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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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    Stacey Greene Casto 01-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sound and very doable advice"

    Sound and very doable advice to move forward in life and tackle any obstacle with grace, speed and efficiency. One oil barrel at a time.

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    missy 01-01-15
    missy 01-01-15
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    "Get to work get to work get to work"

    Simple and easy life changing advise. Looking forward to putting this tactics to use in my own professional and personal life.

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    Cynthia 11-07-14
    Cynthia 11-07-14
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    "In whose world?"
    Would you try another book from Brian Tracy and/or Brian Tracy?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Brian Tracy’s story?

    The author does not deal with real world situations. He presumes that working people can completely control their environment. To many "you MUST' statements.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Too much self agrandizement


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment - was expecting something that was applicable in a practical sense.


    Any additional comments?

    Rather seems like it would work for Mad Men.

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    joel 10-31-14
    joel 10-31-14 Member Since 2014

    Law Student/Warehouse Laborer. Dog Lover. Sports Enthusiast. I enjoy reading books on self improvement and business.

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    "Very Very Good Book!!"
    What about Brian Tracy’s performance did you like?

    I appreciate an audio book when the author is reading the book. I think that because the author is reading his/her writings he will read it the way he/she intended it to be read. Meaning, he will emphasize or use the tone he/she intended.


    What did you learn from Eat That Frog! that you would use in your daily life?

    Basic principles of procrastination and why it occurs.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended to get insight on why we procrastinate.

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    Aawendel 10-28-14
    Aawendel 10-28-14

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    "Not What I Expected or Wanted"
    What disappointed you about Eat That Frog!?

    I thought this would be humor. It turned out to be a self-help book. I didn't want a self-help book. I didn't listen to the whole thing because it just wasn't what I was interested in.


    Has Eat That Frog! turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was probably fine, but not a book I wanted to read or hear.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Eat That Frog!?

    It isn't a story, so there are no scenes. Didn't listen to the whole thing.


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    Angela 10-06-14
    Angela 10-06-14
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    "It make all the difference every Morning!!!"
    What did you love best about Eat That Frog!?

    I listen every morning before going into the office, It helps keep me to remain focused and grounded. I don't stop to talk, just a energetic "Good Morning", off to my desk, close my door and "now let's get to work", comes into my thoughts and I eat my frogs!!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The various ways to eat your frog, identifying the habits one must acquire to remain focused, and to succeed!


    Have you listened to any of Brian Tracy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    1st time for me.......


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from Eat That Frog!?

    Well I've purchased the book for my staff and asked them to read 15 minutes before bed every night until they finish the book. I asked them to implement some or all of what they have read to their daily work life.


    Any additional comments?

    I look to see if I notice a difference. They have all made changes, some I saw immediately, some I'm still waiting on. We will meet when all of them have read the book completely, due date is 10/31/24, the date of our Monthly Dept Meeting........

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    Megan Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-22-14
    Megan Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-22-14 Member Since 2007

    I am extremely dyslexic and if it was not for audio books I probably would never read. I travel a lot and love to have a audio book playing

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    "I was a little disappointed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This was book was recommended by several people and I found it was a bit of a let down. I was expecting a book that truly changed how I thought but I felt like the author would tell you one thing, thing tell you to do something else that seem to counter what he just told you.


    What was most disappointing about Brian Tracy’s story?

    it seemed inconsistant with his message


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brian Tracy?

    he was ok just boring


    Did Eat That Frog! inspire you to do anything?

    I can save you time and money. The best lesson in this book is: Do the thing that you really don't want to do first and the rest of the day will be easier


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    vivek North Brunswick, NJ, United States 08-28-14
    vivek North Brunswick, NJ, United States 08-28-14 Member Since 2016
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    Any additional comments?

    Some very bad examples and case studies (like an accountant setting up pricing strategy). Outdated in terms of use of technology to improve productivity. Review written in 2014.

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    Sherry Calgary, Canada 08-23-14
    Sherry Calgary, Canada 08-23-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Dis-Connection with Narrator"

    As a rule I listen to the preview of any book before purchasing and unfortunately some of the value of the content of the book may have been lost to me, because I was disconnected to Brian Tracy's narration.

    There were a couple places where I bookmarked, it was a quick listen and I expected to listen in one sitting, however my reluctance made this a very loooong listen.

    For those who need grassroot foundation tactics to get organized this would be a good place to start.

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    Amazon Customer TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 07-24-14
    Amazon Customer TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 07-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent time management and prioritization guide"

    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...

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