The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. ~ B.B. King
by Pete Ferguson
The famous quote that has been attributed to many, but I believe originates with Charlie “Tremendous” Jones states:
“You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”
As I look back over the past five years of my life, much of what I do today and who I am has been influenced by the books, blogs, articles, and people I’ve introduced into my life – as well as the TV, time wasters, and people who were zapping a lot of energy out of my life that I “un-introduced”.
No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance. ~ Confucius
Recently I’ve been able to be a very interactive reader – I volunteered to help Farnoosh Brock edit her next project: Crack the Code – How to Get Promoted. It was fun to be on the editing side and I found that is something I may enjoy doing more of in the future. You get to read a book first for free and have an impact on the project. Win-win.
Fifteen years ago, many in business would (and still) site Covey’s “Seven Habits for Highly Effective People” – which was a game changer for me.
What’s on your nightstand? I’m looking for a few good books.