List books in category Business & Investing / Time Management

  • The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy

    The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
    Chris Bailey

    A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives. Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. Among the experiments that he tackled: Bailey went several weeks with getting by on little to no sleep; he cut out caffeine and sugar; he lived in total isolation for 10 days; he used his smartphone for just an hour a day for three months; he gained ten pounds of muscle mass; he stretched his work week to 90 hours; a late riser, he got up at 5:30 every morning for three months—all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work. The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you: · slowing down to work more deliberately; · shrinking or eliminating the unimportant; · the rule of three; · striving for imperfection; · scheduling less time for important tasks; · the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions; · and the concept of productive procrastination. In an eye-opening and thoroughly engaging read, Bailey offers a treasure trove of insights and over 25 best practices that will help you accomplish more.

  • Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now

    Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now
    Jane B. Burka

    A practical, tested program to overcome procrastination by achieving set goals, managing time, enlisting support, and handling stress. A must have for anyone who puts things off until tomororw. Based on their workshops and counseling experience, psychologists Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen offer a probing, sensitive, and at times humorous look at a problem that affects everyone: students and scientists, secretaries and executives, homemakers and salespeople. Wise, effective, and easy-to-use, Procrastination identifies the reasons we put off tasks-fears of failure, success, control, separation, and attachment-and their roots in our childhood and adult experiences. Burka and Yuen even provide tips on living and working with the procrastinators you may know.

  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

    Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
    Cal Newport

    Read the Wall Street Journal Bestseller for "cultivating intense focus" for fast, powerful performance results for achieving success and true meaning in one's professional life (Adam Grant, author of Give and Take). Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill. 1. Work Deeply2. Embrace Boredom 3. Quit Social Media4. Drain the ShallowsA mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.An Amazon Best Book of 2016 Pick in Business & LeadershipWall Street Journal Business BestsellerA Business Book of the Week at 800-CEO-READ

  • The Power to Get Things Done: (Whether You Feel Like It or Not)

    The Power to Get Things Done: (Whether You Feel Like It or Not)
    Steve Levinson, Ph.D.

    Turn your good intentions into action."This book contains a ton of practical and easy-to-implement techniques and strategies for getting yourself to do whatever needs to be done." –Jack Canfield, coauthor of The Success Principles and the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.Whether you run your own business or work for someone else, you’ve probably got a lot on your plate. Along with the portion of your work that you truly feel like doing comes a generous helping of things you’d rather not do. As consultants, Steve Levinson and Chris Cooper have seen countless clients struggle—and often fail—to do the many success-producing things they know they should do but don’t feel like doing. The Power to Get Things Done will teach you how to consistently turn your good intentions into action so that you can be as successful as possible in the work you do.Don't feel like filing those pesky tax forms or making the follow-up calls you've been putting off? The Power to Get Things Done will show you how to get yourself–and keep yourself–in gear.Levinson and Cooper offer you a host of practical solutions, including: • the smart way to think about and treat your own good intentions • three key principles of following through that will change everything • simple but powerful principles and strategies that will turn you into a follow-through champion.

  • Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day

    Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day
    Todd Henry

    Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we'll always have tomorrow. But sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out. Each day that you postpone the hard work and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation will result in a net deficit to the world, to your company, and to yourself. Die Empty is a tool for individuals and companies that aren't willing to put off their best work. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep people in stagnation and introduces a three-part process for tapping into your passion: Excavate: Find the bedrock of your work to discover what drives you. Cultivate: Learn how to develop the curiosity, humility, and persistence that save you from getting stuck in ruts. Resonate: Learn how your unique brilliance can inspire others. Henry shows how to find and sustain your passion and curiosity, even in tough times.

  • 20 Top Tips for Time Management: Never Run Out of Time Again

    20 Top Tips for Time Management: Never Run Out of Time Again
    David Salmon

    20 top tips For Time Management In the world of Time Management you need to be ahead of the game A few quick questionsDo you have a to do list longer at the end of the day than at the beginning?Are you always being interrupted?Do you manage a team that needs to be time effective /Are you an experienced manager and would welcome a refresher? Are you stuck in a rut with your strategies?Do your goals take longer to achieve that you have set?Are you always in the office when everyone else has gone home?Do you ever wonder where the time in the day went?Are you having to cancel appointments because you are running out of time?let me introduce myself. My name is David Salmon and I have been running businesses for over 25 years.I realised that having a successful Time management is important if not vital I researched over the years and put into practise all the essential skills and techniques for successful Time Management That is why I have written a short book, this is an easy read and you will be able to put these Time Management tips into immediate action and you will see the benefits Dont forget I have been setting goals for some time and would like to share with you what works After putting into practice these techniques our readers have reported back to sayHave put into practise a number of the tipsThey clear their "to do" listGo home on timeAvoid interruptionsThey are more aware of the necessary Time Management strategies that work .Have empowered their sales teams to achieve moreExpanded their own knowledge and experienceThey are more confident in their time managementTheir income and profits have increasedHave reported that their business has grown as a consequence of putting these Time Management tips into actionIt has meant that that they have had more time to work on the business than in the businessNot only is the this work, its a no brainer and a very small investment to gain improvement in your career and business So DO IT NOW before it gets lost in the shuffle of life

  • Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day

    Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day
    Jake Knapp

    "A charming manifesto—as well as an intrepid do-it-yourself guide to building smart habits that stick. If you want to achieve more (without going nuts), read this book."—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better From the New York Times bestselling authors of Sprint, a simple 4-step system for improving focus, finding greater joy in your work, and getting more out of every day.Nobody ever looked at an empty calendar and said, "The best way to spend this time is by cramming it full of meetings!" or got to work in the morning and thought, Today I'll spend hours on Facebook! Yet that's exactly what we do. Why?In a world where information refreshes endlessly and the workday feels like a race to react to other people's priorities faster, frazzled and distracted has become our default position. But what if the exhaustion of constant busyness wasn't mandatory? What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention? That's what this book is about.As creators of Google Ventures' renowned "design sprint," Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and their experience designing ubiquitous tech products from Gmail to YouTube, they spent years experimenting with their own habits and routines, looking for ways to help people optimize their energy, focus, and time. Now they've packaged the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days. Make Time is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Instead, it offers a customizable menu of bite-size tips and strategies that can be tailored to individual habits and lifestyles. Make Time isn't about productivity, or checking off more to-dos. Nor does it propose unrealistic solutions like throwing out your smartphone or swearing off social media. Making time isn't about radically overhauling your lifestyle; it's about making small shifts in your environment to liberate yourself from constant busyness and distraction.A must-read for anyone who has ever thought, If only there were more hours in the day…, Make Time will help you stop passively reacting to the demands of the modern world and start intentionally making time for the things that matter.

  • Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done

    Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done
    Josh Davis

    Feeling overwhelmed with work and life demands? Rushing, multitasking, or relying on fancy devices and apps won't help. The answer is to create the conditions for two awesome hours of peak productivity per day.Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience, Josh Davis, director of research at the NeuroLeadership Institute explains clearly that our brains and bodies operate according to complex biological needs that, when leveraged intelligently, can make us incredibly effective. From what and when we eat, to when we tackle tasks or disengage—how we plan our activities has a huge impact on performance. Davis shows us how we can create the conditions for two awesome hours of effective mental performance by: Recognizing when to effective flip the switch on our automatic thinking; Scheduling tasks based on their “processing demand” and recovery time; Learning how to direct attention, rather than avoid distractions; Feeding and moving our bodies in ways that prep us for success; Identifying what matters in our environment to be at the top of our mental game.We are capable of impressive feats of comprehension, motivation, thinking, and performance when our brain and biological systems are functioning optimally. Two Awesome Hours will show you how to be your most productive every day.

  • I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

    I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time
    Laura Vanderkam

    Everyone has an opinion, anecdote, or horror story about women and work. Now the acclaimed author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast shows how real working women with families are actually making the most of their time. “Having it all” has become the subject of countless books, articles, debates, and social media commentary, with passions running high in all directions. Many now believe this to be gospel truth: Any woman who wants to advance in a challenging career has to make huge sacrifices. She’s unlikely to have a happy marriage, quality time with her kids (assuming she can have kids at all), a social life, hobbies, or even a decent night’s sleep. But what if balancing work and family is actually not as hard as it’s made out to be? What if all those tragic anecdotes ignore the women who quietly but consistently do just fine with the juggle? Instead of relying on scattered stories, time management expert Laura Vanderkam set out to add hard data to the debate. She collected hour-by-hour time logs from 1,001 days in the lives of women who make at least $100,000 a year. And she found some surprising patterns in how these women spend the 168 hours that every one of us has each week. Overall, these women worked less and slept more than they assumed they did before they started tracking their time. They went jogging or to the gym, played with their children, scheduled date nights with their significant others, and had lunches with friends. They made time for the things that gave them pleasure and meaning, fitting the pieces together like tiles in a mosaic—without adhering to overly rigid schedules that would eliminate flexibility and spontaneity.Vanderkam shares specific strategies that her subjects use to make time for the things that really matter to them. For instance, they . . . * Work split shifts (such as seven hours at work, four off, then another two at night from home). This allows them to see their kids without falling behind professionally. * Get creative about what counts as quality family time. Breakfasts together and morning story time count as much as daily family dinners, and they’re often easier to manage. * Take it easy on the housework. You can free up a lot of time by embracing the philosophy of “good enough” and getting help from other members of your household (or a cleaning service). * Guard their leisure time. Full weekend getaways may be rare, but many satisfying hobbies can be done in small bursts of time. An hour of crafting feels better than an hour of reality TV.With examples from hundreds of real women, Vanderkam proves that you don’t have to give up on the things you really want. I Know How She Does It will inspire you to build a life that works, one hour at a time.

  • Eat That Frog: Snapshots Edition

    Eat That Frog: Snapshots Edition
    Brian Tracy

    The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 42 languages) will change your life. Stop Procrastinating, Get More of the Important Things Done—Today! There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! – Snapshots shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively. In this fully redesigned and illustrative edition, Tracy explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. But one thing remains unchanged: Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done—today!

  • Estimator s Electrical Man-Hour Manual: Edition 3

    Estimator’s Electrical Man-Hour Manual: Edition 3
    John S. Page

    This manual's latest edition continues to be the best source available for making accurate, reliable man-hour estimates for electrical installation. This new edition is revised and expanded to include installation of electrical instrumentation, which is used in monitoring various process systems.

  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
    David Allen

    The book Lifehack calls "The Bible of business and personal productivity.""A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast CompanySince it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles.

  • How to Get Things Done with OneNote: Set Up OneNote for GTD in 15 Minutes, Improve Productivity and Lead Your Way to Success

    How to Get Things Done with OneNote: Set Up OneNote for GTD in 15 Minutes, Improve Productivity and Lead Your Way to Success
    Dominic Wolff

    Do you want to easily accomplish your to-do-list in a day? Do you want to be less busy in life? Do you wish to have more time? Here’s the thing. Most people are so busy all the time that they no longer recognize that responsibilities are forgotten and relationships are not strengthened. With the huge pile of tasks undone, stack of mails unread, and heap of post-its that seem cluttered all around, people get busier and life becomes more stressful. Take some time off and start organizing your strategy to get everything under control. Read on How to Get Things Done with OneNote and discover your way to productivity and efficiency. Dominic Wolff, a seasoned author and business owner, found success in his business career improvising David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) with Microsoft’s OneNote. With the two systems combined, Wolff assures that you’ll get your professional and personal lives under control. In Dominic Wolff’s How to Get Things Done with OneNote, you can be more effective in maintaining a more organized and less stressful life. With this book, you get to learn the following: · The Basic Organizational Groups of GTD (Know the different ways on how you can classify items.) · Setting up OneNote for GTD Success (Get this done in just 15 minutes.) · Using OneNote while Laying the Foundations of GTD (Understand how to use OneNote with just a few clicks while putting GTD in place.) · Getting GTD and OneNote up and running (Follow 4 Simple Steps to run an effective personal management system.) · 7 Tips for Maximum Efficiency (Apply tips you can do on a weekly basis.) · Advanced Tips and Tricks (Know 7 apps, devices, and strategies to fully ensure maximum productivity.) Accomplish your to-do-list easily. Become less busy in life. Have more time. Live an organized life with just one click.

  • HBR Guide to Being More Productive (HBR Guide Series)

    HBR Guide to Being More Productive (HBR Guide Series)
    Harvard Business Review

    Every day begins with the same challenge: too many tasks on your to-do list and not enough time to accomplish them. Perhaps you tell yourself to just buckle down and get it all done—skip lunch, work a longer day. Maybe you throw your hands up, recognize you can't do it all, and just begin fighting the biggest fire or greasing the squeakiest wheel.And yet you know how good it feels on those days when you're working at peak productivity, taking care of difficult and meaty projects while also knocking off the smaller tasks that have been hanging over your head forever. Those are the times when your day didn't run you—you ran your day. To have more of those days more often, you need to discover what works for you given your strengths, your preferences, and the things you must accomplish.Whether you're an assistant or the CEO, whether you've been in the workforce for 40 years or are just starting out, this guide will help you be more productive. You'll discover different ways to:Motivate yourself to work when you really don't want toTake on less, but get more donePreserve time for your most important workImprove your focusMake the most of small pockets of time between meetingsSet boundaries with colleagues—without alienating themTake time off without tearing your hair outArm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

  • Summary, Analysis & Review of Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning by Eureka

    Summary, Analysis & Review of Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning by Eureka
    Eureka

    Summary, Analysis & Review of Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning by EurekaPreview:The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8am, by Hal Elrod, is a self-help book that explores the key point that the start of a person’s day not only sets the tone for that day, but also has a profound impact on the rest of a person’s life. Indeed, Elrod explains that ninety-five percent of people struggle their entire lives because they fail to work on personal development, fail to start their day off right, and fail to choose to live differently… This companion to The Miracle Morning includes: Overview of the book Important People Key Takeaways Analysis of Key Takeaways and much more!

  • The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

    The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
    Seth Godin

    A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller In this iconic bestseller, popular business blogger and bestselling author Seth Godin proves that winners are really just the best quitters. Godin shows that winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt—until they commit to beating the right Dip. Every new project (or job, or hobby, or company) starts out fun…then gets really hard, and not much fun at all. You might be in a Dip—a temporary setback that will get better if you keep pushing. But maybe it’s really a Cul-de-Sac—a total dead end. What really sets superstars apart is the ability to tell the two apart. Winners seek out the Dip. They realize that the bigger the barrier, the bigger the reward for getting past it. If you can beat the Dip to be the best, you’ll earn profits, glory, and long-term security. Whether you’re an intern or a CEO, this fun little book will help you figure out if you’re in a Dip that’s worthy of your time, effort, and talents. The old saying is wrong—winners do quit, and quitters do win.

  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

    The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
    Atul Gawande

    The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklistWe live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors. But in a hopeful turn, acclaimed surgeon and writer Atul Gawande finds a remedy in the humblest and simplest of techniques: the checklist. First introduced decades ago by the U.S. Air Force, checklists have enabled pilots to fly aircraft of mind-boggling sophistication. Now innovative checklists are being adopted in hospitals around the world, helping doctors and nurses respond to everything from flu epidemics to avalanches. Even in the immensely complex world of surgery, a simple ninety-second variant has cut the rate of fatalities by more than a third. In riveting stories, Gawande takes us from Austria, where an emergency checklist saved a drowning victim who had spent half an hour underwater, to Michigan, where a cleanliness checklist in intensive care units virtually eliminated a type of deadly hospital infection. He explains how checklists actually work to prompt striking and immediate improvements. And he follows the checklist revolution into fields well beyond medicine, from disaster response to investment banking, skyscraper construction, and businesses of all kinds. An intellectual adventure in which lives are lost and saved and one simple idea makes a tremendous difference, The Checklist Manifesto is essential reading for anyone working to get things right.

  • Delegating Work (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)

    Delegating Work (HBR 20-Minute Manager Series)
    Harvard Business Review

    You know you need to delegate some of your work so that you have time to focus on the things that require your expertise. But it's not easy to do. Delegating Work quickly walks you through the fundamentals of:Establishing a productive environmentAssigning the right work to the right peopleConducting an effective hand-off meetingMonitoring without micromanagingDon't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic. Advice you can quickly read and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives–from the most trusted source in business. Also available as an ebook.

  • Productivity for Creative People: How to Get Creative Work Done in an Always on World

    Productivity for Creative People: How to Get Creative Work Done in an “Always on” World
    Mark McGuinness

    “Of all the writers I know, I have learned the most about how to be a productive creative person from Mark. His tips are always realistic, accessible, and sticky. It’s not just talk, this is productivity advice that will change your life.”Jocelyn K. Glei, author and Founding Editor, 99UWe are living in an age of unprecedented creative stimulation—via the internet, social media, all-pervasive technology, and an “always on” working culture.Which means we are living in an age of unprecedented distraction from focused creative work—from all the same sources.First, computers and the internet transformed the work we did at our desks. Then along came smartphones to transform our social lives and make our work mobile.Now we have our work, our network, our media, and our social media with us wherever we go. Augmented Reality (AR) is layering more and more virtual elements over the physical world we inhabit, and Virtual Reality (VR) promises us escape to unlimited virtual worlds.The pace of change is exciting, overwhelming, and unstoppable.And creators are increasingly discovering a downside to the brave new world:* countless distractions and interruptions* endless email* pressure to keep up* anxiety about falling behind* difficulty concentrating* aches and pains from too much time at the keyboardDig a little deeper, and the biggest concern for many creatives is a nagging sense that their most important work is being left undone.If you’re excited by the opportunities of the creative age, but worried about the effect of all those interruptions and digital distractions on your creative work, Productivity for Creative People has been written for you.For the past twenty years creative coach Mark McGuinness has helped hundreds of creatives like you to overcome these challenges.A poet and creative entrepreneur, he is the author of Motivation for Creative People and Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success. He is also a co-author of the bestselling books from 99U, Manage Your Day-to-Day and Maximize Your Potential.Mark’s latest book, Productivity for Creative People, is a collection of insights, tips, and techniques to help you carve out time for your most important work – while managing your other commitments. All the solutions he shares have been tested with real people in real situations.You will learn:* How getting organized can make you more creative* Why multitasking doesn’t work* How to tell if you’re really overloaded – and what to do about it* The importance of panicking early* How doing nothing can make you more productive* The crucial difference between incubation and procrastination* How to carve out time for your most important creative work* Why boredom is necessary for creativity* What to do about all that email* How to nap like a fighter pilot* A simple technique to reduce smartphone addictionProductivity for Creative People is the perfect guide to creating extraordinary work without (necessarily) disappearing to a cabin in the woods, or even giving up your smartphone.“Many creative people are busier than ever, but rarely get around to the work that truly matters. Mark McGuinness offers solid and practical advice for busy creative people who want to make their mark on the world.”Todd Henry, author of The Accidental Creative“Authors now have amazing online tools to reach readers all over the world, but those same tools can distract us from the focused creativity that we love and that we need to write better books. In Productivity for Creative People, Mark McGuinness outlines a way of working that will help you sort out what’s really important and achieve your creative goals, while still managing your daily tasks. Recommended for any author who is feeling overwhelmed.”Joanna Penn, bestselling author and award-winning entrepreneur. TheCreativePenn.com

  • Overcoming Procrastination: 44 Actionable Tips to Take Control of Your Life

    Overcoming Procrastination: 44 Actionable Tips to Take Control of Your Life
    Timo Kiander

    How to Finally Stop Procrastinating and Take Action!Do you procrastinate? If you said yes, then join the club! We all do that from time to time. However, when the procrastination becomes a dominant player in your life, a change is needed.Overcoming Procrastination is your guide on how to beat procrastination, get stuff done, and move closer to your goals and dreams.DOWNLOAD the book and learn 44 actionable ways to stop procrastination for good.Let this book be your personal procrastination help guide, with tips like:Distraction, and how to deal with them when you work (tip #12)How to adjust your actions based on your internal clock (tip #8)Understanding why you should invite the Sandman for a 20-minute visit (tip #22)Why you should catch the water-cooler talk (tip #21)What is the SWM Method and how to use it (tip #28)What is the PSD Rule and how it can help you (tip #26)How to “shrink” your task (tip #44)But this just a fraction of procrastination-busting tips in this book. So get it now, start reading it immediately, and take control of your life again!Would you like to learn more?Download this book and learn 44 ways to help with procrastination, starting today.

  • Stop F**king Around: Conquer Your Procrastination, Take Back Your Time and Start Getting Things Done TODAY

    Stop F**king Around: Conquer Your Procrastination, Take Back Your Time and Start Getting Things Done TODAY
    Eliza Palmer

    Are you transforming into a chronic procrastinator? Have you turned down a task simply because you did not feel like it? What if you wake up tomorrow and find out that you’ve made the biggest mistake of your life because you said “not now”? GET THINGS DONE! This new book is your way out! At present, 25% of the global population consists of procrastinators. If you look at it from a perspective, this is indeed a big portion. Procrastination is also one of the effects behind several mental and behavioral disorders, from perfectionist traits to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorders that lead scientists, psychologists and other experts to consider on the many solutions to conquer past this very high-risk habit. Don’t be discouraged. This helpful new guide, Stop F**king Around, will help procrastinators realize the faults they need to correct, and start creating goals to motivate them to reach success. Eliza Palmer, a successful author and lecturer on social psychology and human behavior, will be your mentor. Stop F**king Around will provide you many tips on how to flush down poor procrastination inclinations and become a winner at school, work, and society in general: · The defining traits of a procrastinator (includes mental and behavioral disorders behind procrastination) · Procrastination and its underlying fears (know if you fear failure or you fear success) · How routine can influence people (understanding procrastination pattern) · Setting forth and succeeding goals (how to create and realize objectives) · 5 Easy Steps and beat procrastination (using the power of the body and the mind, and scientific findings) · Tips to beat procrastination at work · Resolving procrastination through the power of productivity (from a procrastinator to a productive person)

  • No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Guide to Time Productivity and Sanity, Edition 3

    No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Guide to Time Productivity and Sanity, Edition 3
    Dan S. Kennedy

    TURN TIME INTO WEALTHWARNING: This book is not for the fain of heart, fawningly polite, or desperate to be liked. This book is expressively for entrepreneurs and business owners who wear many hats—those who can't resist piling more responsibility onto his own shoulders, who has more great ideas that time and resources to take advantage of them, who runs (not walks) through each day. Your time is incredibly valuable to you, and you are constantly "running out of it."Serial entrepreneur Dan S. Kennedy delivers a fresh take on the mantra "time is money" as he shows you how to drastically re-engineer your entire relationship with time and, if applied faithfully, achieve peak personal productivity and make lots and lots of money.Learn how to: ACCURATELY CALCULATE THE VALUE OF YOUR TIME—and put a meter on those consuming itSLAY TIME VAMPIRES—like Mr. Have-You-Got-A-Minute, Mr. Meeting, and all the other bloodsuckersSTOP 'PRODUCTIVUS INTERRUPTUS'—master the 5 time-defense tacticsACHIEVE MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY with Psycho-CyberneticsTHE 8 NO B.S. TIME TRUTHS never to violate despite the conspiracy against themBecome successful beyond your wildest dreams—APPLY THE #1 MOST POWERFUL PERSONAL DISCIPLINETHE 10 TIME MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES worth using. Only 10!FIRE YOURSELF! Replace yourself. Make MORE money from LESS time, and have MORE freedom to do BIG things!

  • Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule--and Your Life, Edition 2

    Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule–and Your Life, Edition 2
    Julie Morgenstern

    A thoroughly updated and expanded edition of the definitive guide to managing and freeing up timeApplying the groundbreaking from-the-inside-out approach that made Organizing from the Inside Out a New York Times bestseller, Julie Morgenstern set a new standard for the time- management category. Her system has helped countless readers uncover their psychological stumbling blocks and strengths, and develop a time-management system that suits their individual needs.By applying her proven three-step program-Analyze, Strategize, Attack-and following her effective guidelines, readers will find more time for work, family, self-improvement, or whatever is most important to them. Time management is a learnable skill, and in this completely revised edition, Morgenstern provides the ultimate tools to combine, delegate, and eliminate unnecessary tasks; put technology to work; and stop procrastinating once and for all.This revised edition delivers – a new chapter about the WADE formula for getting started – new time maps for people with irregular schedules – new four-, eight-, and twelve-week program guides for improving time-management skills – a fully updated resource guide

  • Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours

    Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours
    Robert C. Pozen

    “Required reading for professionals—and aspiring professionals—of all levels.”—Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Former Chairman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission“Read this book if you want to learn how to run efficient and effective meetings—or how to avoid them altogether.”—J. Michael Cook, Director of Comcast and IFF, Chairman and CEO Emeritus of DeloitteRobert C. Pozen, one of the business world’s most successful—and productive—executives, reveals the surprising secrets to workplace productivity and high performance. Extreme Productivity is an essential handbook for every business professional, empowering them with proven methods for prioritizing efficiently and maximizing time at work, while leading a full and productive personal life as well.

  • Time Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library)

    Time Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library)
    Brian Tracy

    It’s a simple equation–the better you use your time, the more you will accomplish, and the greater you will succeed. But the rollout of this basic theory isn’t so simple, is it? In Time Management, business author and success expert Brian Tracy says it is!In this indispensable, pocket-sized guide, Tracy reveals 21 proven time management techniques you can use immediately to gain two or more productive hours every day. Two or more! Every day!!By learning the strategies that Tracy himself has identified as the most effective and employed personally, readers having trouble fitting everything the day brings them inside a 24-hour window will learn how to:• Handle endless interruptions, meetings, emails, and phone calls • Identify your key result areas • Allocate enough time for top priority responsibilities • Batch similar tasks to preserve focus and make the most of each minute • Overcome procrastination • Determine what to delegate and what to eliminate • Utilize Program Evaluation and Review Techniques to work backward from the future . . . and ensure your most important goals are met • And moreFilled with Brian Tracy's trademark wisdom, this invaluable, time-creating resource will help you get more done, in less time . . . and with much less stress.

  • Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

    Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    Greg McKeown

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Have you ever felt the urge to declutter your work life?Do you often find yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you frequently busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy—instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.Essentialism is not one more thing—it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to do less, but better, and declutter and organize their own their lives, Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

  • Getting Things Done (Collins Business Secrets)

    Getting Things Done (Collins Business Secrets)
    Rus Slater

    The secrets that experts and top professionals use to get things done. Get results fast with this quick, easy guide to the fundamentals of Getting Things Done.Includes how to:• Get more done in less time• Manage upwards, downwards and sideways• Under-promise and over-deliver• Overcome difficult people and issues• Deliver projects on time and on budget

  • Productivity Hacks: 500+ Easy Ways to Accomplish More at Work--That Actually Work!

    Productivity Hacks: 500+ Easy Ways to Accomplish More at Work–That Actually Work!
    Emily Price

    Improve your productivity, increase focus, and enhance your organizational and time management skills with these 500+ easy tips and tricks for getting more stuff done. We all know about Post-It notes and to-do lists—and now, with this handy guide you can take productivity to the next level! Learn to use technology to your advantage, schedule your time wisely, and organize your materials for maximum efficiency. Some of Productivity Hacks’s easy-to-implement tips include utilizing “do not disturb” features on your phone and computer to avoid distractions, scheduling a specific time to check your email instead of shifting focus again and again, and creating templates for your most-used email responses so you don’t need to do the same work twice—and many more! From accomplishing more in the workplace to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, these tips will help hone your focus and time management skills in simple, manageable steps. You’ll be amazed how much more you can achieve over the course of a day!

  • Getting Organized in the Google Era: How to Get Stuff out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right

    Getting Organized in the Google Era: How to Get Stuff out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right
    Douglas Merrill

    Whether it's a faulty memory, a tendency to multitask, or difficulty managing our time, every one of us has limitations conspiring to keep us from being organized. But, as organizational guru and former Google CIO Douglas C. Merrill points out, it isn't our fault. Our brains simply aren't designed to deal with the pressures and competing demands on our attention in today's fast-paced, information-saturated, digital world. What's more, he says, many of the ways in which our society is structured are outdated, imposing additional chaos that makes us feel stressed, scattered, and disorganized.But it doesn't have to be this way. Luckily, we have a myriad of amazing new digital tools and technologies at our fingertips to help us manage the strains on our brains and on our lives; the trick is knowing when and how to use them. This is why Merrill, who helped spearhead Google's effort to "organize the world's information," offers a wealth of tips and strategies for how to use these new tools to become more organized, efficient, and successful than ever. But if you're looking for traditional, rigid, one-size-fits-all strategies for organization, this isn't the book for you. Instead, Merrill draws on his intimate knowledge of how the brain works to help us develop fresh, innovative, and flexible systems of organization tailored to our individual goals, constraints, and lifestyles. From how to harness the amazing power of search, to how to get the most out of cloud computing, to techniques for filtering through the enormous avalanche of information that assaults us at every turn, to tips for minimizing distractions and better integrating work and life, Getting Organized in the Google Era is chock-full of practical, invaluable, and often counterintuitive advice for anyone who wants to be more organized and productive–and less stressed–in our 21st-century world.

  • Tame Your Gmail in 5 Easy Steps with David Allen’s GTD: 5-Steps to Organize Your Mail, Improve Productivity and Get Things Done Using Gmail, Google Drive, Google Tasks and Google Calendar

    Tame Your Gmail in 5 Easy Steps with David Allen’s GTD: 5-Steps to Organize Your Mail, Improve Productivity and Get Things Done Using Gmail, Google Drive, Google Tasks and Google Calendar
    Dominic Wolff

    Do you feel like you're always behind the 8 ball? Do you get to the end of your day but feel like you accomplished nothing? Do you have a tendency to put things off until the last minute?We all tend to delay things from time to time, and some days, we're just swamped with work when there's so many things to be done. Even the most organized people will struggle with time management at one point or another. Dominic Wolff addresses these problems and more in his latest book, "Tame Your Gmail in 5 Easy Steps with David Allen's GTD." This book will show you how to manage your time better and actually get things done!Wolff, an author and advocate of productivity tools, has written several books about using the famous Getting Things Done (the time management system developed by David Allen) in combination with different software applications – first with Evernote, and now Google's Gmail, Tasks, Calendar, and Drive. Yes, the power of GTD and all these Google services are combined in a single book.Let's say you have a thousand things going on at work. You can simplify this by putting incoming/pending tasks into different inboxes. Doing so will allow you to execute all work as bite-size chunks and you'll know exactly what to do anywhere, anytime. That's basically what Getting Things Done is."Tame Your Gmail in 5 Easy Steps with David Allen's GTD" applies GTD's principles and shows you how to use Gmail, Google Tasks, Google Calendar, and Google Drive the GTD way so that: Your emails will be organized into a clear-cut systemYour appointments will be organized so that you'll never miss any eventYou'll remember anything and everythingYou can see what needs to be done wherever you are, whether you're on your computer or are out and aboutYou can get more things doneThe best part is that you can achieve the GTD mindset with Google's services in just five simple steps!

  • 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

    18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
    Peter Bregman

    Based upon his weekly Harvard Business Review columns (which is one of the most popular columns on HBR.com, receiving hundreds of thousands of unique page views a month), 18 MINUTES clearly shows how busy people can cut through all the daily clutter and distractions and find a way to focus on those key items which are truly the top priorities in our lives.Bregman works from the premise that the best way to combat constant and distracting interruptions is to create productive distractions of one's own. Based upon a series of short bite-sized chapters, his approach allows us to safely navigate through the constant chatter of emails, text messages, phone calls, and endless meetings that prevent us from focusing our time on those things that are truly important to us. Mixing first-person insights along with unique case studies, Bregman sprinkles his charming book with pathways which help guide us — pathways that can get us on the right trail in 18 minutes or less.

  • How to Live on 24 Hours a Day

    How to Live on 24 Hours a Day
    Arnold Bennett

    Are you really 'living', or just existing? This classic of personal time management has inspired millions to make the most of "the daily miracle": the fresh allowance of time that comes with each new day.You have to live on twenty-four hours of daily time. Out of it you have to spin health, pleasure, money, content, respect, and the evolution of your immortal soul. This timeless classic is one of the best self-help books ever written and was a best-seller. It remains as useful today as when it was written, and offers fresh and practical advice on how to make the most of the daily miracle of life.

  • What s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done

    What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done
    Matthew Aaron Perman

    Do Work That MattersProductivity isn’t just about getting more things done. It’s about getting the right things done—the things that count, make a difference, and move the world forward. In our current era of massive overload, this is harder than ever before. So how do you get more of the right things done without confusing mere activity for actual productivity?When we take God’s purposes into account, a revolutionary insight emerges. Surprisingly, we see that the way to be productive is to put others first—to make the welfare of other people our motive and criteria in determining what to do (what’s best next). As both the Scriptures and the best business thinkers show, generosity is the key to unlocking our productivity. It is also the key to finding meaning and fulfillment in our work.What’s Best Next offers a practical approach for improving your productivity in all areas of life. It will help you better understand:• Why good works are not just rare and special things like going to Africa, but anything you do in faith even tying your shoes.• How to create a mission statement for your life that actually works.• How to delegate to people in a way that actually empowers them.• How to overcome time killers like procrastination, interruptions, and multitasking by turning them around and making them work for you.• How to process workflow efficiently and get your email inbox to zero every day.• How your work and life can transform the world socially, economically, and spiritually, and connect to God’s global purposes.By anchoring your understanding of productivity in God’s purposes and plan, What’s Best Next will give you a practical approach for increasing your effectiveness in everything you do.

  • The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future

    The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future
    Ryder Carroll

    New York Times bestseller! The long-awaited book by the founder of the enormously popular Bullet Journal® planner, journal, calendar, and all-around organizational system.For years Ryder Carroll tried countless organizing systems, online and off, but none of them fit the way his mind worked. Out of sheer necessity, he developed a method called the Bullet Journal that helped him become consistently focused and effective. When he started sharing his system with friends who faced similar challenges, it went viral. Just a few years later, to his astonishment, Bullet Journaling is a global movement. The Bullet Journal Method is about much more than organizing your notes and to-do lists. It's about what Carroll calls "intentional living": weeding out distractions and focusing your time and energy in pursuit of what's truly meaningful, in both your work and your personal life. It's about spending more time with what you care about, by working on fewer things. His new book shows you how to… * Track the past: Using nothing more than a pen and paper, create a clear and comprehensive record of your thoughts. * Order the present: Find daily calm by tackling your to-do list in a more mindful, systematic, and productive way. * Design the future: Transform your vague curiosities into meaningful goals, and then break those goals into manageable action steps that lead to big change. Carroll wrote this book for frustrated list-makers, overwhelmed multitaskers, and creatives who need some structure. Whether you've used a Bullet Journal for years or have never seen one before, The Bullet Journal Method will help you go from passenger to pilot of your own life.

  • Summary of Ryder Carroll’s The Bullet Journal Method by Swift Reads

    Summary of Ryder Carroll’s The Bullet Journal Method by Swift Reads
    Swift Reads

    The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future (2018) introduces a simple, effective organizational method that uses only a pen and notebook to improve productivity and enhance introspection. Author and Bullet Journal creator Ryder Carroll explains how readers can lead a more meaningful life, vanquish challenging tasks, and streamline their workflow by creating a custom planner using the book’s journaling system. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

  • The 80/20 Principle, Third Edition: The Secret to Achieving More with Less

    The 80/20 Principle, Third Edition: The Secret to Achieving More with Less
    Richard Koch

    Be more effective with less effort by learning how to identify and leverage the 80/20 principle: that 80 percent of all our results in business and in life stem from a mere 20 percent of our efforts.The 80/20 principle is one of the great secrets of highly effective people and organizations.Did you know, for example, that 20 percent of customers account for 80 percent of revenues? That 20 percent of our time accounts for 80 percent of the work we accomplish? The 80/20 Principle shows how we can achieve much more with much less effort, time, and resources, simply by identifying and focusing our efforts on the 20 percent that really counts. Although the 80/20 principle has long influenced today's business world, author Richard Koch reveals how the principle works and shows how we can use it in a systematic and practical way to vastly increase our effectiveness, and improve our careers and our companies.The unspoken corollary to the 80/20 principle is that little of what we spend our time on actually counts. But by concentrating on those things that do, we can unlock the enormous potential of the magic 20 percent, and transform our effectiveness in our jobs, our careers, our businesses, and our lives.

  • Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life

    Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life
    Jason Selk

    Dr. Jason Selk helps well-known professional and Olympic athletes as well as Fortune 500 executives and organizations develop the mental toughness necessary to thrive in the face of adversity and achieve elite-level results. Tom Bartow, following a career as a winning college basketball coach, became one of the country's top financial advisors and is now one of the premier business coaches nationwide. Together, Selk and Bartow reveal the secrets of how both elite athletes and business leaders climb to the top.In Organize Tomorrow Today (OTT), two of the top minds in human performance come together to deliver the pathway to extreme success. Doing more is not the answer and Selk and Bartow walk you through how to achieve more by doing less. There is a huge difference between knowing something and understanding. There is an even wider gap between understanding and doing. Highly successful people never get it all finished in any given day; however, they always get the most important things completed. Selk and Bartow offer the 8 fundamentals of doing what is most important. OTT will show you the performance gains that athletes, executives, and salespeople spend tens of thousands of dollars to achieve.

  • Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets (Plus Free Full Downloads)

    Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets (Plus Free Full Downloads)
    Cassandra Aarssen

    Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your LifeOrganize your life: Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? Cluttered Mess to Organized Success: A Real Life Approach to Decluttering and Tidying-up your Home and Life offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time. This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it is jam packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life.Declutter your way to happiness: Cassandra Aarssen is a Professional Organizer and creator of the successful blog and YouTube channel, ClutterBug. After struggling for years with chaos and clutter, Cassandra transformed her home and her life through organization. She now shares her favorite organizing tips, tricks and secrets in order to help others declutter their way to happiness. Cassandra’s debut book, Real Life Organizing has been inspiring families from all over the world to get control of their clutter and fall in love with their home all over again.

  • The Magic Lamp: Goal Setting for People Who Hate Setting Goals

    The Magic Lamp: Goal Setting for People Who Hate Setting Goals
    Keith Ellis

    Do you have trouble setting goals? Would you like to have greater focus, stronger follow-through, and achieve dramatically better results? Would you like to learn how to get anything you want from life–more money, a new home, a promotion, better relationships, a greater sense of fulfillment, or anything else you can imagine? If so, then read The Magic Lamp. This remarkable book describes a simple yet unforgettable process for how to obtain whatever you want from both your personal life and your career.What's the Secret?The Magic Lamp is the first goal-setting guide for people who hate setting goals. Goals can take you anywhere you want to go, but they rarely give you the inspiration you need to get there. Wishes are different. They have emotional impact. They give you the freedom to dream and the power to make your dreams come true.The Magic Lamp transforms the process of setting goals from a dull routine into an exciting adventure because it's the first book to combine the methods of goal setting with the magic of making your wishes come true.

  • Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time

    Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time
    Rory Vaden

    Rory Vaden (Take the Stairs) brings his high-energy approach and can-do spirit to the most nagging problem in our professional lives: stalled productivity. Whether we’re overworked, organizationally challenged, or have a motivation issue that’s holding us back, millions of us are struggling to get things done. In this simple yet powerful new book, Procrastinate on Purpose, Vaden presents the five permissions that set us free to do our best work – on time and without wasting energy battling stress and anxiety. Using the POP model, readers will learn to: • Eliminate • Automate • Delegate • Consolidate • Procrastinate (yes, you heard that right) Anyone seeking to up their game, do meaningful work, and ditch the stress of looming deadlines and too many tasks on the front burner will embrace this smart, insightful guide.

  • Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, Edition 3

    Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, Edition 3
    Brian Tracy

    Stop ProcrastinatingGet More of the Important Things Done—Today!There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list—and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs.There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Eat That Frog! shows you how to organize each day so you can zero in on these critical tasks and accomplish them efficiently and effectively.In this fully revised and updated edition, Tracy adds two new chapters. The first explains how you can use technology to remind yourself of what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important. The second offers advice for maintaining focus in our era of constant distractions, electronic and otherwise. But one thing remains unchanged: Brian Tracy cuts to the core of what is vital to effective time management: decision, discipline, and determination. This life-changing book will ensure that you get more of your important tasks done—today!

  • Getting Things Done (GTD) + Evernote = Ultimate Productivity.: The Complete 7-Day Action Plan

    Getting Things Done (GTD) + Evernote = Ultimate Productivity.: The Complete 7-Day Action Plan
    Dominic Wolff

    In a society that prioritizes work and productivity, peopleare busier than ever before. There’s a lot more work to be done and a limitedamount of time in which to do it. People struggle daily with looming deadlines,endless to-do lists, in-trays with papers stacked a mile high, deterioratinghome and social lives, and burgeoning caffeine addictions. How do we keep up with this fast paced world without burningout? Getting Things Done (GTD) + Evernote = UltimateProductivity summarizes David Allen’s “Getting ThingsDone” system in a straightforward guide to workflow management that enables youto take action immediately. By combining GTD, one of the best and easiestproductivity systems, with Evernote, the most popular note-taking andorganization app available today, Getting Things Done (GTD) +Evernote = Ultimate Productivity provides a solution to thechaos. GTD-Evernote allows you to alleviate the pressure and stress oftoday’s work environment without sacrificing productivity. Learn the basic principles behind the GTD system and how you can startapplying them in your life immediately.Master Evernote and learn how toharness its functions to super charge the efficacy of the basic GTD system.Discover tips and tricks for efficiently categorizing,managing, and tracking every item in your physical and digital inbox.Take the first step towards going completelypaperless by building a catalogue of useful information, available at yourfingertips 24/7.Getting Things Done (GTD) + Evernote = UltimateProductivity teaches all of these things and more,giving you a straight-forward, easily actionable plan for getting organized, andstaying productive in 7 days. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed, overworked, orjust plain tired of feeling like a hamster on a wheel, you need to have thisbook in your life.Get your copy today. Click the download now button belowand start getting your life under control.EXCLUSIVE BONUS: How to Achieve 48-Hrs/DayThis is an exclusive publisher bonus available for our readers only, in this handy guide you'll learn:Defeat goal-killing habitsLearn the secret to improve productivityPinpoint your causes for procrastinationOvercome long-standing habits of procrastinationDon't put it off! Get your copy today.

  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

    Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
    Jeff Sutherland

    For those who believe that there must be a more agile and efficient way for people to get things done, here is a brilliantly discursive, thought-provoking book about the leadership and management process that is changing the way we live. In the future, historians may look back on human progress and draw a sharp line designating “before Scrum” and “after Scrum.” Scrum is that ground-breaking. It already drives most of the world’s top technology companies. And now it’s starting to spread to every domain where leaders wrestle with complex projects. If you’ve ever been startled by how fast the world is changing, Scrum is one of the reasons why. Productivity gains of as much as 1200% have been recorded, and there’s no more lucid – or compelling – explainer of Scrum and its bright promise than Jeff Sutherland, the man who put together the first Scrum team more than twenty years ago. The thorny problem Jeff began tackling back then boils down to this: people are spectacularly bad at doing things with agility and efficiency. Best laid plans go up in smoke. Teams often work at cross purposes to each other. And when the pressure rises, unhappiness soars. Drawing on his experience as a West Point-educated fighter pilot, biometrics expert, early innovator of ATM technology, and V.P. of engineering or CTO at eleven different technology companies, Jeff began challenging those dysfunctional realities, looking for solutions that would have global impact. In this book you’ll journey to Scrum’s front lines where Jeff’s system of deep accountability, team interaction, and constant iterative improvement is, among other feats, bringing the FBI into the 21st century, perfecting the design of an affordable 140 mile per hour/100 mile per gallon car, helping NPR report fast-moving action in the Middle East, changing the way pharmacists interact with patients, reducing poverty in the Third World, and even helping people plan their weddings and accomplish weekend chores. Woven with insights from martial arts, judicial decision making, advanced aerial combat, robotics, and many other disciplines, Scrum is consistently riveting. But the most important reason to read this book is that it may just help you achieve what others consider unachievable – whether it be inventing a trailblazing technology, devising a new system of education, pioneering a way to feed the hungry, or, closer to home, a building a foundation for your family to thrive and prosper.

  • Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow

    Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow
    Dominica DeGrandis

    If someone stole your wallet, you'd notice it. So why don't people notice when they are robbed of something much more valuable than their wallet—time?Today's workers are drowning: nonstop requests for time, days filled to the brim with meetings, and endless nights spent heroically fixing the latest problems. This churn and burn is creating a workforce constantly on the edge of burnout. In this timely book, IT time management expert Dominica DeGrandis reveals the real crime of the century—time theft, one of the most costly factors impacting enterprises in their day-to-day operations.Through simple solutions that make work visible, DeGrandis helps people round up the five thieves of time and take back their lives with time-saving solutions. Chock-full of exercises, takeaways, real-world examples, colorful diagrams, and an easy-going writing style, readers will quickly learn effective practices to create high-performing workflows within an organization.The technology world—and indeed the whole business world—is moving at a pace faster than ever before, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Instead of consigning ourselves to the pressure cooker of the modern world, it's time to elevate how we work. It's time to level up our game. It's time to make work visible.

  • Rapid Problem Solving With Post-it Notes

    Rapid Problem Solving With Post-it Notes
    David Straker

    Problem Solved!Uses your favorite top-drawer tool–the Post-it® Note. Great for individuals, great for groups–large or small. Problems come in all shapes and sizes, yet most have common characteristics that can be addressed with the techniques found in this book. Rapid Problem-Solving with Post-it® Notes shows you how to use six types of techniques:The Post-up-Provides methods for getting information into chunks The Swap Sort-Shows listing and organization methods The Top-down Tree-Works when the nature of the problem is unknownThe Information Map-Maps messy problems and complex relationships The Action Map-Plans actions or maps an existing processMore than 70 diagrams and examples for solving everyday problemsThis refreshing book reminds us the simplest ideas are often the most effective. Solve problems, create solutions and find answers fast-all with the help of Post-it® Notes. Tens of millions of Post-it® Notes users can now learn how to do far more with these great little tools. Post-it® Notes can be used to help solve difficult problems because they:Are the right size to hold one piece of information from a problemAre easily to attached to flat surfaces and stay putCan be moved and reattached many times

  • Time Management Magic: How To Get More Done Every Day And Move From Surviving To Thriving

    Time Management Magic: How To Get More Done Every Day And Move From Surviving To Thriving
    Lee Cockerell

    Executive time management secrets from a life at Disney. During Lee Cockerell’s career at Disney as the Senior Operating Executive of Walt Disney World Resorts, he led a team of 40,000 Cast Members (employees) and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and the ESPN Sports Complex. As you can imagine, Lee had to become a time management expert, first as a means of survival and then as a way to help others make the best use of their time. The time management secrets he developed have become one of his most requested corporate training lectures and are now available to you in this tell-all book. However, this book is not just about Time Management. It is about Life Management. “Management” is defined as the act of controlling. The executive time management secrets contained in this book will help you keep all parts of your life under control and jump-start your personal and professional growth.

  • Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More

    Living the 80/20 Way: Work Less, Worry Less, Succeed More, Enjoy More
    Richard Koch

    Living the 80/20 Way enables anyone to get extraordinary results without extraordinary effort.Acclaimed entrepreneur and author Richard Koch changed the face of the business world with The 80/20 Principle. In Living the 80/20 Way, a self-help bestseller, he returns to show how working and worrying less can transform our personal lives. Koch takes the widely renowned 80/20 principle and shows how in today's cluttered and stressful world, working out the few things that are really important, and the few methods that will give us those things, leads to increased happiness and greater success. Living the 80/20 Way explains why "less is more" isn't just a saying, but a sure-fire method to achieve your goals and live your best life.

  • Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done

    Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done
    David Allen

    In his bestselling first book, Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen presented his breakthrough methods to increase efficiency. Now “the personal productivity guru” (Fast Company) shows readers how to increase their ability to work better, not harder—every day. Based on Allen’s highly popular e-newsletter, Ready for Anything offers readers 52 ways to immediately clear your head for creativity, focus your attention, create structures that work, and take action to get things moving.With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make things happen—with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.

  • Time Management Magic: How to Get More Done Every Day and Move from Surviving to Thriving

    Time Management Magic: How to Get More Done Every Day and Move from Surviving to Thriving
    Lee Cockerell

    Time Management Magic is all about learning a system and a way of thinking that enhances the ability to lead a highly productive, balanced, and effective life. Too many people get discouraged and want to quit because they have setbacks and other obstacles in their life. Retired Exec VP of Walt Disney World, Lee Cockerell’s advice to everyone is, “Don’t underestimate what you can achieve.” Having a well-organized system for planning and executing your goals and dreams is vital. Lee credits his success to having a strong time management system in place to ensure he would do what he said he would do and keep his promises. The time-management secrets he developed have become one of his most requested corporate training lectures and are now available in this tell-all guide. However, this system is not just about time management. It is about Life Management. “Management” is defined as the act of controlling. The executive time management secrets contained in this book help readers keep all parts of their lives under control and jump-start their personal and professional growth.

  • Summary: The One Thing: Review and Analysis of Keller and Papasan s Book

    Summary: The One Thing: Review and Analysis of Keller and Papasan’s Book
    BusinessNews Publishing

    The must-read summary of Gary Keller and Jay Papasan's book “The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results”.This complete summary of the ideas in Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book “The One Thing” explains that, surprisingly enough, the best way to achieve incredible results is to do less. The key is to focus on actions that will rule out less meaningful or time-consuming things. This summary points out the six main steps to get there:1. Live with purpose2. Live by your priorities3. Live for productivity4. Make three commitments5. Watch out for four thieves6. Start now!Added-value of this summary:• Save time • Understand the key concepts • Learn key secrets to achieving incredible resultsTo learn more read "The One Thing" and improve your performance!

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves: Cheat Sheet

    Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves: Cheat Sheet
    SpeedReader Summaries

    Improve your emotional intelligence the easy way!Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves is a skill-based book with a single purpose: to increase your emotional intelligence and thus enhance every single aspect of your life.Emotional Intelligence 2.0, The Cheat Sheet is a quick, easy-to-use reference tool that captures the principles found in Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and distills them down to a format that makes the content easy to quickly digest and absorb.Inside, you’ll find:Quick, to-the-point summaries of the key concepts found in Emotional Intelligence 2.0Action steps to improve your emotional intelligence quickly and effectivelyDiscussion questionsA review quiz to further cement the main principles in your consciousnessPlease note that this summary is intended to be used as a supplement to Emotional Intelligence 2.0, rather than as a replacement.Pick up your copy of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, The Cheat Sheet today to improve your emotional intelligence and, indeed, your entire life!

  • Eat That Frog! Action Workbook: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

    Eat That Frog! Action Workbook: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
    Brian Tracy

    The workbook follows the same twenty-one-chapter format as the book. Each chapter includes four exercises with space to do the exercises on the pages. The workbook will also include a narrative character who is struggling with procrastination in her work and home lives and uses the recommendations from Eat That Frog! to improve her time management performance.

  • My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired

    My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired
    Benjamin Spall

    ONE OF AMAZON’S BEST BUSINESS BOOKS OF 2018 ONE OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOKS OF THE MONTH ON RELEASE ONE OF BUSINESS INSIDER’S BEST BUSINESS BOOKS TO READ THIS SUMMERA guide to the early morning habits that boost your productivity and relax you—featuring interviews with leaders like Arianna Huffington, General Stanley McChrystal, Marie Kondo, and more.Marie Kondo performs a quick tidying ritual to quiet her mind before leaving the house. The president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, mixes three shots of espresso with three scoops of cocoa powder and two sweeteners. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels doesn't set an alarm, because her five-year-old jolts her from sleep by jumping into bed for a cuddle every morning.Part instruction manual, part someone else's diary, the authors of My Morning Routine interviewed sixty-four of today's most successful people, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Soni, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, and General Stanley McChrystal–and offer timeless advice on creating a routine of your own.Some routines are all about early morning exercise and spartan living; others are more leisurely and self-indulgent. What they have in common is they don't feel like a chore. Once you land on the right routine, you'll look forward to waking up.This comprehensive guide will show you how to get into a routine that works for you so that you can develop the habits that move you forward. Just as a Jenga stack is only as sturdy as its foundational blocks, the choices we make throughout our day depend on the intentions we set in the morning. Like it or not, our morning habits form the stack that our whole day is built on.Whether you want to boost your productivity, implement a workout or meditation routine, or just learn to roll with the punches in the morning, this book has you covered.

  • Self-Disciplined Producer: Develop a Powerful Work Ethic, Improve Your Focus, and Produce Better Results

    Self-Disciplined Producer: Develop a Powerful Work Ethic, Improve Your Focus, and Produce Better Results
    Martin Meadows

    Short. To the Point. To Help High Performers Become Even More ProductiveResults are what matter the most to you. You want to be a reliable producer of value in your chosen domain: whether it’s your career, business, sports, studies, non-profit endeavors, or any other undertaking requiring intense focus. You’d like to learn how to become more productive, but your time is precious, and you don’t have time for a five-hundred-page book only to discover that you can summarize it with two sentences. If that’s you, Self-Disciplined Producer is for you. Written with high performers in mind, it’s a concise guide covering the most effective techniques to build self-control, improve your productivity and deliver consistent results day in, and day out. In about an hour and a half of reading you’ll discover: – a confusingly simple strategy of an American novelist and screenwriter that can help you overcome one habit that is most harming your productivity, – how distractions can make you more eager to get to work, – three strategies to ensure that you always finish what you started instead of leaving all your projects half-finished, – five strategies to embrace delayed gratification and become more patient with the process so that you won’t give up prematurely, – a fun mental exercise to help you identify the most important task and reduce time spent on less meaningful activities, – a principle developed in the 14th century by an English philosopher that can help you simplify your workday and become more productive, – a law humorously invented by a British naval historian that can help you perform your most important tasks in half the time usually needed to get them done, – six methods to recharge for higher productivity—because without a proper rest protocol you’ll be unlikely to ever operate at an optimal level. The author of Self-Disciplined Producer has been using these techniques to help him publish sixteen books, create four video courses with over 25,000 enrolled students in total, and translate his books into ten languages—all in the span of two years and a half. If you’re eager to learn how to double, triple, or even quadruple your productivity, don’t hesitate any longer. Invest an amount equivalent to what you pay for a cup of coffee, apply the teachings from this book to your workday and reap the benefits that might lead to thousandfold or higher returns.Keywords: Self-discipline, become more productive, build self-control, productivity, improve your focus, work ethic, produce better results

  • Total Time Mastery with Evernote: Discover the Secrets on How to Improve your Productivity with Evernote in 2 Hours

    Total Time Mastery with Evernote: Discover the Secrets on How to Improve your Productivity with Evernote in 2 Hours
    Dominic Wolff

    Looking for the ultimate method to optimize your daily activities and organize your work, home, and personal routine? Want to know how to actually get things done faster and remember things on the fly?Evernote is the mother of all note taking apps. It's super easy to use and is chock-full of features that will help you:remember everything, from to-do lists to website content to classroom lectures;access reminders, notes, recipes, pictures, emails, and tidbits of information from your Smartphone, tablet, laptop, and desktop computer;digitally takes notes and organize them just like how you would capture, save, and file objects and information in real life.Despite Evernote's incredible repository power, only a few are aware of the app's full potential, but thanks to "Total Time Mastery with Evernote," the latest book from Dominic Wolff, the world will soon discover how valuable the software is. "Total Time Mastery with Evernote" is an ultimate guidebook that shows you the ins and outs, the side-to-sides, and the backwards and forwards of the note management app. It will teach you how to incorporate the organization software into every aspect of your daily living pattern. Other things Dominic Wolff will teach you include:How to master every single feature of EvernoteHow to be an Evernote expert in just two hoursHow to use the app to manage your work, finances, school projects, company, and householdHow to digitally record important information, events, pictures, and videos among othersHow to use Evernote's advanced tools and featuresHow to streamline your daily tasks using Evernote to increase efficiencyWhether you're a writer, cook, or soldier, you will find that Evernote should have a special place in your life. Once you discover how valuable the software is, you will be surprised at how productive you can become.

  • Summary: First Things First: Review and Analysis of Covey, Roger and Merrill s Book

    Summary: First Things First: Review and Analysis of Covey, Roger and Merrill’s Book
    BusinessNews Publishing

    The must-read summary of Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger & Rebecca Merrill's book:"First Things First: to Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy”.This complete summary of the ideas from Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger & Rebecca Merrill's book "First Things First" presents a new organising process which focuses on doing what is important rather than what is urgent, on the premise that the deepest motivations felt by every person are to live, to love, to learn and then to leave a legacy for future generations. This summary highlights that the real issue is doing the right things at the right time.Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts• Become a time-management expertTo learn more, read "First Things First" and start with the tasks that will add value to your quality of life, allowing you to live a life that is meaningful rather than purely efficient.

  • Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself

    Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself
    Mike Michalowicz

    Do you worry that your business will collapse without your constant presence? Are you sacrificing your family, friendships, and freedom to keep your business alive? What if instead your business could run itself, freeing you to do what you love when you want, while it continues to grow and turn a profit? It's possible. And it's easier than you think.If you're like most entrepreneurs, you started your business so you could be your own boss, make the money you deserve, and live life on your own terms. In reality, you're bogged down in the daily grind, constantly putting out fires, answering an endless stream of questions, and continually hunting for cash.Now, Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First and other small-business bestsellers, offers a straightforward step-by-step path out of this dilemma. In Clockwork, he draws on more than six years of research and real life examples to explain his simple approach to making your business ultra-efficient.Among other powerful strategies, you will discover how to: * Make your employees act like owners: Free yourself from micromanaging by using a simple technique to empower your people to make smart decisions without you. * Pinpoint your business's most important function: Unleash incredible efficiency by identifying and focusing everyone on the one function that is most crucial to your business. * Know what to fix next: Most entrepreneurs try to fix every inefficiency at once and end up fixing nothing. Use the "weakest link in the chain" method to find the one fix that will add the most value now.Whether you have a staff of one, one hundred, or somewhere in between, whether you're a new entrepreneur or have been overworked and overstressed for years, Clockwork is your path to finally making your business work for you.

  • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings--and Life (A Penguin Special from Por tfolio)

    What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings–and Life (A Penguin Special from Por tfolio)
    Laura Vanderkam

    Mornings are a madcap time for many of us. We wake up in a haze—often after hitting snooze a few times. Then we rush around to get ready and out the door so we can officially start the day. Before we know it, hours have slipped by without us accomplishing anything beyond downing a cup of coffee, dashing off a few emails, and dishing with our coworkers around the water cooler. By the time the workday wraps up, we’re so exhausted and defeated that any motivation to accomplish something in the evening has vanished.But according to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives.Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day. While many of us are still in bed, these folks are scoring daily victories to improve their health, careers, and personal lives without sacrificing their sanity. For instance, former PepsiCo chairman and CEO Steve Reinemund would rise at 5:00 a.m., run four miles, pray, and eat breakfast with his family before heading to work to run a Fortune 500 company.What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast is a fun, practical guide that will inspire you to rethink your morning routine and jump-start your life before the day has even begun.

  • The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

    The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload
    Daniel J. Levitin

    New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin shifts his keen insights from your brain on music to your brain in a sea of details.The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we’re expected to make more—and faster—decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up.But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time.With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives. This Is Your Brain on Music showed how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows how to navigate the churning flood of information in the twenty-first century with the same neuroscientific perspective.

  • Time Power: A Proven System for Getting More Done in Less Time Than You Ever Thought Possible

    Time Power: A Proven System for Getting More Done in Less Time Than You Ever Thought Possible
    Brian Tracy

    One of the world's premier business consultants and personal success experts, Brian Tracy has devoted more than 25 years to studying the most powerful time management practices used by the most successful people in every arena. Now, in Time Power, Brian reveals his comprehensive system designed to help readers increase their productivity and income exponentially — in just weeks! Filled with hundreds of powerful, proven tools and techniques, this book shows readers how to: * gain two more productive hours each day * make better decisions, faster! * set clear goals and focus on higher-value activities * manage multitask jobs more efficiently * overcome the people problems that can sap their time * use the five tools and techniques that will make them more productive for the rest of their lives * and much more! Overflowing with quick and effective time-saving strategies, Brian Tracy's Time Power lets readers in on the secrets to being more productive, earning more money, and getting more satisfaction from life.