If you have found yourself in a bit of a rut, feeling listless, not achieving, then you have almost certainly got stuck in your comfort zone. Each day looks the same, with nothing exciting happening, and the months ticking by quickly. These books will help you break out of your comfort zone, achieve more, and make your life great again!

If you have come to a standstill in your life, feel like you are going nowhere fast, feel lazy and don’t want to bother striving for the things you have been wanting, then you need this book. After reading Zak Khan’s book Break Out: A Powerful Guide On Breaking Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Building A Life Of Success And Happiness! you will be motivated to get back on track and achieve all you have ever wanted.

Many a good book uses examples whilst they discuss what their topic is, and author Andy Molinsky uses this process very well in Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence. If you are struggling with anything in your life, this book will help you find the solutions and dispel the five myths of stepping out of your comfort zone. 

It’s so easy for us to take the comfortable way in life. If you look at your own habits and daily routines, I bet you can pinpoint lots of ways where you take the easy option. Author Erin Straza takes us on her journey to India – a journey of self-discovery as well as sharing stories of other women and their life with God. Comfort Detox: Finding Freedom from Habits That Bind You.

Being productive will help us all achieve more, both in work and our personal lives. So if you are looking to get more done, achieve more in your life, then I recommend the following books for more in depth reading.

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferris

Anyone who wants to become part of the New Rich should read this book. Author Tim Ferris explains how you can work more productively, cut back your working time, and work from anywhere to provide an income that does not rely in the hours that you put in.

Don’t settle for good, aim higher, and with flexibility, so that you can travel the world whilst working a minimal amount of time. To start with, become more effective at your work, not efficient at work that does not matter. Eliminate time wasting, get rid of distractions, get the most important tasks done before lunch.

Ferris then goes on to explain how to set up a business that will be profitable, but with little hands on management from you, by delegating responsibilities whilst still acting professional.

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The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch

Voted by GQ as one of the top 25 business books of the 20th century, you need to read this if you want to achieve more with less effort, free up time, increase profits and be happier. Richard Koch explains the 80/20 Principle – that 80% of your profit comes from selling 20% of your products.

This same principle can be used in many ways – your work tasks are probably 20% worthwhile, and 80% inefficient. 20% of motorists cause 80% of accidents. 20% of your customers buy 80% of your goods. And so on. Note that these figures may not be exact, but the principle is the same.

By doing more of the 20% of tasks, for example, you can become more efficient. Sell more of the 20% of products to the 20% of customers and your profits will rise. It’s definitely something that if you stop and think, you can easily see how it could improve your life.

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