Let’s start with why you’re an a**hole if you are not reading and then once I convince you, I’ll give you some of my favorites. Confession time: I was an a**hole for the first 34 years of my life because I wasn’t reading. I’m now 37, so that leaves me with other reasons to why I’m still an a**hole, it’s just not because I don’t read.
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” — Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
I firmly believe in this quote. Go figure that you’re stuck in your repetitive life or business doing the same thing over and over again when all you do are the same things over and over again. We’ll address “the people you meet” in a later blog, but let’s get back to you not reading and it making you an a**hole. “There he goes again with the “a**hole” stuff, isn’t that a little aggressive?” Yes, it is, but being aggressive is about the only thing that grabs anyone’s attention these days, and let’s be honest, your excuses for not reading came straight out of the A-hole 101 Handbook.
Excuses for not reading:
Good news is that you’re reading this, so you’re on your way to being less of an a**hole. Reading actual books and not just Facebook and witty blog posts such as this is the true path to redemption. So, let me rebut your lame reasonings:
Find a topic that does relate to your interests and I guarantee there are books on it. Another way is to ask your friends and family what was the best book they have read lately. This one makes you look like a winner all around.
Well, my job is done here, and I don’t really think you’re an a**hole. I just love the word and committing myself to reading has changed my life. I want it to do the same thing for you.
E-Myth Revisited, Michael E. Gerber – A must read for every business owner.
The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod – Re-work your mornings and turn them into a powerful tool to start your day.
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho – Help makes sense of this journey we are all on.
48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene – Learn the rule in life and how to better play the game.
The Power of Now, Eckart Tolle – Stop living in the past and/or worry about the future, live in the now and start enjoying life.
Thick Face Black Heart, Chin-Ning Chu – The warrior philosophy for conquering the challenges of life and business.
Mindset, Carol Dweck – The difference between a fixed and growth mindset and how to develop and use the later.