Does reading books work???

by Thesecret2marketing 44 replies
Hey Warriors,

In my video today I wanted to talk about a concept that's helped me change my entire life . . .

And it's the concept, or process of reading at least 1 book per day for a minimum of 15 minutes daily!

Check out today's video where I talk more about it here - https://youtu.be/gW9R5XpASho

Feel free to share your comments and thoughts about this video!

All the best,
Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author nyawinojoe
    I believe reading books only help when you implement the good strategies you learn from them. It's like cooking, you can never be a good cook from only reading recipes.
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    • Profile picture of the author blackbodhisattva
      Originally Posted by nyawinojoe View Post

      I believe reading books only help when you implement the good strategies you learn from them. It's like cooking, you can never be a good cook from only reading recipes.
      I completely agree - I've been reading books for years and taking only small bits of actions. If I had spent 50% less time reading books and 50% more time taking action I believe I'd be in a 100% better place right now but, you live and you learn - so read less, take action more in my opinion.
    • Profile picture of the author gabelumagui
      Originally Posted by nyawinojoe View Post

      I believe reading books only help when you implement the good strategies you learn from them. It's like cooking, you can never be a good cook from only reading recipes.
      That's a really good analogy
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    • Profile picture of the author Thesecret2marketing
      Great point there - my mentor always told me that knowledge is not power . . . it's only potential power! APPLIED KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

      Take action my dude and you'll get results - no doubt about it! ;-)


      Originally Posted by nyawinojoe View Post

      I believe reading books only help when you implement the good strategies you learn from them. It's like cooking, you can never be a good cook from only reading recipes.
  • Profile picture of the author Matthew J Trujillo
    I believe in reading and educating yourself as that is food for the mind. What you put in your mind programs your subconscious beliefs and your actions. It's better to read and educate yourself vs poison your mind on the latest news happening around the world. The seeds you plant in your mind will manifest into patterns and beliefs you have within yourself. How actionable you are from your learning is what makes all the difference.
  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Michael,

    All of the very successful internet marketers read at least 30 minutes per day. I heard that some even read 1-2 hours per day and can read as much as 5-10 books per month.

    Now, I also know of many people who read everyday but when you take a look at their actions, they will not move forward and will stay stuck with their business for a long time. Reading is important but action is more important. No action, 0 results.
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      Hey great truth mentioned there brother!

      You're absolutely right about that man! I make a consistent and focused effort to speed read between 20 - 30 pages each morning of something positive on a daily. Most days I'll get into two books or more and get between 1 - 10 pages from each additional book. Not to mention throughout my day as I read PDF's and powerpoint trainings I'll also be taking in more positive business related information.

      Reading makes a big difference, and this one habit alone can increase your income big time! ;-)

      All the best man,
      Michael

      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Michael,

      All of the very successful internet marketers read at least 30 minutes per day. I heard that some even read 1-2 hours per day and can read as much as 5-10 books per month.

      Now, I also know of many people who read everyday but when you take a look at their actions, they will not move forward and will stay stuck with their business for a long time. Reading is important but action is more important. No action, 0 results.
    • Profile picture of the author Kherk Roldan
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Michael,

      All of the very successful internet marketers read at least 30 minutes per day. I heard that some even read 1-2 hours per day and can read as much as 5-10 books per month.

      Now, I also know of many people who read everyday but when you take a look at their actions, they will not move forward and will stay stuck with their business for a long time. Reading is important but action is more important. No action, 0 results.
      I believe in you sir! Reading without action = useless!

      better not to read if you don't apply it
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Lewis
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Michael,

      All of the very successful internet marketers read at least 30 minutes per day. I heard that some even read 1-2 hours per day and can read as much as 5-10 books per month.

      Now, I also know of many people who read everyday but when you take a look at their actions, they will not move forward and will stay stuck with their business for a long time. Reading is important but action is more important. No action, 0 results.
      To assume "all" of them read everyday is kinda jumping the gun ha.

      I've known many millionaires that don't care to read at all.

      It's a great skill to be able to read everyday, but it's not the end all (which you understand by your comment as well). There are a lot of people who will just jump on any bandwagon that a millionaire/billionaire does, but it's likely that millionaire/billionaire is doing it because they want to, not because they feel they have to.
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    Of course it does.. But the most important part of reading, is implementing what you learn.

    Cheers,

    C.G.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mat Veni
    You can get nice 'instructions' through books or elsewhere. It helps only if we apply what we need in that moment. But we need to know what suit to us not to other people expectations.
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    • Profile picture of the author Walter Parrish
      I think what the OP was getting at is staying in a certain mindset and keeping motivated at least that's what I took away from the video.

      In other words to stay postive and driven we should read some good LOA books daily.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yasin Rishad
    reading book work if book has enough information, but max. time i did not see this. There just have instruction. Once we apply with practical then it work
  • Profile picture of the author nurz
    Reading helps us stay informed and keeps our mind and imagination constantly at work. By reading, we are stuffing enough knowledge that could be useful to our lines of work or to our future plans. However we need to read books that could help us grown and not just those meant to entertain us. By reading the right kind of books we are gaining the right kind of knowledge.
  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi,

    Read, and do. Excellent reminder, excellent video and more importantly, excellent vehicle/tool for freeing yourself. I read 30 minutes daily. The topic varies; sometimes I read fiction, or non-fiction, but either way I am really feeding my mind and also, giving myself a nice story telling lesson for my blog because each book I read introduces me to a new way of doing things.

    If you're willing to be all in, reading daily, your prospering will increase over time IF you act on what you're reading about.

    Tweeting from Bali.

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author BenZhao
    Reading gives us the broad knowledge. Action allows us to convert the knowledge into the reality. So, Reading together with Implementation complete the learning process. The ratio degree (in total of 100%) of these two will depend on how much expertise we are, I think. Like playing basketball, we need to know how to score the game but we get to really play it with the team.
  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    I love the cooking analogy!
    I also agree reading is important, it's true that before starting out, everyone (in theory) has read about the "how to's" but if you already took action, it doesn't mean you should stop learning. The times we live in are constantly changing and staying behind, not keeping up with everything is not going to help us at all!

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