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.
"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)
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.
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.
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.
Performance was probably fine, but not a book I wanted to read or hear.
It isn't a story, so there are no scenes. Didn't listen to the whole thing.
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
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.
it seemed inconsistant with his message
he was ok just boring
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
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.
It had one simple, good theme - "Eat that Frog". It needed 15 minutes to convey and discuss.
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.
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.
No. This is just one perspective and it will be useful to stooges.
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.
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.
"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.
"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.
"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 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.
"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.
"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
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.
"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.
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.
If I had the time, yes.
"Excellent for time management"
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
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