Don’t Waste Your Time On Books (Plus: Get A Free Book)

Now that you’ve followed my advice to buy some books. (You did get the books, right?) Here are two awesome tips on how to read a business book:

  1. Decide, before you start, that you’re going to change three things about what you do all day at work. Then, as you’re reading, find the three things and do it. The goal of the reading, then, isn’t to persuade you to change, it’s to help you choose what to change.
  2. If you’re going to invest a valuable asset (like time), go ahead and make it productive. Use a postit or two, or some index cards or a highlighter. Not to write down stuff so you can forget it later, but to create marching orders. It’s simple: if three weeks go by and you haven’t taken action on what you’ve written down, you wasted your time.

Next, take 15 minutes to read a short, free ebook on getting the most out of non-fiction reading, check outHow to Read a Book by Paul N. Edwards.

That’s it – don’t waste another minute on your books. Use these tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your investment.

Have some tips of your own? Post them in the comments – I’ll pick the best ones and personally buy you a business book.