Habits of Successful People

READING!

Almost 100% of the people at the top are reading a lot.

Today’s message comes from an interview from my favorite Podcast – Entrepreneur on Fire. The interview was with Tai Lopez, an investor, partner, or advisor to over 20 multi-million dollar businesses.

Tai Lopez says the average person buys 17 books per year, but doesn’t finish them. (He also mentions most of these are fiction books and he is advocating books to make us more successful financially, but we won’t get into those details). His point is the successful people read A LOT.

Tai Lopez reads one book a day. He mentioned Hillary Clinton is an avid reader and American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist Warren Buffett reads 3-5 books per day. Mark Cuban another American businessman, investor, film producer, author, television personality and philanthropist reads while flying on his personal jet. Yet these people all still have time to do other things!

My theory, besides them being speed readers, is they reading so much that they’re already familiar with topics and it is easy for their brains to absorb the books. It’s probably not realistic for most of us to aspire to read one book per day starting out. I propose instead of being disillusioned we can start out aiming for one book per month, with time that could increase to one a week, and maybe some of us could eventually read one book per day, who knows.

How do you think you can find a way to read more?

If you would like to catch this very interesting interview you can visit Entrepreneur on Fire http://www.eofire.com/podcast/tailopez/.

For other habits of successful people check out http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249269 and guess what? Reading is on this list too.

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3 thoughts on “Habits of Successful People

  1. Interesting…:) I actually did collect a lot of books last year and one of my goals this year is to finally get around to reading at least some of them. I think I like the idea of reading one per month.

    I’ll also have to get around to checking out that podcast sometime 🙂

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  2. I think I could find a way to read more by being deliberate about it. I mean, I’ve got this habit of buying books and then putting them away for ‘some day’. And yes, I think 1 book/month is a good place to start 🙂

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