My favorite business book is The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss.
I read this book before launching my online counseling business, and I’m so glad I did. How often do you read a business book that changes the way you see time? I loved that he stressed the importance to being in control of your own time at work and also in your personal life.
After reading this book, I started batching things together- running errands, cooking for a few meals instead of just one, doing all my business writing on the same day, etc. He also stresses getting rid of distractions, so I now have all the alerts shut off on my phone, and I return phone calls, texts, and emails at a set time in my day. This helps me to super focus on the task in front of me, which means I get more done in a shorter amount of time!
Contributor: Heidi McBain