We get it – you’re too busy building your business to make time to read all the insightful and inspiring books we send you each month. Finding time or energy to read can be a challenge. However, the books we send you will change your business – they’re an opportunity to expand your knowledge, grow professionally, and stay ahead of the game. We’ve done half the work for you by selecting the best business books from NYT bestselling authors – you can do your half by reading them and implementing your learnings!
Set Reading Goals and Prioritize
Start by setting reading goals that align with your personal and professional development. Break down the book into manageable chunks and set a realistic timeline to complete it. Next, prioritize reading in your daily or weekly schedule. Dedicate specific time slots for reading, such as early mornings, lunch breaks, or before bedtime. Treating reading as a priority will help you create a habit and make progress towards your goals.
Utilize Commute Time
If you’re not lucky enough to work from home, transform your daily commute into valuable reading time. Whether you travel by public transport or drive, consider using audiobooks or e-books to make the most of this otherwise unproductive time. By immersing yourself in the book during your commute, you can squeeze in extra reading hours and turn mundane moments into opportunities for growth.
Create a Reading Ritual
Establishing a reading ritual can make the experience more enjoyable and consistent. Designate a cozy reading nook in your home or office, complete with comfortable seating, good lighting, and minimal distractions. Set the mood by playing soft instrumental music or lighting a scented candle. By creating a tranquil and inviting space, you’ll be more inclined to spend quality time with the books we send.
Embrace the Power of Small Increments
Reading doesn’t always have to be a marathon session. Embrace the power of small increments by incorporating short reading breaks throughout the day. Instead of mindlessly scrolling through social media during a coffee break, spend those few minutes immersed in a few pages of the book. By consistently dedicating short bursts of time to reading, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you make progress.
Join or Start a Book Club
Consider joining or starting a book club within your company or with like-minded colleagues. This not only fosters a culture of learning and discussion but also creates accountability and motivation to read the assigned books. Engaging in conversations about the books can deepen your understanding, provide new perspectives, and enhance the overall reading experience. You’d be surprised how different a business book club can be from one focused on fiction!
Make Reading a Part of Your Self-Care Routine
View reading as an essential part of your self-care routine. Just as you prioritize exercise and relaxation, allocate time for reading as a means to nourish your mind and expand your horizons. Incorporate reading into your evening wind-down ritual, replacing screen time with the pleasure of getting lost in the pages of a book. By considering reading as a form of self-care, you’ll prioritize it as an integral part of your well-being.
While finding time to read can be a challenge, it’s crucial to make the most of the important books you get in every month’s box. Remember, investing time in reading is an investment in your personal and professional growth. Unleash the power of knowledge and unlock a world of possibilities through the books we send your way. Happy reading!
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