5 Books To Read For Increased Productivity and Money Management
If you have a morning or bedtime routine that involves reading, then great! If not, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon. Reading, especially books within the self-improvement category, can do wonders for increasing productivity, motivation, and smarts about financials.
Here we will take a lot at 5 books to get you started in the right direction when it comes to reading something truly worthwhile and potentially life changing.
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
This one is a classic. Written in 1937, this book is timeless. All the advice, techniques, and information found within these pages are extremely useful. Holding true today, Think and Grow Rich will teach and show you how to effectively succeed in life, no matter what line of business you may be in. The book is divided into 13 steps to achieve this. Over 100 million copies have been sold worldwide as of 2015.
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Here’s another famous one that helped to create the movement of breaking from the traditional 9-5 to find something different. It challenges the notion that we should work grueling schedules with little vacations to save for retirement. Ferriss will teach you how to maximize your time and efforts in order to live the life you truly desire.
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
Giving out financial advice through parables that take place in the ancient city of Babylon, this book was originally distributed as individual story pamphlets by banks and insurance companies to help educate the general population. Now that they are all together in one book, you can reap the benefits of all the nuggets of treasure inside.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Convey
Convey explains what it is to be effective and how to achieve that in his highly rated book. Advocating “universal and timeless” principles aligned with personal values, Convey outline 7 “habits” that if employed will help you to get all that you need done.
- The Power of Less by Leo Babuta
The Power of Less explains that we have become a material based society. The book goes on to dispel the notion that things equal success, or the figurative “more” in other areas of life will also lead to success. Babuta shows you how to effectively limit yourself in business and in life in order to grow.
Pick a book that strikes your immediate interest on this list and get started! Internalize what the author is saying, and to get maximum value read actively. This means taking notes, asking questions, and jotting down reactions. All of the books here are designed to make you better. Happy reading!