The Eat That Frog Productivity Method

eat that frog productivityToday, I’d like to talk about the Eat that Frog productivity book, method and principle developed and talked about by Brian Tracy.

But first of all, I should explain where the idea of this post came from.

I haven’t read the book…Yet!

First off, I am not reviewing the book “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy simply because I haven’t read it yet. (Although I certainly plan to very soon!).

As you may know if you follow me, I absolutely adore personal development training and I continually work on improving myself.

Recently, I have been listening to the works of Brian Tracy who is a prolific personal development trainer, entrepreneur and public speaker.

The Secret Of Self Made Millionaires Video

Through my research of Brian Tracy’s work, I discovered a YouTube video of him speaking that gave the formula for success.

If you do nothing else from reading this post, please watch the “secret of self made millionaire’s” video below.

I first watched the video below about 3 weeks ago, and since then I have re-watched it about 8 times. The content is exceptional to say the least.

I speak to people all the time who want to be successful but they struggle to get traction in life.

I swear, if people were to just follow the super simple advice and wisdom from the video above instead of making excuses, there would be more success and less failure with people.

What Is Eat That Frog?

I encountered more of Brian Tracy’s work in my research including the interview he did below:

In the interview, he mentions some tips related to productivity/time management and references his book called “Eat That Frog”.

Incidentally, Brian Tracy has written more than 20 books in the personal development space. I plan to go out, buy a lot of them and study them!!

So, there’s actually a book called “Eat that Frog” which is a productivity time management book written by Brian Tracy.

Whilst, I haven’t read the book (yet), I could certainly understand (from the video) the concept of “Eat That Frog” in relation to time management and getting things done!!

So, I will explain it for you.

But, you should still watch both of the videos I have shared above as (I believe) they could cause a significant shift within your life (if you do).

To “Eat That Frog” is to simply follow the principle of starting the day and by doing the ugly difficult tasks first.

Instead of doing the most enjoyable things first, you should choose the tasks that are most difficult, yet significant in progressing you forward.

If you know the “major” task that you dislike the most, but gives your life or business the biggest “shift” then you should do that first.

Why?

Well, I think you already know why!

It’s because the difficult dreaded tasks we have are often the “force multipliers” in our personal or business life.

So, let’s go through some examples of what this could be.

It could be that “making your sales calls” to your prospects is your biggest results producer.

It’s the best way for you to produce the results to move your business forward but it’s uncomfortable for many to do (so it normally gets left to last or not done at all).

And if you follow the “Eat that Frog” concept, you would do that first thing in the morning. (much better)!

Then after that, you do the next uncomfortable task for you that produces results.

Brian Tracy says that if you start the day by eating the frog, then nothing else throughout the day will be so bad.

I agree!!

The bottom line is that the tasks that give us the best results and move our business forward at the fastest rate are normally the ones that are most uncomfortable to us.

And, success in business and life is all about getting out of your comfort zone.

If you are an internet marketer, it may be blogging that you need to do first.

If you are a network marketer, it may be making your calls.

Whatever it is, why not do it first of all and get it out of the way??

If you do this, you will find that the “progress” of accomplishment will be like rocket fuel for the rest of your day.

Like Brian Tracy points out: We get a strong source of motivation when we complete tasks. It gives us a boost!

If you can complete important tasks as soon as possible, you will feel much better going through the day, activate your own “law of attraction” and achieve some kind of “snowball effect” going forward.

This really works.

How This Relates To Me – My Methods

When I heard this concept of “eating the frog” (doing the tough tasks first), I was so pleased to realise that I’ve already been doing this!!

I’ve been doing this for such a long time and that is what has given me a thriving business and life in general.

When I wake early in the morning, I start by listening to some personal development audio whilst sipping my coffee.

Pretty easyand relaxing so far, but still important right?

A lot of the time, I will exercise first thing in the morning.

I will walk to my office that I work from and/or have a gym workout.

But next is the important part…

When I sit down at my desk, I make sure to do the difficult but most important tasks first!!

And by the way, this isn’t checking my email or going on facebook.

This is creating training, blogging, making phone calls, reaching out to people or buying advertising.

I do these tasks whilst I am fresh and because they bring me (potentially) thousands of dollars over time.

If you just focus on the important tasks first thing in the morning, your life will change.

And because I do these tasks early, it means that (by about 2pm), I’ve already done work that boosts my business.

So, what do I do?

Normally, I just have fun after that or I do much less strenuous work.

I go to the coffee shop to read my novel and I do this every day.

After about 2pm, I relax because I have practiced the method of “Eat That Frog”.

I have tackled the difficult tasks first, and I am rewarded by relaxation later.

eat that frog brian tracyMy question for you is: Are you doing this?

What do you do in the morning?

Do you have a gym workout to improve your fitness?

And do you tackle the important things first?

If the answer is “no” to a lot of these questions then I would recommend some thought on this.

Almost everyone I know procrastinates about something, but over time this can be a serious problem for your growth.

I hope this gives you some thought for the future.

And please please PLEASE: Watch the Brian Tracy videos at the top of this post.

They will inspire you for the way forward.

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  1. Great blog dude

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