So, what books are on the bedside table this spring?
It is said, that you will be exactly where you are now next
year, except for the people you meet and the books you read. If you have been
following me for a while, you know I start with wisdom literature. (If you are
not sure what I mean, shoot me an e-mail.)
Next, I have often quoted Steve Covey, (The 7 habits of Highly Effective People.) 25 years later, he is still fresh.
May I also spend a moment to recommend Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. He was showcasing the life of Andrew Carnegie and other great business leaders of the age. It was written in 1936 and it is just as true today.  He is often considered the father of the Motivation Training Industry. His work has been followed by top flight speakers like Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn etc. Bob Proctor claims to have read some of the book daily for the last fifty years. So at least some people find it a compelling read. If you are going to read it, may I make a suggestion. Read it through once, then wait a week, and go through it chapter by chapter and take notes.
You may find in the nuggets of wisdom, some of what I call
whoo-whoo stuff. It’s OK to ignore what seems hocus pocus. As a dear friend put
it, eat the chicken, spit out the bones.
I promise if you do this, and spend at least 30 days daily
trying to implement what you have read, Your business, and perhaps your
personal life will look dramatically different. Let me know how it goes.
Till we chat again,
Wayne