Like many of you, I’m in the process of rebuilding my library digitally. Over time, I’m not only downloading new books to my iPad, but I’m also replacing some of my favorites from the likes of Zig Ziglar, Napolean Hill, Jay Abraham, Stephan Schiffman and others.
Last week I downloaded Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman In The World and re-read it for the first time in years. What a great story. The parable that Mandino weaves with his life lessons on sales is still just as captivating and inspiring as when I first read it early in my sales career.
What are you reading?
As the great speaker Charlie “Tremendous” Jones once said, “You’ll be the same in five years as you are today, except for the people you meet and the books you read.” Think about that. It’s so true.
I do read for pleasure, but mostly I read to keep my mind fresh, stay inspired and motivated and to continue to learn about my craft. To me, that is pleasurable reading. I love a good motivating book—one that really makes me think or pushes me outside my own comfort zone.
So again. What are you reading?
If you don’t have anything at the moment, might I suggest Mandino’s classic? It’s a great place to start and is the type of book that will inspire one to want to read even more. (After I finished I downloaded Og’s A Better Way To Live)
Now, I realize Amazon can be expensive (and I do not get any commission if you purchase any of these books), but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to build a great digital library. Start slow. There are many, many books for less than a dollar and thousands that are free.
One website I check almost daily is www.freebooksifter.com. They scour Amazon every day and update their list of FREE digital downloads. Now granted there are some that are not even worth free, but I’ve found many great books on there.
Look at the feedback. How many ratings does it have and how many people have rated it? And even if it has no feedback, if the title strikes you download it and see if you like it. All you have to do is delete it if you don’t.
Spend some time reading. Continue to learn and grow. I’d love some feedback from you on books I should be reading!