From Procrastination to Productivity

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Whether you’re searching for the motivation to be more productive in your work or in your free time, the JMRL catalog has the following guides to help you along the way:

Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done by Jon Acuff – Shares strategic advice on how to achieve personal and professional goals while overcoming derailing obstacles, citing perfectionism as a primary reason why most ambitions fail.

Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More by Morten T. Hansen – Gives authoritative, practical advice on how to bolster individual performance, drawing on a study involving thousands of managers and employees to outline seven work practices for improving focus, scheduling, and organization.

Spark: How to Lead Yourself & Others to Greater Success by Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch – A guide for reevaluating traditional concepts of leadership that explains how to identify the thinkers, workers, innovators, and influencers at all levels who are catalysts for positive organizational change.

Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life & Business by Charles Duhigg – Redefining productivity as a discipline involving how one thinks, identifies goals, constructs teams, and makes decisions, this book explains how to transform thinking behaviors to increase self-motivation with illustrative examples.

Bored & Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self by Manoush Zomorodi – The podcaster and radio host argues that boredom is essential in making lives happier and more productive, and includes exercises for bringing about critical thinking.

Exponential Living: Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are by Sheri Riley – Counsels goal-oriented readers on achieving success in both their personal lives and their professional lives by seeking balance between the two.

Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less & Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined by Scott Sonenshein – A guide to promoting achievement, creativity, and innovation at work explains how to do more with existing resources, detailing how different mindsets can diversify experiences, act without over-planning, and expect positive outcomes.

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