When it comes to productivity, there is ample room for improvement even for the most productive people. Here’s a list of must-read books on business and productivity that will help you to be your most productive self.
#Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen
In today's world, yesterday's methods just don't work. David Allen has come up with new ways to be productive without being stressed with Getting Things Done (GTD). Allen focuses on making a checklist of things to be done. Checking off the things from the list will bring you satisfaction and motivate you to do more. His premise is simple: The more you relax, the more productive you can be. GTD encourages you to have fun while you work. This book can help you improve your working methods, shows you how to pick up the pace without wearing yourself down.
#Better Than Before: Mastering the habits of our everyday lives, by Gretchen Rubin
In this book, Gretchen Rubin focuses on habits. She considers habits as a way to bring change. It takes efforts to make a habit and once it’s set, you can harness many benefits from that habit. But how do we set a habit? Better Than Before answers this question and also helps you understand core principles of habit formation. Rubin mentions “Four Tendencies” of human behaviour. People either resist or embrace some amalgamation of outer and inner expectations. Knowing where you fall will help you build strategies to keep your habits. This is a must-read book if you want to change your habits or develop new ones.
#The Desire Map, by Danielle LaPorte
Everyone is chasing some goal. But according to LaPorte, we are chasing the feeling we get after accomplishing our goals. The Desire Map suggests us to feel it first and then decide a “Goal with soul”. This book will change the way you chase goals in your life. LaPorte elaborates the concept of ambition and also provides a workbook to the readers. After reading this amazing book, your goals will surely get a makeover.
#Stand Out: How to find your breakthrough idea and build a following around it, by Dorie Clark
Everyone likes to be a leader in their field, but leadership won’t come with hard work. One needs to have creative ideas and should be able to inspire others with those ideas. Clark gives strategies for leadership in many areas and explains it with real-time examples. To be a leader, an idea is not enough; you need people who follow you with that. Clark explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart from others. The key is to be familiar with your own value, encourage your expertise, and put yourself out there. Stand Out is one of the must-read books if you want to lead in your business or any other field.