“Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracey does not disappoint! The book is all about getting more done in less time, and throughout the book, Brian details into many methods that can be applied to your life to make it more efficient. As standard for Brian Tracy, he also goes into goal setting and the power of working from lists.
The big takeaway from the book of course, comes from the title. Eat that frog basically stems from an analogy meaning to do the hardest thing first. If you’ve got something on your to do list that you’re just dreading and finding every which way to procrastinate against it; thats the thing you gotta do first. Once you get that out of the way, it’s smooth sailing. Work from hardest to easiest. As a society we often get stuck in the rut of just working on easy things that are often meaningless and never really get into doing what is most impactful and important in our lives.
This brings me to the second biggest takeaway for me from this book and that is focusing your time and energy to activities that have high importance and impact. It is these activities that will make the greatest impact in your life if you can excel at them. It’s much like focusing on your strengths. For example, if you’re a freelance graphic designer, you should focus on your graphic design work and leave all the work with numbers to an accountant, because that is what they’re good at.
Throughout the book, Brian Tracey also details into several chapters on how you can dramatically bring down your procrastination. I found this book to largely being about fine tuning your life. It’s not really a flip your life kind of book (though it can be!), but more of a lets work on the details kind of book. I highly recommend it!