Read 15 Minutes a Day

When you become passionate about a subject you become wealthy; wealthy in knowledge and wisdom. This can translate to being rich in money. This is all achievable with 15 minutes in each of your days. These 15 minutes are dedicated to reading. Let me break this down for you.

The average person reads approximately 200 words per minute. In 15 minutes, that 3,000 words. In one year that’s more than a million words. On average, a book is about 60,000 words. All this math put simply means: Reading 15 minutes a day, Everyday for a year, You can read 18 books!

What might you do with all this new found knowledge? Here’s one word I think you can relate to: Facebook. The co-founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, became a social media expert and one of the youngest Billionaires in the world all because of one word: Read. He reads about 25 books a year, which is around 20 minutes a day of reading!

Enough about social media, let’s talk science, let’s talk SpaceX. Elon Musk is the founder of SpaceX, the same billionaire that created PayPal. How did he learn how to build rockets… you guessed it, by reading. He came to understand space travel is extremely expensive because building rockets carries astronomical costs, which seemed odd to him because the raw materials costs were tiny. Elon decided to find a way to make less expensive quality rockets. From that point on SpaceX has positively disrupted the field of space exploration. By picking up numbers of books, he became wise and able to make an impact.

Not everyone is into rocket science, I get that, but everyone has heard of Oprah. This self made billionaire is an: American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She knows for sure that reading promotes “insight, escape, information, knowledge, inspiration, power. All that and more can come through a good book”. Each book is “like art, little pieces of sculpture placed all over the house” and mind. Oprah gathers people to the joy of reading with her book club.

These three people are…Just. Like. You! They started with little-to-nothing and began their journey to become experts and eventually billionaires, all by reading at least 15 minutes a day.

Feed your mind with knowledge and become abundant in wealth. You don’t have to study rocket science. Just choose something you are already passionate about and dedicate 15 minutes a day. Begin today. Begin right now! Pick up a book.

References:

http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/what-oprah-knows-for-sure-reading-and-inspiration

http://www.oprah.com/inspiration/oprah-on-the-joy-of-reading

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- Daniel is the Executive Producer and web developer of Founder's District TV. He has been a member of Toastmasters Founder's District since 2005 and is now serving as the Club Growth Director for 2015-2016.