#072: 10 Reasons Why Everyone Should Be A Reader [Podcast]


10 Reasons Why

Today, I’m sharing 10 reasons everyone should become a reader. After all, “readers are leaders, and leaders are readers!” Think you don’t have time to read? Do you struggle to find any benefit in reading? Listen to today’s podcast and let me show you how reading can transform your life.

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George R. R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

10 Reasons:

1. Readers grow

……a. Spiritually
……b. Mentally
……c. In influence
……d. Emotionally

2. Reading produces confidence.

3. Reading feeds the mind & soul.

4. Reading equips you with the goods you need to serve someone else.

……a. Knowledge
……b. Wisdom
……c. Ideas
……d. Solutions

5. Readers have a distinct advantage over non-readers.

6. Readers have more influence, because they have more answers.

7. Reading expands your horizons.

8. Reading increases your value in relationships.

9. Reading increases your lifespan.

10. Readers are leaders, and leaders are readers.


1. Set a specific time each day as your reading time.
2. Treat it as an appointment.
3. Listen to books on audio.
……a. Audible.com
……b. Blinkest (audio book summaries)
4. ReadToLead Podcast


What if you read ONE book per week in your chosen field or area of interest? Would that make a difference? (Sales, Marketing, People, etc.)

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