Entrepreneurial leaders are readers.
The most important reason to read books is to multiply your experiences.
Without reading, your expertise will be limited to your direct experiences.
Think of growing and leading startups.
It takes years to master these skills.
And we can only experience a limited amount of situations.
But there is a solution.
By reading we can learn from the experiences of unlimited numbers of entrepreneurs and business leaders.
We might not be able to have personal discussions with Eric Ries, John C. Maxwell, Peter Thiel, Steven R. Covey, or Zig Ziglar.
But by reading their books we can figuratively spend time with them and listen to their ideas and thoughts.
And you don’t have to be a voracious reader to benefit from reading.
For example, I just read about 10 to 15 books a year as I also have other priorities in life.
But the continuous reading effort over the last decade grew my book pile to over 100 read books by now.
Consistency is the key.
And the more you read, the more information and ideas you will have available during decision making.
It enabled me to start organisations and lead a total of 39 team members at just 28 years of age.
And you need to know that I was shy and hated to speak in front of groups during high school.
Reading books accelerated my personal and professional development and you can equally benefit from reading.
Whatever you want to accomplish, reading gets you there faster.
Pick up a good book and block a few minutes per day to read a couple of pages.
It will culminate to approximately one book per month.
Just make sure to be consistent.