Tom Corley, the author of “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals” finds that “rich people” those with an annual income of $150,000 are more like to read for self-improvement then for entertainment.
He gives us the following statistics to prove his point.
- 11% of rich people read for entertainment, versus 79% of poor individuals.
- 85% of rich people read 2 or more educational, self-improvement books per month, whereas only 15% of poor read the same amount.
- 94% of rich people read news publications (newspapers, blog, and magazines) compared to 11% of poor individuals.
These statistics show that rich people are dedicated and voracious readers who are focused on success and daily improvement. They are more likely to be individuals who gained their knowledge and education through the school of hard knocks and by self-education.
I can attest that reading either by picking up a physical book, e-book, or listening to an audiobook will help create waves of success in your mind which will transition to your life. You only get out of your life, what you put into your life and mind. Therefore, it is critical to fill you mind with positive and nurturing content on a regular basis.
I want to share with you 3 books that I think would be excellent books to start with on your reading journey. First set aside 30 minutes to 45 minutes a day to read as a starting point.
The three books I want to share are classics but are ones that need to be read over and over. This is because you will learn of find new insights each time you read them.
Book 1 – “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
Book 2 – “How to Win Friends and Influence Others” by Dale Carnegie
Book 3 – “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale
I hope that you take the time to read or reread the above 3 books. I am sure you will be thankful and more prepared for success than if you did not read them. Who knows, maybe if you never had a daily reading regiment you may find that it was what the doctor ordered to help you become the true person you were meant to be in life. It can take you places you never imagined were possible.
If you need a coach or mentor to help you seek and build a plan for more success in life, contact Terry at Upward MC. Terry is a Career and Executive Leadership, Life Coach with Upward MC in Benton, Kentucky. He can be contacted via e-mail at Terry@upwardmc.com or by phone at 270-493-0967. His website can be found at http://www.upwardmc.com