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by Brian Tracy

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Title:Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
Authors:Brian Tracy
Info:Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2007), Edition: 2nd, Paperback, 128 pages
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Tags:Self Improvement

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Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy (2001)



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Good summary of timeless principles. ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2016 |
As a productivity and motivation manager, Eat That Frog! wins all around. The tips given in it are clear, actionable items, not bogged down by the psychology or theory behind them (though I will admit, that is sometimes nice to know), and the author has a thoroughly peppy, motivational-speaking tone.

Truthfully, these were often the book's greatest weaknesses as well. I could have used a little more evidence (he often cites statistics, such as how starting and stopping a project can "increase the time necessary to complete the task by as much as 500 percent", curiously without any references to where he pulled that number) (110). Additionally, I am immediately suspicious of anyone who claims that he can "guarantee" that a reader who follows his advice will double their income within a month - which he does twice, once at the beginning and another later while relating a story of one of his clients who managed this. This approach may be motivational, but also had a distinctly slick salesman approach to it; testimonials and guarantees are pitfalls to the prudent-minded.

In short, my impression of Eat That Frog is very similar to that I had to Dave Ramsay's Money Makeover - the salesman, "Try my product and see your life change, guaranteed!" approach was a turn-off, but there is good advice inside. Just take it with a grain of salt. ( )
  kittyjay | Jan 2, 2016 |
I read this book a long time ago, but the lessons stick with me. The lessons have helped me to procrastinate less than I'm normally inclined to. I'm still not as disciplined as I'd like to be, but I often tackle the most difficult or the biggest and ugliest frog on the list. I always get more done and in a more efficient way. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Jun 26, 2015 |
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Every idea in this book is focused on increasing your overall levels of productivity, performance, and output and on making you more valuable in whatever you do. You can apply many of these ideas to your personal life as well. Each of these twenty-one methods and techniques is complete in itself. All are necessary. One strategy might be effective in one situation and another might apply to another task. All together, these twenty-one ideas represent a smorgasbord of personal effectiveness techniques that you can use at any time, in any order or sequence that makes sense to you at the moment. The key to success is action. These principles work to bring about fast, predictable improvements in performance and results. The faster you learn and apply them, the faster you will move ahead in your career - guaranteed! There will be no limit to what you can accomplish when you learn how to Eat That Frog!
  COREEducation | Jun 11, 2015 |
In audio edition.
Good and to the point advices on things that you already know about productivity.
I liked the way the lists are said to be organized. ( )
  aka_no_joou | May 19, 2015 |
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There's an old saying that if the first thing you do in the morning is to eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Eat That Frog! takes this saying as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day - the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that will have the greatest positive impact on your life. Bestselling author Brian Tracy shows how successful people don't try to do everything, but instead focus on the most important tasks. With three vital rules of effective personal time management: decision, discipline and determination, and twenty-one practical and doable steps to help you stop procrastinating, this book will appeal to anyone who wants to get more of those important tasks done - today!

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Brian Tracy gives the advice of doing the most difficult task first so that you can feel positive about yourself and move on to the other tasks of the day.

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