Friday, January 19, 2024
Have you ever wondered why some of the most successful individuals swear by the simple act of reading and writing?
Let me take you on a journey through a recent experience that unfolded after I stepped off the stage as a guest speaker at a company I had worked with a few years ago. The topic of the day? A winning mindset.
As the applause faded and the event transitioned to a delightful meal, a familiar face approached me with a curious question that sparked a conversation worth sharing. "I noticed you always have a book and a notebook, despite being surrounded by the latest gadgets. Are you a writer or something else?" they asked.
The question drew a laugh from me, and for good reason. While I am undoubtedly a tech enthusiast, there's a method to my analogue madness. I understand that the human mind works at its best when engaged in manual processes. If you peek into my diary, you'll find a creature of habit, dedicating slots of time for both reading and writing each day, even on weekends.
In explaining this to my dinner companion, we delved into the profound importance of reading to learn and writing to develop one's thoughts. After all, the age-old advice that to be a writer, one must first be a reader holds more truth than we often give it credit for.
For me, reading isn't just about acquiring knowledge; it's a fuel for imagination, a wellspring of new ideas, and a pathway to opportunities. These gems aren't hoarded but are passed on to my tribe of Purple Pirates and Rainmakers Club members, as well as anyone who invests their time in the material I produce.
Now, here's a critical point: if you're neglecting the time to read and avoiding the physical act of writing notes, journals, and ideas, you're doing yourself and your business a disservice of epic proportions.
Let me illustrate with a game-changing example. My most successful coaching program, recently revamped as "The Seven Cs Of Why," wasn't birthed in a digital brainstorming session. It emerged from the meticulous review of years' worth of handwritten journal notes. This process revealed patterns that allowed me to sidestep mistakes and accelerate success. By marrying these insights with my extensive reading, I crafted a program that anyone with the desire could replicate.
At the Rainmakers Club, we hold the Blog and the Book in high regard, and for a good reason. While other media is undoubtedly important, there's a distinct lack of balance between sound and vision, with reading and writing often taking a backseat.
Now, why should you embrace the habit of reading and writing? Allow me to delve into the psychology behind it. Follow this link to request your free copy of my short e-book on the subject. It's not just a resource; it's an invitation to understand the essence of my Purple Pirate tribe and the Rainmakers Club. This e-book will inspire you to read and write more than you do today, making a tangible difference in your life and endeavours.
Don't miss out on the transformative power of words. Let's embark on a journey of discovery together, one page at a time.
When I first started in business, I think I must have ticked every box on the list of what not to do. In fact I ticked some of them more than once! Now I have shared all my knowledge and experience so that you don't have to make the same mistakes as me...
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