It’s easy – I just make time for them. I listen to audiobooks every time I get in my car to drive. I listen to them when I do cardio exercise. And I read for 15-20 minutes before I go to bed every night. Those small periods of time add up, and I easily finish a book every week. Try it! Or share your methods of reading consistently with me. I’d love to hear them!
Book I read this week: Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. This book examines traditional business principles and flips them on their heads. Honestly, this is a terrific short read, and it can give you great suggestions for being productive no matter what kind of work you do.
Book I’m reading next week: The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster: Why Now Is the Time to #JoinTheRide by Darren Hardy. I have attended two of Darren’s conferences, and they were amazing. His book, The Compound Effect, is terrific as well. I am really excited to read this one as well!
I have mixed feelings on this issue, but the demands on the athletes are enormous: Toward Basic Rights for College Athletes by Taylor Branch in The Atlantic
Let’s hope technology brings equipment that truly makes a difference: NFL’s answer to concussions: Sports science by Michelle Castillo in CNBC
This seems like a dangerous precedent. What do you think? High school football player fights concussion law, plays in championship by Gabrielle Burkhart in KRQE.com
Getting physical activity during school improves academic performance: Students in Charleston Learn Math While Exercising by Judy Molland in Care2.com
Social Media and Communication
Have you used SlideShare? It seem like a great way to repurpose work you have already created: 5 Simple Steps to Breathe New Life into Old Content with SlideShare by Jessica Mehring in Copyblogger
Batching and planning like she describes are some of the ways I create content on a regular basis despite working as an orthopaedic surgeon: How to Speed Up Your Social Media Content Production by Laura Roeder in Social Media Examiner
Productivity and Self Improvement
These are great! I Give Myself Permission To… by James Altucher in JamesAltucher.com
Love the bridge and hub analogy: How to Have A Great Network by Sasha Graffagna in Superhero You
Did you like one of these articles or books? Do you have any others to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts below!
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