Prioritize your tasks!
In three words, this is the book. How to prioritize? In this book, Brian Tracy is going to show you how: Eat That Frog. Do the thing you hate first!
Brian Tracy is a Canadian-American motivational speaker, and consultant for personal development.
According to the writer's website, Brian addresses more than 250,000 people per year. He is the bestselling author of about 50 books translated into dozens of languages.
The title is based on the saying by Mark Twain. If you eat a live frog every morning, you can spend the day pleased to know that this will be your worst experience all day.
This book, a two hour read, is divided into many short essays on how to overcome procrastination. It's intended for those who don't know how to make to-do lists and sort out their priorities.
The key advice in this book: rank your tasks, write them down, and act 100% on them until 100% is finished. Good for newbies who want to overcome their procrastination.
But there are other techniques for time management. Tony Robbins offers RPM method. David Allen wrote on Get-Things-Done method. Pareto Principle also known as the 80/20 rule, the Meta Productivity method, and so on. Eat-That-Frog looks like a cocktail of all those recognized models.
In critical reading, this book looks as a long PowerPoint presentation with tons of quotes from those you've never heard of. Without an appealing anecdote, or interesting statistic, it's tricky to parse his advice.
In addition, the tips focused on office, including how to convince your boss, take additional courses to boost your job performance, etc. The author assumes most individuals work in traditional offices. And it doesn't relate to people who have non-traditional jobs.
The 128-page book could have been 10 pages long and would have been much better that way. There is not enough content, and no original ideas and very repetitive.
The overrated book rehashed and repackaged old material. It represents a somewhat cynical money making exercise by Brian Tracey.