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Updated: May 14

When it comes to picking your books this year, I have got you covered. As we all know, 2020 took a turn for the worst. If you're not in your house, out for a run, or even nagging the dog to go for the 4th walk today, then you have spare time which can still be used to your advantage. When it comes to productivity, it can be a tricky concept and this can be different for everyone. It all comes down to what you want to accomplish in life. If you're going to be successful, the fact is that this is not all about how much you can fit in. However, I wouldn't argue the case that efficiency is a large piece of the puzzle. I consider, time management to be one of the most important concepts, not only because I write about it but simply the opposite. It comes down to the fact that I want my work finished and completed properly, so I can save time and spend this with my loved ones. So here’s a list of books that covers many if not all sections of productivity, combining the necessary steps needed for you to be productive. I should mention that the list below is not ordered by popularity. The list is in no particular order. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey Stephen Covey was an author, educator and professional speaker. From his most famous book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This was published in 1989 and has sold over 25 million copies. This is one of the types of books that everyone should read. The main key takeaways of this book are to 'Do Something' and stop sitting around checking social media and start by 'Planning what you're taking action about. If you want to get ahead, you have to listen and take these pointers into action.

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur, podcaster and author. This self-help book released in 2007. This book became went viral for a reason. That's down to the fact that it contains a lot of helpful tips on how to shape your life productively. If you’re a business owner, student or working in a full-time job this book is worth the read. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy Brain Tracey a motivational speaker and author of over 70 different books sold worldwide. His 21 great ways to stop procrastinating is a quick and easy read if you're looking to make some quick changes in your life. The main tip from this book is to start with the biggest project first in the morning. This way when you have completed this, you will know that you have already finished the most difficult thing for the day and can start working on the mini-goals. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown When it comes to being productive you need to learn to prioritize tasks so that you're putting your energy in the right things that will benefit you in the long run. It's all about quality over quantity. Choosing what is most important before you start your day puts you on the right path. Having less to focus on will drop stress levels and help you get in a state of flow. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Want to build a new habit? Charles is your man. Charles Duhugg was a reporter for the New York Times. He is a personal favourite of mine and for anyone interested in building a habit, this is the book for you. Charles focuses on the importance of habit building and how good and bad habits can affect our lives on a deeper level.

I would like to leave you with one point. When it comes to choosing a book to read, that's just the half of it, if you don't put in the practice and follow the steps from these books and test them in your own life, then there is no point reading them. Do this and your life will change for the better.

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