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  1. Hi Chad

    Great podcast – I know which blogger you are referring to!

    A quick question if I may – I love to read (and believe reading in ones profession and related subjects) is important.

    However, I find its usually the last thing I have any enthusaism for after a long day (especially when, as a consultant, a lot of my time is reading and reviewing technical content such as financial data or business plans).

    How do you make time to read so frequently? How much time do you set aside per day to read to accomplish your one book per week goal?



  2. Ross,

    Thanks for commenting and great questions.

    I acknowledge that we have many competing priorities and what works for one of us may not work for another. I get many of my books through http://www.audible.com and enjoy reading (actually listening) to them on my iPhone or iPad. I usually play them at double the speed which works great for me and saves me time. I’ve also subscribed to http://www.getabstract.com which enables me to quickly scan hundreds of books, get the key take-aways and then decide if I want to actually get the book for more in-depth reading. Finally, I usually schedule my reading (about an hour) as one of my first daily activities, and on weekends, and while traveling and when taking my walks.

    Hope this helps,


    p.s. I have no financial interest in the links I have referenced above.

  3. Thanks Chad

    Do you get up very early to read before you start work or go into the office?

    I have tried this but caved in to the temptation of just starting work, knowing I could be getting ahead on my to-do list for that day.

  4. Ross,

    I’d suggest you choose the time that works best for you. Why not try the first 30 minutes of your day, or perhaps take a break in the afternoon or early evening when you are still awake mentally. And then you have the weekend to enjoy and catch up on your reading.

    That’s why I enjoy listening to the books as I may do this while walking, driving, flying and such.

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