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

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 128 pages
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 more of your important tasks done--today!

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Contents

Set the Table
9
Plan Every Day in Advance
14
Apply the 8020 Rule to Everything
20
Consider the Consequences
25
Practice Creative Procrastination
33
Use the ABCDE Method Continually
37
Focus on Key Result Areas
41
Apply the Law of Three
47
Put the Pressure on Yourself
76
Maximize Your Personal Powers
80
Motivate Yourself into Action
85
Get Out of the Technological Time Sinks
89
Slice and Dice the Task
97
Create Large Chunks of Time
101
Develop a Sense of Urgency
105
Single Handle Every Task
109

Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin
56
Take It One Oil Barrel at a Time
60
Upgrade Your Key Skills
63
Leverage Your Special Talents
67
Identify Your Key Constraints
70
Putting It All Together
113
Index
119
Learning Resources of Brian Tracy International
125
About the Author
127
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About the author (2007)

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.

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