10 Books You Should Read To Boost Your Productivity

Productivity is something that every writer wants to achieve when trying to churn out content. Whether you are doing it as a full time job or part time you want to be at your best when you start creating your content.


There are a number of tools available both on-line and off-line that can help an individual increase their productivity. Besides the tools, you can also read these books which will most definitely boost your productivity. With that said, it’s important to note that success is not just about getting more stuff done, you need to get quality stuff done.

Here is a list of 10 books you can read to boost your productivity:

1. Danielle LaPorte: The Desire Map

When it comes to the productivity genre, this book can be used as an out-liner. The idea that LaPorte tries to pass across is that if an individual focuses on the desires behind their goals, they stand a better chance of actualizing their goals with the much needed efficiency level. This book will give you an entire creative look at how individuals do stuff. It teaches that instead of paying more attention on the goals themselves, you need to concentrate on feeling you’ll get after achieving the goal.

2. Staffan Noteberg: Pomodoro Technique Illustrated

The Pomodoro Technique is essential as far as productivity is concerned. This book will teach you about all that is required to know about this technique. Though the method looks simple, it is very powerful. The tool works in such a way that it gives you 25 minutes of straight work with breaks of 5 minutes in between the sessions to increase productivity. It allows you to focus and limits your procrastination moments.

3. Erik Fisher and Jim Woods: A Practical Guide To Setting And Achieving Goals 

In as much as most of the examples provided in this book are more inclined towards the writing craft, you can actually use it on any other projects that you might have. What the two authors do in this book is that they provide the readers with a step by step approach that can be adapted to set goals with intentional rest periods.

4. Steve Chandler: Time Warrior

In his book, Chandler talks about how you can defeat procrastination, self-doubt, chaos, over commitment and pleasing individuals to concentrate on your work. He quotes that a warrior should take his sword to the future and to any other situation that may limit his focus. He incorporates traditional time management techniques to help improve productivity.

5. Chandler Bolt, James Roper and Jamie Buck: The Productive Person

If you love working on your own, you’ll love this book. The book teaches you how to manage your schedule the best way possible. Whenever we find ourselves alone, time can seem rather long. With such a mindset, you might end up wasting a lot more thinking that you have some spare time. This book will teach you how to change that mindset and become more productive.

6. S.J. Scott: 23 Anti-Procrastination Habits

With these 23 anti-procrastination habits, rest assured that you are just a few steps away from boosting your productivity. The quick and easy to read book will enlighten you with all the right actions required to deal with the mentioned habits. With surveys about the other time management methods, you can use this book to find an ideal time management tool that will be perfect for you.

7. David Allen: Getting Things Done   

Among the productivity books, Getting Things Done is rated among the best. You can never miss it in any compiled list of the top productivity books. In this book, Allen argues that our productivity is directly linked to our ability to relax. Therefore, you need to strike a balance between this two if you want to achieve your optimal level of productivity. To achieve this, the author has come up with a framework which the user can customize to their own needs. The system in itself is very complex. For you to attain your goals, you need to be disciplined and well organized. Good news is that the system already has dedicated followers which means that you can also do it.

8. Stephen Covey: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

If you are looking for a classic book that is related to productivity, this is the book that you need to grab. The book already has a large fan base ranging from CEOs to college students. You can use this book to help you organize your work and keep you on the right track. The book does not concentrate on getting things done, instead, it provides you with methodologies for work and life. With The Seven Habit of Highly Effective People it’s a guarantee that you’ll be productive.

9. Michael Gelb: Think Like da Vinci

The book has at least something for everyone. It has a bit of productivity and a little bit of historical commentary. In as much as the information found in this book is not extensive, you’ll most definitely find valuable information. In addition to this, the book also gives you new ways through which you can experience the world think a lot differently. What the book really does is that it will liberate your unique intelligence.

10. Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Duhigg takes you through a fascinating journey of what the habits are, how to change them and how they are formed. The author concentrated on the first three chapters. These chapters contain lots of information that you need to improve your productivity. The book contains lots of examples of people who literally changed their habits and managed to succeed. The author goes to make a case of how an individual can change their habits so that they can improve their productivity.

These books are designed to help you to improve your productivity and regardless of which one you opt to go for, rest assured that your productivity will be improved.

By On April 17, 2015