Book Category: Creative, Motivational,

The Productive Person Action Guide: How to be more productive and maximize your work-life balance in 2 weeks (book summary)

Author: Chandler Bolt, James Roper,
Life Changing Principles
Quality of Writing
Overall Value
pros: Fast read, motivational
cons: Could use more detail, lightweight
overall rating

Quick Summary
Roper and Bolt’s The Productive Person provides some simple tips on how to be more productive both personally and professionally. It’s a bit lightweight compared to most productivity/life hacking books out there but if you are new to the genre you may find it resourceful.

Key Insights

  • There are 3 types of people: The Burner, The Natural, and The Productive Person
  • Sleep patterns operate in 1.5 hour increments
  • Avoid anything that puts in a reactive stance

Practical Application

  • Get more passionate about doing the pre-work
  • Protect my morning
  • Remember the importance of streaks (i.e. Jerry Seinfeld and the 20 mile march)

Meaningful Quotes (Optional)

  • The Entrepreneurial Paradox: “Valuing freedom above all else; entrepreneurs work harder to create future freedom, which directly takes away from their freedom in the present.”

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