5 MUST-READ Books to Improve Your Productivity #91

Time is finite, which means you better have a plan to manage it.

These five books will give you the tools to make the most out of your 24 hours/day and become more efficient in every area of your life.

Let’s walk through them one by one.  

1. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss 

When this book first came out, I had major doubts about it.

I even tossed it in the trash because I thought it was about laziness and self-indulgence.

But I was wrong!

The 4-Hour Work Week is a goldmine for anyone wanting to make a bigger impact.

The key takeaway?


Tim Ferriss teaches you to rethink how you approach tasks, realizing you don’t have to do everything yourself.

This mindset of delegation can transform your life. 

2. The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

There’s an old Chinese proverb: He who chases two rabbits catches neither.

This resonates deeply with the book’s message, which is all about focus.

It challenges you to identify the single most important task that will make everything else easier or unnecessary.   

3. The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer 

This book delves into the spiritual side of time management.

John Mark Comer explores why we feel the need to fill our schedules to the brim and how this affects our peace and productivity.

By examining the life of Jesus, Comer offers insights into creating more meaningful, less hurried lives.

This book will help you get more done and find satisfaction and joy in what you do. 

4. Buy Back Your Time by Dan Martell 

Dan Martell is an entrepreneur I deeply respect.

In Buy Back Your Time, he shares practical strategies for reclaiming your time by outsourcing tasks.

His concept of the Hiring Ladder is particularly insightful, detailing who to hire first and how to train them.

(It was a huge ‘aha’ moment for me.)

Every entrepreneur and executive should read this book. 

5. Procrastinate on Purpose: Five Permissions to Multiply Your Time by Rory Vaden

I’m biased, but I believe my book, Procrastinate on Purpose, is one of the best time management books out there.

Unlike most productivity books that focus on efficiency, this one teaches you how to create more time.  

The core idea is to spend time on tasks today that will free up more time tomorrow.

This concept (explained through the Focus Funnel) helps you eliminate, automate, delegate, procrastinate on purpose, and concentrate.

I teach you how to multiply your time, which in turn multiplies your results, money, and impact. 

It’s hard to think that a handful of humble books can completely change your perspective on time and approach to managing it.

But crack open these five books and you’ll see significant improvements in both your personal and professional life. 

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