4 Books That Will Help You Get Your S##T Done

Yesterday I posted a post on how I got insulted and how I turned that insult into a chance to set my first blogging goal.

Read: How I Turned An Insult Into My First Blogging Goal

In that post, I named off a few big names of gurus that have written books that I have read about goal setting.

I wanted to quickly share with you a small list of my top 4 books that I’ve read on goal setting, being productive, and getting things done.

1. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

– by David Allen

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What I liked about this book:  Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, is about Getting Things Done.  It teaches you a method for productivity.  The premise is simple.  Write down all your tasks or goals you need to get done.  Break those items up into actionable pieces.  Once your first task is done, move on to the next until you get to your goal.   This method works because once you do a brain dump, you don’t need to use your energy recalling what you need to do and just focus on completing your list.

2. Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

– by James Clear

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What I liked about this book: Atomic Habits a habit-forming book. The author breaks it down for you with simple steps that you can apply right away. It’s a more recent book published in October of 2018. Meaning, the information is fresh and new. You don’t feel like you are reading a book from some old dead doctor that shares information that doesn’t make sense to today’s world.

3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

– written by Stephen R. Covey

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What I liked about this book: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is probably one of the most famous books on this subject. If you are looking for examples of the 7 steps you can easily find examples because this information is quickly found all over blog posts and youtube. My favourite stage is in step 2. Begin with the end in mind. Simply put, what do you want in the future so you can work towards it.

4. One Small Step Can Change Your Life

– written by Robert Maurer

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What I liked about this book: One Small Step Can Change Your Life is all about the Kaizen approach. What is the Kaizen approach?  It’s a method that was developed for creating continuous improvement by implementing ongoing positive changes.  I tried to include some of the technique in my everyday life.

Question for you!

Have you read any books on goal setting, being productive, and getting things done? If so, what did you read and do you recommend the book?

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  1. I love Getting things done as well, this is the best productivity technique I think. I’m not co distant enough to apply it on a daily basis, but I really try!
    If you liked this one you’ll probably also enjoy the Bullet journal method, by Ryder Carroll. Ro be honest the technique is very similar to the GTD but I like the way he exposed it, and the fact that he emphasized a lot of putting intent in our actions.
    Just wondering what is my intent? Is that gonna help me reach my goals? … is pretty powerful.

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    • Thanks for stopping by Nathalie! I’m intrigued with your comment! I’m definitely going to have to look in to that system. Do you consistently use one method and apply it to things you do?

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      • Actually I use both the concepts of GTD and bullet journal, applied to my needs. But I’m not very consistent about it, so I don’t get from it all the benefits I should!
        For a while is used the Nirvana app, which has been developed under the principles of the GTD. It’s really great (I recommend if you are looking for a GTD app), but I realized I prefer having a notebook and a pen, old fashioned style 🙂
        Do you use a specific method?

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      • I do. I tend to use a mixture of them. All depending on what the situation is. If it’s something I don’t want to do then I’ll use something like GTD. If it’s something like this blog, then I use Kaizen or Atomic Habit style. Baby steps make a big change.

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