4 books to read to increase productivity within your professional journey

Productivity is an integral part of a person’s success. This is because the more productive we are, the more our focus growths and our own professional growth starts to flourish.

Below are 4 must-reads which can aid productivity whilst pushing you further to reach your desired job goal, trait, milestone/possible promotion. In short, all four books provide in-depth action steps, expert advice, easily digestible information and above all real-life success stories and action situations.

Book 1: “The Accidental Creative: How to be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice” by Todd Henry

If you are looking to refine and grow your creativity then this book is certainly for you. Inspired by Todd Henry’s podcast ‘The Accidental Creative’ shows you how to develop your creativity within the workplace to the best of your abilities. Offering you direct advice, action tips and more. A highlight of this book includes its ability to help you problem solve when dealing with creativity blocks whilst also providing you with direct workable solutions that you can put into motion right away.

Book 2: Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success” by Thomas J. DeLong

The second book on my list focuses on job security and comfortability. Which will help you turn moments of doubt and even fear into success (through assistance, time and apt aid). A highlight of this book includes its steps to help you be inspired by a change in order to remove doubt, further bringing up your motivation levels and even self-confidence in dealing with external problems regarding your performance that you may have (with clarity, precision and time).

Book 3: “The Business Devotional” by Lillian Hayes Martin

Book number three on my list is exactly what it suggests in the title. As it focuses on your devotion to the business itself. This is especially useful for yearly inspirational, helping character development, motivation, planning and much more. It’s a book which provides you with daily inspiration through quotes and sayings by famous people who have worked for their success through time, hard work, dedication and even patience. It’s one which works as a rescue guide in aiding your professional journey. Further offering you inspirational on a daily basis throughout the year. This one is definitely for everyone, as it’s one no working professional should live without.

Book 4: “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right” by Atul Gawande

Finally, my last book on the list works as an ‘action book’.Whilst very similar to the other books listed above, this book, in particular, helps put into motion your very own personalised checklist with aim, objectives and even action steps that are best suited for you. What is interesting about this book is that it uses surgeons own experience to help working professionals visualise their own journey through a particular case study. Overall it gives employees the chance to create their own checklist with all the required tools (as specified within the book itself). This will certainly aid you in your organisation and even in your planning.  Considering it will help you work on yourself professionally in the most unique and structured way.

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