So I have been reading more and more books lately and I have to admit that as I am reading more I am actually sort of getting used to reading more just like how going to the gym at first is a pain in the ass and then later on becomes something you just want to do every day. The same thing is happening with reading books.
I have to admit that I was skeptical when watching Tai Lopez’s talk about reading lots of books. Seemed kinda like ya right, don’t need the books, I can just do all of it myself. However, I am pretty sure that was just a bad attitude of mine because after reading a lot more books I am drawing connections between them all and it is also giving me this impact:
- reminder of principle focus
- reminder to stay focused
- keeps the noise of life from taking over my mind
- its rejuvenating
- increases my knowledge
- can relate to what the top leaders are referring to when they talk about something in a book
And I have to add to that list and mention that it gives me a “common ground” as a lovely lady I know says.
So I have google play books on my phone for when I go chill in the park and like to read. And now that I have read the 7 habits of highly effetive people I need to keep reading more, while at the same time implenting the golden nuggets I got from the books I already read.
As I have read more and more I am now turning into one of those people that is bookmarking the parts I really like. Its a change from doing it in a book form to on my phone or laptop but I am sure I will get used to it at some point soon.
At the same time, I pretty much want to keep a book myself of the things I really gained from each book, so that I can review them later, efficiently and effectively. That by itself is probably a good idea for a book or ebook.
Anyhow as I read more and more I am seeing how it benefits me more and more and essentially helps to keep my mind going in the right direction. Because with all the noise out there in the world, coming back to principles or always staying with them is important for each persons success.
Over the last few days I read a book. It was a totally random selection where I was in the bookstore and simply took about 15 seconds to select a book to read in the entrepreneur section.
For some reason I picked the Rich 20 Something book. It turns out that the author of the book is also the one that started the instagram account think grow prosper…which…simply by chance…I had already become a follower of on my instagram account.
The book starts off as an easy read and there are many chapters that support the entrepreneur mindset and it seems to be very good advice. The kind of stuff that every entrepreneur needs to keep themselves surrounded with as many of the people in our lives do not see life the same way…and that is not a positive effect on the entrepreneur.
The book brought back my entrepreneurial spirit, gave me some insightful impulses and a few new ideas. As well it laid out a template to follow for achieving online success that anyone could use.
For me personally, the section about networking was an important one. As I have had the temptation to build a business network in my city however was skeptical about doing it as it would take time and some work, and would it actually be successful? Who knows…i have been to other business networking events only to find a lot of people who were just starting out their businesses which made it not likely to have a mutually beneficial business relationship.
Reading it in the book, that is reading the importance of a network of influences was something that I was glad to hear again. And seeing how it helped out Daniel Dipiazza was enlightening. It helps to keep being a believer when you hear about it happenning to other people as well. As always…keeping the faith is important. And as the book think and grow rich preaches…Desire and Faith (Love) is the driving force behind anything that is accomplished. And its good!
I will keep think and grow rich at the top of my list for business success books. And I will put Rich 20 Something at the top of my list for people that want to make it online, especially for young people and even more for older ones…cause it is part of the new game…using technology.
After reading the Rich 20 Something book…i am tempted to start a rich 40 something website, however this will go on my kanban board…cause it is already getting pretty full lol.