In his trademark high-energy style, acclaimed speaker and best-selling author Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective personal time management: decision, discipline, and determination. He reminds us: "The purpose of time-management skills, of eating that frog, and getting more done in less time, is to enable you to spend more 'face time' with the people you care about, doing the things that give you the greatest amount of joy in life."
©2006 Brian Tracy; (P)2006 The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
"Besides displaying [Tracy's] inimitable tone and impeccable pacing, the audio is another showcase for his palpable optimism about individual possibilities. The sound of Tracy's voice doesn't just bring his ideas - it makes you want to put them into action." (AudioFile)
I finally found a book that helped me organize, and get started with my goals
The simple lesson breakdowns
If you're serious about productivity get this book and follow everything in it. I have accomplished more in two weeks than I have all year!
I would recommend this book because it's so inspirational. It should be required reading in school.
The common sense yet insightful mind-sets the author instills in the reader.
Hop to it!
No. The techniques and tips were all obvious and often mutually exclusive. I don't need a book to tell me it might be a good idea to sleep enough so I'm rested, and read things about my chosen field so I know more.
Here's the useful idea from the book: Attack your biggest, most impactful task first, and work on it till it is done. There. Now you don't need to waste your time on the book,
There were no characters,
The content is meaningful but there is really nothing new in the message.
more real life examples.
easy to listen to
no need to follow up. once is enough.
This book makes it simple and promotes us to stop putting off for tomorrow what we can do today. Eating a frog in the morning would have to make your day better.
I was not motivated.
The information was repetitive.
No, the voice was monotonous.
Could not invest the time to complete the audiobook.
This book was pretty much what I expect amongst other books I've listened to here.
This book was pretty much the abridged version of No Excuses! (Unabridged)
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How to start on big projects that either have complexity to them or are just overwhelming.
This book was pretty much the abridged version of No Excuses! (Unabridged). It goes straight to the point on what to do and why for get started on what you want out of life. This is another book that you need to take notes on to get the full effect since there is definitely a lot of information that you will need to review afterwards and beyond.
This book is really a GEM in terms of getting rid of procrastinating problem.
I have learned a lot from this book and still apply the ideas presented in this book till now. The ideas presented here has become my habit and I can say I have got rid of that bad nasty habit of procrastinating away from my plate.
Eat that frog! NOW....
I was very unhappy at my job and was having a hard time showing up. I read this book and realized that I didn't know how to do my job well. In fact I lacked sufficient training on how to prioritize and get things done. I was drowning in low value tasks, chatting with coworkers hoping i will get more motivation to get the job done. After listening to this book i realized that my dissatisfaction originated from lack of knowledge on how to do the job efficiently and well, and not from disliking my profession. After listening to the first 3-4 chaptes, confusion dissappeared, and I clearly saw what the problem was. As a result, I was able to develop a solid plan on how to go back to work and fully enjoy it. Thank you Brian!
"Tackling lifes big ugly frogs"
Being one of life’s terrible procrastinators I have read many books on curing my habit, but
None have been as good as this at getting to the root of everyday procrastination.
I just love this book, and the analogies of eating a frog, and many methods the author has used, to tackle, even the trickiest of lifes big ugly frogs. One of my best downloads from audible.
I've listened to this several times due to the inspiring anecdotes giving me a boost to do things myself. Also, the techniques in the audiobook amke sense and are easy to do. Well worth the money and your time.
"Brilliant and so helpful!"
All through the book it helps and lifts you. It breaks down problems and gives easy answers that are achievable. I listen to it regularly to keep me on the straight and narrow!
He is slightly annoying but you soon get over it as he is so helpful!!
No I did it on a to and from work and that works better.
I would def recomend this book.
"Concise and without fluff"
Great refresher on productivity and techniques you can use immediately. You could finish this in a commute.
"Jam packed with ideas for getting stuff done."
I had this book on my shelf for months and procrastinated about reading it, I wish I hadn't, it's packed with ideas, tips and techniques for getting those jobs done that you keep putting off. It's helped me a lot and I recommend it wholeheartedly.
"Procrastination what Procrastination"
Having always been a procrastinator and having the pain of doing everything at the last moment. Which only disappointed myself but those important to me, I found the 21 ways that Brian Tracy describes very helpful and insightful into how my life is run. Knowing that although I drop the ball sometimes does not have to mean things cannot get done and my life improves. I recommend Brian's audio book highly.
"How to Write a List"
Attracted by the title, I was hopeful to learn new tips in time management, planning my day and grasping opportunity. I listened, and I listened. Past road works, past traffic jams, past the M6 motorway at rush hour...I tuned in hoping for the golden chalice, the moment that would inspire me. I have to admit I gave in 10 minutes or so before the end.
In a nutshell I've learned :
1. You should write lists (yep, solid advice but hardly ground breaking?)
2. Prioritise the items on your list (erm, yes, got that bit too)
3. Do the biggest things first.
Perhaps my opinion on this book has been influenced by the fact I've listened in straight after finishing The Success Factors by Jack Canfield (get it!), and unfortunately with my mind buzzing with lots of new ideas, this one barely made the grade.
On the positive side it's nicely narrated and the voice and tone are pleasant to listen to, I just wish it had lived up to the promising title. On the Snog / Marry / Avoid list this book wouldn't get past the first date I'm afraid. There are far more comprehensive and inspiring books available, this has taught me not to be lured by an attractive cover.
"Succinct, insightful and neatly summarised. Time well spent!"
An insightful and succinct collection of time management tools. I was dubious about spending time reading this when I'm already so busy but it was a good investment of time and extremely motivational. Am now off to identify and eat my biggest frog!
"Work focused time management advice"
Useful tips but one size fits all approach somewhat grating - very business world orientated. I will however eat more frogs.
"It works if you work it"
Listened to it once. Took action. Worked...what more can you ask for! An easy listen, especially as you can skip between chapters very easily.
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