Review of Eat That Frog

June 6, 2013


Review of Eat That Frogeat that frog review

Do you procrastinate everyday about things on your to-do list that you really just don’t want to do or have anxiety about how to do? If you struggle with prioritizing what you need to do and what will add the most value to your bigger goals, “Eat That Frog” is a quick and easy read that will make a huge impact on your day to day routine and overall productivity!

Brian Tracy is a highly sought after motivational speaker and author. He has done hundreds of seminars and workshops all over the world, and has  a company that specializes in the training and development for improving organizational skills and time management…..he is quoted with saying:

You are the architect of your own destiny; you are the master of your own fate; you are behind the steering wheel of your life. There are no limitations to what you can do, have, or be. Except the limitations you place on yourself by your own thinking”

My personal take on Eating That Frog:

My big ah ha reading Eat That Frog was that is wasn’t that I was supposed to do the biggest, hardest, thing I didn’t want to do – first thing in the day – it was to figure out the biggest , most important thing that would bring the most value or get me closer to achieving my ultimate goal – the first thing every day.  Sometimes it would be the hardest because it required more creativity or brain power – or was something that I didn’t like doing – but learning how you can achieve much bigger results by refocusing your action items was a huge eye opener for me.

The 12 simple steps he provides that I have started to incorporate into my life plans are:

  1. Define what you want in every part of your life: Income, Family, Health, & Networth (this was the hardest one for me!)
  2. Write it down – put your goals on paper – try to do 3 big ones for each of the 4 areas above
  3. Set a deadline – break down each goal and put time increments (i.e. 5 yr goals, 1 yr goals, monthly, weekly, daily)
  4. Identify obstacle to overcome – what is holding you back?
  5. Identify knowledge or skill you need to achieve your goal (what training do you need to take or what skill do you need to develop –  i.e. if a goal is to work/live in another country, you may want to learn the language first!)
  6. Identify the people you need to help you achieve your goals – make a list of who you need to work with or around, family members, co-workers, customers – know what is in it for them to help you be successful (I love this other saying Brian Tracy uses: “Be a go-giver, not a go-getter”)
  7. Make a list of everything you will have to do to achieve your goal – combine the people, skills, obstacles and determine EVERYTHING you need and the time you need to execute – assemble all the resources
  8. Organize the list into a plan – put things in the order they need to be done if there are dependencies and assign priorities
  9. Make a plan – plan each day, week, month in advance
  10. Select your most important task to complete each day – ask yourself “what contributes the most value to my goal” – that is your FROG!!  EAT IT first!!!
  11. Develop a habit of self-discipline – plan- prepare – do
  12. Visualize your goals – “see” your goals as if they were already achieved and have a mental, emotional picture that you you can feel what success is like and you r are already living it – make a dream board (checkout for a free tool to do this)

Should you read this book to help with achieving your goals?eat that frog review 2

If you are interested in getting more valuable things done in your daily routine – this is a great book and resource for you. If you tend to do the easy things first, that don’t make that big an impact on your life goals or projects –  you NEED to read this book!

Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog can definitely give you the keys to successful time management and effective organization skills and help you accomplish anything you dream of doing.



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