Don’t you love a good book? I’ve always said “Books are your best friend”. They can take you to far away places that you might otherwise have never gone. They can stop you in your tracks with their brutally honest accounts of abuses and misdeeds bestowed upon the author. And they can teach us.
One of the most important habits to get into if you want to succeed in the great game of life is to read- a lot! Most successful people, whether on the Internet or in the “real world”, talk about the fact that reading is an important part of their everyday life.
I occasionally talk about the book- or rather books- that I’m reading. I always seem to have at least two going at once.
One is usually of the self-help nature. Books on business, marketing, teaching, or books in a certain genre to gain information for a niche site I’m developing.
The other may be fiction (rare) but most likely would be a biography or autobiography by someone who has already achieved success or overcome some sort of obstacle- whether in business, television, education, politics, a survivor of terminal illness …
Inspiration is everywhere!
I have taken away great nuggets of wisdom from such greats as Mary Kay Ash, owner of Mary Kay cosmetics (lovely lady!) , Donald Trump, and even performers like Carol Burnett.
I love to learn new things. I seem to get something golden from almost everything I read.
At least until now!
I had reserved a book from our library system- a book called Online Broadcasting Power. I thought it may give me some ideas for my new radio show.
I had been on pins and needles waiting for this book to come in! I was expecting something a bit different than what it delivered……
It’s a bit outdated, and technology has come a long way. The book was pretty techy, explaining how to broadcast online. This must have been before the BlogTalk radio, because I find BlogTalk radio very easy to use – you certainly don’t need a 469 page-high tech book to use it!
The book had several links to websites where you could promote your radio show. I thought I had found a few goodies….
Not a single link I checked was what they were back when the book was written. Either they were “dead” links, or they had completely changed their focus.
But all hope was not lost!
The library had a used book sale….(I know I DO NOT need more books…)
I picked up a copy of Millionaire Women Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley, PH.D.
This is proving to be a very interesting book. Even though I’m only 31 pages into it, it looks like it will be full of great wisdom.
Just what I’m looking for! I will share some of my nuggets gained from that book in my next post…
Yes, you need to come back!
The other book I found is called “Losing it – and gaining my life back one pound at a time” by Valerie Bertinelli.
For you young-in’s out there, Valerie was on a popular TV series in the 70′s and 80′s called “One Day At A Time’. That was one of my favorite shows as a teen. I know, I’m dating myself but hey, my age is splashed all over the Internet anyway for goodness sake!
Valerie also appeared in several episodes of “Touched by an Angel”, and she is a national spokesperson for Jenny Craig (weight loss system).
She was wife to Eddie Van Halen of the rock band Van Halen for well over 20 years.
And she was my Dad’s girlfriend…ok he thought she was hot…..and I swear she still looks wonderful even now.
If my Dad were alive, I’m sure he would still think she’s hot
Because Valerie was a child star who later married a rock star, and has faced weight issues…and has come out on top…I’m sure this is going to be a good read.
So do tell…………
What are YOU currently reading ?
Have you found any golden nuggets amongst the pages?