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If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time, you probably picked up on the fact that I read a lot of books. I try to read about one book a week. Sometimes, I even read two or books a week. The majority of books that I read are business related.
When I read a book, I try to make a list of notes that I can refer back to for future use. I then use these notes to apply what I've learned to my business. In fact, I honestly believe that…
Books Turn Into Money
Stop and think about a good book for a minute. The book gives you the opportunity to quickly learn what it took the author years to learn. You get to extract all of the greatness out of the author's mind. Years can be condensed into hours.
The value of a good book is not in the ideas presented or lessons taught. The value comes from the application of the idea or the lesson in your business. Here is the process I go through with each book that I read:
1) Make notes on the most important lessons or ideas so I can refer back to them.
2) Take some time to see how I can use the lessons or ideas noted in my business.
3) Layout a plan for implementing the ideas and lessons learned.
4) Take massive and implement my plans.
Right now, we are in the midst of a recession here in the States. I have pages of notes from recent 3 books that I'm excited to implement in the next few weeks. I see tremendous opportunities because of the notes that I have from these books. Books allow you to control what you see for your business.
In my coaching calls with agents or in consulting days, I usually will give different book recommendations. In many cases, the person responds:
"I don't have time to read any more books."
Well, I found a new service that provides weekly 10 minute video book summaries of the best business books throughout history. As soon as I heard about this new service I quickly signed up. Each week they provide a new video book summary, along with the key ideas presented in note form. I'm able to quickly take the best parts of the book and apply it in my business. Each weekly summary includes:
- The Backstory on the Author and Book
- Specific Recommend Action Items
- Wisdom Summary
The last 4 books covered by these video book summaries were:
- Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
- The E-Myth by Michael Gerber
- It's Not Luck by Eliyahu Godratt
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
This new service allows you to extract the best ideas from the book in 10 minutes a week. It even gives you recommended action items for your business. In most cases, it takes an average person 4 to 6 hours to read a book. Then you have to spend another 30 minutes making notes. All of this before you can layout your action plan.
Video book summaries eliminates 20 to 30 hours a month out of the process. You can simply start implementing the recommended action items in your business.
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