Be above average

Be above average…

“It’s not an accident that successful people read more books.” ~ Seth Godin

Per MSN Now the Pew Research center completed a study that shows 6 is the median number of books read by Americans.

I want to challenge you to really invest in yourself and read seven books over the next seven weeks (Seven in Seven!).  Turn off the TV and pick up a good book (non fiction preferably) for the next seven weeks!

Have you ever heard that it only takes reading three books to become an expert on anything?  What if you read seven books on one topic?  Most of the population does not invest in themselves therefore every page you read puts you farther along your journey.  If you read three books you have more information on that subject than the average person.

The other value of reading is that it opens up your mind to possibilities that you would not have even thought of if you were not reading.  It’s amazing how the words can just leap off the page and inspire you to do great things!

I’m starting with Today Matters: 12 Daily Practices to Guarantee Tomorrow’s Success by John Maxwell.

Post in the comment section what you are reading!

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Some of my favorite books:

48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal by Dan Miller

Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job by Jon Acuff

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk

Chasing Cool: Standing Out in Today’s Cluttered Marketplace by Noah Kerner and Gene Pressman

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin

The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How To Be One by Peter B. Kyne

The Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears by Mark Batterson

Rhinoceros Success : the Secret to Charging Full Speed Toward Every Opportunity by Scott Alexander 

The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews

Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People by S. Truett Cathy

Do the Work by Steven Pressfield

Catalyst John, Business & Entrepreneur Coach

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