READ MORE BOOKS – WHY & HOW TO (crucial to grow as a leader)

Barrett BoganChristian Leadership

READ MORE BOOKS – You’ve probably heard it said before that “Leaders Are Readers”, but if you’re anything like me, reading doesn’t necessarily come super easily. Otherwise you probably wouldn’t be here on this page at all in the first place looking for ways to read more books, am I right? Haha

Well I can tell you, for someone who never really read much, I read A TON now.

And it all started in college when I learned what I call “the secret to reading more books”.

Haha not really, I don’t think I’ve ever called it that before.

But that’s just because it’s not a secret.

But it IS rarely adopted, and THAT’S WHY so many people still struggle to read more books.

Adopt this principle, and you’ll start FLYING through books left and right.

But you’ve got to discipline yourself to do it.

As with EVERYTHING in life, YOU”VE got to be the one to put in the hard work.

There’s no magic pills for the things that bring the most transformation.

So here’s the gist of it, and you can watch the video above for the meat & potatoes.

But watch it til the end because it gets better all the way through! Trust me haha!

SCHEDULE IT

The “secret” to finally being able to read more books is this:

  1. Make a list of the books you want to read
  2. Buy the books & put them where you’re planning to do the most reading (I read in bed so mine are on a stack next to my bed)
  3. Set a SPECIFIC TIME in your schedule when you are going to read!

Haha, sounds simple right?

But this 3rd step is THE KEY to every single transformation you ever want to accomplish in life.

You schedule the things that are most important to you.

I’ll say that again, & you should tweet it haha.

You schedule the things that are most important to you.

You schedule your business meetings.

You schedule your date nights… or at least you should.

You should even schedule your God time.

I’m telling you, don’t schedule it and leave it to happenstance, and you’re signing up to make it not happen.

You will NOT read more books that way.

You will read less books or even read no books that way.

HOW TO NOT READ MORE BOOKS

Make your list of books, even have them laying in a stack next to your bed.

But if you don’t schedule when you’re going to read them on a regular basis, in your calendar, in your schedule, on paper, or in your ohone, or wherever you schedule things, those books are just gonna sit there baby.

Collecting dust, and you’re still gonna be reading blogs & watching youtube videos on how to read more books.

Haha, trust me I’ve been there.

But I’ve also figured out the secret that is scheduling the things that matter most in my life.

And those are the things… THOSE ARE THE THINGS, that get done.

You HAVE to set a NEW RHYTHYM in your life of WHEN you are going to read.

What needs to change?

Do you need to go to sleep earlier? Set a curfew? Wake up earlier? Bring your book and read on your lunch break? Read audiobooks in your car?

Whatever it is, make your plan, and walk that baby out yo!

There’s lots more to being able to read more books, so check out the video above & join the conversation below so we can all grow together.

You can leave a comment by scrolling down or by clicking here –> LEAVE A COMMENT.

“READ MORE BOOKS” Discussion Questions:
  1. Do you read books on a regular basis?
  2. (If no) What are some of your hesitations/things holding you back from reading?
  3. (If yes) What are some of your favorite things about reading?
  4. What are some of your favorite books you have read recently?
  5. How often do you read?
  6. How many books do you read per week? Per month? Per year?
  7. Do you have a story of how God has blessed you through a specific book? Share it with me in the comments!

I’d love to hear from you and chat about it in the comments.

You can leave a comment by scrolling down or by clicking here –> LEAVE A COMMENT.

Here are some more posts we’ve done in this series:

Check out this video (at the top of the page) called “READ MORE BOOKS – Why & How To (crucial to grow as a leader)” for ideas, suggestions, how to’s, and more.

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