The Business Edge Blog

August 23, 2011

Time Management Lessons From A Little Book

Time Management 101

Eat That Frog! – by Brian Tracy

As a Business Coach I find that many of my clients need help with Time Management.  I’ve found that a little yellow book helps them understand the basics.  Eat the ugliest frog first thing every day.

In less than 120 pages broken into 21 chapters, a topic is presented and exercises provided to implement the concept in your life.  It is not intended to be a quick read.  The process is to read the chapter, determine how it relates to the work you do and complete the exercises.  Then begin to incorporate the concepts into your daily routine.  Is it a magic bullet?  No.  It takes work.  You need to create new habits.  Habits take time.

I find that a great way to be held accountable to actually reading the book, doing the exercises and implementing the concepts is to join a group using the book as the framework.  That is what my Boardroom group is doing.  We meet twice a month.  The homework is to read a chapter or two, do the exercises and report back to the group.  Is it easy?  No, but working together as a group provides support and a place to brainstorm the implementation in your own life.

Is Time Management an issue in your life or business?  Have you found ways to solve your Time Management issues?  Share your comments below.

Interested in joining a virtual group to improve your Time Management skills while being held accountable for doing what it takes to improve your productivity?  Let me know below.



  1. I have to say that this seems like a very interesting book for solving various time management issues. Personally what i can recommend is to begin using time strategies in every part of your life. If for instance you are spending lots of time working with the computer seriously think about installing a time management software. In this way you will be able to be more productive and efficient in your work activities.

    Comment by Best Time Manager — August 23, 2011 @ 8:05 am | Reply

  2. Great article; I’m a firm beleiver of “handle each piece of paper once” philosophy.

    Comment by Mike Bayer — August 30, 2011 @ 6:54 am | Reply

  3. Frogs, elephants, monkeys, what’s next?

    Comment by councilblogs — August 30, 2011 @ 6:55 am | Reply

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