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.
Straight to the point and so motivating. Although the sound is a little bit low, the narrator/author has done very well. Deserve what I paid for.
Great information, well presented. Easy to listen to. This will be an audio book that I listen to over and over. This was my first Brian Tracey, I am now looking forward to getting some more.
Audible listener who's grateful for a long commute!
Bian Tracy's "Eat that Frog!" (2007) was the first? second? audio I listened to when I joined Audible in. 2012.
Did I get SO MUCH out of it? Oh, yes.
Just yesterday, I had a choice between two things that needed to be done. By me, and delegation was NOT an option. One was - well - dull. Boring. A snooze. The other was a complete joy. What did I do? I ate the d*** sleeper frog with toothpicks holding up my eyes and then - the neon colored, pillow fluffy, gooey frog.
I liked the listen - and, so, here I am, with a late review. Apologies to Tracy - at the time, I thought it was a sales gimmick!
[If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
Why does this guy start out by shooting down the hope of achieving what you want to get done. He starts out saying you will NEVER get everything you want done and you will NEVER . . . I am glad I kept listening because he does have good ideas but seriously, DIAL DOWN THE NEGATIVE AND QUIT TELLING ME WHAT I CAN NOT DO. And yes, I am shouting. This guy really has me pi. . er torqued off.
– what a great way to snap back into reality. Fantastic. I thought could pride myself on how motivated I am I certainly wouldn’t have thought I was someone who procrastinates – now I no I am. I do hate frogs so the thought of eating them is equivalent to getting the ‘yucky’ things done first. I think everyone could find something that relates to themselves in this book. I’ve really enjoyed it.
"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.
"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.
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.
"Concise and without fluff"
Great refresher on productivity and techniques you can use immediately. You could finish this in a commute.
"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.
"Brilliant and so helpful!"
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!
He is slightly annoying but you soon get over it as he is so helpful!!
No I did it on a to and from work and that works better.
I would def recomend this book.
"It works if you work it"
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.
"Spot on if you want to end procrastination!"
The best book I have read on ending procrastination.
The eat the biggest frog part and the ABCDE method give no space for procrastination.
The book is full and insights and wisdom in how to deal with our temptation to procrastinate.
I listened to it in one go.
Very practical and straight forward. I got more done after reading this book and applying the teachings than in a whole month trying my endless lists.
"How to Write a List"
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.
"Some good advice - Bad delivery"
I think it would have been beneficial at points to have been able to flick through the book and make notes and pick out the best bits. The book doesn't really "follow on" and would be easy to dive in and out of selecting the useful parts for you
Brian Tracy has great ideas but he does tend to repeat a lot of his ideas in new ways in each of his offerings.
On one hand they do say repetition is the mother of skill but apart from a few useful time management techniques and concepts (which could have been easily thrown into another of his books in a chapter or two) there was a lot of repetition in this book both from one chapter to another and from other Brian Tracy books.
I have to say I found his performance to be lacking in charisma and passion. It all sounded very quiet, dry and monotonous. I found him very difficult to listen to, though I do remember other recordings of him being better.
It's definitely dated and sounds like the audio was recorded directly from and old tape. It has put me off trying his other stuff. But I have listened to a good handful of his books already.
Nothing stands out. Though the tips on outsourcing and tools for prioritising were useful and I have put them to use.
Some good information, just presented badly. I've given this book a 3 because the information is useful and I have used some of the ideas, I just wish he'd stripped it down to essentials and got someone else to read it!
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content