Five Top Reads for Productivity Tools You Never Knew You Needed

recommended by Daisy Reynolds

In a post pandemic world, business owners, leaders and managers are feeling the pressure more than ever. Lockdowns forced people to look at their lives and now with the increased demand in hybrid working, leaders are challenged daily with juggling remote teams and more meetings than ever before. This is on top of their own professional and personal responsibilities. If this sounds all too familiar, then this collection of books will lend a helping hand, providing insight into productivity tools that will streamline your processes, ease the pressure, and give you back your all-important time.

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    How to Work with a Virtual Assistant: Outsource Everything but Your Brilliance
    by Kathy Soulsby

    'How To Work With A Virtual Assistant' is a comprehensive blueprint for the VA relationship. Author Kathy Soulsby, guides the reader through understanding when it is the right time to outsource and identifying what type of assistant they might need. By debunking myths and misconceptions about VAs, Kathy ensures readers fully understand the role and breadth of a VA. Moral support, a sounding board, a second brain and more, VAs are not just diary managers. To access these benefits, Kathy keenly highlights the importance of excellent communication, providing some brand guidelines, defining best inbox, travel and diary practices, outlining your business processes and setting expectations to get the most out of a potential relationship. Understanding these elements is an essential starting point. When considering how to find a VA, Kathy looks at how to write the job specification, where to find them and how to shortlist and decide on applicants. Perhaps most importantly, the author delves into the nitty gritty of working together as this is really where the productivity benefits of outsourcing are uncovered for the reader. When time is invested here, the reader can truly begin to focus their energy on their areas of brilliance. The practical benefits of a VA are clear, but too often underestimated are the productivity, energy-saving and wellbeing benefits that accompany having a trusted partner to help you work as efficiently as possible. 'How To Work With A Virtual Assistant' is the perfect read for any leader, manager or business owner looking to build a robust, effective and rewarding VA partnership.

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    The 30-Day Productivity Plan: Break The 30 Bad Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Time Management - One
    by Damon Zahariades

    'The 30-Day Productivity Plan' takes you, step-by-step, through 30 bad habits that are crippling your time management efforts. Each habit is explored in detail. You'll learn about the triggers that prompt them and the ways in which they hurt your productivity. Most importantly, you'll receive actionable tips you can use immediately to curb the bad habits that are holding you back and create healthier, more productive habits in their place. By reading this fast-paced action guide, you will be equipped with a simple formula for creating to-do lists that actually work, learn how to slash the amount of time it takes you to complete any task, and understand how to stop being a people-pleaser and catapult your productivity. Author Damon Zahariades, provides you with five tips to design your workday so you can avoid working overtime, allowing you to experience less stress, enjoy more family time, indulge in personal hobbies, and have more time freedom. This is the ultimate blueprint for better time management!

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    15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires,
    by Kevin Kruse

    What if a few new habits could dramatically increase your productivity, and even 5x or 10x it in key areas? What if you could get an an hour a day to read, exercise, or to spend with your family. New York Times bestselling author, Kevin Kruse, presents the remarkable findings of his study of ultra-productive people. Based on survey research and interviews with billionaires, Olympic athletes, straight-A students, and over 200 entrepreneurs, Kruse answers the question: what are the secrets to extreme productivity? In this book, you'll learn why millionaires don't use to-do lists (and what they DO use), as well as learning how to cure procrastination with the “Time Travel” trick. You will know how the Harvard "DDR Questions" save 8 hours a week, and learn how to identify your REAL priorities. Furthermore, you will be equipped with the knowledge to get to zero emails in your inbox using 321Zero, learn how the simple E-3C system will double your productivity, and understand how to reduce stress with the Richard Branson Tool. For anyone looking to enhance their productivity and stop feeling so overworked and overwhelmed, then this book is for you!

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    Supercharge Productivity Habits: 50+ Simple Hacks to Organize Your Tasks, Overcome Procrastination,
    by John R. Torrance

    Do you often feel like everything would work out if only a day had more than 24 hours? Are you a person who has trouble keeping up with the deadlines, and takes their work home? Have you ever felt stressed, unmotivated, and inadequate? If this sounds familiar, then 'Supercharge Productivity Habits' by John R. Torrance should be next on your list of books to read. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about increasing productivity without having to work longer and harder. Productivity coach John R. Torrance is ready to relay onto you everything he learned in his impressive career, and help you unlock your hidden mental skills! Soon, you’ll be more productive in the workplace, and at home, you’ll feel energised, optimistic, motivated, and ready for everything life throws your way! By reading this book you will learn how to make smart decisions in your life, and stop putting up barriers and limitations on what you could do, learn visualisation techniques that help reach your goals, and understand how to create a working plan of action to increase efficiency and productivity. Furthermore, you will know how to set high, but achievable goals, and learn techniques to implement productive habits in your daily routine. This book will not only make you a more productive, successful worker but will help you achieve that inner peace that we’re all chasing for.

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    Productivity Power Pack: 4 Books in 1: Supercharge Productivity Habits, Proven Speed Reading Techniq
    by John R. Torrance

    Do you want to have a laser-sharp mind and ability to quickly adopt new skills? Are you looking to improve your productivity and work process? Are you ready to work smarter, read faster and accelerate your learning curve? 'Productivity Power Pack' will teach you everything you need to know to excel in your career! This book will teach you 50 simple hacks to help you organise your tasks and overcome procrastination, as well as showing you how to map out your goals so that you can achieve all your dreams. Improving your productivity and learning skills has one immediate benefit - you will accomplish more in less time. That’s why it’s so important to invest time and energy in acquiring these essential productivity habits and skills. Don’t waste any more time - read this book, you’ll thank yourself later!

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