Why two books? Simple really: one to read, and one to write in!
Like all good journalists, always have a pen and paper handy if you have a continually learning mindset and are looking to develop yourself. I always believe that everybody has the potential to teach me something new every day. To make sure I don’t miss what they are teaching me it is always handy to have a pen and notebook to jot down what it is that I am being taught.
And I always have book on the go. I have just finished reading “What you see is what you get” by Lord Sugar and “Anyone can do it” by Duncan Bannatyne. Both entrepreneurs detail the lessons they learned as they built up their businesses. As I read these books, I made notes of the salient points that I believed I needed to learn for myself, or develop in me further.
However, great leaders such as John. C. Maxwell, have more than one reading book on the go at any one time. Take a look at his bookshelf! I think I will build up to that!
What I am trying to say is that I am learning to read more widely; reading new authors, different types of genre. And from time to time, I read a fiction book. Sometimes it’s good to get lost in a great novel and let the mind imagine and picture the story. It’s about getting the right balance.
And then we could move into a discussion about whether the book should be on e-reader or the printed version…….
I’d love to know what good books you have read recently. I am always looking to add to my “library”. Thanks for sharing.
- Business Lessons from Lord Alan Sugar (deanhunt.com)