Eat That Frog

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Eat That Frog
BY: Brian Tracy

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Table of Contents Preface Introduction Chapter 1 .......................Set the Table Chapter 2 .......................Plan Every Day In Advance Chapter 3 .......................Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything Chapter 4 .......................Consider the Consequences Chapter 5 .......................Practice the ABCDE Method Continually Chapter 6 .......................Focus on Key Result Areas Chapter 7 .......................Obey the Law of Forced Efficiency Chapter 8 .......................Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin Chapter 9 .......................Do Your Homework Chapter 10 .....................Leverage Your Special Talents Chapter 11 .....................Identify Your Key Constraints Chapter 12 .....................Take It One Oil Barrel At A Time Chapter 13 .....................Put the Pressure on Yourself Chapter 14 .....................Maximize Your Personal Power Chapter 15 .....................Motivate Yourself Into Action

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Chapter 16 .....................Practice Creative Procrastination Chapter 17 .....................Do the Most Difficult Task First Chapter 18 .....................Slice and Dice the Task Chapter 19 .....................Create Large Chunks of Time Chapter 20 .....................Develop a Sense of Urgency Chapter 21 .....................Single Handle Every Task Putting It All Together

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Preface Thank you for picking up this book. I hope these ideas help you as much as have helped me and thousands of others. In fact, I hope that this book changes your life forever.

There is never enough time to do everything you have to do. You are literally swamped with work and personal responsibilities, projects, stacks of magazines to read and piles of books you intend to get to one of these days as soon as you get caught up. But the fact is that you are never going to get caught up. You will never get on top of your tasks. You will never get far enough ahead to be able to get to all those books, magazines and leisure time activities that you dream of doing.

And forget about solving your time management problems by becoming more productive. No matter how many personal productivity techniques you master, there will always be more to do than you can ever accomplish in the time you have available to you, no matter how much it is.

You can only get control of your time and your life by changing the way you think, work and deal with the never ending river of responsibilities that flows over you each day. You can only get 4

control of your tasks and activities to the degree that you stop doing some things and start spending more time on the few things that can really make a difference in your life.

I have studied time management for more than thirty years. I have immersed myself in the works of Peter Drucker, Alex Mackenzie, Alan Lakein, Stephen Covey and many, many others. I have read hundreds of books and thousands of articles on personal efficiency and effectiveness. This book is the result.

Each time I came across a good idea, I tried it out in my own work and personal life. If it worked, I incorporated it into my talks and seminars and taught it to others.

Galileo once wrote, “You cannot teach a person something he does not already know; you can only bring what he does know to his awareness.”

Depending upon your level of knowledge and experience, these ideas will sound familiar. This book will bring them to a higher level of awareness. When you learn and apply these methods and techniques over and over until they become habits, you will alter the course of you life in a very positive way.

My Own Story 5

Let me tell you a little about myself the origins of this little book. I started off in life with few advantages, aside from a curious mind. I did poorly in school and left without graduating. I worked at laboring jobs for several years. My future did not appear promising.

As a young man, I got a job on a...
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