Most of the successful entrepreneurs we know today are self-made, and most of those successful people made reading a daily habit.
First, I was skeptic about reading books too often.
I preferred spending time on reading/scanning articles and tutorials online, and couldn't understand how reading books will pay off big in the future.
In my opinion, it's impossible to absorb all of a book. It's hard!
However, I gave a try to read more books.
And the result exceeded all expectations!
It helped me to learn something every day, grow personally and professionally, and become a better entrepreneur.
Moreover, I improved the quality of new information by getting at least 3 takeaways after the book reading, writing them down, and reviewing them in a while.
Later I also found that I made it into a solid reading habit.
Because our brain seeks to use the knowledge that is gained.
In fact, we all have unique circumstances and problems along the entrepreneurship journey.
And books unconsciously show us how to deal with the world and how pieces fit together.
They help us face and overcome the internal and external challenges that have the highest likelihood of defeating us on the entrepreneurial path.
Regardless of one's reading choices, it is good to remember that the wise reader can learn a great deal from any book.
Because books help:
Before and at the beginning of my entrepreneurship journey, my mind was worrying about facing long months of constant setbacks and often great economic panic.
To prepare myself mentally, I started by reading some topic-specific books and articles to reduce my stress and anxieties.
After searching the ways in books on how to motivate myself and stop worrying, I understood that people should learn to take both the good and the bad in stride, and perceive the entrepreneurial path in different colors, not only in black and white.
This is a very useful mental outlook to have when facing the ups and downs of entrepreneurial life.
Building a business involves building relationships with people.
If you do not have or do not develop the skill for looking people’s behavior and into their hearts, you might run the risk of being repeatedly fooled.
Many entrepreneurs fail because they fall in love with their own ideas or way of thinking and do not challenge their own thought processes and conclusions.
Constantly looking for confirmation of your own thoughts rather than challenging them is often a short path to business destruction.
The entrepreneur must develop the skill of not seeing things as “right” or “wrong” but rather as points of view that have advantages and disadvantages and can lead to different types of consequences.
We may think that what is happening in the modern world is all new and different.
Still, when you read, for example, the story of the Roman Empire, you see that many things that are occurring today are exact replicas of things that have happened over and over again.
The same thing applies to economics, where market movements that all seem new are things that have happened repeatedly in the past.
Knowledge from books is important, but better to take a faulty action than have a perfect theory.
Only one of those will make an impact in the world, and if you want to be the kind of person who makes a difference, then take action today.
That's we decided to create an ideal place where social exchanges and entrepreneurial books' insights are supposed to happen!
We just launched BizBookClub ❉ on ProductHunt.
It is a Digital Book Club for Entrepreneurs or people who want to become one, which organizes meetings for book club members LIVE and REMOTELY.
And even more!
Connect with other entrepreneurs online with similar goals like personal, professional, or business growth.
Keep your reading accountability. Start to read more in 2020!
Every meeting is facilitated to envoke participation, activity, and support healthy group discussions.
Don't miss our first session, join it now!
We are happy to welcome and see you there 👋
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