TOP 10 Books on Improving Efficiency
Did you know that most often, your fatigue does not mean you have done a lot? If you want to increase personal efficiency to cope with laziness and procrastination, start with helpful books on increasing personal efficiency 😉
1) “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” (Stephen Covey, 2017)
The number one book on personal effectiveness. This publication is so powerful that even the largest Fortune 500 corporations recommend it to their employees. Moreover, it has influenced the lives of individuals such as Bill Clinton, Stephen Forbes, and Larry King.
2) “15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management” (Kevin Kruse, 2017)
The main idea of the publication is based on the fact that the most successful people do not think about time but prioritize tasks and values. So after reading this book, you may not become a billionaire, but you will learn how to find a few hours for your pleasures or your loved ones without stress and loss of work.
3) “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” (David Allen, 2016)
It is a worthy book to read for those who want to have time to do all the tasks and enjoy it. It will teach you to be efficient, quickly separate important tasks from secondary ones, plan competently, and act calmly, with orderly thoughts and a clear mind.
4) “18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done” (Peter Bregman, 2013)
This book was inspired by a highly successful Harvard Business Review article. It is about finding your abilities, developing and improving skills, and not being satisfied with what has been achieved but asking questions and finding answers. The author clearly demonstrates the skills and methods that contribute to personal development.
5) “Do Less, Get More. How to Work Smart and Live Your Life” (Shaa Wasmund, 2016)
A book for those who constantly feel like a squirrel in a wheel. This book is not the only creation of the author on the topic of self-management. As a successful businessman, Shaa Wasmund demonstrates to readers how to organize their lives, combine effective work and personal affairs, and find a place for family and friends, self-development, and pleasure.
6) “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” (Greg McKeown, 2014)
The book will help you find answers to many questions about personal effectiveness. The idea is that you should not waste time and energy on unnecessary processes and people. Only you yourself can determine what “unnecessary” means and what you should not focus on.
7) “Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style” (Carson Tate, 2015)
The author gives a lot of practical advice on managing time and attention, protecting personal space and proper prioritization, effective teamwork, and task delegation. The book is helpful for both managers and homemakers.
8) “Train Your Brain For Success: Read Smarter, Remember More, and Break Your Own Records” (Roger Sipe, 2015)
You will find proven accelerated learning, development, and performance improvement methods. But, of course, there is nothing supernatural in the book. Still, it may well replace several sources on the development of intelligence, memory, fast reading, managing internal resources, teaching you how to manage time, overcoming mental barriers, and even finding your destiny.
9) “Thinking, Fast and Slow” (Daniel Kahneman, 2021)
You probably know that a person has two types of thinking: rational – slow, logical and automatic – instant, emotional, constantly working in the “background.” The idea of the book is that our actions are always the result of our thoughts. You will find answers to many questions about personal effectiveness while reading this book.
10) “The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters and What You Can Do to Get More of It” (Kelly McGonigal, 2021)
The book talks about the fact that our effectiveness is directly related to willpower and presents a methodology aimed at developing this quality. Moreover, it is quite versatile and will suit anyone who wants to do everything, is trying to lose weight, or wants to change the environment, work, or car.
P.S. Remember that you can always do more than you think. Time is your most valuable resource, so invest it in your development. No matter how much money you have to invest in a business in the future, this investment will remain the most profitable, affordable, and right.