Three Reasons that Highlight The Importance of Reading

Three Reasons that Highlight The Importance of Reading

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Reading. Most of us have to do it as part of our careers. Many of us do it for pleasure. There are plenty of other people who refuse to read unless their lives absolutely depended on it. Even then there’s no guarantee that they’d read. However, if you’re a graphic designer, marketer, advertiser, or some other “-er” it behooves you to read. I’m not talking about reading on occasion, but rather reading daily. Why? Three reasons:

  • It makes you more rounded  – You’re able to learn or know about ideas, products, techniques, etc. that might give you an edge over your competition. It allows you to think about things in a different way and allows you to be informed about a variety of topics. Maybe you’ll stumble across something the competition is up to.
  • It makes you smarter – Reading helps you learn. Knowledge is power. Knowledge helps you get ahead personally and professionally.
  • It improves your creativity – Allowing you to think outside the box and view solutions from a different perspective.

What you read is up to you. The important thing is that you need to find the time to do it daily. Sometimes it’s hard to accomplish, but if you make a plan or schedule it as part of your day, it’s bound to make you more rounded as an individual and as a professional.

Need some suggestions to get you started?
The 100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau – This is a great book for taking the leap and getting your business started.

Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative by Austin Kleon – Kleon invites the reader to explore creativity from different perspectives. A quick read and a good book.

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt – If you’re starting a business or are looking to find your voice, Michael offers a step-by-step guide to building your audience and developing your platform. In case you missed it, I also reviewed his book.

Hopefully those suggestions are worthy of your time. If not, there are plenty of other books and online sources that are sure to have something of interest to you. The important thing is to find something and read. Happy Reading!

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