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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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    Mary Deen Upper Peninsula, MI 06-23-14
    Mary Deen Upper Peninsula, MI 06-23-14 Member Since 2007

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    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.


    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Tmatt 10-21-15
    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.

    10 of 10 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.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia 11-07-14
    Cynthia 11-07-14
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    Would you try another book from Brian Tracy and/or Brian Tracy?

    No


    What was most disappointing about Brian Tracy’s story?

    The author does not deal with real world situations. He presumes that working people can completely control their environment. To many "you MUST' statements.


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

    Too much self agrandizement


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

    disappointment - was expecting something that was applicable in a practical sense.


    Any additional comments?

    Rather seems like it would work for Mad Men.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Allan L. Rosenzweig Nashville, Tn 04-01-08
    Allan L. Rosenzweig Nashville, Tn 04-01-08 Listener Since 2008

    Allan L. Rosenzweig

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    "Repeated Old Material"

    This material has been repeated EXACTLY from previous programs by Brian Tracy for the last 25 years. There is NOTHING new here. You have to plan and set goals, Use the 80/20 rule, etc. It's getting ridiculous how this author keeps repackaging the same material and reselling it. If you have any of his other programs on business or personal development, save your money and pass this by.

    49 of 53 people found this review helpful
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    Brice Irving, TX, USA 04-10-08
    Brice Irving, TX, USA 04-10-08
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    "Good message. Very repetative"

    Here's two hours in a nutshell - prioritize your work on paper and do the hardest work with the most business value first... in other words, it your frog and it will change your life. Say it 16,846 different ways and you have Eat That Frog! In fairness, it really is a good message and there are some decent exercises to help you determine what work is the most valuable work (if you can endure the repetition).

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    H. Yermish 05-06-07
    H. Yermish 05-06-07 Member Since 2012

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    "Same old, same old"

    If you have already read David Allen's Getting Things Done, then you will find very little new information. On top of that the content is not nearly as well organized as David Allen. However, if you are new to time management and need a kickstart, this may be a good starting point for you.

    72 of 79 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.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Bart M. 01-23-15
    Bart M. 01-23-15 Member Since 2017
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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.

    8 of 8 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.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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