It doesn’t matter if you just started your business, or if you’ve been doing it for years. The power of productivity is something we all know well, and most of us struggle with. I know I still do from time to time.
Being productive is an idea that is widely misunderstood. Often we think we’re being productive, but the truth is that we’re wasting time on the wrong things, or simply not putting enough time into the things that actually matter to our business’ growth!
As women in business, we’ve got to be at the top of our game at all times. The truth is that the business world is still widely dominated by men. How do women make it to the top? Getting their productivity down pat.
The most effective tools I’ve learned that skyrocketed my productivity, and ultimately, my business growth are in these 5 books:
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
This book gives you a no B.S. look at how to get more out of the hours you work, while working less of them! It’s genius and a complete staple in the lives of not just women, but all entrepreneurs because of ground breaking productivity hacks that, I can say from personal experience, will change your life. It’s the essential guide to earning more by doing LESS.
- Defy Gravity by Rebel Brown
Rebel knocked it out of the park with this book. She takes us on a deep look into what is working and what isn’t in the world of business strategy. She shares with us secrets and new ideas on how to create strategies that actually work, and how to let go of those strategies that are holding us back.
- The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
This book is incredible. So much of productivity is mindset, if you ask me. When I read this book it took me from a place of fear and procrastination to excitement and understanding of the way my head plays a part in my productivity. It’s amazing what the power of mindset can do for your business growth.
- One Year to an Organized Life by Regina Leeds
If you’re looking for a straight-forward, step-by-step plan of action to get you organized, this is it. This book literally gives you daily exercises to get, and keep you organized. But, the best part is that it’s artfully broken down into simple pieces, so that even those who overcomplicate (like myself) will have no trouble seeing amazing results in not just business, but every area of our lives.
- Manage Your Day-to-Day by Jocelyn K. Glei
I found this book after I had run myself into an intense burnout from overworking and stressing myself out with things that, quite frankly, weren’t even that important in terms of my business’ growth. This book offers priceless insights and ideas to help you avoid and deal with the burnout that comes with a 24/7 career.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these. Have you read any of them already? Share your insights in the comments section below!
Did you miss last week’s book club? You can find the article here. See you next week!