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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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    Tmatt 10-21-15
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    "Things I already knew"

    Struggled to finish. Most of the information in the book were things that I already knew, just hadn't bothered to implement on a more consistent basis.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Paul D. Mackinaw SF, CA 07-17-15
    Paul D. Mackinaw SF, CA 07-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Unrealistically simplistic."

    Might help individual contributors, but definitely remedial for type A people or people who work on teams.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    super_Dad Grand Rapids, MN, United States 06-08-15
    super_Dad Grand Rapids, MN, United States 06-08-15
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    "Very Basic"

    I like the exercises he gives, sometimes. Not all the time are they be fresh thoughts. I've met Brian, I appreciate his much earlier works. What's a bummer is there is a lot of repetition. I don't have a lot of time do reporting isn't Very helpful to me.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bart M. 01-23-15
    Bart M. 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "How to be an organized workaholic."

    The author merely restates the best one-liners from well known authors such as: Peter Drucker, Steven Covey, David Allen and others. The author tried to cover a large scope of time management/leadership topics with a Joel Osteen approach of your future will be great, assured, make twice the income. It's bordering on ridiculous. The only original material the author adds is a sense of urgency, laser focus, do only one thing and work at it like a crazy person mentality. This book is the antithesis of six sigma methodology whereby the concept of going after low hanging fruit is replaced with work on your largest most complicated project first.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Aawendel 10-28-14
    Aawendel 10-28-14

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    "Not What I Expected or Wanted"
    What disappointed you about Eat That Frog!?

    I thought this would be humor. It turned out to be a self-help book. I didn't want a self-help book. I didn't listen to the whole thing because it just wasn't what I was interested in.


    Has Eat That Frog! turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Performance was probably fine, but not a book I wanted to read or hear.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Eat That Frog!?

    It isn't a story, so there are no scenes. Didn't listen to the whole thing.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Megan Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-22-14
    Megan Colorado Springs, CO, United States 09-22-14 Member Since 2007

    I am extremely dyslexic and if it was not for audio books I probably would never read. I travel a lot and love to have a audio book playing

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    "I was a little disappointed"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This was book was recommended by several people and I found it was a bit of a let down. I was expecting a book that truly changed how I thought but I felt like the author would tell you one thing, thing tell you to do something else that seem to counter what he just told you.


    What was most disappointing about Brian Tracy’s story?

    it seemed inconsistant with his message


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brian Tracy?

    he was ok just boring


    Did Eat That Frog! inspire you to do anything?

    I can save you time and money. The best lesson in this book is: Do the thing that you really don't want to do first and the rest of the day will be easier


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Calgary, Canada 08-23-14
    Sherry Calgary, Canada 08-23-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Dis-Connection with Narrator"

    As a rule I listen to the preview of any book before purchasing and unfortunately some of the value of the content of the book may have been lost to me, because I was disconnected to Brian Tracy's narration.

    There were a couple places where I bookmarked, it was a quick listen and I expected to listen in one sitting, however my reluctance made this a very loooong listen.

    For those who need grassroot foundation tactics to get organized this would be a good place to start.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Chris 07-21-14
    Chris 07-21-14
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    "Plain Bad - shameless, formulaic, and repetitive."
    Has Eat That Frog! turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brian Tracy?

    Doesn't matter


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It had one simple, good theme - "Eat that Frog". It needed 15 minutes to convey and discuss.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Deen Upper Peninsula, MI 06-23-14
    Mary Deen Upper Peninsula, MI 06-23-14 Member Since 2007

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    "Same thing over and over"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It was like listening to the same song over and over. The same small message: tackle your ickiest job first thing and get it out of the way. There, i've saved you from listening to the same thing said over and over, wasting 2 hours and 39 minutes of your life. You are welcome.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Racine, WI, United States 06-13-14
    Matt Racine, WI, United States 06-13-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Useful if you want to be a corporate stooge"
    What disappointed you about Eat That Frog!?

    This book is not for free thinkers. This is useful for those of us with out spines. People trying to climb the corporate latter and jump through hoops for a dog treat. Its all about how to please your boss. If you can think for your self this book is NOT for you. I will give him this: Writing down your goals and reviewing them is important. If you follow that then you can save yourself the cost of this book.


    Has Eat That Frog! turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. This is just one perspective and it will be useful to stooges.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Eh, the review was on story. There isn't much story its a bunch of random rules. Not much cohesion and he repeats him self.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Sadness for those stuck in the rat race wasting their talents, but then I remember I am not that stooge. I'm a broke unemployable artist but at least I am in good company and go to sleep with a smile on my face.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • Michele Saggese
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    10/4/15
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    "Useful and well organised"

    The book gives some actual good advices on productivity. Nothing revolutionary or particularly new, but the 21 methods are well explained and organised. You can pick the ones that suits your work best and check if they actually help your productivity.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • R. Kitzinger
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    1/3/17
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    "Solid summary"

    There is little new in this book but it is a good summary of techniques you can employ to get things done. At the end of the day not everyone works or thinks or behaves the same way, or has the natural ability to do things as suggested so it is always a personal battle for most.
    It does contradict itself at times but without the chance to challenge or ask questions it is unfair to judge and not allow a response.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anna
    READING, United Kingdom
    11/30/16
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    "Motivating and thought provoking"

    Short and sweet and to the point.. no hand holding, just good practical tips and advice to motivate you and get you focused on the right tasks for maximum productivity. I'd definitely recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mandi
    11/24/16
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    "Filled with top tips"

    Some really great tasks and tips on how to focus the busy mind
    Tools to help put practical activities into action

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AnshK
    11/13/16
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    "Great book"

    I really enjoyed listening to the book. I took away some valuable points that I now apply to my daily work. I've also bought a copy of the paperback version for my team.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dominik
    10/24/16
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    "Good and motivational!"

    Very good book highly recommended to everyone who got time management problems and struggle with procrastination, it is time now to put the advices into practice! The only minus of the book was that I found it a little repetitive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Biskit
    10/21/16
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    "Thought provoking"
    Would you listen to Eat That Frog! again? Why?

    Typical Brian Tracy story and delivery, easy to listen to, some good points. Encouraging and inspiring. Some content mirrored from other of his books. Will listen to this again.


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

    If I had the time, yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • roxy
    10/12/16
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    "Excellent for time management"

    Excellent read
    Perfect for procrastinators and people who aren't where they want to be in life.
    This teaches you a new perspective on goal achievement , time management and procrastination

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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