- Getting Things Done (GTD). Stress-free productivity, and an empty inbox.
- The 4-Hour Workweek. Catchy title that puts a lot of “productive” people off, but the efficiency and goal-setting techniques in this book are excellent.
- The Pomodoro Technique (http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/). 25-minute bursts that help stave off interruption. I use this at the “micro” level: when I’m actually doing tasks.
GTD helps organize my life, goals, projects, and actions and determine where and when things get done. 4-hour workweek helps with concepts like eliminating useless tasks, focusing on what’s important, work/life balance, and getting things done quickly. Pomodoro technique helps focus on the task at hand, finish it quickly, and stave off interruptions (almost any interruption can wait 25 minutes or less, and usually doesn’t need to be done once that 25 minutes is up).
See, kept it short so you can go be productive.