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Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time | [Brian Tracy]

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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    Thomas Portlaoise, Ireland 06-14-11
    Thomas Portlaoise, Ireland 06-14-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Great audio"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Henrik Oslo, Norway 04-16-11
    Henrik Oslo, Norway 04-16-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Simplistic and boring"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cecilia Davis, CA, United States 03-12-11
    Cecilia Davis, CA, United States 03-12-11
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    "Changed my life"

    Excellent book! Changed the way I look at my tasks every day. I learn some basics to be efficient.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Fernando san Francisco, CA, United States 01-09-11
    Fernando san Francisco, CA, United States 01-09-11
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    "Nice Work"

    Well done job. I`m amazed by the quality of this audiobook. The book keep the focus throughout the book with no unimportant stuff.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Hurst, TX, United States 12-23-10
    Lisa Hurst, TX, United States 12-23-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Eat that Frog"

    This was a great book for me and motivated me to get projects done that needed completion or to organize and begin.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Bethel, OH, United States 10-09-10
    Steve Bethel, OH, United States 10-09-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Information You Can Never Hear Too Often!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jordan Lanham, MD, United States 09-12-10
    Jordan Lanham, MD, United States 09-12-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Help When Stuck"

    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.

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    Aron 08-13-10
    Aron 08-13-10 Member Since 2014
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    "An absolute must"

    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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    Justin Wahroonga, Australia 03-29-10
    Justin Wahroonga, Australia 03-29-10
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    "Refreshing reminder!"

    Although the concepts may not be all that innovative this book is a great reminder tool to get you focusing in on achieving what's most important in life for many people, time!
    A good listen for work v life balance.

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    KT 03-26-10
    KT 03-26-10 Member Since 2012
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    "Very motivating and a great listen!"

    This is very easy to listen to, as the author/narrator speaks with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. I love the reference he uses to eat the ugliest, largest frogs first when it comes to procrastination of your most important and daunting tasks. I have listened to it more than once and always find it inspirational.

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  • Mrs
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    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
    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.

    3 of 3 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    1 of 1 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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ruth Clarke
    2/22/15
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    "Great if your paralysed by stress"

    If you're thinking clearly, this all might be obvious, but when your stressed sometimes you need someone to tell you what you know. It was easy to listen to, and a great summary of empowering tips. I'm off to eat the giant frog that's been staring at me for weeks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lukasz Hawro
    2/10/15
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    "One of those..."

    ... Books where if you take notes it's impossible as every single word is essential. Multiple rereads required for full absorpsion. Best of all, it gets you straight to action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • CRistina
    10/22/14
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    "Spot on if you want to end procrastination!"
    Where does Eat That Frog! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best book I have read on ending procrastination.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Eat That Frog!?

    The eat the biggest frog part and the ABCDE method give no space for procrastination.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The book is full and insights and wisdom in how to deal with our temptation to procrastinate.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to it in one go.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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