What's next to your bed?

Why Read One?? ;)

So I woke up this morning and kind of laughed when I jumped out of bed into a pile of books and magazines. At any given time, this is what the floor next to my bed looks like. It seems like the only time I have to read is around 3 am when I hop in bed. But I’ve set a goal to read at least 10 pages from 3 books or magazines per night, and it’s working!

I think it’s incredibly important to read…a lot! And don’t limit yourself to a single subject or genre. Read everything! Even if it’s something you’re not really interested in.

Now I’m not saying you have to read 5 books at a time. But due to my nature, I have to be doing 20 things at once or I just wouldn’t be satisfied. I feel like Johnny 5 sometimes…input, input, I need more input! (If you know what movie that’s from, then I embrace you as a fellow geek!) But that’s how you should approach life. Constantly exploring and learning. Especially if you own a business!

The livelihood of your business rests entirely on your ability to learn, adapt and move! Keep your head on a swivel and never stop moving!

My current reading list / pile next to my bed:

Super Freakonomics – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
On War – Carl von Clausewitz
Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries – Neil Degrasse Tyson
Built for GrowthArthur Rubinfeld and Collins Hemingway
Fortune Small Business
Popular Mechanics
Popular Science
Make Magazine – Awesome!
Wired – Essential!

Try this…pick a book and tell yourself you’re going to read 10 pages a night no matter what! You can read more, but the bare minimum should be 10 pages. That will get you through a book every month which is a great start.


  1. lori555   •  

    I appreciate your support and recommendation of reading … for it is the window of learning, inspiring, and stretching your limits to being “outside your box”. To me, it is an education and journey with out the pricetag of the travel expenses.

  2. Mary Lynn Mulhall   •  

    I have the same pile of books scattered all around(just not on the floor!)So I am taking your advice and am going to read at least 10 pages a night (so far, I have only made it 7 pages and then drift off to “the land of Nod”! Guess I need to go to bed earlier to get those 10 pages in…..Thanks always for your valuable input “Johnny 5”!

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