The Top 3 Productivity Books I Recommend

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The Top 3 Productivity Books I Recommend

Productivity has been a huge topic in the online business community for several years now and, as we continue to be inundated with more and more online distractions, I don’t see the need going away anytime soon.
Let’s face it, when there’s a need for solutions, fellow business minded people are going to try to fill that need for us. As a result, we get a lot of choices in the form of reading content and much of it isn’t really that good, to be perfectly honest.

So I’ve been actively searching for the best productivity books around. Below are the results, as far as my recommendations go. For brevity, I’m linking directly to the books on Amazon using my aff links. You can see the full reviews for each book on Success Reads if you want more of my thoughts and a deeper book review.
Number 1: The ONE Thing

by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan is my top pick as far as productivity books go. I was blown away with this book; to the point I studied it (in print) after listening to it on Audible. I’ve put several of the principles to use in my life and this book has helped me immensely.
Number 2: Eat That Frog!

by Brian Tracy comes in as number two for my productivity books. Don’t let the title fool you, Brian Tracy gives his 21 Strategies to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by expert storytelling that you’re sure to enjoy as well as remember.
Number 3: The 4-Hour Workweek

by Tim Ferriss. One of the most recommended books on productivity has to be “The 4-Hour Workweek”. You may be surprised to see it listed as my number three pick, as popular as this book is. That’s because the 4 Hour Work Week is more of a lifestyle design book than just a productivity book.
Side note: There are a lot of popular people talking about “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less”. I started the book and, to be honest, couldn’t get through it. To be fair, I was looking for a productivity book and “Essentialism” is a whole other discussion. I’m sure it’s a great book for those looking for less in their lives, I just misunderstood the topic.
Another disappointment? The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload Again, probably a decent book for those looking for that kind of thing but it certainly isn’t about being productive. Bonus: If I had to pick a fourth book, at this point I’d recommend The Miracle Morning

by Hal Elrod. I did listen to The Miracle Morning on Audible but I still need to post an official review for this one. Hal has turned a lot of heads with his common sense “early to rise” approach. Personally, I’m still struggling with my miracle mornings, even though it’s 4:35am as I write this. True story. ;)
Next? I have “The Art of Procrastination” loaded up in my Audible app so we’ll see if that’s worthy of sharing very soon.
This is one of my longer emails but I hope you found value in it. Feel free to hit reply to let me know or set me straight. I’d be grateful in either case. Read on and take positive action, Brian D. Hawkins