4 Books To Make This Your Most Productive Year Yet

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recommended books on productivity 2019

If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to the rest of the year and hoping to make it a great one. So how can you shape this year into something remarkable and intentional? Here are some of our favorite, easily-digestible, and motivating reads on productivity that can help you and your employees stay on track this year:


1) Eat that Frog

by Brian Tracy

Tracy’s book concept is expanded from a famous Mark Twain quote: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”

How does this translate to our endless to-do lists and slumps in productivity? Well, there’s always something we have to do that we don’t want to do. Tracy’s book on getting things done is a fresh and pragmatic guide of how to tackle these hindrances [“frogs”] and slowly adopt a better mindset about taking the initiative.

2) Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

by Greg McKeown

With the world being more connected and technologically advanced as ever, you’d think that getting things done would be less overwhelming. Well, it sure doesn’t feel like it. It seems the to-do list is getting longer and there's not enough time to finish it. If you’re someone who feels this way and feeling burned out by it all, this book is here to help you be more intentional in your priorities.

Clear and straightforward, McKeown gives you actionable steps to integrate a more essentialist view of your life - both at work and at home.  



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3) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

by Stephen Covey

What we love about this book is the emphasis on personal change and the challenges that come with an elusive mind and spirit. Change takes work, and habits can help you become consistent in creating sustainable changes for a happier, more proactive life. This book has a lot of practical advice and can reignite the spark for change in your life. It also makes a great gift!

4) Getting Results the Agile Way: A Personal Results System for Work and Life

by J.D. Meier

The term 'Agile' is a framework used in product development and project management; author J.D. Meier looks to apply this methodology to our personal lives to get meaningful results. Reaching milestones and achievements can seem like a marathon, but with the Agile Results® system you can turn the journey into a series of energy-sustaining sprints. Pack with ideas and personal management frameworks, this book is a resourceful read for an avid learner.



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About the Author

Briana Krueger

Bri is the Impact Storyteller on the Delivering Happiness team. Working previously as a freelancer, her goal has always been to work with passionate people who are focused on helping individuals and businesses find their purpose. As part of DH, she now gets to accomplish that every day. Bri resides in Arizona and is lucky enough to enjoy the sun all year round.


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