Reading Rules

Uncategorized Nov 13, 2019

I have a confession to make. I am a slow reader. I don't know what it is but my brain is constantly stuck in first gear when it comes to reading the content.

I struggle to read but I love to read. What a conundrum!

Nonetheless, I read on average about 2-3 books a month following these rules:

Rule #1: Be clear WHY you're reading the book. What do you want from it? What information are you seeking? Think Easter Egg hunt!

Rule #2: Find your WHEN (book by @danielpink). We all have a time of day when we are highly focused. I'm a morning reader so I'm up at 5:30.

Rule #3: Read for 30 minutes...at least that's what I tell my brain. I usually end up reading for 45 minutes before my brain taps out.

The most important rule...

Rule #4: The '100 Page Rule' - If I'm bored or unimpressed when I reach page 100, I stop reading. I donate the book to Goodwill and move onto the next.

Do you have a "Reading Rule" you can share? I'd love to hear it!

VA

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