• Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-19-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (6,215 ratings)

Regular price: $17.47

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Publisher's Summary

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 more of your important tasks done - today!
©2017 Brian Tracy (P)2017 Brian Tracy- Berrett-Koehler
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Critic Reviews

"Besides displaying [Tracy's] inimitable tone and impeccable pacing, the audio is another showcase for his palpable optimism about individual possibilities. The sound of Tracy's voice doesn't just bring his ideas - it makes you want to put them into action." ( AudioFile)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Megan on 09-22-14

I was a little disappointed

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This was book was recommended by several people and I found it was a bit of a let down. I was expecting a book that truly changed how I thought but I felt like the author would tell you one thing, thing tell you to do something else that seem to counter what he just told you.

What was most disappointing about Brian Tracy’s story?

it seemed inconsistant with his message

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Brian Tracy?

he was ok just boring

Did Eat That Frog! inspire you to do anything?

I can save you time and money. The best lesson in this book is: Do the thing that you really don't want to do first and the rest of the day will be easier

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20 of 20 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Allan L. Rosenzweig on 04-01-08

Repeated Old Material

This material has been repeated EXACTLY from previous programs by Brian Tracy for the last 25 years. There is NOTHING new here. You have to plan and set goals, Use the 80/20 rule, etc. It's getting ridiculous how this author keeps repackaging the same material and reselling it. If you have any of his other programs on business or personal development, save your money and pass this by.

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59 of 64 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Geordie Girl on 09-17-14

How to Write a List

Any additional comments?

Attracted by the title, I was hopeful to learn new tips in time management, planning my day and grasping opportunity. I listened, and I listened. Past road works, past traffic jams, past the M6 motorway at rush hour...I tuned in hoping for the golden chalice, the moment that would inspire me. I have to admit I gave in 10 minutes or so before the end.

In a nutshell I've learned :
1. You should write lists (yep, solid advice but hardly ground breaking?)
2. Prioritise the items on your list (erm, yes, got that bit too)
3. Do the biggest things first.

Perhaps my opinion on this book has been influenced by the fact I've listened in straight after finishing The Success Factors by Jack Canfield (get it!), and unfortunately with my mind buzzing with lots of new ideas, this one barely made the grade.

On the positive side it's nicely narrated and the voice and tone are pleasant to listen to, I just wish it had lived up to the promising title. On the Snog / Marry / Avoid list this book wouldn't get past the first date I'm afraid. There are far more comprehensive and inspiring books available, this has taught me not to be lured by an attractive cover.

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45 of 48 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Caroline on 03-21-15

Work focused time management advice

Useful tips but one size fits all approach somewhat grating - very business world orientated. I will however eat more frogs.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-18-16

Worth while

Good read! perfect length cuts all the bs giving you the tools you need too eat that frog. I found it helped me recognize things in myself and other people too improve my efficiency. Warning there is no point in buying these books unless your willing to be real with your self and give things ago.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Harpreet on 05-10-15

Very Practical and change begins from day one.

Brian has a very lucid way of saying important stuff in very few words. You can make plenty of sticky notes for your bathroom mirror from his one liners.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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