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The Best Productivity Books for Online Business Owners

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One of my goals this year was to read two books a month. By mid-February, I’d already read over 20 new books (many of them related to productivity for the online business owner).

Now to be fair, not every book was a WIN — but one thing I work to do every time I read a new book is to find at least ONE thing I can implement.

From the books I’ve read, I’ve included my top picks for each category below.

What would reading a book each week do for your productivity in your online business?

Imagine how much your productivity would change if you implemented one new thing every single week?

Well I’ve got some incredible news for you!

On the Business with Impact Podcast™ each week, we’re adding a new segment: The best books for online business owners.

Each week, I’ll be reviewing one of my favorite books, sharing what I read and what I learned, AND as an added BONUS I’ll be giving away 10 copies of the book of the week to our listeners.

Below are links to some of my absolute favorite books in the productivity category:

The 4 Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Farriss

This book is all about how to escape the day-to-day hustle. From real-life templates to use for getting rid of email to how to travel on a budget, in this book Tim Ferris shares all of the latest tricks and timesavers for living like a millionaire even if you’re not yet one.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

This re-write of the original book is filled with proven principles for approaching both life and business routines. Ready to get things done? You can – here’s how…

The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy

This book is about achieving more success that you ever thought possible. How do you earn it? In this book you’ll learn Darren Hardy’s core success driven principles, including strategies on winning, eliminating habits that are preventing your progress, true means to motivation, the power of momentum, and much more.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Guided Journal (Goals Journal, Self Improvement Book) by Stephen R. Covey

Are you having difficulty staying motivated or are you looking for ways to get organized and improve your time management? This guided journal offers worksheets, exercises, and prompts to do just that. Each of the 7 habits is put into a weekly format to help you go from inspiration to action. You’ll not only boost your self-esteem and confidence, but you’ll also gain the satisfaction of overcoming the challenges of achieving your goals.

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan

There’s a reason this one is a best seller… it shows you how to stop focusing on #allthethings and focus on the most important things – in life and in work. Want to create greater results in less time, reduce stress, eliminate clutter, and perfect what really matters to you? Then this book is for you!

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

In this book James Clear teaches us how to break bad habits and create good ones. The challenge with changing our habits isn’t because of us, but because of our system. And in this book, he shares a system that’s been proven to take people to a whole new level. Whether you need to get back on track when you’ve veered off, to find the missing motivation and willpower needed, to take time for new habits even when your world is chaotic, or if your habits are just in need of transformation, then this is a must-read.

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa TerKeurst

Do you suffer from the disease to please and find yourself desperate for a cure? Does the guilt of disappointing others overwhelm you? Do you struggle with hard choices? Do you need help to quit saying yes to everyone and everything? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then check out this book by Lysa TerKeurst.

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod

Have you ever wished you could wake up each and every day with increased energy, focus, and motivation? Hal Elrod shares how this is possible with his SAVERS steps. While I definitely changed some of these to better fit my day, schedule, and beliefs – this is something that has helped me seize the day each day.

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Want to get more done in less time? In this book you’ll learn how choosing to tackle your most challenging “to do item” first thing gives great satisfaction, how to organize your day so you can hone in on the crucial tasks and complete them efficiently, and how to manage your time so it feels like you have more of it.

For more details on all of my favorite books for online business owners (including books on leadership, mindset, entrepreneurship + team building, audience + traffic building, content creation, sales, and money + finance, click here.