Motivational, Fun, Accessible
Jon Acuff is an AMAZING speaker and this is one of the best audiobook narrations I've ever heard. I imagine the book is great in print as well, but the way Jon tells stories is very engaging. Nothing about his speaking voice is dull.
I've read dozens of self-development books and this one is definitely at the top of the list (my other fav's would be How to Win Friends and Influence Others and Unstuff Your Life). There was not a single dull moment in this book, and even though it is directed at any age group, I feel like it is especially accessible and inspiring for younger people (20s, 30s). I wish I had read this book years ago! (if it had existed... which it didn't)
Eat That Frog! is a super quick read that is packed with good tips, and has a very helpful summary at the end. I can imagine reading this book over and over again when I find myself in a productive slump.
One of my favorite quotes from Eat That Frog was "Only 2% of people are self-motivated. Those people are leaders." The whole book was very inspiring to get off my ass and be self motivated!
Everything! Brian Tracy has lots of little anecdotes and visual imagery that will help me remember all his advice on being most productive. Just the title itself is helpful - start each day with the most important task that will make the biggest difference in your life - either professionally or personally.
Motivating, Common Sense, Results
"How to Win Friends & Influence People." Both books rely on SIMPLE COMMON SENSE approaches to ordinary problems that do (but shouldn't) baffle most people (interacting with other human beings and not becoming overwhelmed by your belongings / organizing them, respectively). There is nothing incredible or revolutionary about this book. It is just a thoughtful, concise summation of things that SHOULD be common sense.
This book is GREAT motivation to get over your attachments to "stuff" and keep what is only practical / necessary in your life. This should be required reading for any high school / college grad. I feel like it's helping me become an adult and organize my life so I can actually be productive, instead of wasting hours and hours and hours of time "cleaning." Why didn't I read this ten years ago???
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