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

  • 1h 15m
  • Brian Tracy
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2001

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 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--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.

In his trademark high-energy style, acclaimed speaker and best-selling author Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective personal time management: decision, discipline, and determination. He details twenty-one practical and doable steps that will help you stop procrastinating and get more of the important tasks done--today!

About the Author

Brain Tracy is one of America's leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. He addresses over 250,000 people each year on the subjects of personal and professional development. Prior to founding his own firm, Brian Tracy International, he had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, and real estate development. Tracy is the author of the bestselling books Maximum Achievement and The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success, as well as numerous bestselling audiocassette programs, including The Psychology of Achievement and How to Start and Succeed in Your Own Business.

In this Book

  • Eat That Frog! – 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • Introduction—Eat That Frog
  • Set the table
  • Plan Every Day in Advance
  • Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything
  • Consider the Consequences
  • Practice the ABCDE Method Continually
  • Focus On Key Result Areas
  • Obey the Law of Forced Efficiency
  • Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin
  • Do Your Homework
  • Leverage Your Special Talents
  • Identify Your Key Constraints
  • Take It One Oil Barrel at a Time
  • Put the Pressure on Yourself
  • Maximize Your Personal Powers
  • Motivate Yourself into Action
  • Practice Creative Procrastination
  • Do the Most Difficult Task First
  • Slice and Dice the Task
  • Create Large Chunks of Time
  • Develop a Sense of Urgency
  • Single Handle Every Task
  • Conclusion: Putting It All Together