I love knowledge. I really prefer to be moving, but I take time to read every day because it feeds my brain, my heart, my soul; it helps me face reality or escape to another world, it keeps me sharp and challenges me to learn new things.
The world produces ideas every day and reading connects me to them.
Mornings find me catching up on trends and current events. Nighttime reading is for calm, retrospective thoughts. I don’t always finish a book. If it’s not what I need, I move on. Sometimes I pick up a favorite book just when I need it, rereading a powerful chapter many times.
Reading is an integral part of my profession. Most of my waking hours are spent reading up on several topics, including things that are outside my comfort zone, new ideas, and often pieces that have been recommended to me. So, feel free to drop me an email with an author's name or a book recommendation.
Currently on my night stand
- Success Built to Last - Creating a Life that Matters by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery and Mark Thompson
- Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
- Rediscover Jesus by Matthew Kelly
In My Office
- Books: The Quest - Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel Yergin
- Magazines: Bloomberg Businessweek, FPA Journal of Financial Planning, LPL Magazine, Money, Texas Aggie - The Association of Former Students
I’m a regular reader of various online publications and blogs, too, and podcasts are now my favorite way to consume media. But that’s another post for another time.
When you seek any sort of professional advice, look for someone who is always stretching his or her mind to consider new information. Consider people who are open to new ideas and can relate them to a variety of real-world scenarios -- without subscribing to the standard group think.
If you are in need of financial advice, I would love to speak with you and share my knowledge about creating goals that lead to financial independence.
The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual.