Friday, February 20, 2009

Staying Motivated

A Rocky Balboa clip. "You gotta take the hits". Amazing message we all need sometimes in life.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Book # 2: "The Time Paradox"

The next book up for reading is a brand new one by Philip Zimbardo. I thought I would choose this next as this was recently published and I am intrigued by the cover. Titles like this always catch the inquisitive side of me. The summaries I will write for each book is a new tool for me, I never used to do that. I wish I had started long ago. After countless hundreds of books over the years, there is no way of really remembering every book without doing them. Sure I remember the big ones, like "Power, How To Get It, How To Use It", "Dress For Success" by John T. Molloy. I had read those back in high school. But many others have passed through my hands, long but forgotten. Never too late to start!

Book #1 Review

Book #1 is to be the definitive go-to guide for all things nonverbal. It offers a powerful way to read others quickly and accurately. Definitely worth the read. Well, on to the next book!

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Goal To Read 200 Books This Year

Having read 600-1000 book over the years, I am rediscovering the value gained from this. This year my goal is to read 200 books AND to write a detailed summary of each. Books are so valuable and immensely critical in personal growth and education.

Share with me as I chronicle the books I read this year and post my thoughts on each. Do you have a reading goal? Write me and let me know.

Book #1:
"What Every Body Is Saying" by Joe Navarro. "An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People".

Stay tuned!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mastering The Information Age Series

I've noticed over the last few years, the skills I use in business and in life have drastically changed. In order to keep up with ever growing amount of projects, ventures or just plain activities requires me to learn how to adapt to master them efficiently. I thought I would use this opportunity to share some of my strategies, some learned and some invented documenting many of them here in this blog.

One of the most important skills I have used occasionally over the years is speed reading. It is more imperative than ever with all the white papers, ebooks, email, blogs, books, newspapers and magazines competing for my attention that it must be an every day practice. The benefits of speed reading can be enormous, in fact it is not just a matter of choosing your reading material carefully knowing you may have to toss a lot because of time constraints, but it is about getting through what you choose to read much faster that pays big dividends.

My current reading diet consists of 35+ industry trade magazines and 2-5 books a month, up to 20 white papers/ebooks a week and up to 5 newspapers, hundreds of emails a day, which continues to grow exponentially. Whether you pursue the "Evelyn Woods" speed reading program or teach yourself, it will be an investment you'll never lose money on.