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9781626569416

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9781626569416

  • ISBN10:

    162656941X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2017-04-17
  • Publisher: Random House

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Summary

It’s time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! After all, successful people don’t try to do everything. They focus on their most important tasks and get those 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. The core of what is vital to effective time management is: decision, discipline, and determination. And 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.

This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done today.

Author Biography

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 eighty books that have been translated into dozens of languages. He has served as a consultant and trainer to more than 1,000 corporations and more than 10,000 medium-sized enterprises in more than seventy-five countries.

Table of Contents

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Preface ix
Introduction: Eat That Frog 1
1 Set the Table 7
2 Plan Every Day in Advance 12
3 Apply the 80/20 rule to Everything 18
4 Consider the Consequences 22
5 Practice Creative Procrastination 30
6 Use the ABCDE Method Continually 34
7 Focus on Key result Areas 38
8 Apply the Law of Three 44
9 Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin 52
10 Take It One Oil Barrel at a Time 56
11 Upgrade Your Key Skills 59
12 Identify Your Key Constraints 63
13 Put the Pressure on Yourself 68
14 Motivate Yourself into Action 72
15 Technology Is a Terrible Master 76
16 Technology Is a Wonderful Servant 81
17 Focus Your Attention 86
18 Slice and Dice the Task 90
19 Create Large Chunks of Time 94
20 Develop a Sense of Urgency 97
21 Single Handle Every Task 101
Conclusion: Putting It All Together 105
Notes 109
Index 111
Learning resources of Brian Tracy International 115
About the Author 119

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