what i read in 2015

what i read in 2015

I fucking hate that excuse… ‘but I read so slow’

How can I get better?

(Yes I got this response the other day to an email)

I get it… and applaud the person who replied because at least they asked, there will be hundreds reading this who thought the same but never asked.

And the answer is simple

- - > READ

You get better by doing… you read slow because you NEVER read, it’s that simple

It’s the same with anything; if you want to get better at something, do more of it, and over time you will see improvements

I was the same when I started, did not believe how people could ever have read the amount of books they said they had. However a few years ago I decided to make a start.

And have a list of every book I have read for the last 4 years, it started out as a simple goal to read one per month

Last year I managed to make it up to 2 per month (see below) and fully expect to get up to around 30-36 books read this year

Alternatively I could have waited round made excuses such as I don’t read fast enough, I don’t have time or I do not know what to read

I just started and went from there

A few authors I would highly recommend if you want to make some changes

John Parkin; Alan Watts; Eckharte Tolle; Paulo Coelho; Roald Dahl; Dr Seuss

Over the years my focus shifts in my reading depending upon what my goals are but below is a list of books I read in the last year, some good, some great, some downright awful

But if you are not sure where to start, pick an author, pick a book, and just start doing it daily - - > Remember its gonna take 66 consecutive days to make a habit!!

1. Revolution – Russell Brand

2. The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emmerson

3. The Twits – Roald Dahl

4. Dinosaur Training – Brooks Kubik

5. The Way to live – George Hackenschmidt

6. Strength & how to obtain it – Eugene Sandow

8. The magic faraway tree – Enid Blyton

7. Banksy (man behind the wall) – Will Ellsworth-Jones

8. Jab, Jab, right hook – Gary Veynerchuck

9. The Witch of Portobello – Paulo Coehlo

10. Life lessons from the monk who sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma

11. Guy Martin – Guy Martin

12. The assassin – Clive Cussler

13. The happiness Project – Gretchin Ruebin

14. Brain Longevity – Darma Singh Khalsa

15. The art of happiness – Dalai Lama

16. Words That Sell – Richard Bayan

17. The girl who kicked the hornets’ nest – Steig Larsson

18. The development of physical power – Arthur Saxon

19. Westside barbell book of methods – Louie Simmons

20. The fantastic Mr Fox – Roald Dahl

21. Go set a watchman – Harper Lee

22. Black Hole Focus – Isaiah Hankel

23. The ONE thing – Gary W Keller

24. 12 week year – Brian P Moran

If you want to change may I suggest, regular daily reading is quite possible the BEST way to get started

Ben ‘Yes sometimes reads kids books even when his daughter is not there’ Gray

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