I am constantly asked how I find so many quotes or am able to write/ make social media posts about new subjects consistently.
The answer is simple.
I have read more in the last year, than I did the year previous.
I also have written more blogs, posted more to social media, created better content and have helped more people than I did the year previous, or any year before that.
I don’t say that to be cocky or arrogant, I say that to attribute my success and growth to all of the amazing books I have listened to or read this year.
Do you know, 1 out of 4 Americans don’t read a book in a year! These statistics might be a little skewed because it includes those that partially read a book
Are you kidding me?
Unfortunately, most of us think once we leave school that we have been UNSHACKLED by the BURDEN of reading.
If you believe that, it’s time for a check up.
Do you ever feel bored?
Are you currently tired of what you are doing or with how your life is going?
Do you wish for something more?
Are you over weight?
Are you sick, fatigued or exhausted?
Do you want me to stop asking questions that cause internal turmoil?
Then here is the STARTING POINT, to answering your questions.
Read a book.
Do something different.
If you don’t currently know how to do something, it’s time to start reading.
Good books are the documentation of experience.
They could be personal, such as a biography. The documentation of a life or time spent doing something.
They can be technical, teaching how to do a specific task.
They can be a collection of questions answered.
Books provide the opportunity for us to grow, begin processing life in a new way or give inspiration around a specific topic.
You don’t have to take every book as gospel, unless it’s the Bible. J
But it’s time to start learning and developing the life you have always wanted.
If you don’t know where to start, here is a list of books that I have read this year that have provided me with inspiration, new thoughts and the opportunity to challenge myself outside my comfort zone.
- Start With Why by Simon Sinek
- Chop Wood, Carry Water by Joshua Metcalf
- 10X by Grant Cardone
- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
- Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck
- #AskGaryVee by Gary Vaynerchuck
- Dot Com Secrets by Russell Brunson
Today, make a commitment to start reading. You don’t have to sit and read a book cover to cover. The daily principle of reading 30-60 minutes could help you get through a book in a relatively short period of time.
The other discipline to learn is writing the thoughts that come to you while you are reading. Take notes, document your feelings, thoughts or inspiration.
By taking those 2 actions, you could begin to drastically change the direction and trajectory of your life.
Just Start Reading.