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.
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.
The author does not deal with real world situations. He presumes that working people can completely control their environment. To many "you MUST' statements.
Too much self agrandizement
disappointment - was expecting something that was applicable in a practical sense.
Rather seems like it would work for Mad Men.
Law Student/Warehouse Laborer. Dog Lover. Sports Enthusiast. I enjoy reading books on self improvement and business.
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.
Basic principles of procrastination and why it occurs.
Highly recommended to get insight on why we procrastinate.
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.
Performance was probably fine, but not a book I wanted to read or hear.
It isn't a story, so there are no scenes. Didn't listen to the whole thing.
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!!!
The various ways to eat your frog, identifying the habits one must acquire to remain focused, and to succeed!
1st time for me.......
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.
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........
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
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.
it seemed inconsistant with his message
he was ok just boring
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
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.
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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