Work Wonders

Awhile back I noted that time management resources tend to fall into the categories of Home Helpers or Work Wonders. These are the Work Wonders. I’ve gained many nuggets of wisdom from a variety of books, and these are the ones I have found especially helpful. They are not in any particular order, and the subject I found them especially helpful for is in italics. This post includes affiliate links, which means that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if you click through and make a purchase. Check out the Daily PlanIt Shop for more resources. Thank you for your support!

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Books for learning about Productivity:

“Getting Things Done” by David Allen (OK, you saw that one coming, didn’t you?!)-workflow chart, next actions, checklists

“Leave the Office Earlier” by Laura Stackchoosing electronic or paper system – Free resources from Laura Stack, the Productivity Pro

“Best Organizing Tips” by Stephanie Winston-master list, recipes, paper management

“The Time Trap” by Alec Mackenzie-time wasters, how to say no, work styles

“Manage Your Time, Your Work, Your Self” by Merrill E. and Donna N. Douglass –task selection factors, changing habits

“First Things First” & “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R Covey-setting priorities, mission statements, weekly review

“Making Work Work” by Julie Morgenstern-setting priorities

“Time Management for the Creative Person” by Lee Silber – visual method for action steps, best times for errands, keeping goals visible

“Working Smart” by Michael LeBoeuf-organizational principles, projects

“Organized to be Your Best” by Susan Silver –organizing tools, systems, office & desk arrangement

“Organizing Your Home Business” by Lisa Kanarek-office arrangement, filing & tickler systems

“Productivity Power” by Jim Temme-80/20 rule, similarities of projects & goals

“How to Get Organized Without Resorting to Arson” by Liz Franklin-understanding your organizing style (Learn about your style at

“Personal Efficiency Program by Kerry Gleason-weekly planning Free articles and downloads about the Personal Efficiency Program at the Institute for Business Technology.

There are lots of helpful books about creating habits too.

For Setting Goals

Besides my own book, “Get Goaling,” a favorite is “Goals” by Brian Tracy. Some on my to be read list are: “Your Best Year Ever” by Michael Hyatt, and “Goals” by Zig Ziglar.

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3 comments on “Work Wonders
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