Summary of Eat That Frog

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

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Eat That Frog book summary
Goethe said, “The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.” Tracy is less eloquent: Eat that frog.


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We all have our frogs - important tasks that we’ve put off for whatever reason. The key to success is to eat your frogs quickly, completely and with focused determination. So says Brian Tracy, the master of hard-nosed time management. You’ll find no touchy-feely personal development pabulum here. The message of this book: Action leads to accomplishment. With that simple rule in mind, Tracy rolls out tools and techniques that will get you off your backside and into motion. getAbstract, while uneager to take up noshing on amphibians (well, maybe just the legs, in plenty of garlic butter), strongly recommends this book to anyone caught in the swamp of procrastination.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Time-management techniques that will make you more effective in achieving personal and professional goals;
  • Task prioritization methods that will make you more efficient, and
  • How to adopt these tools into lifelong habits.


Amphibian on Toast
If you eat a live frog each morning you will know that you have already experienced the worst thing that will happen to you that day. You probably have frogs hidden on your desk and on your to-do lists. Your frogs are the tasks that you know are priorities, but that ...
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About the Author

Brian Tracy talks to about 250,000 people each year about personal and professional development. His careers ranged from sales and marketing to investments and real estate development prior to founding his own firm, Brian Tracy International. He is the author of Get Paid More and Promoted Faster, Maximum Achievement and other books, as well as numerous best-selling audiocassette programs, including How to Start and Succeed in Your Own Business.

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    Patricia Costa Salgado 3 years ago
    I like it very much.
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    Melissia Bridger 4 years ago
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    Robert Blaser 4 years ago
    Fantastic Abstract!
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    David Forry 5 years ago
    My colleagues have been talking about the book Eat That Frog since I started, just read the getAbstract summary and now I see why; Thanks!
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    Jeff Sanders 5 years ago
    This is a How-to manual:

    -How-to prioritize your tasks
    -How-to manage your time
    -How-to stay focused
    -How to set goals and achieve them
    -How-to be successful

    To quote the author and the abstract, "The ability to concentrate single-mindedly on your most important task, to do it well and to finish it completely, is the key to great success."

    This is a must read if you find you are getting behind on your to-do list and need some effective, quick tools to get back on track.
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    Paulo Sergio Carreira 6 years ago
    This book opened my mind to organizate my rotine.
    It was important to organization and priorization of all activities in my work that I use since 2008.
    Actually I use 10% of my time to Plan and the results were very good until now.

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