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."
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"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 have read the a few years ago and felt I needed a wake up call. Great read many times. Just eat the frog and move on. The income is worth it.
Brian Tracy (the author) is like your know-it-all relative who likes to pontificate at family functions. Most of what Tracy says is some combination of boring, obvious, and predictable. Also, he's fond of citing dubious statistics at every turn (example: "Only 2% of people can work effectively without supervision". Really, Brian? Where did you get that factoid?). "Eat that Frog!" does contain some valid advice -- but don't expect anything surprising, insightful, or new. If you just need a kick in the pants to get going, you may find this book useful. If you're looking for something beyond run-of-the-mill advice, look elsewhere.
This is a very useful audio. I am a procrastinator and this audio from Brian Tracy is very practical and sensible about how to 'eat your frog' for breakfast. This has defiantly started working in my life and I can see myself improving using Brian's tips - Thanks very much.
I don't really care how many people Tracy has had seminars with and how many countries sell his book. After reading a lot of really good and lifechanging books lately, this was a huge letdown. No inspiring examples, no interesting research. Basically his basic premise is: "Hey, just do it already, do the most difficult thing first, see? It's easy! You'll be AMAZED of how easy it is. (And remember to make lists for absolutely everything)." Repeat ad infinitum.
This is simplistic and boring and likely not worth your money if you like some actual meat on your arguments and not someone who just tells you how simple and easy everything is.
Well done job. I`m amazed by the quality of this audiobook. The book keep the focus throughout the book with no unimportant stuff.
There isn't a mystical magical secret in any "stop procrastinating" themed book of course. I'm smart enough to know to make lists and do the hard things first. I was looking for a well written, well read, motivating book to listen to that makes me want to get off my duff and quit procrastinating and this is an excellent book for that purpose! I don't think there can be too many books in a person's library that motivate them to push harder and smarter for success. I'll read all I can on the same subject until I get it, over and over again! Two thumbs up.
Brian Tracy does a great job helping you face that pile of TO DO. But this book may leave you wondering what to do when your day is filled with nothing but frogs. A quick paper read and a good listen I enjoyed both the print and audio version and recommend this book if you are feeling a bit blocked and looking for ideas on how you can stop feeling behind on just about everything.
This book is an absolute must for everyone. The methods described therein can be applied to all areas of life, and provide a solid foundation for managing one's life, no matter how old you are, what you do, where you live. I recommend this book to everyone who does not want to deny that there is always a way to improve oneself.
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