Ok, so it’s Monday morning (or Tuesday, or Wednesday etc., etc), and here you are at your desk again.

You’ve put the kettle on, the computer burbles into life, and you’re all set for the day.

Oooh, goodie, there are lots of interesting Social Media interactions; let’s get involved! Oh, and Ted from accounts has sent a really amusing video of two gerbils playing kazoos.

And what’s this? A couple of suppliers have replied with the costings you asked for; better check them and add them to the file for later.

Now lookie here; the post has arrived, and there are several faintly interesting circulars and an invitation to an event that you have absolutely no intention of attending, but better read them thoroughly anyway.

Blimey, it’s 10.35; almost time for a tea break…

Familiar? Yes, me too.

If you look closely, you’ll see that the finely crafted list of ‘Things To Do’ that you put in your calendar for this morning remains pristinely untouched.

That’s because it contains frogs.

Frogs are not – to most people, anyway – very high up on their list of things they want to eat, and they will consider eating almost anything else instead.

Your ‘To Do’ list, however long or short, will contain a couple of things you have, for myriad reasons, put off doing. These are frogs.

Frog tasks will stop you completing vital work, and eat into your productivity and effectiveness every day.

So, tomorrow (or right now, if you like) find a frog on your list, and eat it. Make that awkward call, deliver that bad news, make that complaint, ask for that discount. What ever it is, do it.

You might be surprised just how good you feel when it’s out of the way, and you can get back to watching gerbils playing kazoos.