What Makes a Productivity Book Worth Reading? Productivity books are not new. They have been around for centuries and have been written in different formats by different people. However, with the surge in information and technology, the way we work has changed a lot. We don’t have to go to a library or bookstore to find a book anymore, we just need an internet connection. So, how do you know if the book is worth reading?
The best productivity books will offer a well-defined problem that’s common among many people in the world and offer a solution that anyone can implement. For example, one of the most popular productivity books – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey – is about prioritizing your life and not neglecting any area of it. I have found some more books to help with productivity as well. I thought I would share them with you since we are about to embark on a new year.
- The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy by Chris Bailey
- Not Today: The 9 Habits of Extreme Productivity by Erica Schultz and Mike Schultz
- Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity by Charles Duhigg
- Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt
- The Psychology of Procrastination: Understand Your Habits, Find Motivation, and Get Things Done by Hayden Finch PhD
- Time Management in 20 Minutes a Day: Simple Strategies to Increase Productivity, Enhance Creativity, and Make Your Time Your Own by Holly Reisem Hanna
- Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
- The Lazy Genius Way: Embrace What Matters, Ditch What Doesn’t, and Get Stuff Done by Kendra Adachi and Emily P. Freeman
- Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs by Kevin Kruse
- The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran