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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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    Faisal Mohammad Abdullah Ahmad Karkari Kuwait, Kuwait Kuwait 09-25-08
    Faisal Mohammad Abdullah Ahmad Karkari Kuwait, Kuwait Kuwait 09-25-08 Member Since 2008
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    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.

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    michael Hanover, MD, United States 09-11-08
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    "If you want to improve your productivity..."

    ...this is the book to listen to.

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    Nikkola The Rock, Australia 06-17-07
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    "Excellent!!!"

    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.

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    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 05-31-14
    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 05-31-14 Member Since 2012

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    "2 1/2 Years Late?"

    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!]

    6 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    John Henderson Texas 07-22-09
    John Henderson Texas 07-22-09
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    "Why start negatively?"

    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.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kerry DAMPIER, Australia 08-03-08
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    "Eat that frog"


    – 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.

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    Russell SydneyAustralia 04-02-08
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    "Read this Book"

    Brilliant , I thought the author tapped into my life and was writing about me !! A must for everyone >

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    ""Eat That Frog!"

    Great book

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  • 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    4 of 4 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adam Evans
    Birmingham, UK
    6/30/14
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    "Some good advice - Bad delivery"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Eat That Frog! to be better than the print version?

    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


    If you’ve listened to books by Brian Tracy before, how does this one compare?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Brian Tracy’s performances?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Nothing stands out. Though the tips on outsourcing and tools for prioritising were useful and I have put them to use.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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