Look at the picture above and you will discover that it really isn’t a secret all. Still, I’m sure it isn’t done enough.
It’s not just for growing a business. Reading is critical to growing in every area of life. And I don’t mean reading social media feeds or snippets of articles thrown all over the Internet. Don’t get me wrong. There is a lot of great information out on the Web. There is a lot of bad information out there too, and we read differently and retain less when we read from the Internet.
Now, before I get too far off track, let me ask you a question…
When was the last time you took time to read a book?
That is my secret. Read more.
Some of you may be reading this and thinking, “But I don’t have a business.” Okay, fair enough. Read anyway.
Read to grow your life, your leadership, your family, yourself. Read to grow your world view. Read to open your imagination. Read.
It was two years ago that I started my own business. I had absolutely no prior experience in business, so I chose a type of business that would be easy and inexpensive to start up. The company I partnered with provided training to get me off to a fast start, and ongoing training to grow, but there is only so much they can do. So I decided I needed to get back to something I had left behind a few years ago. Reading.
I currently have a list of around thirty books to read this year. Some are business related. Some are not. All will help me grow as a person, a leader, and a business person.
And there you have it… one of my secrets for growing a business.