Thursday, November 12, 2015

The greatest value on earth

The greatest value on earth
A house without books is like a room without windows. —Heinrich Mann
Imagine investing the cost of a meal to feed our mind instead of feeding our stomachs
Why reading the right books provide the greatest return on your time? The first key to open our brains is what books we should read. Mentors and coaches are great places to start. Read wide and read deep. Among the great books I have read last month are Uncommon Friends by James Newton and The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter. What great books have you read in the last month?

1.      Expand our minds and stretch our thinking.
Expand our ideas for thinking wider and deeper. Create images for a better future. Feed the growth of our soul and our spirit. Education from reading is a bridge from misery and despair to hope and a bright future.

2.      Introduce us to ourselves.
The more we know others the more we know ourselves. Most people have no idea the potential inside them. Great books are the best books we can give to ourselves and to others because we can keep opening them over and over again.

3.      Borrow the experience of others.
Leverage the experience of others to compound our own experiences. The more we read the freer we are.

4.      Reduce stress.
Find true meaning in our lives. Stress comes from fear of the unknown. Wisdom eliminates stress.

5.      Gain empathy and humility.
Realize how truly blessed we are. When we read we know we are not alone.

6.      Improve the functioning of our brains.
Improve memory and increase our response time. Read to remember and not to forget.

7.      Exercise our brains.
Keep our minds young and delay the onset of illnesses. We must feed our brains continuously with the right foods, the right information that is.

Thank you for reading and reflecting on today’s nuggets. Share them with others.   
Be blessed and be a blessing to others
Carlos Fontana
Author of the book Priceless, Co-author of the book Follow to Lead

"The future belongs to those who can see and pursue opportunities before they are obvious."
"Those that take swift action will always leave those that don't breathing the dust."
I would love to do a podcast or a blog interview and share my Nuggets with your audience!

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