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Essential guide to reading for success

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“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.”

― James Baldwin

In my own life, I credit books as the most significant development in my life, much as Lincoln did. Books pushed, pulled, and challenged me to work on myself. From a 23 year broke, broken, and mindlessly drifting college drop out to a 37-year-old with a successful marriage, one beautiful child, excellent paying job, and aspirations and ambitions that I would’ve never imagined all those years ago.

  • Better health
  • More resilience
  • Business acumen
  • Interest in philosophy and marketing
  • Leadership skills to guide my business and family
  • A desire and purpose to become a writer.

Read with Purpose

  • What area of my life will this book help me grow?
  • What area of my life will I be able to apply these lessons towards — immediately?
  • What life goals will benefit from this book?

Take Great Notes

Look For The Lessons

Read Deep

  • Compound Effect by Darren Hardy simplified daily wins and habits.
  • The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday hit me powerfully and put me on a path to want to write.
  • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight confirmed to me how important our soul is to what we pursue in life.
  • Read great writers’ work over and over?
  • Read deeply into topics and subjects that you believe will benefit your life.

Read to Challenge Yourself

“Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.”

― Albert Einstein

Read to Level Up

Read to Develop

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”

― John Locke

Develop a better understanding of a topic or field that you want to pursue. Use multiple books and opinions on a topic, to further develop your own theories and ideas within that field.

  • Think over what you are reading
  • Challenge opinions within what you read
  • Explore what you read

Read to Better Understand People

Read to Apply

“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book.”

  • It pays off.
  • It will enhance your life, career, and relationships.
  • People will see a difference in you.
  • You’ll become stronger, more resilient, and wiser.

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