Learning Through Reading

 

As a child, I was not a fan of reading.  It was presented to me as something that I was had to do, in order to pass tests and classes.  I cannot recall a single time spanning from grade school through University, that I felt reading was fun. I definitely wasn’t losing track of time while reading a great book.  As it turns out, once I got into my profession after University, I began reading books that I was interested in–for leisure. The entire concept was so new to me–to not have to read something, but rather enjoying every moment of reading a book of my interest.  I now read a couple of books a month and regret not starting this habit earlier in life.

The amount of information available out there, which can help us improve what we do and how we do it, is limitless.  According to the research of Thomas Corley, reading as little as thirty minutes a day can place you in the top five percent of your field, within the first year.  Read one hour a day, and you have an opportunity to be in the top 1% of your field within two years.  These are just averages that he found.  Some may accomplish this faster, while others may take longer.  In reality, it doesn’t matter, when you are growing and enjoying the learning process. Gaining an advantage over your competition, is merely a side benefit.  The truth however, is that most people are uninterested in reading for pleasure, nor do they feel it is important to do so.

Over the last seven years, we have not stopped reading and researching how we can improve our training programs, and how we communicate this best with those we work with.  That is why we know that we can offer something unique to the market.  We will continue to read, research, attend seminars and sharpen our training. Contact us now, if you are ready to take your game to the next level.

Sincerely,

Donny Mateaki

 

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