Drink Deeply from Good Books

What’s the easiest tool to get ahead in this world?  What separates you from the pack?  How can you get ahead in your career?

Did you know

  • 25% of adults (over 25) did not read a book last year
  • 50% of people never read a book after finishing school

Benefits of ReadingWhat are the benefits of reading?

  1. It is exercise for your brain and improves your memory
  2. It prevents Alzthiemers
  3. Improves your vocabulary
  4. Makes you more interesting, gives you something to talk about
  5. Improves concentration and focus
  6. Improves creativity
  7. Builds your expertise
  8. It can change your life
  9. Reduces stress
  10. It can be done anywhere
  11. It’s cheap

If you read an hour a day, you’ll finish a book/week.   That’s 52 books/year.

  • The average person doesn’t read a book after high school.
  • 85% of books are purchased by women.
  • Only 5% will ever walk into a book store.

Want to become a subject matter expert? It’s easy:

  • If you read 5 books on one subject, you are considered a subject matter expert.
  • You can typically read 5 books on 10 subjects in one year.
  • You could be a subject matter expert on 100 subjects 10 years from today.

Want to stand out in a crow?  Crack open that first book.  If you need some suggestions, I’ve got a reading list to get you started.

Most stats came from Pat Williams, VP of Orlando Magic – and – Ken Pugh, PhD, president and director of research of Haskins Laboratories, Yale University


About Tom Brauch

Love your family. Serve others. Try your best. Make friendship a fine art. Drink deeply from good books. Make each day your masterpiece. Give thanks for your blessings. Master your emotions. Accept responsibility. Reject passivity. Lead courageously. Don't hold onto things. Play hard. Work with passion. Put integrity first. Laugh at the world. Persist until you succeed. Act now. Refine.
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