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Sunday, August 21, 2011
It's Tina's Take... On... Eat That Frog!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Books - New


Tina LoSasso's Take On...

Eat That Frog!

By Brian Tracy / Illustrated By Paul Maybury / Published by SmarterComics!

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Left Column Top Photo: The Front Cover to 'Eat That Frog', Published by Smarter Comics!
Topmost Photo This Column:  The SmarterComics Logo
  Video:  Author Brian Tracy introducing this latest version of his best selling book... Available in comic book format via eBook & hard copy from SmarterComics!

TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3489:

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy
Illustrations by Paul Maybury

Smarter Comics turns its business book/comics fusion magic to Brian Tracy's time-management classic Eat That Frog!

This is the perfect book and the ideal presentation for anyone overwhelmed by today's fast-paced world.

If you:

-- can't seem to carve out time to start that big project your boss gave you;
-- have an in-box that's never empty
-- come home from work exhausted only to start your second job of cooking, washing, cleaning and running errands;
-- tackle the small, easy stuff just so you can feel like you got something done;

... then "Eat That Frog!" is for you. No, you won't be required to down any amphibians - cooked or otherwise. But, you will be challenged to stop procrastinating and get on with what you need to do to have the life you desire.

As Tracy explains early on, 'eat that frog' is an analogy for how you want to manage your day. Mark Twain said if you eat a frog first thing in the morning that will probably be the worst thing you do all day. This is the basis of Tracy's teaching, and the reason for some very interesting illustrations of really big, and really ugly, frogs!

Tracy narrates the book which is filled with humorous illustrations of people tackling their challenges, eating really big, ugly frogs, and visualizing their success. I particularly appreciated what Tracy said about creating a 'positive addiction' by completing tasks. That feeling of accomplishment becomes addictive urging us on to attack the tasks before us.

For some, the practices outlined in the book may seem overwhelming - writing to do lists and goals by year, month, week and day! My suggestion is just get started doing one thing, then another, and let the 'positive addiction' take over.

Smarter Comics version of "Eat That Frog!" is like Cliff Notes for the harried. You can easily read the book, and absorb the principles, in an hour. Plus, you'll find a quick-reference summary of rules and principles to keep you on track each day.

I give "Eat That Frog!" a VERY FINE PLUS (VF+) 8.5 on a comic book grading scale of 10.

~Tina Lo Sasso


Here's the Publisher's Info on this book: 

Publisher's Info:   Eat that Frog!

Author: Brian Tracy

Procrastinators, be advised: Success is not a magical combination of genetics and fashion sense. Rather, it is a series of time management behaviors which must be practiced on a regular basis. Luckily, “EAT THAT FROG!” will show you how to deal with those challenging tasks you keep putting off in an accessible comic book format. Instead of slowing you down, completing these hard jobs only empowers you to tackle the rest of your day.

“EAT THAT FROG!” is a vivid metaphor for conquering your most difficult tasks first. By ‘eating that frog’ during the first part of the morning, successful people know that the hardest part of the day is behind them. This allows them to plow through the rest of their business with relative cheer, and get more done on a daily basis. Plus, challenging tasks tend to be associated with the greatest personal and professional rewards. Once you learn how to develop habits that will allow you to perform at a consistently high level, the type of work you do becomes far more interesting.

Bestselling author Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. While the pace of modern life can sometimes be overwhelming, “EAT THAT FROG!” will teach you 21 time-tested habits that will not only help you get a grip on your life, but boost your productivity. By making to-do lists and then confronting the most heinous task first, successful people make the best use of their energy. Based on the international best-seller, this comic book version pairs illustrated panels with the original text. These illustrations will show you in only a few minutes how to avoid the time-trap pitfalls of technology while making the most of its efficiency.

Remember: While nobody can do absolutely everything, everybody can do a little something. By prioritizing your critical tasks, you can stop procrastinating and start accomplishing today!

NOTE:  The publisher has multiple ways you can purchase this book! Here is the link to where you can purchase it direct from them at SmarterComics!  Either ebook via iPhone, Android, online, iPad, android tablet, or hard copy!


Thanks, Tina, for the above review!   

This is the SmarterComics web site, with the link to this individual book listing.

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~Michael D Hamersky - who is asking you for your vote in the current voting going on over at The Shel Dorf Awards web site. I was nominated for 'Comic Blogger of the Year' on Monday, August 8th!   While being honored to be nominated, I'd also like to win! The competition has some other good nominees for the same category I was nominated for, so I'm asking for your help on this!

If you have enjoyed this blog or any of the others in the now over 3,482 blogs in this series of mine, I'd appreciate your vote!

Here is a direct link to the voting page. 'Comic Blogger of the Year' is the category, and 'Michael Hamersky On Comics' is the name I'm listed as to vote for.

Here is a link to blog #3481, where I went more into depth on this topic.

My thanks to any of you that take the time to vote for me!


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,489 total posts in number!   I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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Updated: Sunday, August 21, 2011 7:27 AM PDT
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