Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time Brian Tracy

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1. Principle 1: Set the Table

1.1. Be clear on the quantifiable outcome that you want (Actions create clarity)

1.2. Remove vagueness from all areas of your life

1.3. Stop listening to others who directly/directly tell you how to live your life. Only you know what is best for yourself and your contribution

2. Principle 2: Plan Each Day in Advance

2.1. Use tasks list or a software like Trello or Asana to sequence and manage your day

2.2. Organize based on highest and best use and fastest route to your desired outcome

2.3. Plan the next day at the end of the current day

3. Principle 3: Apply the 80/20 Rule

3.1. 20% of your activities will account for 80% of your results

3.2. Time, Energy, Resources

4. Principle 4: Consider the Consequences

4.1. Develop long-range thinking

4.2. Increase your level of awareness

4.3. Know that everything has cause and effect

5. Principle 5: Practice the ABCDE Method Continually

5.1. "A" = very important, highest outcome, short and long term

5.2. "B" = you should do that has mild consequences

5.3. "C" is nice to do but there are no consequences

5.4. "D" = something that you can delegate to someone, which frees up time for you to work your A.

5.5. "E" is something you can eliminate because it makes not difference at all.

6. Principle 6: Focus on Key Result Areas

6.1. What do you bring to the table?

6.2. What can you pass on to others to do?

7. Principle 7: Obey the Law of Forced Efficiency

7.1. You can only do one thing at a time and you only get 24 hours in each day

7.2. What is the most valuable use of your time, right now

8. Principle 8: Prepare Thoroughly Before You Begin

8.1. Create a workspace that you'll enjoy working in and which bring out the highest level of productivity in you

9. Principle 9: Do Your Homework

9.1. Learn what you need to do take action

9.2. Practice Kaizen in all areas of your craft

10. Principle 10: Leverage Your Special Talents

10.1. Identify your unique skills and commit yourself to becoming good in these areas

11. Principle 11: Identify Your Key Constraints

11.1. What is holding you back in things, people situations?

12. Principle 12: Take it One Oil Barrel at a Time

12.1. Take the first step

12.2. Break down into smaller steps

12.3. Actions create clarity

13. Principle 13: Put Pressure on Yourself

13.1. Be a leader, someone who can work without supervision

13.2. While it is good to have accountability you also need to develop self-accountability

14. Principle 14: Maximize Your Personal Powers

14.1. Physical, mental, and emotional energies make up your personal performance and productivity so guard and nurture your energy level.

15. Principle 15: Motivate Yourself Into Action

15.1. Learn what motivates you and use these aspects as tools

16. Principle 16: Practice Creative Procrastination

16.1. Everyone procrastinates but if you're going to do it, do it on something that is still going to move your forward.

17. Principle 17: Do the Most Difficult Task First

17.1. You have more energy and willpower in the start

18. Principle 18: Slice and Dice the Task

18.1. Take a project and break it down to multiple tasks, focusing on one task at a time

19. Principle 19: Create Large Chunks of Time

19.1. Block the time in your schedule

19.2. If you don't take control of your time, others will do it for you

20. Principle 20: Develop a Sense of Urgency

20.1. Flow state

20.2. Adjust your ideologies surrounding urgency

21. Principle 21: Single Hand Every Task

21.1. Practice focus of will and doing only one thing at a time till completion

21.2. Block your times

21.3. Practice the Pomodoro technique