I recently ordered a book entitled “Expert Secrets” (The Underground Playbook to Find Your Message, Build a Tribe, and Change the World), and when it arrived this morning, I had to search for a free space somewhere on my bookshelf to put it in until I can get to read it as I am currently reviewing another book.
I just happened to take look at my library of books; especially the ones I have not read yet, and I was amazed at how much I still have to learn; that was when these questions struck me. Am I a self-developer or a shelf-developer. Am I buying these books to decorate my book-shelf or to develop myself?
From what I have seen over the years, I know I am not alone in this shelf-filling practice but I am one who is no longer interested in letting books gather dust anymore. You see, a steady reading schedule of 30 minutes to one hour a day will get you through about 2 books a month – that’s 24 books a year! Not only that, if those books are in your chosen field, your expertise will increase drastically. Knowledge and skills can become obsolete in this day and age. It pays to continue learning. Your financial freedom requires some financial education!
But wait! Can buying books and not reading them be a habit you need to get rid of on your journey to Financial Freedom? If this is the case, then stop buying and start reading.
Benjamin Franklin said “If a man empties his purse into his head no one can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
Read books but don’t overbuy; you may need the extra money for your debt-elimination or wealth-building.Niyi Adeoshun
Money Management Coach
Author of "The Price of Financial Freedom"
(3 Essential Steps for Breaking the Cycle of Debt)