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Eat That Frog! Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    cleaneating Mom 04-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book very easy to listen to"

    I really enjoy this audiobook, I listen to it several times a year. It's simple and easy to listen to

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    Mz. Splurge Chicago, IL 04-14-15
    Mz. Splurge Chicago, IL 04-14-15

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    "A must have"

    I love this book!!! It was so on time for what I needed to push myself to excellence!!! Anyone that's on the way to being highly productive needs this book in their arsenal

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    Mcrid 04-12-15
    Mcrid 04-12-15

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    "Personal Productivity! Personal Productivity!"

    Even though the book constructs the broad picture by presenting bullet point ideas, these ideas are built upon each other and are interrelated. A very clear and helpful handbook for improving personal productivity, easily understandable and very practical. Worthy to listen again for the second time or the third time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janae LAWRENCEVILLE, GA, United States 04-07-15
    Janae LAWRENCEVILLE, GA, United States 04-07-15
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    "Just what I needed"

    He arms you with strategies toward a more successful life and outlines time wasters that prevent momentum. I like how he helps you to be your own motivator.

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    BooksKidsLuv Virginia 04-07-15
    BooksKidsLuv Virginia 04-07-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Quick, easy listen"

    Very practical principles that can be applied today! I will probably buy the print version as well. Very good book!

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    Lex 03-27-15
    Lex 03-27-15
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    "Game Changer"

    I read a hundred of books on productivity. And this one was the answer to what was missing. Read it now.

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    edgar 03-27-15
    edgar 03-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to be more productive, learn hpw to manage your time better and all around get better results.

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    Michael Doyle Waukesha WI 03-26-15
    Michael Doyle Waukesha WI 03-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A terrific read"

    This book was recommended to me by a business coach and it did not disappoint. With in the first chapter I was already implementing change to my business day and the benefits were obvious immediately. I cannot recommend strongly about this book for those for business owners and managers

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    Amazon Customer PENSACOLA, FL, United States 03-25-15
    Amazon Customer PENSACOLA, FL, United States 03-25-15
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    "very good book"

    I enjoy Mr. Tracy's works, this one is of course in my top ten. As much as I respect and admire Mr. Tracy, I'd like to have him put more enthusiasm in his readings. I buy the listens, for the content, but it can be a challenge staying focused due to his mono tone voice. Also i'd love to see a story madeboitbof hos time management techniques.

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    Susanta 03-25-15
    Susanta 03-25-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed the book very much!"

    I would recommend this to everyone. Great practical content to apply in daily activities. Brian Tracy is a great speaker as well.

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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.

    9 of 9 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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Geordie Girl
    Stockport UK
    9/17/14
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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.

    12 of 15 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.

    5 of 5 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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • John
    United Kingdom
    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    glasgow, United Kingdom
    4/8/13
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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
  • A User
    3/9/16
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    "Succinct, insightful and neatly summarised. Time well spent!"

    An insightful and succinct collection of time management tools. I was dubious about spending time reading this when I'm already so busy but it was a good investment of time and extremely motivational. Am now off to identify and eat my biggest frog!

    3 of 3 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

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