Already in the title of his book “Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time”, Brian Tracy encourages readers to get out of the so-called comfort zone, that is, to get away from the daily routine, which resembles a cycle. The author begins his book with the advice to eat a frog.
A frog he calls is the task that we have to perform. At the same time, you should always start with the fattest frog, that is, with the most difficult and necessary task, and then move on to the lighter. You must first do one thing and then move on to another.
Further, the author consistently cites 21 ways to improve personal efficiency. The book consists of almost the same number of chapters, how many ways to increase motivation he leads. Each method, it is brief and to the point, summarizing the results and objectives. In conclusion, he repeats them briefly.
Here are some methods to increase personal effectiveness:
- Think on paper. When you think about something, take a pen and paper as an assistant
- Plan Every Day. The author gives in this section the six “P” formula. It says, “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.”
- Apply the 80/20 Rule to Everything. Rule: Resist the temptation to clear up small things first.
- Consider the Consequences. Rule: Long-term thinking improves short-term decision making.
- Practice the ABCDE Method.
The ABCDE Method – we arrange tasks according to their importance, assigning them the letters A, B, C, D and E ( A -” very important thing”), if the list of more than one item A, they are assigned relative priorities, if you mark them As A-1, A-2, a-3, etc. B- “should have done”, C- “it would be good to do”, D- “points that allow delegation”, E- “points to be deleted”.
The main idea of the book is how to organize your time properly so that you can manage everything. At first glance, it may seem that the book will be useful for people very busy, for whom time is money. Yes, indeed, this category is particularly useful and interesting to read the secrets of the correct organization of its time.
But the author describes such universal methods that are applicable simply for all categories of people who are not concerned with what profession, the main thing that unites them is the desire and the desire to improve their real life.
The book is very relevant in our time. With all the diversity of everything that now exists in our world, we grasp everything. But in the end, we simply get lost, we are lost in the excess of existing information.
The book will answer many important vital questions: how to plan your day, how to go to your goal, how to be able to cope with a lot of routine work and not forget about family, what habits are good in yourself to develop and many others.
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