I bet that you can read 10 books a month, and in this article, I will show you how.
When I talk to people at my live events, they often tell me that they feel stressed. They feel there’s just not enough time in the day. They tell me that they WANT to read more books to learn a new skill, but that they don’t have time.
They feel stuck and sometimes hopeless, because they know one thing:
“If you don’t change nothing, nothing will change.”
So how can you find the time to read more books and become smarter?
Let me ask you: Do you want to read more books? I’m sure you have a reading list of books and maybe even articles that you want to read, right? Maybe you have already downloaded a bunch of books on your Kindle, but you don’t have time to read them all. With that said…
I bet that you can read 10 books per month! That’s more than 100 books per year! Do you think you would be smarter if you read 100 books per year?
Let me show you how exactly you can read more! And NO, we are not talking about any crazy reading techniques! We’re talking about simple math.
Two Facts You Need To Know:
- The average non-fiction book has 50,000 words in it.
- Number 2: An average person reads 200 words per minute
This means that it will take you approximately 250 minutes, or 6 hours to read a book. In order to read 10 books per month, you would need to spend 60 hours reading per month.
Let me break this down further:
There are 30 days in a month, so this means that you only need to read for 2 hours per day, and you would be able to read 10 books per month, or 100 books per year.
Here’s how I do it: My Daily Routine
I wake up at 7:00am and I read for an hour before starting my day by 8:30am. That’s one of the 2 hours per day I need to read before I get started. Of course, I could sleep another hour and get up at 8:00am, but I choose to get up an hour earlier so that I have the time to read.
Then I read for an hour before I go to bed. I go to bed around 10:00pm, so I read until 11ish each night. Sometimes I read longer, and sometimes I’m falling asleep sooner, so the time balances out to at least an hour each night. Of course, I could watch TV, and yes, sometimes I do, but I’m making sure that I am in bed around 10:00pm so that I have the time to read before falling asleep.
By reading just 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour at night, I’m getting in 2 hours a day. That’s 60 hours per month – which equals 10 books a month.
Can YOU read more?
I believe you can! I bet you can!
It all depends on your choices:
- Do you prefer to sleep a little bit longer in the morning, or could you wake up 30 minutes earlier?
- Could you actually watch less TV at night and maybe read for 30 minutes?
If so, then you already have 1 hour per day. That means that you could read 5 books per month, 60 books per year!
Do you believe that this would make you smarter, give you new skills and maybe even make you more money? YES, I believe so!
So there you go: this is how you can read 10 books per month. Try it, just for the next month, and you will be amazed!
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