Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

I can't remember how I came about reading this book, but I'm glad I did. Charles Duhigg is an incredible writer, I was not bored for even a second (considering this is not a genre I generally jump of excitement over) I don't think I have ever highlighted so many paragraphs in a book. Every time I finished a chapter I felt the need to share it with someone. It covers topics such as motivation, problem-solving, leadership, making wrong assumptions, good/bad habits and more. 

I think there comes a point in everyone's life where we feel a bit unmotivated or just uncertain about how to move forward either in your career or personal life for whatever reason. This book not only talks about why your brain makes you feel this way but also teaches you options on how to fix the problem if you are willing to make a little effort. (*You don't have to be unmotivated to read this book, it is also great if you want to learn more about building a strong team or to help motivate others)

"Motivation is more like a skill, akin to reading or writing, that can be learned and honed."

What I loved the most about this book is that you learn through other people's personal stories. Don't expect a bullet point list of do's and don'ts because that's not what this book delivers. 

It covers a lot scientific studies on controlled groups faced with different challenges to figure out what motivates certain types of people versus others. Some of the stories shared are incredibly inspiring, others heartbreaking. Regardless, you will learn something (even if it's small) from every single chapter. 

If you are interested in growing as a person or in your career and don't like those bullshit business books that falsely promise you'll be a millionaire by the epilogue, I suggest you read this book.