In this video, you will learn how to read a book a day and understand it.
This could easily be one of the most valuable skills you ever learn.
Enjoy the video and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Here's how to read a book a day and actually learn something from it:
1. Don't read everything word-for-word
When it comes to nonfiction books especially, there is a lot of fluff and overuse of examples that make the book much longer than it needs to be. You have to learn where the important parts are.
2. Books are longer to justify the price
It's hard to convince people to buy a book for $20 if it only has 50 pages. They'd probably think it's a ripoff.
What you have to understand is that many books can be summarized and condensed down to a fraction of the original size while still being well worth the price.
3. Only read the parts with the lessons
Here is a list of the most important areas of a nonfiction book that you should read to extract the lessons without wasting time:
- Front and back covers
- Table of contents
- First and last paragraph/page of all chapters
- First and last paragraph of all subheadings within chapters
- Skim pictures
4. Take notes or highlight lessons you learn
Studies have shown that you are much more likely to retain lessons from content if you take notes as you go. I like binders better than journals because you can reorganize them anytime.
5. Research the best ways to acquire books efficiently
There are many ways you can consume books but many of which are expensive. If you use my method for reading books quickly, you'll only need to read them once and can reread your notes instead.
Therefore, what would be the point in buying each book just to read it once? Below are some ways to consume books that you might compare in terms of cost efficiency (I like Scribd currently):
Knowledge is potential power. The more you have of it, the more you can accomplish. Imagine if you could eventually get to where you read a book a day that can help you with a skill of some sort.
Over the course of just one year of this practice alone, you could become a whole new level of human being than you were when you started. Get to reading!