Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Paperback – April 17, 2017
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|Eat That Frog! Items||It’s time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! After all, successful people don’t try to do everything. They focus on their most important tasks and get those done. They eat their frogs.||The workbook guides you through getting more of the important things done. You’ll stop procrastinating and start eating those frogs in no time!||This DVD offers hours of lessons, exercises, and motivational self-rewards to help readers take decisive action to take control of their time and learn to Eat That Frog!||The card deck version of this international bestseller playfully challenges you to better manage your time by tackling your tasks!||Brian Tracy shows how everyone can turn negative frogs (negative thoughts, emotions, and behaviors) into positive princes (positive thoughts, emotions, and behaviors) in all areas of life and work.|
Coming December 2020: Eat That Frog! for Students
Like adults, students of all ages struggle with how to manage their time. Encountering the necessity of time management for the first time, high schoolers juggle classes, extracurricular activities (all but mandatory for college admissions), jobs, internships, family responsibilities, and more. College brings even more freedom and less structure, making time management even more critical.
Brian Tracy's Eat That Frog! has helped millions around the world get more done in less time. Now this life-changing global bestseller has been adapted to the specific needs of students. Tracy offers readers tips, tools, and techniques for structuring time, setting goals, staying on task (even when you're not interested), dealing with stress, and developing the skills to achieve far more than you ever thought possible. This is the book that parents and teachers have long been wishing Tracy would write.
—Micro Business Hub
“If you find procrastination to be a consistent problem in your life, Eat That Frog! offers a concise and valuable collection of tactics to try. The reasons for each person’s procrastination are different, so it’s good that Tracy’s tactics are fairly diverse and attack many different avenues of procrastination.”
—The Simple Dollar
“Eat That Frog! is my favourite book on productivity, and I often find myself rereading it in January to remind myself of the disciplines and practices I’d like to follow in the coming year. Each time I read the book, I find new nuggets of productivity gold.”
—Liz Gooster, Change for the Better
“Everyone has a frog, and eating that frog is the best thing you can do to stop procrastinating. Procrastination is a time-killer, and Tracy has a way of making getting over that frog fun and exciting. Every chapter presents a new idea, tip, and technique that will help you overcome that inner laziness that keeps you on the couch at night instead of in the gym.”
“Eat That Frog!, small in pages but huge in content, offers a cure for the curse of modern-day living: procrastination. Even though the medicine sounds painful (bush tucker trail kind of stuff), it isn’t. Like you, I have read zillions of books—and most of the time I can’t remember anything that I have just read. Not with this one. I’m eating frogs daily and feeling better for it! I can’t recommend Eat That Frog! enough.”
—Corinna Richards, The Coaching Academy
“This book gave me the kick in the pants I needed to organize my to do lists, plan my days, become more productive, and get focused.”
—Beth Anne Schwamberger, Brilliant Business Moms
“Eat That Frog! is the most accessible book on time management and personal productivity—I recommend you read this one before you learn any particular time management system. There are tons of exercises and techniques that you can implement right away, and that is what I like the most about the book—it gives you actionable steps so you can start right away.”
—Thanh Pham, Asian Efficiency
“An impactful read. The 21 ways that [Tracy] shares are real game changers, if you read with an eye towards self-improvement and an intention to make a change. I have benefitted greatly from this book, and I highly recommend that you pick up your own copy today.”
—Chris Moore, Reflect on This
“We strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to manage her time well and also add value to herself in this competitive world.”
—The Journal of Applied Christian Leadership
“I wasn’t expecting all that much from the book initially, as the whole ‘eating a frog’ seemed like some new age nonsense that didn’t really apply in real life. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The best thing about this book is that it actually tells you what you should do. It doesn’t just spout philosophy after philosophy about dreams and hope. It gives solid, practical advice that applies to pretty much every one—students, employees, stay-at-home moms, entrepreneurs, etc. Whether you’re having time management issues or not, I’d recommend you pick up this book. You’re sure to learn something useful from it.”
—Fab, Shocks and Shoes
“This book distinguishes itself from others of the same type by laying out specific guidelines for developing the self-discipline that allows you to start and complete important tasks in sequence. Each of the 21 chapters offers clear instructions and practice exercises to help you determine if you are making the best use of your time at any given moment. You’ll learn how to prepare yourself mentally and physically to tackle the task at hand, along with strategies for dividing it into manageable segments to keep you moving forward. You’ll even find out what to tell yourself to do if you’re having trouble getting started, or become distracted and need to get back on track.”
—Carnegie Library Business Librarians, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
About the Author
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 162656941X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1626569416
- Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 3rd Edition (April 17, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It’s going to give you a good look at how to choose the most important task.
If you’ve read books like The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results , Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World , The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months then you may feel like this book barely scratches the surface of the topics.
In that case, head to the library and read the Conclusion of the book. It summarizes every point for you. Then you can decide if you need to invest the time to read the whole book.
Re-read that again if necessary. That is what I got as the main message of the book, and I took it to heart, and it has given me so much peace of mind, confidence, and pride.
I am so grateful for this book. It really delivered on the promise of getting more done in less time, at least that of importance.
HIGHLY recommended. Will be buying this for my team.
EDIT: After re-reading it, gotta say it is concise and powerful. Applying the simple principles and doing the thought exercises are very helpful!
Great stuff from Brian Tracy as usual. He'll tell you the fundamentals of productivity! Not a ton of extrapolation and theory, just "do this, here's why." Will read again
Instead, it goes on and on about how to organize your thoughts around goals, which is fine and valid, but NOT what I assume someone looking for a book about measures to specifically address procrastination is trying to read about.
The tone of this book comes across like "well, if you don't want to be poor anymore, go make some money!"
Rather, "if you don't want to procrastinate any more, just go do something!" But then doesn't show you ways HOW to do something about getting over procrastination. "Slicing" big tasks up into smaller tasks is not addressing procrastination, its a task management strategy, that might be an effective way for someone who might be disorganized or overwhelmed but motivated to achieve a goal.
And don't get me started on the "most important" task of the day. I work in an industry where everything is a constant fire, so all of it its "the most important" and someone in middle management like myself can either do what I'm told or quit... which is great if I happened to have the resources to just live my life or i guess have my own company. I would LOOOVE to apply time-blocking strategies to my work load, but that is not something that helps with procrastination. If procrastination is the problem, then you can time-block as the day is long and then put off what you were supposed to do in that block anyway.
If it was titled something like "21 anecdotes that might help you re-prioritize your to-do list" or "21 adages about time management that may or may not apply to your field of work" that would have been a more accurate (and less attractive?) title...
There were ways the business could have had a better success rate had we changed the way of doing things, just a little! And this book provided me with a great way to tweak the internal processes just enough to better how each admin performed in their key roles. Great read!
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If you want to manage your time stop watching YouTube about it and buy this book it can save that time.
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Brian Tracy is one of the best author of today. The book explains about getting success in both personal and professional life by focusing on major tasks. It has various methods and habits to learn to stop procrastinating and eat our frogs(tasks) in time. This book serves a profound meaning to working people, employees, entrepreneurs and business personals.