Reading has always been a very big part of learning, and when it comes to start your entrepreneurial journey, you must get comfortable with reading a lot. The more you read, the more you learn, and the more you learn, the better you run a business.
Believe it or not, reading would always have benefited you; i.e. from reading story books to academic books, you certainly attained a lot of knowledge that didn’t just help you to pass exams and learn skills, but also to build your character.
Though, with the rapid increase of technology use and the abundance of internet enabled mobiles and tablets have changed the reading habits a lot. But, the good thing is that even with the advent of the internet and development of technology, the importance of reading has not decreased; you still need to read a lot to make progress.
Today’s millennials and wannabe entrepreneurs especially, are very sure that they want to be different from the rest but reading is one of those things that will be a part of each generation’s lifestyle. Well, as reading has got a bit digital take, why not to take it positive. The digital revolution made it easier for everyone to get their hands on books. You can now get all the books that you want at the tips of your fingers with the help of eBooks. On top of that there are many apps and sites that give you access to a lot of reading content.
Just make a list and promise yourself to read one book a month at least while you are relaxing on a weekend or travelling but not driving. Here are the 4 ways that I believe can make reading simpler for millennials and entrepreneurs and can inculcate in them a habit of continuous reading.
1- Using apps and smart devices
These days thanks to the digital revolution, most people have a smart phone at their disposal. This can help you to read a lot more than before. Most good smart phones and devices can incorporate eBooks or digital books. The best part about these devices is that you can easily have these devices on the go, even when you are going to the washroom for longer visits, do make it a productive trip.
2- Renting books and eBooks
There are many good websites that rent various books as well as sell textbook online. This is a great way to gain knowledge without spending much. This is the best option if you do not want to have more screen time and are having a financial constraint as well, or you just do not feel like purchasing the book you want to read. Moreover, if you have a lot of spare books lying around, you can also utilize these sites to sell them as well.
3- Testing genres and experimenting
Millennialism styles include experimenting. So if you can make them experiment with different types of genres, you are automatically encouraging yourself to read more. This is a great way to learn a lot of stuff and never get bored with reading.
4- Finding common topics of read
There’s nothing like having a reading buddy. So, encourage people at workplace to read and find someone who shares topics of interest with you. Gift your friend/colleague a book and discuss the content later. Join book clubs and every step you take will be loaded with knowledge!
The Bottom Line:
Reading is an excellent way to learn new things and by helping yourself to read a lot, you are ensuring that you get a strong footing in entrepreneurial life. These are just some ways in which you can help yourself as well as the upcoming generation of entrepreneurs to read more. You may find a lot more ways to make reading more interesting and more rewarding.