August 19


Achieve Business Success by Eating Frogs

Achieve Business Success illustrated by a multicolored green frog.
Eat frogs daily to achieve business success. What is this all about?

Achieve Business Success
by Eating Frogs:
What does this possibly mean?

Achieve Business Success by taking on the nastiest thing you have to do first thing in the morning. OK, now that makes sense but what does that have to do with eating frogs? Much less, what does this have to do with YOUR Business Success?

This country girl who knows the difference between toads and frogs and was amazed when she heard all time Business Writer, Speaker, Trainer, & Coach Brian Tracy share Mark Twain’s quote,

“If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worse things that is going to happen to you all day long.”

Brian Tracy was speaking about procrastination. His practice is to do (eat) the most difficult thing (frog) you must do for the day.  Tracy also teaches that if you have two frogs, you should eat the ugliest one first! I was astonished by this practical approach to obliterating procrastination. Over the past 15 years or so, it has served me well on many days. Kudos to Brian Tracy and team!

To Do Lists and Frog Eating to Achieve Business Success

At the end of every business day, I create my To Do List for the next day. At that time I also set the priority and select my frog. I especially love this during the summer and early autumn because I can hear the frogs croaking – signing their hearts out to me. I always think, “Which frog do I eat or end up croaking myself?” This has served me really well.

What happens when I don’t eat the ugliest frog first? I try to do other things to avoid what I must. Unfortunately nothing gets accomplished until I do eat that frog. So, if hours have pasted and I’m not achieving what is necessary, I go back to the drawing board to find my butt-ugly frog and eat it quickly before I lose the rest of the day’s productivity.

If you want to learn how to achieve Business Success, this is one of those practices you must practice over and over again. Eventually it becomes habit – that’s the good news. The bad news is you will try to cheat at it once in a while. I told you what I do when I find myself procrastinating. Make sure you have a plan to correct your mis-steps immediately. Why? You will mis-step. The sooner you catch yourself, the more efficient and effective you will become.

Brilliant Breakthroughs Achieve Business Success Question:
Which of your many frogs are you going to start eating today? Which frogs impede YOUR Business Performance the most?

If you want to achieve Business Success minimizing procrastination is a daily chore. So, here’s to your weekly dose of frogs!

Which ugly frog is reoccurring for you? Share your answer in the comment section and I’ll reply.


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Maggie Mongan, Master Business Coach & Strategist
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p.s. If you want to achieve business success, start by looking at your own performance. Clean that up and your business will become more profitable.

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