Well, hello and welcome to my favorite time management strategy: Eat the Frog!

What do you mean, Eat the Frog? Yes, Eat The Frog was coined by Brian Tracy.  It means that thing you really don’t want to do— do it first! Eat the frog first!

This ensures things will get done. We naturally put off what is difficult and tackle the easy stuff.  But simply put, do Your Most Dreaded Task FIRST. Time block the frog, block out distractions and then do it.

Let’s talk more about this: I like taking the morning to tackle the hardest things of the day—those heavy tasks that you know you won’t have the energy for later. Maybe it’s that phone call you’ve been dreading to make. Or your family budget, or you resume, and you don’t know where to start. Whatever it is, that hard thing, it hangs over your head, distracting you with guilt or anxiety because it keeps getting pushed to the next day and the next.

It’s time to end that cycle. Do it first thing. Easy stuff later, dreaded tasks first.  Maybe you can’t finish it in one day, but you can at least get started, and often it’s the getting started that’s the hardest part.

I love eating the frog!! Isn’t it awesome?

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (BlissEssential.co), Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (BusyToBliss.com), Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform EricaDiamond.com® (previously WomenOnTheFence.com®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.