Episode 81: How To Make The Most Of Self-Help Books

Ep 81: How To Make The Most Of Self-Help Books

Today I want to go into how to make the most out of the self-help books. I have written a blog post about this before though it wasn’t too detailed. I have been getting a lot of questions lately about what I do when I’m reading, how I remember it, and how I apply the self-help books.

In the past, I’ve struggled to make a consistent time for reading. If you’re wanting to read more books, I shared how to do that in Episode 31.

I created this podcast episode to have as a source of reference for anyone who is wanting to go from feeling inspired by self-help books to experiencing the change that they can create.

This episode is what to do with those books when you’re sitting down to read them. 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Why do you need a physical copy of the self-help book that you will read
  • The crucial role of a highlighter and sticky tabs to engage yourself more into reading
  • Creating an index on the first page of the book to make it easy for you to revisit memorable quotes, advice, and recommendation
  • How highlighting while you read creates an experience that inspires you
  • Make the time to work through the journaling prompts
  • How to make a list of your future to read books
  • Bonus tip: Keep a short-list of books you want to read. It’s ok to have a long list but narrow it down to avoid overwhelming yourself every time you choose a book.

Featured In The Episode

Episode 31: How To Read More Books

How To Get The Most From Self-Help Books

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

Playing Big by Tara Mohr

Principles by Ray Dalio

Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss

Unstoppable by Maria Sharapova

Still Me by Jojo Moyes

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I created this podcast episode to have that as a source of reference for anyone who is wanting to go from feeling inspired by self help books to experiencing the change that they can create.

Author: Sam Brown