The Lowdown: In this Eat That Frog! summary, we’ll cover Brian Tracy’s three main lessons.
Time is your most valuable asset. I know, because most of the time, I feel like I’ve got none of it.
There is so much you need to do on a daily basis as a business owner, it is hard to know where to start.
“If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.”Mark Twain
By tacking your hardest and most important thing first, you’ll progress closet to your goals in less time.
It really does pay to ‘eat that frog’…
Brian Tracy’s book will teach you the following:
- Every successful goal starts with a plan
- Work out your priorities
- Stay positive and disciplined
Lesson One: Every successful goal starts with a plan
It is all well and good to say ‘tackle the most important thing first’.
However, to do that, you kinda need to know what your most important tasks are (more about that later)
So, set out your goals and create a plan to make sure you have all you need to achieve them.
The most important thing to do with your goals is to write them down.
We often organize things in our heads, but forget them ten minutes later.
Only 3% of people write down their goals, and they’re five times more likely to reach them.
Once you have those goals written down, you can focus on your plan to achieving them.
This includes checklists and breaking down what needs to be done and what truly moves the needle
Lesson Two: Work out your priorities
While a checklist is great, the issue with a checklist is that every task is given equal weighting.
However, we all know that isn’t the case.
Setting up your priorities is key to actually achieving what you want in your business.
There are a million things you ‘could’ be doing.
However, how many of those things actually move the needle for you?
For most of us, a select few tasks will lead to the most return.
So, once you’ve organized your tasks, prioritize them using the ABCDE method.
The ABCDE method is super simple, the A tasks are the most important and it filters all the way down to the E tasks.
Lesson Three: Stay positive and disciplined
There are a few really important things to remember when you’re looking to get shit done.
For starters, treat your body well. When you’re under the pump, you can feel like you have to work until 2 am and wake back up at 6 am to get started.
However, sleep and rest are so important.
Also, most of our inner drive comes from the self-talk we give ourselves.
Talk kindly to yourself and stay positive. It can be impossible to overcome negative self-talk.
My Personal Takeaway
It is so easy to do the little tasks first because it feels good to wipe something off your to-do list. Or maybe that thing you’re avoiding is super important but it is just a task you hate.
Eat That Frog is a book that really hits home on why doing the important tasks first is so important.
Put it into action
Start making your to-do lists and create an ABCDE order of priority.
You should consider buying this book if…
If you’re a business owner or someone who works from home, you’ll get a lot from Eat That Frog.
Also, if you’re the kind of person who struggles to keep on track, this book is worth a read.
If you’ve enjoyed this Eat That Frog summary, you can buy the book on Amazon.
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