So, you want to become an expert in your chosen field or industry. That’s awesome! There’s a fairly simple way to become one of the top/go to experts in your line of work. All you have to do is one simple thing…
If you read one book a week you will read…
- Over 50 books a year
- 520 books in Ten years
- And over 1,000 books in Twenty Years
“Read at least one hour per day in your chosen field. One hour a day will translate into approximately one book a week. One book a week will translate into approximately fifty books over the next twelve months. If you read an hour a day, one book per week, you will be an expert in your field within three years. Through continuous learning, you will be a national authority in five years, and you will be an international authority in seven years.” –Brian Tracy
You might be thinking, “There’s no way I could read a book a week,” or “No one has time to read that much.”
If you’re a slow reader, then you’re absolutely right. There’s no way you could read a book a week.
That’s why you should learn how to speed read.
Most people only read about 125 to 250 words per minute. That may sound like a lot, but really isn’t.
I used to be a super slow reader, probably only reading 200 words per minute. After spending some time learning how to speed read and training myself to read faster I can now reader over 550 words per minute. Because of this, I’ve read over 50 books in the past year.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss
Now, I’d like to say it was easy to learn how to speed read, but it wasn’t. I had some very bad reading habits that were very hard to break. It took a lot of time and practice, but it was absolutely worth it.
If you want to learn how to speed read, or just become a faster reader check out these sources…
- Test how fast you can read here.
- Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes
- Free Speed Reading For Dummies PDF
- I also recommend watching several videos on YouTube about speed reading.
So, if you want to become an expert in your field all you have to do is read a book a week for about 3 years…not bad! Let me know if you have any questions or need any help…Best of luck with learning how to speed read!