Eat That Frog Progress Update

February 26, 2017

I know I haven’t posted on this blog in a while, but I really feel that I wrote everything good about this book I could. I wrote why it works and how it works, but more good than I ever imagined came from this book. I haven’t wrote anything in a long time about this book, but I still read it frequently, and I have made so many great changes in my life because of it.

By using this book to cure my procrastination, I have been able to make time for things I really enjoy doing, like working on websites, spending more time with my friends and family, reading, and just relaxing.

So here is one way I am able to get so much from my day. Creating a daily schedule.

Here’s how you do it. First list all of the activities you need to get done daily and assign a time to them. Example below:

Shower, get ready for the day, eat breakfast – 45 min
Go to work – 15 min
Work – 9 hours
Come home from work – 15 min
Eat dinner – 1 hour
Work on websites – 1 hour
Run errands – 1 hour
Do work around the house – 1 hour
Read – 30 min

Then schedule the activities in your day. You generally only have to do this once if your main activities stay the same every day.

So it might look like this:

6:45: Shower, get ready for the day, eat breakfast – 45 min
7:40: Go to work – 15 min
8:00: Work – 9 hours
5:00: Come home from work – 15 min
5:20: Eat dinner – 1 hour
6:25: Run errands – 1 hour
7:30: Do work around the house – 1 hour
8:40: Work on websites – 1 hour
10:30: Read – 30 min

Notice I add 5-10 minutes to each activity. This is a good idea because it creates a sort of buffer zone if you need (or want) extra time with an activity.

But you may be asking what about things like doctor’s appointments? Well here is another time when the buffer zone works for your favor, because you added 5-10 minutes to all of your activities, you in theory have at least an extra 30 minutes of just idle time. Also you can often reduce the times of things such as running errands or doing work around the house when need be.

By scheduling your daily activities, even leisure activities, you get rid of a lot of idle time and really focus on your priorities. Yours will likely look much different from mine above, and also your weekend schedule should be drastically different.

So back to Eat That Frog, while this method was not directly taught in the book, the principles behind it were. The teachings from Eat That Frog allowed me to create many system like this one that kill my procrastination, improve my efficiency, get more stuff done, and overall be happier with my life. So definitely check it out on amazon.com here.

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So if you have read any of the articles on this site, you know that Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy will help you get more done in a shorter amount of time and stop your procrastination, but why should you care? You get enough done. You enjoy some free time. Though, clearly because you are here, you are interested in improving your life. Here are some reasons why you should get this book and start eating that frog.

1. More leisure time.

Getting your work done faster means you have more room for leisure activities. Whether you enjoy reading a good book, browsing the web, going for a walk, or just vegging out in front of the TV, you will have more time to do so. Choosing what to do with your leisure time will be your only hard activity.

2. Get more done

When you work more efficiently, you get the same amount of work done, in less time. So if it takes you 4 hours to get done what you previously did in 8, now you have 4 more hours of work. In this example you get 16 hours worth of work done in only 8 hours. Talk about being efficient.

3. You will end your procrastination

If procrastination plagues you, like it did me, then you know all too well how much trouble it can bring. You give up long term satisfaction for the short term and suffer the consequences. This book, however, teaches you step-by-step methods to cure your procrastination, and start taking control of your life. No longer will you check your email, Facebook, and Twitter before doing a task. Your mind will be goal oriented and your will begin to derive pleasure just from completing tasks.

4. Your life will be less hectic

Do you sometimes feel like you have too much to do and too little time to do it? Eat That Frog teaches you just how to manage all of your activities so you waste less time in between and can easily accomplish everything you need to. Imagine never having stress when you are given another task.

So there are some reasons why you should at least check this book out, for more info and reviews on the book check out the Amazon page by clicking the image at the top of the sidebar.

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If you are here on this page then you already know what Brian Tracy’s book, Eat That Frog, is all about.  It is about getting things done.  And I am going to take a guess and say that you wish to get more out of your time, you want to be more productive.  Well, I am halfway through this book so far, and I am actually astounded at how much the little bits of wisdom are working so well.

In Eat That Frog, Tracy gives you extremely simple tips on how to stop procrastinating.  Better yet, he helps you ingrain a behavior of being productive.  Once this behavior is stuck in you, you become addicted to getting things done.  It is a positive addiction, though.  It is good for your psychology and in fact your body to complete a task.  I don’t think I have this addiction yet, but it does feel great after completing a task.  I really hope the positive addiction that is brought about by completing tasks is true, because if it is, I will want to complete even more!

Despite me only being halfway through this book, I feel like I have already begun to increase my productivity.  Like Brian Tracy says in the book, some tasks require certain methods from the book to be done most efficiently, and for other tasks you may use completely different ideas from the book.  But every task can be completed easier by using the steps set forth in Eat That Frog.  I really can’t wait to read the rest of the book.  If only the first half of the book can have me 3 or 4 times as productive as I was before, I can not wait to see what the rest of the book can do.

But besides increasing productivity, what the book really is helping me do is stop procrastinating.  Tracy helps me learn easy ways to encourage myself to actually start those tasks that are on my list of things I will get to one day.  And that has truly been the biggest help of all.

If you want to check out more about this book, I encourage you check out the book on Amazon.com and read some of the reviews and hopefully even get it so you can become a way more productive version of your current self!  You might also want to check out the extremely popular audio version here.

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Brian Tracy – The Master of Procrastination

February 23, 2017

Brian Tracy had many triumphs in his life, and many failures.  He was a drop out from his high school for instance.  Yet what he learned from people was much more valuable than the curriculum of any school. Tracy got his first decent job as a salesman at a young age, except he soon came [...]

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Eat That Frog – What Does It Mean?

February 22, 2017

“If you eat a frog first thing in the morning that will probably be the worst thing you do all day.” – Mark Twain This is the quote that Brian Tracy wrote his book, Eat That Frog, around.  Basically Tracy says that if you just do the task that you have been procrastinating, then all [...]

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Eat That Frog PDF

January 31, 2017

http://eatthatfrogbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/EatThatFrog.pdf The link above is the pdf of the first chapter of Eat That Frog.  The chapter includes an intro about what the book will be about and ow it will help you cure your procrastination forever.  In addition it goes on to explain how Brian Tracy fell into researching productivity and how it has [...]

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Eat That Frog Review – Is Eat That Frog Right For You?

January 30, 2017

In this Eat That Frog review, I will try to be as unbiased as possible.  It might be hard because I love Brian Tracy, all of his books, and indeed Eat That Frog, but I will give it my best shot. By the way, this is a review of the book.  I have listened to [...]

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Eat That Frog – The First 4 Minutes of the Audio Book

January 28, 2017

So here is the first four minutes of the audio book, “Eat That Frog.”  In it, Brian Tracy gives you a small introduction of what is to come in the proceeding chapters.  Tracy has researched for over 20 years on the subject of productivity and this book is the culmination of his research.  He studied [...]

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