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Leaders Are Readers

Apr 30, 2021

Have you ever heard the quote from Harry S. Truman that said, “not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”?

Most leaders have great habits, and one of them is so simple...reading!

Leaders are readers because they know that knowledge is the key to success and reading books is a great way to get that knowledge. 

 

Don’t want to be a leader? Well…. Surprise! You probably are in some capacity.

Are you:

A Parent

An older sibling

A Boss

A Co-worker

A Pastor

A Group leader

Then you are a leader! And when you lead others, there is so much value in growing intellectually.

 

If you have a dream to be a parent, group leader, pastor, start your own business, or simply be a better version of yourself, the first step may be to start learning! 

We all have a responsibility to do the best with what we have right now.

 

“The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ Matthew 25:23 (NLT)

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Proverbs 4:6-7 (NIV)

 

Reading for just 15-30 minutes per day will help you to:

Get a better night’s sleep

Increase your intelligence

Minimize brain decline

Improve your mood

Have better social connections

Have a better vocabulary

Improve your focus

 

I don’t know about you, but I would like to improve on a few things on that list!

Here are several books that I have read, and a few are on my list to read. Some are Christian, and some are secular, but they are all going to grow you! 

 

You can even listen to audiobooks! I may have one coming out for my book Moving Forward soon :)

 

1. Freedom Beyond Comprehension: Severing Your Painful Past

2. The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World

3. Marriage on the Rock: The Comprehensive Guide to a Solid, Healthy and Lasting Marriage

4. Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age

5. How to Raise Rich Kids: Rich Relationships, Rich Life, Rich Finances

6. Think, Learn, Succeed

7. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

8. The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage

9. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

10. How to Win Friends & Influence People 

Happy Reading!

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