Do you read? I mean like books? There were a few years I didn’t read a thing. I made it through high school and most of college without reading any of the textbooks. I was going to day that I didn’t do any reading but as I look back, I did tons of reading. I’m a self-taught/trained software engineer and coach. Sure I studied education in college but I didn’t learn to teach and lead there. I learned from my folks, and my mentors, and books. Lots of books. I heard a statement recently and don’t remember who said it or what it was exactly but it was something like this: Anyone can become an expert in anything just by reading 3-5 books on the subject. I truely believe that it works with some engaged reading, thinking and applying or practicing whatever the topic is.
I’ve been cursed and blessed with a long commute to my “real job” at this point in life. I’ve found that attending Zig Ziglar’s
“Automobile University” has had an enormous impact over the last year and it didn’t take any time. Automobile University is the practice of listening to audio books and pod casts while driving.
If you’re not reading, I challenge you to either read one non-fiction book a month or 10 pages a day for 2016 and see how that impacts your life. Right now I’m reading Hack the Entrepreneur: How to Stop Procrastinating, Build a Business, and Do Work That Matters. Expect a book review in the months to come.