Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy book review

©Stuart Bush, No exit, pen on paper 43 x 61 cm
©Stuart Bush, No exit, pen on paper 43 x 61 cm
The title of the book comes from a Mark Twain quote. It suggests that if you start the day by eating a frog (a frog is a metaphor for your most important task), you will be happy to know that this is the worst thing you need to do that day.
I wanted to write about the book, ‘Eat that Frog’ because it contains a useful explanation of how to manage your priorities. I have over the years been highly unproductive because of procrastination, and this book has helped me towards overcoming the problem.
The most helpful sections to me were ‘Plan every day in advance’, ‘Apply 80/20 rule to everything’, ‘Practice A, B, C, D and E method of prioritising’ and the advice about removing distractions has had a real impact on my productivity.
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©Vilfredo Pareto, The Pareto Principle All rights reserved
The book is relatively short, compact and an easy read considering it is a self-help book.   I’m a note taker when reading books like this, as I feel it helps me digest the many learning points. I even turned a couple of chapters into mind maps, to help me capitalise on the useful advice.  This book has helped me with my productivity, and I would highly recommend it.

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