There’s only so much information we can fit into these articles...so if you’re truly serious about living more productively (which you should), then go and grab at least one of these books mentioned below.
Every one of these has the potential to transform your lifestyle to one of achievement. Pick the one you think best applies to you.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey
With over 25 million copies sold worldwide in over 40 languages since its first publication, this book continues to help millions of readers become more effective in both their personal and professional lives.
This is one of the rare books that has influenced presidents, CEOs, educators, and individuals all over the world not only to improve their businesses and careers but to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life.
There’s an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that it’s probably the worst thing you'll do all day.
This book uses “eat that frog” as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day—the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.
Bestselling author Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination.
He details 21 practical and do-able steps that will help you stop procrastinating and get more of the important tasks done—today!
The 4-Hour Work Week
by Timothy Ferriss
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times.
Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less...
The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprint.
This step-by-step guide teaches:
- How Tim went from $40,000 per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week
- How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
- How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
- How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
- How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen
In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country.
His premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax.
Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential.
In Getting Things Done Allen shows how to:
- Apply the "do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it" rule to get your in-box to empty
- Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations
- Plan projects as well as get them unstuck
- Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed
- Feel fine about what you're not doing
From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done can transform the way you work, showing you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow.
During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life.
Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance.
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.
Aside from these life changing books, there are plenty of other websites out there that will not only help boost your personal productivity, but make your time online WAY more useful.
Here are the ones we think are the most noteworthy:
Literally pretty much anything you want to do, this website shows you how step-by-step.
Really straightforward, no b.s., you have to check this one out.
You will be addicted to this website once you start using it. It’s a discovery engine that finds and recommends web content based on what your interested in.
So basically everything you think is cool, this shows it to you.
Here’s where you can find all kinds of amazing facts and answers to questions that you’ve always been asking yourself.
This genius website trains your brain to achieve your full potential in the form of fun (and addicting) games. No matter your background, you will feel smarter, sharper, and brighter by using this website.
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