DO SELF-HELP BOOKS WORK?
Cosmo Girls Test the Latest Crop!
Bookstores are flooded with titles that promise to ‘change your life forever’. So, which one should you pick? We’ve made things easier by asking five readers to read and review the most exciting new launches.
“The book is super thin and reading it meant more time for Grey’s episodes(!), and that’s probably why I picked it. It doesn’t make any big claims, but surprisingly, helped me become more organised and much, much less lazy. Based on Mark Twain’s theory of ‘eating a live frog’, Tracy explains how important it is to finish the bigger more difficult tasks (the frog) first. We unconsciously waste our time in completing smaller, less important work. The book cascades from there: set the table, plan everyday in advance, indulge in creative procrastination, leverage your special talents, maximise power in terms of your personal relationships, and don’t compromise on family time either. By the end of it, you’ll be sure to find at least a few productivity hacks that would make ‘eating the frog’ more than worth it!”
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