Every professional or expert on their subject has a library of success resources. On your path to success, you too will gain a collection of books, CDs and other material to gain knowledge and refer to from time to time. CDs and MP3 recordings are such a powerful resource because you can listen to them while driving to and from work, while out walking, or doing almost any physical activity.
Successful people that have been studied and interviewed, almost without exception, discuss the influencers and mentors they have had in their lives. The learning capability of today is just so much greater than mankind has ever had. In years gone by sucessful people would have had to congregate with others to learn the strategies and methods of success. Yes success can be learned, and it is far more effective to study scuccess than to wait and hope that eventually you will be successful. Today you can surround yourself with successful people every day, by reading their books, listening to their audios or attending their seminars on DVD or webinars.
We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know
To be successful, you need to study success. There are countless thousands of engineers and inventors that have products that nobody knows of. Why? Because they knew their product very well, but they did not understand marketing and all the other aspects in getting a product to market. They did not know what they did not know. I personally have spoken to many clients that were very good at what they did, but were not good at business. Running a business is far more than producing good products or service. So the success resources that you will find on this site include motivation, inspiration and know-how. Make it a habit and part of your daily routine to learn something new everyday, about yourself, about your self development so that ultimately you will achieve your greates desires. Read Harvard Business Review book HBR’S 10 Must Reads: The Essentials
When was the last time you read a book on improving yourself?
Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or SMS messages on your phone? If you’re one of countless people who don’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out. Reading has a significant number of benefits, and just a few benefits of success reading are listed below.
1. Mental Stimulation
Just like any other muscle in the body, the brain requires exercise to keep it strong and healthy. Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s. Keeping your brain active and engaged, prevents it from becoming weaker. So reading with a purpose, with the intent to learn something new, is particularly valuable when it comes to improving the health of your mind.
2. Increasing Your Knowledge Base
Increasing your knowledge base, will put you in a better position to tackle any challenge you’ll ever face. Learning something new everyday will help to improve your management and personal skills, which in turn will lead to you developing a better business. Add books to your success resources on a regular basis. Knowledge is something that can never be taken from you while you have a healthy mind.
3. Reduce Stress
Stress at work can be debilitating. Reading for pleasure, can let your mind focus on other things, other than the pressure of work. Reading inspiring and motivating books will not only alleviate part of that stress, but you may actually learn how to better cope with stress. Read this article.
4. Increase Your Vocabulary
Reading is far more powerful in increasing your vocabulary than watching TV or videos. You are more likely to be exposed to new words in a book than watching television. As your vocabulary increases, you become more articulate, and being well-spoken is of great help in any profession. Knowing that you can speak to almost anyone with self-confidence can be an enormous boost to your self-esteem. Read this article.
5. Improved concentration
In a world where we are blasted with short messages, all clamoring for our attention, applying your focus on reading will improve your concentration. Most television programs are broken down into eight minute segments, thereby reducing your attention span. Even reading for just fifteen minutes a day will go a long way to stimulate your mind, increase your knowledge base, reduce stress, increase your vocabulary and improve your concentration.