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Eat That Frog: A Book Review
This is by far one of my favorite books for time management. My book has so many highlights, notes and ideas written in the pages that I could probably write a whole new book of my own with added info (not that I would because I am not a writer), but the ideas generated from this book were phenomenal!!
If you are looking for some ideas on how to be better at managing your time because you are a procrastinator or you aren’t sure where to start with getting yourself more organized this is definitely a book that you will want to grab because it is all inclusive, and with 21 ways to do it, it is like action waiting to happen for you and your to do list!
Why I Loved This Eat That Frog:
The book speaks on my level. I didn’t feel like the information was having to be “dummied” down in order for me to understand it, which means that anyone could and will find value from reading this. I myself am a Perfectionist Procrastinator and I hesitate to even want to work on projects unless I have all the planning compelte and everything looks perfect.
With this book I was able to follow along with clear and concise steps that would help me to start implementing what I was reading right away.
“Here is a great rule for success.: Think on Paper.” – Brian Tracy
This is me to a T! I love to think on paper. I love the act of writing, or re-writing, organizing all the things. In fact if it isn’t written down that to me it doesn’t exist! So really, Brian Tracy was speaking my language in this book!
Brian Tracy walks through seven steps in this book which I think are great steps to take for any time you are working on a project. Take a look
- Decide what you want
- Write it down
- Set a deadline
- Make a list
- Organize the list
- Take action
- Work on it everyday
These seven steps are broken down throughout the entire book, Eat That Frog as the author really takes a look at each step it takes to accomplish tasks on your list, big projects, and even hopes and dreams you might have.
Where I Struggled in Reading Eat That Frog
My only struggle with this book is that I couldn’t read it fast enough. Every single chapter had so much great information in it. One key of advice I would give, is that although the information is amazing, you still have to omplement it in bite sized chunks or you might feel overwhelmed by comleting the task at hand.
Why I Recommend Eat That Frog
As a planner coach, there are many principles in this book that I would definitely recommend. When we can take something and break it down into bite sized, applicable scenarios you are more apt to complete the task at hand.
Here are some of the concepts that are mentioned in this book. If you are struggling to get started with some “big” projects, or just the concept of time management in general this is definitely a place that you would want to start:
- Planning everyday in advance: “Ita takes about 10 to 12 minutes for you to plan your day, but this small investment of time will save you up to two hours” – Brian Tracy (Eat That Frog) This is golden!
- Apply the law of three. Make a list of tasks and then pick the top three that will get you closer to your end result to focus on either each day or throughout the week
- Multitasking is an allusion: no one can multitask, that is a myth! Not even computers. They just complete tasks faster than a human can and therefore looks like it is doing more than one task at a time.
- Focus your attention: curb distractions and interruptions as much as possible.
There are 21 different ideas that are mentioned in this book and I just briefly skimmed through four of them. If you find value in those four above, you will definitely love reading, Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy.
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