As a business owner, your life is naturally busy. Can I get an amen? Thankfully you stumbled upon this blog post. You may be thinking, “I don’t have time to read.” We get it. But hear us out.

 

Everyone can afford to take just 10 minutes each night to read. If you really need to figure out how to be more productive with your time, then you really can’t afford NOT to take time each day to teach yourself something new. Time is your most valuable resource – and these books will teach you how to use it wisely.

 

To stay on top of your game, all entrepreneurs need to be constantly learning. What better way than with a few minutes each night with a book? If you walk into a Barnes and Noble today, you will be bombarded with all the self-improvement books sprinkled around the store. It seems every day there’s another author coming out with the best new-and-improved tips for spending your time wisely.

Our list of books is full of both new and old reads. Check them out!

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change” by Stephen R. Covey

This book focuses on how to improve your productivity both professionally and personally. If you’re the kind of person that wants to develop new habits altogether, this is the book for you! Covey’s book takes a more positive approach to improve productivity in your life. Instead of identifying and eliminating the negative habits in your life, Covey’s book focuses on how to develop new, helpful habits. These helpful strategies adopt a specific focus on defining goals and priorities. Covey uses imagery in his book, applying the analogy of filling a glass jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand. He explains that if you start filling the jar with the sand and pebbles – the little things – and then with the rocks – the big things – then you won’t have enough room for the rocks. However, if you start with the rocks, you can easily fill in the empty space with the smaller pebbles and sand.

 

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

Since its publication in 2001, Allen’s book has become one of the most influential business books of its era. You may have heard the term GTD used among your colleagues, as it has become a popular “phrase” used to describe a certain way to approach professional and personal tasks. This book is favorited by those who are all about personal organization. Allen focuses on how one can boost productivity by clearing their mind to allow room for organized thoughts. Once your thoughts are organized, you can define two important terms when completing tasks – “done” and “doing.”

 

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal

We all get distracted by our phones, there’s no denying it. Eyal’s book addresses this growing issue and provides practical tips to help us overcome the controlling effect distractions like social media and email can have on our lives. This book helps business owners identify external and internal triggers that often precede distractions. By identifying these triggers, we can stay on top of what distracts us and remain focused. If you are easily distracted, even at the office, this is the perfect book to help you overcome your triggers and find your way to a more attentive life.

 

 

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