I am doing a challenge and starting a Facebook Group based on Michael Hiles' recent Facebook Post. The challenge is to read 50 books in your expertise/niche between now and 12/31/2013.
Here is Michael's post:
Want to become a world-renowned expert in your career field? If you read 50 books per year in your field (about a book a week), you'll be an international expert within 5-7 years.
I adopted this habit many, many years ago, and it has made all the difference in my life. When the average adult doesn't even read one nonfiction book per year, reading 1000 books in your field will give you so much expertise that you'll always be a hot commodity in any economic situation.
If you have no time to read, listen to audiobooks. There are even phone apps and such which permit you to listen at 2x speed.
How much knowledge and expertise do you think you'd pick up if you adopted a regular habit of expanding your knowledge into your core area of expertise?
So pick a book you'll finish this week, divide the content length by 7 (or 5 if you're doing weekdays only), and digest that much content each day. You'll be a world-class expert in your field before you know it.
Make this a lifelong habit. Once you begin it, never quit. And get your friends and family to adopt this habit as well, so they'll always have new book recommendations, insights, and intelligent discourse to share with you.
Here is the group if you are interested!