I used to scoff at people that suggested that if you only did what you loved then life would flow more easily, smoothly and effortlessly.
I didn’t believe life worked like that.
It didn’t make sense that it could.
Now, I’m a believer.
And that’s one of my big lessons from Book Rapper.
When it was suggested that I needed to chunk down to some low hanging fruit I started with two things in mind.
- It had to be something I was already doing.
- And, it had to be something I loved doing.
To some extent these two ideas are entwined.
If I was already doing it and not currently making money from it then it was likely it would be something I loved to do.
The obvious one for me was that I loved to read books.
And, I was already taking notes from them.
It was another comment that Matt Church offered that made the difference.
He said something like:
‘The best way to learn something is to teach it to someone else’.
And that is precisely what Book Rapper is for me.
I grab the books I want to read and I make notes from them.
In particular I make notes as if I was going to apply this information.
Thus Book Rapper is more than a literal summary.
It’s the action guide in summary form.
Reading a book is like a holiday for me.
It’s stimulating, inspiring and provokes opportunities.
And, now I can justify taking the afternoon off to read a book because it’s part of my business.