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Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time

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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED!
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 they get done.

There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using “eat that ...

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Overview

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED!
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 they get done.

There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using “eat that frog” as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day—the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life—Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You’ll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done.

Bestselling author Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. In this fully revised and updated second edition, he provides brand new information on how to keep technology from dominating your time. He details twenty-one practical and doable steps that will help you stop procrastinating and get more of the important tasks done—today!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576754221
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 23,464
  • Product dimensions: 5.66 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Tracy is chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International. As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He is the bestselling author of more than fifty books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Eat That Frog 1
1 Set the Table 9
2 Plan Every Day in Advance 14
3 Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything 20
4 Consider the Consequences 25
5 Practice Creative Procrastination 33
6 Use the ABCDE Method Continually 37
7 Focus on Key Result Areas 41
8 Apply the Law of Three 47
9 Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin 56
10 Take It One Oil Barrel at a Time 60
11 Upgrade Your Key Skills 63
12 Leverage Your Special Talents 67
13 Identify Your Key Constraints 70
14 Put the Pressure on Yourself 76
15 Maximize Your Personal Powers 80
16 Motivate Yourself into Action 85
17 Get Out of the Technological Time Sinks 89
18 Slice and Dice the Task 97
19 Create Large Chunks of Time 101
20 Develop a Sense of Urgency 105
21 Single Handle Every Task 109
Conclusion: Putting It All Together 113
Index 119
Learning Resources of Brian Tracy International 123
About the Author 127
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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    Highly Recommend to anyone - simple application

    I loved this book. Use it all the time and have recommended it to many. Great application to everyone not just procrastinators. I am a go getter and found this book great and simple to apply. It works.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2008

    Good for everyday

    I read it in two sittings and took it all in, this borrowed book. It is full of quotes to write down and place around my work area and at home.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Must read to overcome procrastination

    Realistic, doable steps to overcome procrastination. A must read to increase productivity.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Highly Recommended- JumpStart your life

    After retiring I found myself unable to begin to painting-a passion I have wanted to be able to do. This book was amazing. I have read and re-read the book and it has helped me with so many things. I hope it will jump start you as well. pe-artist

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

    I love this book and highly recommend it to anyone prone to procrastination. Between this and Flylady I should have my life in order....but the TOADS keep coming. <smile> Go eat that big ugly boy!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

    Encouraging tips for procrastinators

    If you find yourself constantly thinking, "I'll do that later, it can wait," you may also find your procrastinating ways getting into your way throughout your life. The book "Eat That Frog" by Brian Tracy has great ways to help you stop those procrastinating habits to ensure that you can get everything done in a more efficient manner. The idea behind the book is that if you get your hardest tasks done first, the rest of your day will be easier. Once the hard parts of the day are behind you, you can move forward with more pep in your step. This book is a great read for anyone with procrastinating problems.which is pretty much everyone at some point or another!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2011

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    Great Book!

    I seem to be on a Smarter Comic buying spree, as this is one of several in my kindle collection.

    Eat That Frog! is a time management book in comic book format. For those of you that LOVE comics, what better way to put some organization into your life? Stop procrastinating and learn efficiency with the help of award-winning author Brian Tracy, as he guides you to being a better you.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2006

    Efficiency

    This book is great for getting you into action. It helps you prioritize tasks and overcome resistance. If you implement Brian Tracy's reccomendations and use optimal thinking, you can't go wrong.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    You *NEEEEED* this book in your *LIFE*!!!

    I am ADHD inattentive type, and now passing my 26th birthday with NO job and STILL trying to complete my bachelor's degree---thus, you could safely bet your retirement savings by my HORRIBLE acts of procrastination, lateness to EVERthing, lack of self-confidence because I truly have failed in some areas in my life.....

    I have purchased COUNTLESS AD/HD books scouring EVERY possible tool at my fingertips to fix myself.......... none of them even having come close to the ways of going about turning my bad habits around, as this book does.
    This short, easy to read, book has literally changed me overnight, and I've already told and insisted to two best friends--who are each powerful leaders within their respective companies--buy this book, gift it, and make any of their employees perceived to be slacking, read it.

    SO worth your time & money!!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Don't put it off, read this book!

    Great book for ANYONE to read. Helpful hints on stopping procrastination and a funny, quick read to boot. I'll definitely apply what I learned here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Good book, long winded

    This was a really good book...foundational, in fact. But i think it could be summarized in about 10 pages. Still worth the read for those trying to understand your own habits and be more effective.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2012

    Definitely recommend.

    This book eliminates the excuses and focuses on how to "get it done" and move on. Great for anyone that finds themselves procrastinating. Offers great suggestions to help you focus and finish the tasks to be done.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Good but,

    My Mother had a saying as I was growing up, "do the nasty, dirty jobs first" I thought there was a new way to get those nasty, dirty jobs out of the way but no I should have just listened to Mom.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2011

    A must read!

    Mr. Tracy does an amazing job in detail of how to up your game.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

    Book Shelf Material

    this is reference material only.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2007

    A reviewer

    Some good practical strategies for getting a handle on procrastination. I also recommend Neil Fiore's book, The Now Habit.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2004

    DO IT NOW.

    I like Bryan because,he is a motivational and inspirational author that will infuse the 'DO IT NOW' attitude in anyone to get in touch to any of his materails.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Go ahead, take a bite.

    I love all of the Tracy books.This one is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Motivated

    Great book to help understand yoourself and motivating yourself. Notes taken & I'm ready to work it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Enjoyed It!

    The strategies were just what I needed to get me back into the swing of things.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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