Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common? They read. A lot. The moment you cultivate a reading habit, you will have acquired the ability to expand your knowledge, generate ideas, stay updated on business issues and take your business skills to the next level. Warren Buffett credits his business success to devoting 80% of his day to reading - "Read 500 pages every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it."
Top business leaders and entrepreneurs make reading a part of their everyday routine, but they don’t just read anything. They are highly selective about what they read, choosing educational books and publications, particularly obsessing over biographies of other successful people for guidance and inspiration.
As well as boosting your business and career, reading also is proven to prevent stress, depression and dementia while enhancing empathy, decision-making, problem solving and confidence.
In 2018, the October Business Month (OBM) Hub will feature a Book Exchange.
The Book Exchange allows you to share your favourite business books that are gathering dust on your book shelf, and in return pick up a new read. Swap your books on business, motivation, leadership, marketing, biographies, management and more at the OBM 2018 Hub, Voyage Arcade, Smith Street Mall. While you are swapping your book, drop your business card into the draw to win a new read courtesy of The Bookshop Darwin.
Whether reading is already a way of life, or you’re just getting started, pop into the OBM hub to discover a new way towards success.