5 biggest authorities in the time management and personal development field



This is valid for every activity: If you wanna do something right, learn only from the best.

If you wanted to write a bestseller on any given topic, the rules to go by would go something like this:

  1. Find similar authors who have already managed what you are trying to manage right now.
  2. Look up reviews their work has received and pick out the 5 best ones.
  3. Study the key books and learn to apply the best practises in life.

We have already done the first 2 steps of the process for you. We have selected the cream of the crop of authors from the time management field and their bestsellers about success, productivity and personal development.

Become successful thanks to these mentors:

1.   Timothy Ferriss


Timothy Ferriss managed to fit so much into his life already what others would need 10 lifetimes for.

He is only 38 years old but so far he managed to graduate from Princeton University, build a successful internet business with nutritional supplements, he also won Chinese kickboxing championships, he knows Yabusame: the Japanese art of horse archery, he was an advisor to multiple startups such as Spotify or Uber, he speaks 5 languages and is a Guinness Book of World Records’ record holder for the most consecutive tango-spins in one minute.

Wired magazine described him as “The Superman of Silicon Valley”.

And just on a side note he had written 3 international bestsellers – The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef; the first two were No.1 New York Times bestsellers and the third was a No.1 Wall Street Journal bestseller.

It seems that learning a thing or two about personal productivity from Tim is definitely worth it, what do you think?

2.   Jack Canfield

World recognized motivational speaker, co-author of Chicken Soup for Soul – one of the best selling books in the last 15 years.

Besides this book Jack has more than 250 other titles written to his name and 500 million copies in print in over 40 different languages.

Record breaking 11 titles have become number 1 on the New York Times best sellers list. Throughout the last 30 years Jack helped hundred’s of thousand’s of people worldwide to realize their dreams.

Canfield is a popular guest on many radio and television talk shows with nationwide reach. He was a guest in more than 1000 programmes, including Larry King Live, Good Morning America and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

The book on personal productivity we recommend to read the most would be theSuccess Principles, where he grouped his lifelong experiences into 64 practical rules for success.

3.   Napoleon Hill

His book: Think and Grow Rich belongs among the most selling book of all times. It belongs somewhere between the Bible and Harry Potter.

Napoleon Hill started out as a journalist. His life breakpoint came when he got given responsibility for series of articles about famous people and particularly to make an interview withAndrew Carnegie – one of the most powerful and richest people alive at the time.

Carnegie shared a secret with him that there is a simple formula for success that any average person can follow and asked him to do the next 500 interviews with the most successful people at the time with the goal to put this formula into a written form.

Napoleon Hill had done interviews with people such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Eastman, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, William Wrigley Jr.Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and many other as a part of this project.

It took more than 20 years throughout which Hill became Carnegie‘s advisor. The result of these studies was a philosophy of success offered in the aforementioned book: Think and Grow Rich.

4.   Sir Richard Branson

Richard Branson is a British billionaire, businessman and owner of the Virgin brand which covers more than 400 independent companies. His fortune is valued at 4.9 billion dollars.

His first business success came in as early as 15 years old. He dropped out of school and started publishing own magazine called Student.

When he was 20 years old he opened a delivery service with music cd’s and a year later he opened his first store.

When he was 22 years he was the owner of his own recording company and his first customer was noone else than Mike Oldfield himself.

Currently he is making headlines with space tourism as his company is currently planning first commercial flights into space.

Among his books that you should most definitely not miss are: The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership and his short autobiography: Screw it, let’s do it.

5.   David Allen

David Allen is an absolute guru in the time management field. He became famous for his method: Getting things done that became a bestseller in a book format. More than 1 Million copies were sold and his book was translated into more than 30 languages.

David speaks of himself as of an extremely lazy person that changed 35 professions until 35 years of age. He worked as distributor of vitamins, as a manager of a garden company or as a karate instructor or an illusionist for example.

In his book David offers his readers a guide how to free up mind thanks to creating different lists and focus on one thing at a time only. According to many reviews it is one of the best time management books ever written.

As we said before- We’ve done the first 2 steps for you already. Now it is up to you. Do the 3rd. one.

Read the best books, choose what resonates best with you and become the best you can be in what you do.


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