Productivity Resources

Looking for motivation to spur your productivity bug? Here’s a list of wonderfully inspiring books to get you started!

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1) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Steven R. Covey’s famous book on identifying the specific habits to change your life

2) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity

One of the most well known and original theories on personal productivity

3) The One Thing: The Surprising Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

A recent phenomenon based on focusing on the small stuff to create big results

4) The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

This book teaches us that don’t procrastinate because we are lazy; we do it to defend our self-worth when we feel a threat to our sense of worth

5) Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

A self-help style book focused on identifying roadblocks and setting goals for moving forward

6) Getting Results the Agile Way: A Personal Results System for Work and Life

A system based on the idea of identifying outcomes in both the short and long term

7) The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Identifying good and bad habits, and how these can be adjusted for maximal efficiency

8) The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

This book identifies that our biggest resources is engery, not time, and discusses how to harness that resource

9) The Willpower Instinct: How Self Control Work, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More Of It

The Willpower Instinct explains the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity

10) The Power Of Story: Change Your Story, Change Your Destiny in Business and in Life

Examines the stories we tell ourselves and changing those stories for more positive outcomes

11) Ready for Anything: 52 Principles for Getting Things Done

Written by the same author as ‘Getting Things Done’, this is a breakdown of productivity behavior

12) Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better

Upgrade Your Life focuses on striking a balance between current technology and common sense solutions for getting things done

13) The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success

In this book, Jeff Olsen explains the the slight edge to getting ahead is hidden in life’s daily disciplines

14) How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Identifying the thinking skills of the most successful people and decision makers

15) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Basic principles on viewing your physical items as things that bring you joy, not bring you down


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