Does reading books work???

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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.

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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!
  • Profile picture of the author jmferret
    Much agree with you Michael!

    Not only reading allows to "borrow" minds of great people, it is also far superior to watching movies or TV, because reading triggers our creative abilities. We just read words, our mind has to do the rest of the work to create a vivid picture of what we read about.

    On the other side if we watch TV or a movie, we already get ready picture, there's far less work for our creative mind to do, which makes it lazy just like body gets lazy if we don't exercise.
  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    I agree with you 100% Michael. Ever since I started reading books on a daily basis, I've noticed that I see the world differently, and I have a better understanding of why people do the things they do and say the things they say. Most mindset shifts are made by real-world experience, but you can get the same knowledge and wisdom from reading books daily.
  • Profile picture of the author multiplecloud
    Books are the door to money. I believe this. Before i open business, i also read a lot. You don't need to be expert. Book can help you to know something that you need to know.

    Now the problem is 100+ books in my home are unread i plan to open my own library now
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    I'm not a bookworm, but I do read books that interests me.
    I don't waste my time forcing myself to read books that I find hard to understand.
    I believe that reading book is like educating ourselves, personally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Perseverance
    I believe it is important to read at least 15 min per day in your chosen field of endeavor then:

    1) Use the reading to educate, motivate and strengthen your mindset.
    2) Take action on what you read / or on your current projects.

    Knowledge without action is fruitless......
  • Profile picture of the author nickgregz
    I believe reading is essential as it offers you not only the necessary knowledge but cuts you the hassle of making the same mistakes others made before you. Nowadays books cover almost every topic and somebody has probably covered the area you plan on targeting. Reading their experiences cuts you the time and effort in achieving your goals.
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  • Profile picture of the author lincolndesigns
    Reading books helps the process of mastering any subject. Most published books are respectable sources, even if you may not agree with everything in it, it is guaranteed that you will gain at least one piece of information that you didn't know about before. Some people, often called "book smart" people, make the mistake through soley relying on reading, which is a big mistake because you need hands on practice and other sources of information, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Priki
    Yeah, reading books can really change your life forever. I must admit that after I start to read 2 hours per day, my life was change for 360.

    It's is very important and what kind of a book you are reading. I prefer spiritual or esoteric books. This genre will makes you look deep in yourself and also expand your consciousness!
  • Profile picture of the author Corey Pluto
    I stopped reading books once I discovered The Matrix. The information there is abundant and my mind is trained to face certain situations in life that are superfluous.

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