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Updated by Tanya Smith on Nov 14, 2016
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Books I Recommend for Productivity and Getting More Done

Here is a list of recommended books for reading about productivity and efficiency.

Tanya Smith Recommends on Amazon - Get-It-Done Guy's 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More (Quick & Dirty Tips)

STEP 1LIVE ON PURPOSEHere's the number one principle and our first step to working less in your life: Stop doing stuff that doesn't help you reach your goals. It sounds simple, doesn't it? It's a shame almost no one does it. The most common way we work more and do less is by working on the wrong stuff.

Tanya Smith Recommends on Amazon - Time Junkie: 101 Ways for Business Owners to Break the Habit and Get More Free Tim...

Product Description Having free time is the great reward that represents freedom. Sure, having money earned from a well-run and successful enterprise is certainly a joy. Yet many business owners find that they can't get to the true money-making endeavors without access to more free time - it's the key to having more money, enjoying business and loving life.

Tanya Smith Recommends on Amazon - The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded an...

Product Description More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan-there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times.

Tanya Smith Recommends on Amazon - Taming the E-mail Beast: 45 Key Strategies for Better Managing Your E-mail Overload

The master book for e-mail management -- this book shares the systems, strategies, and techniques for effectively managing your professional and personal e-mail accounts from a "time management/productivity enhancement" perspective. The author, Randall F.

Tanya Smith Recommends on Amazon - The Slight Edge (Revised Edition): Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success

Product Description Why is it that some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else? One simple reason: those that are "successful" have found their SLIGHT EDGE!

Tanya Smith Recommends on Amazon - Slay the E-mail Monster: 96 Easy Ways to Dramatically Increase Productivity

Product Description The e-mail monster is a real problem. Talk to most people in corporations today and you will hear a common recurring theme, "I am swamped with e-mail!" E-mail overload is considered an inescapable fact in this information, wireless and digital age. Schedules are disrupted. Priorities are changed.

Tanya Smith Recommends on Amazon - The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Product Description The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies-neither seems to prevent grievous errors.

Tanya Smith Recommends on Amazon - The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It

Product Description In this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business.

Tanya Smith Recommends on Amazon - Give Me a Break: The Art of Making Time Work for You

Product Description The always-on, striving for more, multitasking, 24/7 world we live in is having its toll. We are getting busier, but not happier. While the "time management" movement created more list-makers, it failed to address the heart of why "To-Do's" tended to trump time for family, and time to think, reflect, and plan was replaced by a bulging email Inbox.