8 books on productivity that have impacted me.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. Covey.
Thanks to The Eisenhower Matrix, I learned to prioritize the important but not urgent activities.
The ones you can always put off until tomorrow. But succeeding in doing them has the power to transform your life.
2. Getting Things Done book by David Allen
I keep from GTD the weekly review that I still practice every week 20 years after reading the book.
And the quick decision. Whenever I approach a task, I quickly figure out what to do with it (execute, delete, or put it in my task system). It helps me stay calm even in busy times.
3. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Book by Greg McKeown
Convinced me to pay more attention to my sleep. I go to bed earlier and wake up earlier. It has improved my productivity dramatically.
"Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it's about how to get the right things done."
4. Living Forward by Michael Hyatt, Daniel Harkavy
Gave me clarity. And clarity makes you more productive.
5. The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll
Helped me take effective handwritten notes.
6. The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz
Helped me manage my energy more than my time.
7. Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
The importance of starting small but lasting.
8. Manage Your Day-To-Day by Jocelyn K. Glei, 99U
A set of best practices from doers.