I have more than 700 books in my collection, many of them are unread, or half read. I used to beat myself up over that fact. But now I realize the value of half-read books. You may be trying to visualize these 700 plus books. Imagining I have walls and walls of bookshelves, stacks of […]
Feed Your Brain
Books: the original TARDIS (time and relative dimension in space.) If you think about it, both technologies are bigger on the inside. It’s time to add to your reading list. Books have the ability to transport the reader into a different time, space, or reality. They hold endless power for and by readers and writers. […]
A bold statement? Maybe. I don’t have research to back my claim, only personal experiences. Experiences so noticeable it would be unethical for me as a coach not to share it with you. Business is competitive with continuously changing targets. We leaders need to continually keep up with new ideas, trends, skills, and our own […]
How many books do you read in a year?
Did you know that your answer could impact your creativity, your paycheck, and your health?
The Stats are Astounding
- 49% of adults don’t read a book after graduating
- Many adults spend 3 or 4 hours a day watching TV and only 20 minutes reading
- Employers rank reading and writing as top deficiencies in new hires
READ and SUCCEED!
I love books. No, this isn’t a new realization. Anyone who knows me knows that my home away from home is the local Barnes & Noble bookstore. I have shelves and shelves of books on topics from science to Snoopy. But I have a problem. I buy more books than I can read, and I feel I should read everything…and now!
Am I alone? How many books have you bought because they either:
1) look interesting,
2) are a classic and you feel you ‘should’ have it, or
3) it’s on the ‘must read’ list of some respected person.
Well, today I’ve come to the realization that I will never be able to read every book I want…because I want to read them all! My expectations were set high once I discovered the magic and power of books many years ago. I’ve often had the fantasy of being independently wealthy enough to do nothing but read. I wanted to read every book. Not only that, but I wanted to understand everything in those books! And finally, I wanted to write my own books. Now that I read that I’m thinking…how boring!
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