Eat That Frog and a Giveaway!


Recently a friend recommended this book, Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. Of course, I totally procrastinated on buying it. I had it in my wish list on Amazon for about a month. I finally purchased it about two weeks ago.

I read the book in about a day and a half. It’s a really quick read. I loved it. I think everyone who procrastinates and is totally A.D.D. like me. I’ve read a lot of self help books in my life and this is one of the better ones.

Why Eat That Frog?

“Using “eat that frog” as a metaphor for tackling the day’s most challenging task, Tracy shows readers how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize their time. He details 21 practical, doable steps to stop the procrastination treadmill and get more of the important tasks done.”

Here is an example of some of the tips that the book gives:

1. Select any goal, task, or project in your life which you have
been procrastinating and make a list of all of the steps you need to take to
eventually complete the task.

2. Then take just one step immediately.
Sometimes all you need to do to get started is to sit down and complete one item
on the list. And then do one more, and so on. You will be amazed at what you
eventually accomplish.

I’m amazed by this book, so much, that I’m going to give away two copies! That’s right, two lucky people will win a copy of this book!

How do you enter to win this book?

1. Leave a comment. What do you procrastinate about? Is it home related? Work related? Blog Related?

2. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AngryJulie. Tweet about my giveaway and leave the tweet in my comments section.

3. Post about the giveaway on your blog.

Giveaway ends Friday, April 24th, at noon. I will choose two winners randomly. This contest is open to U.S. Residents only.

Good Luck!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNERS TO BE POSTED SOON!!!

45 comments
Debbie Jackson
Debbie Jackson

I procrastinate on anything that involves making changes. I'm doing it on changing jobs now. jacksond@nhr3.net

cstironkat
cstironkat

I hate cleaning the house. I also need to get started on living healthier.

Emilie
Emilie

Oh! I procrastinate when I have to make phone calls to people I don't know!emvark at gmail dot com

Living With Lindsay
Living With Lindsay

The only stuff I procrastinate about is the stuff my mother keeps wanting me to do. :)

citystreams
citystreams

You're funny! I'd never heard the phrase "eat the frog" so I didn't realize it meant procrastinating. Your tweet made no sense to me! Had to come check it out. :o)

carma
carma

I procrastinate about dusting. UGGH

HopelesslyDeb
HopelesslyDeb

Dispatcher? I want to move. I want to sell my house and move so badly I could scream. However, I can't list the house until I clean out my garage. Did I mention I've been wanting to move for over a year?

Suzanne Broughton
Suzanne Broughton

Just about everything, but paying the bills is the worst for me.

Kelly
Kelly

I procrastinate most about cleaning. I always look at a room in my apartment, lament about how much I need to clean, how easy it would be if I just DID it, then promptly decide to put it off. It frustrates me! I always feel better when I just get things done, but I never just do it. Help! krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

LittleEagle
LittleEagle

I procrastinate when it comes to dealing with sticky situations, hoping that they would resolve themselves. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jinxy and Me
Jinxy and Me

I really procrastinate about cleaning. It's really bad!

Heather M
Heather M

I procratinate at almost everything I do!! Cleaning, School homework, Everything!! It's difficult. I guess I'm LAZY! *GASP*hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

yiayia
yiayia

I am always procastinating when it comes to washing and cleaning the car!!

rlgrady
rlgrady

I procrastinate about everything, from getting up in the morning to going to bed at night. Thanks!rlgrady[at]yahoo[dot]com

Miranda
Miranda

I always procrastinate about cleaning

Nickolay
Nickolay

I procrastinate about paying my billsjason@allworldautomotive.com

Homemaker
Homemaker

I procrastinate about EVERYTHING...I procrastinate about housework, my poor blog which I haven't updated for I think about 3 months, making appts., etc. This book would be a great tool to help me stop procrastinating..sallylynnsara@hotmail.com

alexandrea
alexandrea

Great giveaway! I always procrastinate things I really don't want to do...I find plenty of other chores to do instead. Right now I am procrastinating calling to get estimates to insulate our house - I froze all winter and now that its warming up I will probably procrastinate until it's winter again...

BUSY BEE
BUSY BEE

I procrastinate the little stuff around the house. I can always find something else to spend my time on!

Trish
Trish

we have 3 classic cars in the driveway, waiting to get on the road. yeah, we procrastinate alot!!

ljsfunone
ljsfunone

I procrastinate the most at home. I am such a pack rat and need to clean out everything I am not using for a garage sale, but I have put it off and put it off more times than I can count. I am trying to slowly go through things, but always find something *else* I could be doing. :)Thanks for the giveaway.

wendy
wendy

I procrastinate with my housecleaning.madamerkf at aol dot com

Renee G
Renee G

I procrastinate about all the chores at home, in hopes that my husband will get around to them before I do.rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

jemscout425
jemscout425

i always put off cleaning out the freezer, it's the one job i hate, but has to be done

Karin
Karin

I procrastinate about everything. Especially home stuff. jesterpester777 at gmail dot com

Valerie
Valerie

I'm currently a college studentSo I'm pretty bad at procrastinating on my work, especially studying for testsKawaiineko2008 at aol dot com

prplrush
prplrush

I absolutely procrastinate about everything lol. mainly probably my stuff online, just check out my blog lol. I really do try to stay on top of it and get it going, but so far ive barely been able to make more then 2 entries per month lol

casib69
casib69

I procrastinate about cleaning up the attic. I just can't seem to want to do it and I know I have too. It won't clean itself.

Tiffany819
Tiffany819

I procrastinate bad with housework. I am terrible at keeping up with it! Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to read this book. Tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

kathy55439
kathy55439

I never really go into the procrastinate thing should have

liane66
liane66

I procrastinate about things that I think will difficult whether its work or home stuff. Thanks for the giveaway!Kimspam66(at)yahoo(dot)com

mindy
mindy

i procrastinate about domestic chores cleaning laundry etc i have a very full plate and tend to put these off as long as possible thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous
Anonymous

I procrastinate about everything. Should I or shouldn't I speak my mind, buy this or buy that, wait or not on a purchase or for a person. I find I procrastinate so much that I make myself late for everything as I spend to much time debating with myself. Add me to your giveaway. I need help.espressogurl at hotmail dot com

AmyWaWa
AmyWaWa

I am the Queen of Procrastination. Bunch of mail to do at work? Why not surf the web for seven hours and do it in a rush in the last hour of work? Boat load of laundry? Let's wait until no one has clean underwear and the only clean things you own are your prom dress from 1992, a stretched out nursing bra and Rainbow Brite socks. (They all looked fabulous together, BTW.)

Allyson and Dave
Allyson and Dave

I have heard about that book from somewhere...maybe I read it for a previous job...I just remember thinking how icky it would be to actually eat a frog.

Amy Amy Bo Bamey
Amy Amy Bo Bamey

What DON'T I procrastinate at :) Let's see last summer we laid new flooring and still don't have baseboards LOL PROCRASTINATION at it's best right there!

Anonymous
Anonymous

I am the worst of the worst procrastinators. I am always a day late even though I try to do better.

Shannon
Shannon

I usually don't procrastinate, but I have a sister who is the QUEEN! She always waits til the last minute, so she NEEDS this :)

starnes family
starnes family

I proscratinate when it comes to cleaning out closets and donating. I eventually do it, but dread it. Don't get me wrong.....I love helping out the needy and donate a ton of clothes each year due to having 3 small children, but it's the process I loathe. Great giveaway!