MyNutShare’s Key Points – “EAT that FROG” by Brian Tracy

Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy
Eat that Frog! by Brian Tracy

Here are my key points:

  • Tackle the most scary, annoying, whatever tasks you don’t really like to do first! Without interruptions – until you are done with it! If you have 2 tasks you don’t like – start with the one you like even less first. Do it. Reduce the time between deciding, which one is the most horrible one and taking action. After you have accomplished this you will feel better and rewarded.
  • Plan every day! In advance – the night before.
  • Which 20% of tasks are responsible for 80% of outcome? These are the important ones. Focus on the key result areas to set priorities.
  • Upgrade your key skills and leverage your special talents rather than improving your weaknesses.
  • Do not multitask. Do one task at a time with all your focus and you will be done quicker and probably with better results.
  • Set goals – everyday and focus on them. Know what you want to achieve and what is top priority for that day. If you can’t decide what to focus on think about which goal (if accomplished) has the greatest positive impact on your life?
  • Set deadlines for your tasks. Actually this principle is also recommended by Tim Ferris in “the 4-hour work week” (I will do a summary on this separately). Short deadlines that force you to take immediate action and get the task done in an efficient way rather than precasting with perfection.
  • Don’t tackle the task as a big one. Break it down so it becomes easier to do.
  • Watch your thoughts and become your own, biggest motivator.
  • Do not do everything. Priorities and procrastinate the rest. Do the tasks that have the most serious consequences and focus on these key result areas.