With the exception of primary school, the first book I ever read cover to cover was when I was 27 years old. It was a Tom Clancy novel. The first business book I ever read was in my early 30’s, ‘The One Minute Manager’.
My journey with reading really took off as the founder of Agoge. I realised that no one else was easily going to teach me, push my thinking, or challenge the status-quo. So I decided I learn to read, so that I could learn to learn.
Nowadays, words and me still don’t get on very well. I’m terrible at spelling and I’ve learnt more about phonic spelling from my kids, than I ever did at school. But I’m learning.
I read, 30+ books a year.
I write blogs, ever thankful for spell checker.
I talk, using big words, that sometimes even mean what I intended.
I lead, I learn, I grow, I educate, I grow wiser, and even love people more, all because of books.
Reading has changed my life.
A book is a bargain. An absolute bargain.
Where else to you get to access knowledge and ideas from experts in-depth, and get to learn from them for just a few dollars?
Where else do you get ideas that can truly shape your life?
For those who struggle to read, it’s worth the struggle. (Message me if you’d like some tips)
For everyone else, I can honestly say, by not reading you are missing out on the opportunity to learn, and experience, and develop, in ways you never dreamed of.
You are missing out on learning to be a better you.