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.
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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3 years agoAmazing book from an amazing mentor !
I've been reading Tracy's work for years and I always learn new tricks, as repetition is mother of all skills.
Eating a fat frog first thing is he morning is an image that stick in the mind and one can only remember it when it's time to do so.
However, it's very important to have a clear goal in mind if you want to work toward it, I know I missed that for years...
As for managing my tasks, our team created a free online tool called Zenkit, along with an article about "frog eating" and we would love to have your feedbacks.
4 years agoLoved this
4 years agoThis was a good start for me. It has many of the same strategies for a person looking to get organized, with the exception of eating a frog daily.
7 years agoI like it very much.
8 years agoExcellent!
8 years agoFantastic Abstract!
9 years agoMy colleagues have been talking about the book Eat That Frog since I started, just read the getAbstract summary and now I see why; Thanks!
9 years agoThis 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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1 decade agoThis 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.