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)
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.
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.
I'm really amazed how author violates his own advice of following 80/20 Pareto principle: the whole essence of the book can be "zipped" from 21 wordy principles to (at max) 3. With the exception of using a bright metaphor of "eating the frog" (created by Mark Twain) this book doesn't contain any new ideas, something that one cannot find in works of Dale Carnegie, Stephen Covey, and David Allen.
This was one of the shortest books I've downloaded in a long time and yet I couldn't complete the book. The premise of the book was too simple. Essentially, it's to identify what you look forward to least and yet is most important and get it done first thing in the morning. To me that's an article in "Inc." or "Fast Company" magazines, not a book.
I thought the main new idea, to me, in this book was the concept of doing the thing that could make the biggest difference FIRST THING. All the other advice about planning was too much for me. I don't want my entire life planned out in advance. However if you, like me, are a procrastinator, try picking the thing that will make the most difference toward your goals each day and do it. I tend to do a bunch of easy, probably less productive things before I tackle the one I've been dreading. I didn't need to listen to the whole book to get the concept.
Not any groundbreaking discoveries here. Just: "Acconplsh your biggest task first," repeated over and over throughout the entire book, with some very obvious self help tips sprinkled in along the way.
"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.
"Helped a lot even after one listen"
Loved this, finally one that actually makes sense in terms of personal productivity. These past weeks have changed for me in a positive way after listening to it at the gym
"Great clarity and examples to improve productivity"
Whilst listening to this book over several days, I set about "thinking on paper" and prioritising my days and weeks. Already there is a noticeable change in my performance, breaking through perceived limitations by focusing on the most important (frogs) I've needed to achieve, accomplish or complete.
great inspiring read and some good advice if you are feeling overwhelmed and don't know quite where to start.
"Excellent and nice and short!"
I chose this having bought into the Best Self Journal which I love and I would go so far so far as to say this book should be mandatory when using the BSJ! It gives the detail they miss in the journal and on their website and together, they have only enhanced my productivity further. Highly recommend (both)!
Very interesting book, with concise and useful tips to live a happier and more productive life.
Great book and Brian narrates very well. Really good advice. Suitable for vegetarians despite title!
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
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