Do you want to transform your productivity and time management skills?
Figuring out how to be more productive can be challenging, which is why I’ve compiled the best books to boost your productivity and time management. ⏰
I went to school, worked full-time and built this blog all at the same time. I couldn’t have done that without productivity and time management skills. I would’ve been overwhelmed and burnt out all the time.
We’re all capable of reaching our goals and creating more results in our lives, but that’s only possible with a change in productivity. You can do this. Let’s get started!
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1. The Productivity Project
The Productivity Project will help you accomplish more by managing your time better.
Chris Bailey, the author, spent an entire year in a productivity experiment.
He did research and interviewed some of the world’s most prominent productivity experts.
During his productivity project, he went weeks with little to no sleep, cut out caffeine and sugar, and even lived in total isolation for ten days.
He used his cell phone for only 1 hour each day for three months, gained 10 pounds of muscle mass, worked 90 hours a week, and got up at 5:30 every morning for three months.
While doing all of these things, he monitored the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work.
Key learning point: Chris Bailey’s year-long journey will teach you how to slow down to get more work done, get rid of the non-essential, scheduling less time for important tasks, and the 20-second rule which will save you a lot of time.
2. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
The Power of Habit shares scientific discoveries on habits and productivity.
Why do habits exist? How can they be changed?
What’s the key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success?
The key is understanding how habits work.
Key learning point: In The Power of Habit, you’ll learn exactly how this new science can transform your business and life.
3. Atomic Habits
Atomic Habits shares a proven and simplified way to build great habits and eliminate the bad ones.
You’ll learn how to make time for new habits, overcome lack of motivation and willpower, get back on track when you fall off course, and a lot more.
In Atomic Habits, you’ll learn about strategies and tools you need to transform your unwanted habits in an easy-to-understand guide that draws from proven ideas in biology, psychology, and neuroscience.
Key learning point: Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking, or achieve a business goal, Atomic Habits will get you there. You’ll hear real stories from Olympic gold medalists, business leaders, and life-saving physicians who have used the strategies in this book to master their craft.
4. The Success Principles
The Success Principles will teach you how to get from where you are to where you desire to be.
You’ll learn how to increase your confidence, overcome daily obstacles, and live with purpose and intention.
So many of us struggle with things like lack of confidence and face daily challenges that can hold us from the kind of success we want to see in our lives.
Along the way, The Success Principles shares real stories from CEO’s, celebrities, and everyday people who have used these proven principles and strategies to be successful.
Key learning point: How to use the success principles to transform your business and life.
5. The Time Chunking Method
The Time Chunking Method will teach you how to skyrocket your productivity with the time chunking method.
Business owners, students, corporate managers, and stay-at-home-moms are using the time chunking method to get more done, stay motivated, and create more free time in their lives.
Key learning point: With the time chunking method, you learn how your diet plays a role in your productivity, what to do when you have a long list of small tasks to complete, how to control your stress levels, and actionable tips to prevent burnout.
6. To-Do List Formula: A Stress-Free Guide To Creating To-Do Lists That Work!
To-Do List Formula teaches a formula to help you organize, manage, and address your tasks and responsibilities.
Many of us fail to get through our daily to-do lists, and this book shares eight reasons why that is.
Key learning point: In To-Do-List Formula, you’ll learn a simplified process for creating the perfect to do list, the pros and cons of paper vs. online to-do lists, and how to make your to-do lists and calendar work together smoothly.
7. Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity
Smarter Faster Better explores the science of productivity and shares why managing how you think is more important than what you think.
There are eight key productivity concepts in Smarter Better Faster, ranging from motivation and goal setting to focus and decision making.
Key learning point: This heavily researched book draws on findings in neuroscience, psychology, behavioral economics, and even from FBI agents, airplane pilots, CEO’s, and explains how these people view the world and their choices in profoundly different ways.
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