Reid's Reviews > Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
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May 21, 11

bookshelves: business-management, business-sales
Recommended to Reid by: Paul Jew
Read in May, 2011, read count: 1

Brian Tracey puts together a book full of useful ideas on how to be more productive.

His chapter summaries on p113 are a good resource to review.

1. Set the table: Decide what you want
2. Plan the day in advance: Think on paper
3. Apply the 80/20 rule: 20% of activity produces 80% of the results
4. Consider the consequences: of your 20% activities
5. Practice creative procrastination: put off things of low value
6. Use the A B C D E Method continually: prioritize
7. Focus on key result areas: concentrate on results you HAVE to have
8. The Law of Three: ID and focus on the top three before anything else
9. Prepare thoroughly before you begin: get set up to get things done
10. Take it one oil barrel at a time: do it one step at a time
11. Upgrade your key skills: sharpen your sword to do more and better
12. Leverage your special talents:do things are good at wholeheartedly
13. Identify your key constraints: get rid of bottlenecks, choke points
14. Put pressure on yourself: think like you are on vacation tomorrow
15. Maximize your personal power: work hard at your best times of day
16. Motivate yourself into action: look at the positive now and move on
17. Get out of tech sinks: tech stuff can be time killers
18. Slice and dice the task: break it down, do one piece
19. Create large chunks of time: to focus on certain things
20. Develop sense of urgency: move fast on key tasks
21. Single handle every task: start and fully complete most imp't task



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