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.
This is a great book to give you an extra push whenever your day week or month seems to be dragging along. Skip to any chapter and focus on the lesson discussed.
The author merely restates the best one-liners from well known authors such as: Peter Drucker, Steven Covey, David Allen and others. The author tried to cover a large scope of time management/leadership topics with a Joel Osteen approach of your future will be great, assured, make twice the income. It's bordering on ridiculous. The only original material the author adds is a sense of urgency, laser focus, do only one thing and work at it like a crazy person mentality. This book is the antithesis of six sigma methodology whereby the concept of going after low hanging fruit is replaced with work on your largest most complicated project first.
So many great concepts to absorb and apply. I had to listen to it multiple times to try new ideas that I was really wanting to approach and make part of my life.
Loved this book. Clear, easy to follow and step by step instructions and exercises to follow and do! Great suggestions and actions to develop strong habits to eat your from everyday. He has laid it out and given you the foundation to be successful but only you can disciple yourself to follow these steps to overcome procrastination! Do the exercises at the end! I also answered every question he asked "me" on paper! I took good notes and developed a plan for my life. It changes now and Brian Tracy has now given me the confidence and steps by step instructions to do it!
Since Change is the only constant, Growth is change and change is good! I'm constantly seeking new books so I can feel good about changing!
Great Strategic Planning that works!!! A key to tackling those things you keep putting off!
This book can sort your life out. A great way to focus, organise and prioritise. Highly recommended to all kinds of listeners, although the book is slightly more geared towards professionals.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Concise and without fluff"
Great refresher on productivity and techniques you can use immediately. You could finish this in a commute.
"One of those..."
... Books where if you take notes it's impossible as every single word is essential. Multiple rereads required for full absorpsion. Best of all, it gets you straight to action.
"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.
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