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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 just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.

In this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise. But one thing remains unchanged: Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done - today!

©2017 Brian Tracy (P)2017 Brian Tracy- Berrett-Koehler

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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    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.

    8 of 8 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.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Lea 06-13-14
    Matt Lea 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.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bilgin Esme IstanbulTurkey 02-13-07
    Bilgin Esme IstanbulTurkey 02-13-07
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    "Not only procrastination"

    Though the summary tells that the book is on "overcoming procrastination", it provides more than that. Centered to "procrastination", Brian Tracy summarizes all his productivity tips in 21 titles. It's my fifth audiobook of Tracy and this one also succeeded to bring me new ideas. I highly recommend it.

    152 of 168 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander MalmoSweden 06-03-10
    Alexander MalmoSweden 06-03-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Just fluff, no stuff"

    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.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Charles N. Stone San Diego, CA 12-01-08
    Charles N. Stone San Diego, CA 12-01-08 Listener Since 2004
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    "Couldn't Finish..."

    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.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Trish Lafayette, CO, USA 08-01-08
    Trish Lafayette, CO, USA 08-01-08
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    "one new idea"

    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.

    47 of 52 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 11-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nothing special"

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ed san diego 02-28-15
    Ed san diego 02-28-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Sounds like the other books"

    Seems like he's saying the same stuff over again this book could have been 50 pages long , the content was repeated from other books . It's good but just repeated , you get what I'm saying

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    vivek North Brunswick, NJ, United States 08-28-14
    vivek North Brunswick, NJ, United States 08-28-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Outdated"
    Any additional comments?

    Some very bad examples and case studies (like an accountant setting up pricing strategy). Outdated in terms of use of technology to improve productivity. Review written in 2014.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • 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.

    5 of 7 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.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    9/6/17
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    "Pretty good and useful, recommend to anyone"

    This book is good, I would recommend it to anyone, whether you're a master procrastinator or not, it is useful. I think the narrator is was pretty decent, was easy on the ears and an ideal choice for this type of book.

    Overall - short enough to keep you engaged, long enough to provide a good amount of information and tips. 4 out of 5 for me! I'll defiantly be referring back to this book later and will be looking to buy a physical copy to add to my book collection.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. D. L. Elliott
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    8/5/17
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    "loved it. simple easy to listen to and adopt tasks"

    loved it. this simple easy to listen to and adopt so simple tasks. Just do it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/30/17
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    "Brian Tracy is excellent"

    I just could not get into this one, big fan of Brian Tracy still.
    Sorry

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shankar
    7/28/17
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    "action items in bullet points"

    i have read the print version. all the steps, though repeated into different points, when followed will increase the productivity by a lot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/23/17
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    "A good read to help you save time in all areas of your life"

    What is great about this book is that is it short and to the point. Easy to understand and to implemented time saving, task completing strategies.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tayyaba Ali
    7/19/17
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    "After listening to this I am ready to eat my frogs"

    Loved it. Amazing book. I would recommend this to everyone who is looking to add productivity in their daily lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • K M Oliver
    7/11/17
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    "One of the shortest but BEST books I've heard"

    A great book that I would recommend everyone read. You're productivity should definitely increase if you implement even one of the practices outlined in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • bernadine
    7/10/17
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    "Great Tips"

    I am a list keeper by heart and still i found this book useful. great for wherever you are on the organisation spectrum. I adapted some of the tips to fit myself/ my working style and things that I already know work for me have been enhanced by this book. If you want to get even a bit more organised then this is a great place to start

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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