I know what you’re thinking.
“I don’t have time to read 10 pages of a book per day let alone read 5 books per day!”
I’m right there with you BUT if you’ll hang on just for a moment, I’ll show you how I read 5 books per day and how you can do the same.
We’ve all heard the phrase “readers are leaders“.
However when you throw in a full-time job, a family, and social life, it can seem impossible to find time to actually do the reading that will help you be the leader you desire to become.
I read somewhere that Zig Ziglar who is well-known for his motivational speeches on sales and marketing reads 3 hours a day.
Everyone I know that has achieved some level of success in their field is an avid reader.
A practical tip I could give on this issue is to block the very things that distract you– social media, Netflix, email etc. This will inevitably free up time for you to put towards learning and creating.
Another viable solution is to turn to audiobooks.
However, if you’re anything like me, by the time you get to page 50, you’ve forgotten what you read in the first 10 pages. At times, it seems the authors are filling pages with fluff to hit a certain page count. Eventually, you grow bored and stop reading.
You give up on the book and blow your chance to become more educated.
WARNING: If you’re a purist book reader who thinks reading 300-pages is the ONLY way to get an education from a book, you’ll want to look away now.
If you have EVER been in this dilemma, I suggest Blinkist as a solution.
What Blinkist Provides
- Blinkist provides EXCELLENT 15-minute summaries (or “blinks”) of the major points of popular books you’ve always wanted to read – you can read or listen to an audiobook
- They have 2000+ bestsellers books you can add to your personal library
- For just about $4/month (billed annually) you can send books in your library to Amazon Kindle or save it to Evernote
- If you use the paid plan you can also read your books offline without an internet connection which means you can learn anywhere
- Blinkist is available on desktop or mobile
- There is a free 3-day trial you can test out before you commit financially
Yes, Blinkist is paid but I’m was happy to shell out the annual membership fee for the value provided. I get major take-aways every time I read a book using Blinkist and if you are like me, I know you will too.
I am happy with Blinkist so far and really do recommend it as a way to growth-hack your own learning.