Even the accomplished farsighted entrepreneur can find themselves in a moment of depleted willpower.
You don't feel like doing anything. But at the same time you know your action is required to get to your goals.
How do you flex your self-control muscle? How can you take the plunge when motivation isn't there? You can develop this skill and act before you FEEL like it.
If you’re familiar with my writing, you know I hate seeing people reinvent the wheel. We need you at your best, focused on solving the next big problem, not stuck on problems that have already been solved.
When it comes to productivity, there’s a lot we already know. But there are only so many hours in the day, so you may not even be aware of some of the solutions others have already discovered.
That’s why I asked a capable member of my team (Thanks Lizzie!) to summarize the top selling books that have to do with getting things done. By reading these quick summaries, you may notice a book that speaks directly to a weak spot in your own productivity systems.
This is an unbiased collection (filtered for relevance to entrepreneurs) based solely on popularity of sales from three businesses: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and NY Times.
We’re starting with a book about one of the...
I’ve been reading a book called Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg.
It’s interesting because it teaches you how to accomplish big changes in your life you’d be very proud of, but without the struggle and strain that would typically be required for success.
The secret behind his method is starting very small so the habit feels easy. And once that small step becomes a habit, you just grow it a tiny bit.
You keep doing that until one day you look back and realize you’ve built a habit that serves you well and yet now takes very little effort to sustain.
If you can improve something just 1% per day, that area of your life would be 365% better at the end of the year (this is the simplified version, not allowing for a mathematical compound effect which would far exceed 365% growth).
According to BJ Fogg, you only need three things if you want to create a...