Posted by Claire White ¦ Business Tools
Have you ever eaten a frog?
The thought is pretty unappealing to say the least, but according to acclaimed speaker and best-selling author Brian Tracey in his famous book 'Eat That Frog' it should be the very first thing you do each morning if you want to be super successful in life. But no need to dwell on any green and slimy images that might be popping into your head, as 'the frog' is simply a metaphor for the most challenging task that has to be done by you each day; usually the one you also procrastinate on the most.
The theory comes from the old saying by Mark Twain that if you were to eat a live frog first thing each morning then you'd have the satisfaction of knowing that you'd tackled the most difficult task of the day, and things could only get better. A little extreme to be taken literally, but hopefully you get the gist, and no matter what type of business you're in, it would be hard to dispute the usefulness of Tracey's nuggets of wisdom in showing you how to focus solely on those critical tasks and to better organise your day.
I enjoyed this audiobook hugely
At just under 3 hours long the audiobook is perfect for walking the dog or listening to in the car - actually one of Tracey's time management tips, so a gold star for me! The author's upbeat style of narrating really cuts to the core of the vital elements of effective personal time management - decisions, discipline and determination.
But the thing that really struck a chord with me was the reminder that the whole point of trying to get more done and save yourself time is to be able to spend more time with the people you care about, and doing the things that give you the most pleasure in life; something that's all too easy to lose sight of if your a driven business owner who enjoys what they do. And that's definitely me!
So do you have a frog for breakfast each day? Have you read Brian Tracey's book? Did you change your diet? I'd love to read your views below.
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