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Eat That Frog!

Narrated by: Brian Tracy
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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!

©2017 Brian Tracy, Berrett-Koehler (P)2017 Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

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Actual tips on how to get shit done

This book had some good insights and tips to organise how to get your life chores done. Also helps with prioritising tasks and work etc. would recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-2018

Great content. Horribly read.

Great content. Very helpful and offers some neat insight. However, his cadence is so strange that it distracts from the message. He makes long pauses in strange places and sometimes in the middle of syllables of words. He’s like an mp3 that’s constantly buffering.

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  • Christopher
  • 29-08-2018

Beneficial to work ethic

This book is well written for motivation. Btian Tracy gives many methods to help oneself overcome procrastination. I appreciate the salami and swiss cheese method. I also like how he presents question as to what is holding you back and such that makes people think about what they want and why they want it. I am thankful that I read this book.

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  • KENNY Mo
  • 03-02-2019

Timeless skill

The voice was smoothe even-toned and the exercises mentioned are Timeless. I highly recommend this because of the aforementioned and the fact that the teachings can be applied invariably day to day

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  • Dr. T
  • 01-02-2019

nothing new but good review

Motivating, if not especially original. Worth listening to as there are helpful ideas sprinkled throughout.

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  • Alana
  • 31-01-2019

must read

this book has so many useful tips on how to be more productive, live the life you want and reach your goals by being focused.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-2019

Must read for anyone wanting to upgrade....

Upgrade your productivity by some simple life habits.

Half the work double your income.

Jump on projects right away... Don't delay

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  • Lucy H. Delaney
  • 30-01-2019

Great tips and tricks for proficiency!!

it was a good, quick read. slightly redundant but the points were good so I liked it!

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  • Mike
  • 30-01-2019

great book

best book ever, great advice on how to overcome
bad habits and stop procrastinating at work

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  • Oliver Chamberlin
  • 28-01-2019

Eat that big nasty frog! It's good for the soul.

Excellent tidbits, tricks and strategies for becoming productive in whatever you do. Writing down your goals and focusing on the tasks that are the most critical maximize your time and efficiency. There's only so much time in the day and how you use it and making a game plan and executing the game plan are essential for success.

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  • kayhil
  • 27-01-2019

Good reminders here, but nothing new

There were several good tips here, and for someone unfamiliar with basic time management, this book might be eye-opening. However I felt it was mostly – though not entirely – a repackaging of old ideas. The first 30 minutes is probably the most valuable. There is also a lot of focus on “unimportant tasks” such as conversations with coworkers. I work in a team-based environment, and some of those incidental conversations with coworkers in the hallways are essential to building rapport, rather than a waste of time as the author implies. The author also counsels people never to tell anyone if they are feeling down or to talk about their problems. While this is wise counsel in many circumstances, especially in the workplace, in there are many life situations where bottling up your feelings can be extremely detrimental. Rather than making you a more optimistic person it can make you a more bitter and dysfunctional one. So I would take this advice with a grain of salt. Also a comment about the narration: the author’s cadence is really annoying. I was surprised to hear him say that he was the author of 80 books – I have not heard of him before, and I would not choose to listen to his narration of his other books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-11-2018

Best book for success & procrastination

The book gives you tips and solutions to allow you to determine which tastks to do now and which you can delay or even not doing at all! It allows you to be a unsuccessful optimistic person who knows exactly how to do things right! It highlights the importance of planning your day, week, month, year, and even years ahead with your life goals.
Listening to the book author himself reading his own book, is something really different!! Out of this world!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-02-2019

Worthwhile ideas for business

Great ideas to focus your days and what's important, actually realistic aswell! Read Well in a calming voice

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  • callum roberts
  • 05-02-2019

Basically a short version of time management made simple.

Good book. Nothing wrong with it. But it’s basically just “Time management made simple” repeated, with less info. If you already have the other book my opinion is don’t waste your money on this one. You already have the info.

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  • Francesco Bartoli
  • 05-02-2019

Guidelines and technics on how to be efficient

Good book, the methods explained are nothing new but if applied they will make your work life or life in general more efficient more clear and productive. Eat that frog gives you the chance to improve and understand yourself better. Follow the instructions re read the important chapters every now and then, and you'll be on the way to a better life

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  • Chrissie
  • 30-01-2019

go eat the frog, it's the best thing to do

Time Management is not one of my strong points but this certainly opened my eyes and gave me some excellent pointers to change my workload. Highly recommended to anyone looking to make their day more productive!

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  • Deni Mintsaev
  • 17-01-2019

Good guide for time management

I found a few minor issues with some of the steps talked about in this book, it doesn't seem like all 21 of them would be applicable to everyone. Also, it felt like there was quite a bit of repetition, with some points pretty much rewording earlier ones. But nonetheless, I found this book very useful and will most certainly use some of the tips from it in my life. Definitely recommend this one!

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  • D. Fenton
  • 03-01-2019

Nothing new here walk on.

Was very disappointed with the material here. The main thesis being keep yearly,monthly,weekly,daily tasks list.
Choose the the most important thing, no matter how unpalatable and do it first.

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  • michelle
  • 20-09-2018

thoroughly enjoyed this book and found it useful

I love the concepts that he talks about. I found it very very useful for day to day life as well as work life. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-09-2018

I really loved it. Thanks Mr. Tracy for enriching

This is an interesting and important book. Everyone should listen to it, it will change our mind

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-11-2018

Not really useful if you are already organised

If you are already organised, there isn't much added value from this book. The length of the book doesn't justify the use of a credit or the price charged if you are an organised person in general. Might be good if you are lacking motivation.

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