Mark Ford

From Mark Ford, creator, The Wealth Builders Club: I know from perusing my journal what a positive effect books have had on my life…

One book alone, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, put me on the road to wealth building. Another book, Steven Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, gave me a strategy in my 50th year to accomplish all of the big goals I’d been deferring.

Of the most important ideas that have improved my life, I’m quite sure many of them came from books.

There is an axiom in data processing: The quality of the data you put in is directly related to the quality of the information you retrieve. This is obviously true of our brains.

And yet many perfectly smart people are not at all careful about the kind of data they consume. (I’m thinking now about how one of the smartest people I know reads nothing but the sports pages and watches nothing but junky Hollywood comedies.)

So here’s something you must consider: If you want to become a person who can solve complex problems, make difficult decisions, and produce many quality ideas, you should make sure the books you read are good, helpful books.

If that makes sense to you, commit right now to read one good book per week for the rest of this year. You can learn my personal four-step method of reading an extra 52 good books a year right here.