Eat That Frog!

Narrated by: Brian Tracy
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,456 ratings)

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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, Berrett-Koehler (P)2017 Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

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The narration left a lot to be desired

The book may have been good but the narration was horrible. He hesitated at the wrong spots, and almost felt as if he were emulating William Shatner.

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Info is good but...

The info in the book was very good and I found it very helpful. Only thing I didn't like is the narrator's voice was annoying.

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My first ever audio book, highly recommended!

love listening to this book, so many lessons learned that can be easily applied to your daily life!

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I truly changed from the laziest to the productive person

This book is just amazing, take it slow read 1 chapter a day follow all the things blindly and see where you are in few years!

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Eat that Frog

Great book ! if your Starting your Leadership Role.Eat That Frog ,Back to Work, Focus on the higher Value Action items.

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Beneficial to work ethic

This book is well written for motivation. Btian Tracy gives many methods to help oneself overcome procrastination. I appreciate the salami and swiss cheese method. I also like how he presents question as to what is holding you back and such that makes people think about what they want and why they want it. I am thankful that I read this book.

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Loved It

This was an excellent book. The down side is you don't get a PDF with he different step or actions pointed out in book.

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Useful with some caveats

The book provides common sense and detailed useful advice on time management.
Psychological considerations are mostly flawed.
Relations with colleagues are undervalued.
There are some contradictions.
It is not true that anyone can learn anything.
Sometimes there is a salesman tone: the author sells his book as the definitive way to success and happiness.

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Not very good.

Bad narrator. Sub-par content. Fails at delivering a methodology that provides structure and focus in the long term.

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Eat That Frog

Loved it! short and to the point!
beautiful narrative couldn't stop listening to this book!

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  • Kariman
  • 11-12-18

Best book for success & procrastination

The book gives you tips and solutions to allow you to determine which tastks to do now and which you can delay or even not doing at all! It allows you to be a unsuccessful optimistic person who knows exactly how to do things right! It highlights the importance of planning your day, week, month, year, and even years ahead with your life goals.
Listening to the book author himself reading his own book, is something really different!! Out of this world!

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  • S. Morgan
  • 03-23-19

Great content - Not the most engaging narration.

Brian Tracy is fantastic. This book is great for those out there like myself that would like to be more productive. I believe I already manage my time fairly well but Tracy gives you more insight into the best ways to get more done.

In writing this review, I am 'eating a frog' - Well, maybe a newt. But either way, I recognize my frogs from my tadpoles and my tadpoles from my newts much more clearly now and prioritize more effectively than prior to listening.

The narration is not to everybody's taste. I found Tracy's voice very, very dull unfortunately and I really did not enjoy the tone in which the book was delivered. There is little motivation in the delivery but huge amount in the content.

All in all a 3/5

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  • Jayne
  • 07-18-19

short and snappy

Exactly how I wanted this book to be. Short enough in each chapter to keep me engaged in its methodology and interesting enough with its narration to not make me skip.
The narrator has these weird pauses to his sentences though, which did annoy me a little haha But, overall I really enjoyed the theory behind it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-19-19

Worthwhile ideas for business

Great ideas to focus your days and what's important, actually realistic aswell! Read Well in a calming voice

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  • JK
  • 05-31-20

The Best Productivity Management Book that I read

For some reason, I was recommended this book as a self-help/motivational book.

Glad that I got it tho.

I have read a few such books but have found this the best to date - why? I am not really sure - maybe it just connected with me.

Lots of tips on how to improve productivity.

How to prioritise.

I would recommend to anyone.

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  • Marc
  • 05-27-20

Plenty of action points

Really got a lot out of the book, but wasn’t the most engaging narration. Found the chapters were short but sweet and gave you more than enough to take in and consider.

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  • H Robson
  • 05-20-20

This works!

Simple, easy to follow, practical and effective. Exactly what I’d hoped to get from this book and more.

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  • Paul Wray
  • 05-06-20

Well worth listening to

Really enjoyed listening to it and identify with all the procrastinations I do. Great advice I will take forward in life and business.

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  • MarkMyWords
  • 04-17-20

Just do the basics!

We all want a life we love and none of us want to do the things we don't really like. I've spent years and ££££ trying to build a life where I only need to do things I want to do. I've done all the analysis and self improvement, I've tried to change this and adjusted that, I've even tried to love the tasks I don't want to do but life isn't really like that. All of us have to do some things we don't really want to do.

I first read Brian Tracy about 30 years ago but his advice does not go out of date. If you want your best life you will have to do some things that you don't love doing. Eat That Frog! is a very straightforward, uncomplicated and practical guide to getting those things done and moving on.

A brilliant little book (less than three hours long) full of timeless, life changing principles that I should have paid more attention to over the years.

Don't waste your time trying to avoid the frogs, just eat them and get on....

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  • Joe Rawlings
  • 02-25-20

Great book!

Excellent to listen to, full of tips on how to become more productive and efficient straight away. Long enough to get plenty out of it, short enough to be able to listen to without getting bored. Highly recommend this book!

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  • PJ
  • 04-25-20

Clear, concise, informative

Just loved this book. It was a bonus having it read by Brian!! I've struggled with procrastination and never felt as compelled to move forward as I do after reading Eat That Frog! Such clear messages with practical and manageable calls to action. thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-27-18

Actual tips on how to get shit done

This book had some good insights and tips to organise how to get your life chores done. Also helps with prioritising tasks and work etc. would recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-24-20

Changed by book

I enjoyed this book. It was easy to understand and practical enough to action.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-20

Valuable points with good practical exercises

This book is great for working professionals that are in a structured business model. Not so much for artists/entrepreneurs. Regardless, it has some great practical exercises that helps you in different aspects.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-20

Excellent

learnt a lot about time management and LIFE management. starting to incorporate these practises/activities. mind blowing. wish I'd heard of this sooner!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-29-19

A Must Read for the Motivated

Great Listen. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommended. Have already gone through twice. Thank you x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-19

Motivating and Inspiring

loved it! so much of this book is relatable not just for your "office job" but for your side hustle, exercising, house work and so on and so on!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-20-19

excellent advice

This book has TONS of practical tips and principles for making your home and work life run more effectively.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-21-19

very useful. will listen again.

a good book to recommend to anyone that wants to get more done. word word.

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  • Perica
  • 02-27-19

Couldn't finish it

2 hours of giving people tips on how to do the obvious - make lists and prioritise. Nothing new here.