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4 Best Productivity Books to Get More Done for Less

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On Writing Well by William Zinsser

Being able to communicate your ideas to an audience is key in your journey to getting more done for less. Whether its:

  • an email
  • a piece of copy for a landing page
  • a tiktok caption
  • scripting a video
  • or asking for a raise.

In the book he talks about the process of writing and rewriting. William gives the readers a process for writing more effectively. My favorite quote is "no matter the job, no matter the level, be yourself when you write."

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Atomic Habits by James Clear

This ones pretty popular but I had include it. James clear talks about how to built better habits in 4 simple steps.

  • Make it obvious
  • make it attractive
  • make it easy
  • make it satisfying He says "the ultimate purpose of habits is to solve the problems of life with as little energy and effort as possible"

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Remote by Jason Fried

  • Remote showed people how to effectively work from home before it became a requirement.
  • Jason speaks about best practices for working from home and how to get more done in your day with less distraction.
  • Don't send a slack message if you don't need the answer right now. Shut off your notifications and focus!

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Cracking the PM career by Jackie Bavard

  • This book is intended for a product manager, but the concepts covered should be applied to any profession.
  • This book is a gold mine of frameworks for prioritizing work and how to use your time effectively.
  • As someone who builds software for a living, being able to ruthlessly prioritize what to work on is a MUST!.
  • the author even talks about how to face procrastination
    • face whatever your putting off
    • be honest with yourslef about why its uncomfortable
    • identify one easy step.

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