Did you know that consuming actual literature will improve your thinking and writing? It’s true! I deliberately used the word consuming because as an extreme multi-tasker, my hands are often too busy to turn the pages of a book. I’ve recently upgraded my life to the 2000’s and started listening to audiobooks. The following is a list of reasons why you should be “reading” a damn book right now! If you don’t know where to start, I’ve included my current reading list with a 30-day free trial for Audible! Claim your two free books and start reading today!
- Improve your writing skills and desire. If you lack inspiration when it’s time to sit down and write, it’s probably because you haven’t been reading. My writer’s block is at it’s highest when my literature intake is at it’s lowest. Reading published, well-written books over a period of time usually gets the ideas flowing and helps me to organize my thoughts.
- Increase your focus and concentration. As I mentioned before, I am a multi-tasker. That does not always work to my benefit. Reading helps me to regain the focus I’ve lost in one of my frantic work rages.
- Become a more analytical thinker. Reading exposes us to other perspectives; helping us to make more well thought out decisions and better arguments. Reading a book with a well developed storyline also helps make real life situations more figureoutable.
- Improve your memory. Reading a book introduces you to an entire new universe where you will meet new characters, face new situations, etc; all of which you must remember to keep up with the storyline. By reading books with complex storylines, you are training your memory to function properly in real life situations.
- Expand your vocabulary. Learn some new words or how to use the words you already know more effectively.
- Gain knowledge. Duh. Every new book is an opportunity to learn something new.
- Stimulate yo’ miiiinnnd!
Carve out time to read or listen to small passages. You’re never too busy for leisurely self improvement, entrepreneur. Remember: Reading is to the brain what exercise is to the body! Never forget. See my reading list below!