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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, January 4, 2003
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This review is from: Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time (Hardcover)
Eat that Frog is an excellent motivational book. The complaints I see by most here are along the lines that there's nothing new in this book. To me, there's nothing new in MOST self help books. After all, we each know that the way to stop procrastinating is to just do what we dread, the way to lose weight is to burn off more calories than we consume, the way to keep house is to clean and organize on a regular basis, and so on. What we seek is some motivation and some reasoning for doing what we dislike doing.
Brian Tracy gives this motivation and reasoning. This is a short, fast read. As the author says, it doesn't go into all the psychology of procrastination; rather, it gets right to the action. Brian Tracy covers such things as determining priorities, delegating and eliminating some tasks, knowing what's okay to procrastinate about, and whether to tackle your "frog" (your big task that will lend the greatest results) first or a lesser priority task.
The result is a clear, concise book that is helpful and shows that by regularly eating your frogs first, you develop a habit that makes it easier to accomplish more than the average person and do it with increasingly less effort. An excellent, worthwhile book that you will likely refer to time and time again.
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Initial post: Jul 31, 2007 8:22:46 PM PDT
Great review. There are times we need information on what to do and times we need information on how to get ourselves to do it. It is useful to know if the ideas in a book occur in others so that we can avoid needless repetition. However I agree that a book should not be dismissed simply because it contains ideas that also exist elsewhere. These ideas may be better expressed, easier to understand, more relevant to our own situation, enlarged, or in some other way different to those we already know.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 8:02:45 PM PST
Liora Hess says:
Hi, Vicki,

Yes, I have. She's a little too cutesy (the purple puddles, etc.) for me, but I know a lot of people really love her (and she seems like a very sweet person, too) and have found her emails have made a huge difference. Free is definitely worth a lot! Of note, if you love flylady and have an iPhone or iPod Touch, you might also love the app "Home Routines." It appears to be patterned after flylady (the zones, etc.).

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