Like Twasme, productivity and motivational books can be great tools, both for those who already operate on a highly organised level and those looking for a way to add more balance to their lives.
So, whether you’re all about that hyper-productive, goal-setting, clean-freak, Monica-from-F.R.E.I.N.D.S-esque life, or you’re just trying to bring a little order to the chaos, check out our ‘Top 4 Productivity Books’ below. Whether you count reading them as recreational or educational we leave up to you – no judgements here!
#1 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
This one is far from new to the market, but that doesn’t put us off including it on our list. If you haven’t been “Covey’d” yet this could be a great place to start. For over 30 years this book has influenced presidents, CEOs, educators, and individuals all over the world to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. Updated for modern times, it continues to be a must-read productivity book for anyone looking to live their most effective life.
Available on Amazon: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
#2 ‘The Productivity Project’ by Chris Bailey
On the other end of the scale is this much newer offering, by Chris Bailey. ‘The Productivity Project’ is the result of a year-long series of productivity experiments and expert interviews, conducted by Chris after turning down a lucrative career move in pursuit of something more fulfilling. Focusing not only how we manage our time to be productive, but how we manage energy and attention too, this is a really refreshing read. We’re certainly glad Chris invested his time, energy and attention in creating this must-read productivity book.
Available on Amazon: The Productivity Project
#3 ‘The Art of Saying No’ by Zahariades
Being more productive isn’t always about getting more done. Read that sentence again, we’ll wait… Got it? Good. We all feel like we have too much to do at times, but do you ever consider how much of this is being loaded on by colleagues, family, and friends? It’s human nature to want to please others, but by taking on too much we instead let people down and burn ourselves out. Twasme is an app built to help you claim back time for things that matter most to you, and this must-read productivity book has the same goal. Learn to say no, why it’s a good thing, and how refusing tasks can actually increase your productivity.
Available on Amazon: The Art of Saying No
#4 ‘How to Win Friends & Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie
We’re big believers that life is easier with a little help from those around you, which is why we added Twasme’s ‘sharing’ functionality. However, the key to seeking support from others is making sure you have the right people around. More of a motivational book than a productivity book, ‘How to Win Friends & Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie will help you do just that. Like Covey’s 7 Habits, this must-read has stood the test of time and is still every bit as powerful today.
Available on Amazon: How to Win Friends & Influence People
Adapted Edition: How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age
Of course, you won’t have time to read every book on our list at once, but you could always start a reading list in Twasme! Available for free on the AppStore and GooglePlay.