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Eat that frog!
Blog 182 Eat that frog book

Have you ever heard the saying, attributed to Mark Twain, that goes: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day”? No? Neither had we until we read Eat that frog! 21 great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time, which uses this grizzly metaphor to help readers use their time more effectively by tackling their most important tasks first each day.

For anyone that has ever succumbed to procrastination (in other words, all of us), you’ll not regret any time you spend reading this book. We’ve lost count of the number of clients who’ve told us they’ve read it and use its strategies to organise their workload. It’ll change how you think about setting up your working day. If you’re experiencing decision fatigue or lack of motivation, this one is for you.

Author Brian Tracy is a ‘success expert’, keynote speaker and seminar leader, and the bestselling author of more than 70 books – the topics he covers run the gamut of time management and productivity to public speaking and book writing. You might have read some of his other books, like No excuses! The power of self-discipline, or Goals! How to get everything you want – faster than you ever thought possible. Clearly, he’s not a procrastinator.

We often work with our coaching clients to define how they can best set up their own personal ‘operating rhythm’. This book will help you do that, by guiding you to hone in on whatever your ‘frog’ might be each day – your biggest, most important task (aka the one you’re most likely to procrastinate on) – and take the necessary steps to get it done before moving on to anything else. Sure, the process requires discipline and persistence, but by learning and adopting this new habit, the author (and his many followers) believes you’ll be able to achieve your tough, high-impact jobs more efficiently. This book is practical and easy to read and could well be the life hack you need right now.

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