Let’s transform your brain…
There are many ways to train the human brain, but my favorite and one of the most effective ways is to read non-fiction books. I touched on the subject of reading non-fiction books on a previous post, but I feel like people need to understand what I mean in more detail.
Now, all reading is good for the brain, but the best way to learn is to read non-fiction books. The reason you should read non-fiction books is because the subject is factual and more realistic. Even if the author isn’t 100% truthful (let’s face it we’re all humans and tend to be a little biased), you are still getting the information from his/her point-of-view. Being that books are generally written by experts, reading their work is like having conversations with experts. You get to know what’s going on inside their heads and learn from it.
I am an advocate of reading non-fiction books because I have been reading seriously for the past 4 years. It all started when I was working 12 hour shifts dispatching cars at a cab base I used to own. I remember thinking that if I was going to be spending so much time there I might as well use my time wisely. I would read one book and start a new one, and after that I fell in love with books. Now, I don’t always enjoy reading, but I love books because I know that I’m getting something out of it. My brain is transforming because it is processing all the knowledge that I am exposing it to when I read. I get to learn from the experiences of others who are knowledgeable on the subject I’m reading at the time.
One thing I’ve noticed about reading non-fiction books is that I became more knowledgeable myself and developed an intelligence that I wouldn’t have had if I didn’t read. I now possess information that most people don’t have. This information is knowledge which has helped me communicate better, understand things better, and succeed in life. It helped me hold a conversation with professionals in various industries and strategically plan my endeavors.
The knowledge I gain from books also helps me make money. I remember reading finance books and learning about the value of precious metals, and how they protect us from inflation. As a result, in 2008, after the collapse of the housing bubble, I purchased ounces of silver bullion. Since then, the value has more than tripled. The wisdom I got from reading also helped me get jobs and even turn down jobs that a lot of people I know would love to have.
Reading has also helped my cognitive skills and helped me be more aware of my surroundings. It also made me realize that you don’t need college to succeed in life. One thing I noticed was that I knew a lot of things that my classmates and even my professors didn’t know. Now, I started this site to give others something to read about.
Everyone can benefit from reading non-fiction books. The knowledge is out there, it’s up to you to go out and get it. Mark my words, reading will transform your brain, make you a better person, and make you money if you use your knowledge the right way. Even if you start a book and find it boring, you must finish it because that’s where discipline comes into play. When reading seems boring, annoying, and impossible, just force yourself to do it. One thing I do to help me get through books, is read one chapter a day.
Reading is a brain exercise and it should be part of everyones daily routine.
I read books on investing, business, psychology, nutrition, and anything I am interested in learning at the time.
Knowledge is Power