Monday, 2 December 2019

To get to the top 10% of your field, you must read one hour a day.

Research publicized by my friend and mentor, Brian Tracy in his book "The New Psychology of Achievement" which is one of my most favourite books of all time , shows those who read about their professional field (such as osteopathy) and business management (such as marketing) will reach the top 10% of their field within 5 years.

Some say their days are fully booked and have no time to spend on reading. I recommend to them to wake up an hour early to read. 

I have three doctoral degrees in chiropractic, osteopathy and rehabilitation. I have an MBA degree in business. I am president of three universities in Spain, USA and Panama, an osteopathy college in Canada and Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada which has 326 clinics in 30 countries. I am busy! I do a lot of work! But I still read more than an hour a day in fields such as osteopathy and business. At one point many years ago in Canada I had read all the business books they were selling in the local Chapter's bookstore.

I strongly believe one of the reasons for my success is because of how I read. And that is thanks to my father 💟. Since I was a child he encouraged me to read. He got me a library card for the local university and he made a deal with a local bookstore to sell me books two at a time. Once I finish the books and tell the bookstore owner what the books were about he would sell me two more books and send the bill to my father. Many days I would finish the two books in a day!

If you have a child it is of utmost importance you encourage him/her to read as much as they can. And you must also do so.

A book can become your best friend. It can help you become financially successful. Buy books, audio CDs, journal and magazines and start reading.

I recommend you spend up to 3% of your annual income on books, magazines, journals and audio books. Not only you become more successful, reading is a lot of fun as well. It is a fun way to reach the top 10% of your field!   

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