15 Must Read Books for Productivity

We all have trouble staying productive in our daily lives. I have a great list of books that you can read to help you manage your life and learn how to be more productive!

  1. Getting Things Done

by David Allen

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
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2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen Covey

A holistic, integrated principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (30th Anniversary Edition)
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3. The Miracle Morning

by Hal Elrod

Hal Elrod has taken the best practices developed over centuries of human consciousness development and condensed the best of the best into a daily morning ritual.

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
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4. The Power of Habit

by Charles Duhigg

Why we do what we do in life and business. Explores the science behind habit creation and reformation.

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

5. Smarter Faster Better

by Charles Duhigg

The Transformative Power of Real Productivity. This book explores the science of productivity and why managing how you think-rather than what you think about-can transform your life.

Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity
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6. Thinking, Fast and Slow

by Daniel Kahneman

This book explains the two systems that drive the way we think.

Thinking, Fast and Slow

7. Eat That Frog!

by Brian Tracy

21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. Successful people don’t do everything, they focus on the most important tasks and get those done. They eat their frogs.

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
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8. Atomic Habits

by James Clear

An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving every day.

Atomic Habits
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9. The ONE Thing

by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time…..

One Thing
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10. Deep Work

by Cal Newport

Rules for Focused Success in a distracted world. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task…

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
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11. The Productivity Project

by Chris Bailey

A fresh, personal and entertaining exploration of how to be more productive at work and in every aspect of our lives.

The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
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12. The NOW Habit

by Neil Fiore

Techniques to help any busy person get more things done more quickly without the stress and anxiety.

13. Flow

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Psychology of Optimal Experience. The key to unlocking meaning, creativity, peak performance and true happiness.

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
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14. The 80/20 Principle

by Richard Koch

80% of our results in business and in life stem from a mere 20% of our efforts.

The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less
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15. Your Brian at Work

by David Rock

Learn how the brain works, how to prioritize, organize and act on the information coming through our brains.

Your Brain at Work, Revised and Updated: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
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Those are my 15 books that you can read to live a more productive lifestyle. Which books are you going to start reading?

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