If there is one thing to which I could attribute any success I’ve had it would have to be the reading I have done. I never tire of absorbing the wisdom of the ages that is so readily available. And I have become more and more aware of how little reading of great books and listening to great messages people who continue to struggle have typically done. Every week I talk to people who see no opportunities and struggle in many areas of their lives. When I ask the titles of the last six books they’ve read, they often look at me with a blank stare.
The wealth of information readily available is astounding. You can become an “expert” in nearly any area in 30 days if you simply read 3 books on that topic. You’ll bypass 98% of the population in knowledge on that particular topic.
I just received a link to the first three chapters of my friend Mark Victor Hansen’s newest book – Cash in a Flash. Mark is a gentle and generous spirit who shares readily about the mind set and actions that lead to success. In Cash in a Flash he provides a formula for success:
Success = a focused mind + a determined heart + a team of focused, determined people
Even if you are a solopreneur you can still have a team of people around you. Create your own mastermind group, Eagles Club or whatever you want to call it. Don’t miss the power of like minds.
And if you want my personal recommended reading list, here it is: Dan’s Reading List