Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey

The Productivity Project
by Chris Bailey [650.1 Bai]

The subtitle of this recent book by Canadian productivity expert Chris Bailey is his focus — how to accomplish things that you desire, and not just “do” things that seem productive, by using a 3-pronged approach. More or less obsessed with productivity and time management since his teens, Bailey examines the topic with enthusiasm, practicality, humor, and personal examples. In fact, he conducted the project on himself over the course of a year and came up with 25 strategies to become more productive. He cautions the reader, wisely, however, that unless you really care about making a change and commit to it, you’ll just waste a lot of time and frustrate yourself. In other words, an increase in productivity should have a purpose. Do you want more leisure time? Are you building a business? Are you a home caregiver? Do you simply want to be more organized at home and/or work? Then this might be your answer, especially if you value things like control, discipline, and having plenty of time for passionate pursuits and personal growth. The book reads easily and is organized effectively. In fact, Bailey is so focused on productivity that he has even provided an estimate at the beginning of each chapter of how much time it will take to read! This is definitely worth a look for anyone who feels inefficient, overwhelmed, bogged down, or unable to successfully cope with managing the status quo of his/her daily life and work.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try alifeofproductivity.com, The Smart Guide to Managing Your Time, by Lisa Rogak, or Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff, by Richard Carlson] [ official Chris Bailey web site ]

Recommended by Becky W.C.
Walt Branch Library

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