Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time / Edition 2

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time / Edition 2

by Brian Tracy
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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time / Edition 2


The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 42 languages) will change your life. 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576754221
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 100,872
Product dimensions: 6.17(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Set the Table
Chapter 2 Plan Every Day In Advance
Chapter 3 Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything
Chapter 4 Consider the Consequences
Chapter 5 Practice the ABCDE Method Continually
Chapter 6 Focus on Key Result Areas
Chapter 7 Obey the Law of Forced Efficiency
Chapter 8 Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin
Chapter 9 Do Your Homework
Chapter 10 Leverage Your Special Talents
Chapter 11 Identify Your Key Constraints
Chapter 12 Take It One Oil Barrel At A Time
Chapter 13 Put the Pressure on Yourself
Chapter 14 Maximize Your Personal Power
Chapter 15 Motivate Yourself Into Action
Chapter 16 Practice Creative Procrastination
Chapter 17 Do the Most Difficult Task First
Chapter 18 Slice and Dice the Task
Chapter 19 Create Large Chunks of Time
Chapter 20 Develop a Sense of Urgency
Chapter 21 Single Handle Every Task
Conclusion: Putting It All Together
Learning Resources of Brian Tracy International
About the Author

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pgadad4two More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Ratu More than 1 year ago
Realistic, doable steps to overcome procrastination. A must read to increase productivity.
jamnesia More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
shines1980 More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Kimberly_Fisher More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"And now my plan..." he rubs his hands. "It involves a funnel tube and water. Have you done this before? Do i need to explain?"
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Tells you what parts are tender
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I love all of the Tracy books.This one is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to help understand yoourself and motivating yourself. Notes taken & I'm ready to work it!
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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.
pk0224 More than 1 year ago
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.
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