Eat That Frog!

Eat That Frog!

21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Book - 2001
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An expert in personal development shows readers how to overcome the urge to procrastinate in both one's personal and professional lives. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.

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The philosophy of ""eating a frog""--just going ahead and doing that distasteful job or activity--is the basis of this book of success strategies by a personal development expert.

Stop Procrastinating

Get More of the Important Things Done—Today!

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!

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001
ISBN: 9781583762028
Characteristics: xiv, 129 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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FPL_Conor Dec 16, 2020

I really enjoy reading anything by Brian Tracy. His concepts look simple on paper, but serve as great strategies when tackling even the simplest of tasks. This is a great book if you're struggling with productivity or just need a refresher.

Aug 11, 2019

Has few basic concepts and ideas onto which the entire book is based. Therefore, the book is small and an easy read but the content is repetitive in nature.

Jun 16, 2019

Having read the book after it was first published, I bought one of my own and loaned it to "?" and never did get it back. The contents have helped me a lot in life, and I continue to "eat frogs of various types and degrees of toughness" each week. (Losing track of the book also prompted me to jot down who's reading personal copies of books so that I can retrieve them!)

Gina_Vee Apr 10, 2019

I finally got the chance to read this classic. I love its concepts and strategies. I recommend this book if you're working on productivity.

Apr 03, 2018

Its like the author gather info from other books and put it this one.

Jan 30, 2018

Plenty of great ideas & suggestions on overcoming procrastination. Short, quick read. No idea why the hold time is so long. If you're too lazy to read the book, the biggest take-away is probably make a list of everything you need to get accomplished, understand you will not be able to finish everything, and just focus on the most important tasks and do those first.

I've read a few books on personal development and this one honed in on some ideas I had not heard before. Chapters are nice and short so you can read one and then put the technique into action immediately.

Apr 23, 2016

When will I learn to quit reading self-help books? I don't listen to good advice from friends, why do I borrow books from strangers to give me little lectures?

Mar 03, 2016

This book was really helpful in creating an action strategy for multiple areas in my life, including career and personal. It outlines 21 easy to follow steps to take to prevent wasting time and to achieving success. Very helpful book for and an easy read.

Feb 02, 2016

Excellent book... I wanted to read it to help me with my part-time coaching job and was pleasantly surprised at how much of it I could actually apply to my regular day-job, where procrastination becomes a big problem and a time-waster. Definitely worth checking out!

Jan 02, 2015

Sad but true, I meant to read this book years ago but never got around to it.
It was worth the wait, and has some good advice and helpful strategies.

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