Do you want (books) to improve your productivity? 📚💪
Say hi to these life-changing books
It’s that time of the year again.
December is slowly creeping its way towards you, and you realize you haven’t read enough books. You glance slowly at the resolution you wrote earlier this year: read more books!
If you’re looking for books to improve your productivity, here are 5 recommendations from us:
1. F*ck Being Humble by Stefanie Sword-Williams
It goes against what we are always told to do, but stop being humble.
How many times have you downplayed your hard-earned achievements? When was the last time you received a compliment confidently?
The thing with being humble is that you risk suppressing your own worth. Worse, you don’t even realize you’re doing it.
This book teaches you to know what you stand for, fully realise the power of networking, play the money game, and many more.
It is a much-needed change in perspective that alters the way you look at yourself, forever. As the author said repeatedly, self-promotion isn’t a dirty word.
Read if you: often downplay your wins, need a better way to market yourself, want to build genuine connections through networking.
2. Atomic Habits by James Clear
Last week we talked about the science-backed formation of habits and how they can dramatically transform our lives.
This book talks more in-depth about this topic. Do you know that getting better 1% every day is better than getting better 20% for a week then stops?
That way, you will be 365% better at the end of the year, and that’s more improvement than going above and beyond in a month's streak of motivation then losing your fuel.
Read if you are: stuck with your life goal, struggling with routine, looking to spend your time doing more beneficial activities.
3. Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
“Embracing the idea that you can want things for yourself even if nobody else understands the whys behind them is the most freeing and powerful feeling in the world.”
Honest answer only: How many dreams have you let go of?
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than letting go of your dreams because you think you don’t deserve it, or you feel like you’re not good enough.
This book wants you to own yourself, unapologetically define yourself, and live to your fullest potential.
Read if you: feel you’re not good enough, doubt your potential, have fear of being judged.
4. Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven
Do you know that every U.S. Navy SEAL starts their day by making the bed?
“Making your bed is a simple act with powerful consequences. To rise in the morning and complete the first task of the day will give you motivation to do more; to accomplish more.”
When you complete your first task of the day, it will set things in motion. You’re motivated to do more, to tackle that endless today’s to-do list.
Written by a retired U.S. Navy SEAL, this short book is jam-packed with lessons and stories from the military.
Read if you: don’t know where to “start”, believe in taking small steps for a big change, love military stories.
5. The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem
Mindset matters. You become what you think. This book teaches you how to rework your brain to manifest and actually become what you put your mind to.
Getting that internship or promotion? Winning that scholarship? Running that marathon? Work your mindset around it, and see as things start setting in motion.
This book makes you believe that you can do anything, which is a powerful message on its own.
Read if you: want to believe in yourself more, feel insecure about your ability, want to improve your confidence.
Thanks for being here. We hope one of these books catches your interest.
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