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

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Stop Procrastinating Get More Of The Important Things Done Today 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 Of Your Important Tasks Done Today

Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.He has consulted for than 1,000 companies and addressed than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 55 other countries worldwide As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses than 250,000 pe

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  • 109 pages
  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • Brian Tracy
  • 13 January 2018
  • 9781626569416

10 thoughts on “Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

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    A self development book that seems like a long PowerPoint presentation, with tons of quotes from people I never heard of So I m supposed to be inspired and motivated by a certain Jonathan Smerkfeese who says Procrastination Such a bad, bad thing What I learned from this book, however, is how to write a self development book Let me share these ten easy steps with you Step number one Pick a title Nothing revolutionary Any mind numbing sequence of words can turn into a title The Princess in the Dungeon Sure This could be a book about spotting pedophiles.Step number two Start with an introduction filled with over promises Don t worry about under delivering it s the reader s responsibility to change, yours is to get them all psyched up about needing that change.Step number three Come up with chapter titles, and dig for random quotes to use at the beginning of each chapter.Step number four Write small paragraphs of supposedly motivating and inspiring bunkum Write as many paragraphs as possible Don t be shy, repeat the same point over and over again until you bring it home, then take it out again, then back home again Step number five Do not forget to throw in as many general statements as possible A lot of Americans think All successful people say Everyone knows that The fountain of credibility This is it Drink from it and quench everyone s thirst.Step number six Include a step by step guide to something Anything The step by step part is irrelevant the order doesn t matter.Step number seven Come up with an acronym, then design a method around it Like, from the top of my head, the S.N.A.C.K method What is the mighty S.N.A.C.K method you ask I m glad you got that curiosity gene in you S.N.A.C.K stands for Stare Nonchalantly At Cute Kid Learn to identify people with the S.N.A.C.K behavior, and you got yourself a certificate, delivered personally from me, on how to spot pedophiles.Step number eight Tell people what to do Tell the reader to close one eye, lift an arm 67 in the air, lean on the fridge, and then proceed to remember all the people they saw in the mall that day, for potential pedophiles Step number nine Go crazy with formatting Bold, underline and italicize As Rose Taxtbeest says, When you italicize words, you actually put pretty dresses on them Step number ten At the end of each chapter, no matter how short and irrelevant, present the reader with a quick summary Then, add borders to that block of text Whatever you said there has now become official and formal.That s it If you can write type, you can be an author There is a readership out there for every kind of hokum.

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    I finished this book a couple of days ago.and I wanted to put a review in right away to get it in at the top of the week, but there was the Super bowl, then Monday I had to make dog food you did read that correctly , last night Justified was on..and that needs your full attention This morning I had class for my Ballot Judge position for the primary March 6 that promises to be a clusterf k my friends Now I m stuck at work, and have to type this out on my IPad which is not the fastest way to type, so that s annoying Customers keep coming up, wanting to buy something..the nerve Like majority of the human race, I have some procrastination issues, So I thought I d pickup the classic, but unfortunately named, Eat That Frog for some guidance This book is full of great common sense tools to get yourself to do what you d rather not do Basically what you need to do is make lists On the top of that list you put the thing you would rather avoid doing the most This would be your Frog Then do that thing first, or eat that frogthen work your way down that list from the next slightly smaller, less ugly frog, down to prime rib, Oreos, tacos and cherry pie at the end of the list, if you could ever get there.This book is geared toward the work environment, specificity office type work, which is not what I do I draw people for a living from life , so when the author wrote about picking out the most difficult thing you would all day to do first, I imagined picking out the screaming two year old from the crowd first, followed by the stumbleing drunkect.So, I do plan to eat some frogs right after I beat a few people on Words With Friends.

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    I read this book and I think its not bad It is full of useful tools and tips to get you to stop procrastinating But there are better books out there The best book I ve read on this topic is the Procrastination Elimination Method by John Isaac It s not really famous. its like a hidden gem It addresses the core experiences and perceptions that cause procrastination to begin with.I give 3 stars to Eat That Frog because the author seems to have put in a lot of effort.

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    Nothing revolutionary, but a good and quick recap of the things we need to do to get stuff done.The key premise is that if we ate a live frog first thing in the morning, everything else would be easy compared to that It s a good reminder to concentrate on the most important task instead of getting mired down in the smaller, unimportant ones.The author gives 21 steps to getting things done 01 Set the table spend some time writing out your goals for year, month and week Prioritize those and concentrate on the most important ones.02 Plan your day in advance on paper.03 80 20 rule 20% of your work will constitue 80% of your acheivements Concentrate on that 20%.04 Consider the consequences of what you choose to work on.05 ABCDE method Organize your tasks by value a,b,c and priority 1,2,3.06 Focus on key result areas.07 Obey the law of forced efficiency.08 Prepare thoroughly The 6Ps Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance If you re Rob Lowe you can use the 7Ps p.09 Do your homework If you re not improving, you re getting worse.10 Leverage your talents.11 Identify your key constraints.12 Take it one barrel at a time baby steps.13 Put pressure on yourself.14 Maximize personal powers Select the key times of the day when you are most productive and work on your tasks at those times.15 Motivate yourself be your own cheerleader.16 Practice creative procrastination You re not going to be able to get everything done so put off the less important tasks.17 Do the most difficult task first eat that frog.18 Slice and dice your tasks Break your tasks into smaller, manageable chunks.19 Create large blocks of time to get your work done.20 Develop a sense of urgency.21 Single handle every task.

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    Think on paper.1 Write down your goals, set deadlines, list steps to achieve goals, organize steps into a plan by priority and sequence, do something every day on your highest impact goal.Do now list 10 goals Pick your highest impact goal, set a deadline, make a plan, take action.2 Make a master list of everything you want to do, make a list for the coming month, make a list for the coming week and for the next day When planning a project, list all the steps and organize them by priority and sequence.Do now list everything to be done in the next 24 hours, list all projects For each goal project, prioritize and sequence the tasks involved.3 Work on the 20% of the tasks that contribute to high value results first Don t clear up small tasks first Do now list key goals, activities, projects, responsibilities Decide which 20% of these tasks will contribute 80% of results Pareto principle.4 Think long term 5, 10, 20 years The law of Forced Efficiency says that There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing What are my highest value activities What can I and only I do that will make a real difference What is the most valuable use of my time right now Do now Work on the most valuable task right now.5 Outsource, delegate, eliminate Do now Abandon activities that aren t contributing to goals.6 ABCDE tasks A tasks are high priority, B tasks must be done eventually, C tasks might be nice, D tasks can be delegated, E tasks should be eliminated.Do now go through your list of tasks and label them ABCDE.7 key result areas of management are planning, organizing, staffing, delegating, supervising, measuring, and reporting.key result areas of sales are prospecting, building rapport and trust, identifying needs, presenting persuasively, answering objections, closing the sale, and getting resales and referrals.Do now Determine your key result areas Grade your performance in each area Make a plan to improve in the areas where you re worst.8 List the three most important goals in career, family, financial, health, development, social community, problems concerns Spend quality time at work and quantity time at home.Do now work when you re working9 Prepare your workspace and get on with the job.Do now clean your desk.10 Take it one step at a time.Do now select a goal you ve been procrastinating on, list the steps, and do one.11 Never stop learning Read in your field one hour each day Take courses and seminars Listen to audio programs in your car Do now identify key skills that you need to learn and make a plan to learn one.12 What are you good at What do you do easily and well that is difficult for other people Looking back at your career, what has been most responsible for your success in life and work to date What have been the most significant frogs you have eaten in the past What is it that you do that gets you the most compliments and praise from other people What do you do that positively affects the work and performance of other people than anything else Do now focus your plans so that you re doing the things you re best at.13 Identify what is holding you back, what is the limiting factor Do now Determine the constraint that is most impeding your progress toward your most important goal.14 Create your own deadlines.15 Take care of your health sleep, eating, exercise.16 Practice positive self talk Positive mental attitude look for the good in every situation, difficulties come not to obstruct but to instruct, look for the solution to every problem, think and talk continually about your goals Do now control your thoughts, accept responsibility for what happens to you, don t criticize or blame others, focus forward.17 Don t become addicted to technology Do now Turn off technology for one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon Take a day off each week from keeping in touch with the world through technology.18 Break down tasks in order to feel good about making progress Salami outline a task in detail and complete a slice Swiss cheese work for 5 10 minutes on a task 19 Schedule blocks of time and eliminate distractions 20 Build up momentum as you work fast Create your own sense of urgency Do it now Do it now Do it now or Back to work Back to work Back to work Do now When you are given a task or responsibility, take care of it quickly and report back fast.21 Don t be stopping and starting your task.

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    The whole book boils down to do the hardest task first and make checklists Not exactly rocket science, but I gotta admit I m finding myself using the catchy phrase Eat That Frog as a reminder to stop putting off daunting tasks And I love checklists Since I m currently in a moment of high stress time management, it s exactly what I needed to hear To really save time, listen to the audio version It s unabridged and only 2.5 hours.

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    Brian Tracy gives simple and easily acted upon suggestions for stream lining and maximizing your productivity The title itself, Eat That Frog , refers to completing the biggest, ugliest task you may have on your plate on any given day If you do whatever that is first the frog , in the morning when you re at your most energetic and before anything else distracts you, then at least you can say you got something done today Most everything else will seem almost easy by comparison at least, that s the theory.At first, I thought all of the ideas in this book sounded almost too simple But as the short audiobook continued, it became clear just why Tracy is considered one of the leaders in his field of expertise.Taken altogether, this book gives someone the tools to turn their life around if they re in a bad place or take them to the next level, if they re already on their way It s not just about learning tools to boost your efficiency, it s also about discovering what you do best and then prioritizing doing THAT to the best of your ability.The most intriguing idea in here, to me, was practice creative procrastination As we couldn t possibly get everything done that we ever have to do in one day, by doing the things that MUST get done, you can procrastinate on the things that won t sink the ship if they re left undone You re doing things, yet not doing things and feeding the inner procrastinator It s like having your cake and eating it too.I m not a big procrastinator What I am is a collector of ideas and methods I m always open to improving myself or the way that I do things In fact, I can be too gung ho when it comes to implementing some of the ideas I read in self help books For example, a couple years ago I changed my life through the magic of tidying up and was so successful at removing the knick knacks littering the house that my husband thought I was moving out.But seriously, I can take things to the extreme So, I m encouraged that this book mainly consists of writing lists, scheduling and prioritizing tasks That shouldn t freak out the hubby.And I do find myself doing other, less important things when a big, fat frog of a chore is staring me in the face At least now, I m aware of what I m doing and knowledge is the first step on the road to change.Recommended for readers looking for a few simple tips to maximize their productivity.

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