meant, but yeah sure, he doesn't have the best fitted voice for a book on tape.
Perhaps, it's a very general and short book. Things are generalized a lot, wouldn't be a bad idea to do a book that goes a little more in depth about the tips and how they can be worked pending on your personality type.
I enjoyed listening to "Eat That Frog". Its a short listen, its not rocket science, but it's critical to success. The book is about 21 simple tips to improve. I think that the three hours was time well spent, listening and walking the dog. Its a great refresher class, it never hurts to listen to ways to improve more than once.