My Top Five Time Management Books

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You should read books on time management because these works can help you simplify your schedule, develop stronger focus, clarify priorities, reduce time waste, lessen stress, and achieve better results.

  • 1


    Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
    by Brian Tracy

    If your procrastination still persists then Eat That Frog! should help you get over that hump. Inspired by a famous Mark Twain quote, “Eat a live frog the first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day,” author Brian Tracy details why and how you should tackle your most challenging task in the morning. Additionally, Tracy shares successful time management techniques like how to set goals, get organized, practice the “Law of Three,” and applying the 80/20 Rule.

  • 2


    The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
    by Timothy Ferriss

    Timothy Ferriss shares his step-by-step guide on how anyone can start earning a monthly five-figure income by working just The 4-Hour Workweek. As a result, you’ll be able to live the life you actually want without having to be just another participant of the daily rat race. If this sounds too good to be true, Ferriss includes over 50 practical tips and real-life case studies on how you can live more and work less. Key quote: “Being able to quit things that don't work is integral to being a winner.”

  • 3


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

    Since it’s release in 2001, “Getting Things Done” has not only become one of the most influential business books of all-time. It’s also considered the book for personal organization. Although Allen has tweaked the book over the years, the main concept remains intact. When you have a clear mind, you’re able to organize your thoughts, spark creativity, and boost your productivity.

  • 4


    168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think
    by Laura Vanderkam

    Did you know that we all have the same 168 Hours in a week? So, how come some people are able to squeeze every minute out of this time? Bestselling author Laura Vanderkam draws from the real-life stories of successful and happy individuals, Vanderkam discovered that they find creative ways to make time for the important stuff. Key quote: “The majority of people who claim to be overworked work less than they think they do, and many of the ways people work are extraordinarily inefficient. Calling something ‘work’ does not make it important or necessary.”

  • 5


    Surge: Your Guide To Put Any Idea Into Action
    by Matt Kane, Steve Garguilo & Sergiy Skoryk

    So many of us have ideas that we’re passionate about. Unfortunately, we sit on these ideas waiting for the “perfect” time or opportunity to act. The reality is that there is no such thing as the right moment. “Surge” will provide you with the strategies to finally bring your ideas to life. Key quote: “If you want something different, it’s time to do something different. It’s time to act.”

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