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Eat That Frog! Audiobook

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

There's an old saying: if you eat a live frog first thing each morning, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also the one that might have the greatest positive impact on your life, Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day.
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There's an old saying: if you eat a live frog first thing each morning, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also the one that might have the greatest positive impact on your life, Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You'll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done.

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.

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    melerwin 02-02-15
    melerwin 02-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read!"

    This is a good one to get you motivated to make big changes! I have recommended it to many people

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    Benjamin S. Hinton Pittsburgh, pa 01-29-15
    Benjamin S. Hinton Pittsburgh, pa 01-29-15
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    "ABCDE"

    This book is a great way to stop procrastinating on things you should do and start procrastinating on things you should. It's easy as ABCDE

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BaptistPreacherRR 01-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Helpful book"

    This was a very helpful book. It had a good storyline to it and gave to you 21 helpful tools to become more productive.

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    Amazon Customer 01-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "very good"

    easy listen, to the point. I would recommend it to others on my team who struggle with procrastination

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    Nugeyork 01-23-15
    Nugeyork 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great motivator - turn to any chapter"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bart Moffett 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "How to be an organized workaholic."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brad Lee 01-21-15
    Brad Lee 01-21-15

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    "Well Written, Succinct and Powerful Knowledge."

    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.

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    Amy Anderson Illinois 01-19-15
    Amy Anderson Illinois 01-19-15

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    "Clear, concise, detailed! Must have!"

    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!

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    Amazon Customer brooklyn, NY, United States 01-16-15
    Amazon Customer brooklyn, NY, United States 01-16-15

    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!

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    Great Strategic Planning that works!!! A key to tackling those things you keep putting off!

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    Alex 01-13-15
    Alex 01-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A fantastic book"

    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.

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  • H. Firth
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    12/23/12
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    "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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
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    2/3/13
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    "Get Inspired"

    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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • John
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    4/13/13
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    "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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
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    "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.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Geordie Girl
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    "How to Write a List"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    3/21/15
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    Telford, United Kingdom
    7/11/13
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    "It works if you work it"
    What made the experience of listening to Eat That Frog! the most enjoyable?

    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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Desmond
    United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Concise and without fluff"

    Great refresher on productivity and techniques you can use immediately. You could finish this in a commute.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Lukasz Hawro
    2/10/15
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • sarah fisk
    6/3/14
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    "Brilliant and so helpful!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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!


    What about Brian Tracy’s performance did you like?

    He is slightly annoying but you soon get over it as he is so helpful!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No I did it on a to and from work and that works better.


    Any additional comments?

    I would def recomend this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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