How Reading Changed My Life

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How To Lead Yourself Through Self-Discipline

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing how reading changed my life, as well as my thoughts on the leadership self-help book I’m currently reading.

By now you know I’m a big believer in constantly working on creating the best version of yourself, physically and mentally.

It’s funny that, throughout all my years of studying at school, what stands out most, from all the lectures and textbooks, are three words that one of my professors said to me on my last day of classes.

Never stop learning.

To this day, these three words still stand out as the most important thing I learned in college.

Commit To Working On Your Body And Your Mindset

Regardless if you:

  • are an entrepreneur like me
  • go to work for a business
  • go to school
  • are a stay at home parent

Not only should you be working on your body, you should always be working on improving your number one asset, your brain and mindset.

The Mindset Of Losing Weight And Keeping It Off

I’m committed to reading at least 1 book a month.

It’s usually an autobiography of someone I admire or a self-help book on:

  • leadership
  • entrepreneurship
  • fitness
  • nutrition

You may be wondering why I’m constantly reading books on leadership.

Well, it’s because I’m leading our Live Lean Transformation 1,000,000 mission to make healthy habits, like moving your body and eating real food, normal again.

It may sound crazy, but as a society, we need this.

How Reading Changed My Life

This month I’ve been reading a brand new leadership book called, 8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs, from one of my favorite best selling authors, Robert Kiyosaki.

Robert is a well known as the author of the best-selling Rich Dad Poor Dad book series.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is the book that helped changed my mindset about my career.

I used to think I was supposed to find a safe job, with a pension, where I report to a boss, and fulfill a company’s mission.

After a lot of soul searching and reading, I soon realized that path wasn’t meant for me.

The books I was reading made me realize I had the power to create my own entrepreneurial lifestyle.

A lifestyle where I was excited to:

  • get up everyday
  • fulfill my passion
  • be of service to others
  • teach others how to live a healthier lifestyle

When my mindset on this changed, everything else followed.

I Eventually Fired My Boss Back In 2012

Even though the first few years as an entrepreneur were really tough, both financially and mentally, I understood what my “why” was.

I believed it was possible, so I kept consistently hustling harder than I ever did before, to make it happen.

Now that hard work and dedication is helping people Live Lean from all over the world.

Live Lean Transformation 1,000,000 Mission

I owe a lot of my success to the teachings that I learned from many of Robert’s books, especially the Rich Dad Poor Dad.

Why Leadership And Self-Discipline Is Critical To Living Lean

8 Lessons In Military Leadership For Entrepreneurs

Without a doubt, when I was sent Robert’s new book, 8 Lessons In Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs, I was excited to read his new material.

Even though I’m not in the military, it’s no surprise that the leadership experience our soldiers receive during training is top notch.

I remember watching the TV show, The Apprentice.

The contestants with military experience always seemed to rise to the top, based on their leadership skills.

In this book, Robert shares 8 lessons on how his military experience ultimately provided the foundation he needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.

There are lots of great insights in this book.

Self-Discipline Is Required To Live Lean

Even if you aren’t in a leadership role, it’s important to know how to lead yourself through self-discipline.

That’s why leadership ties so closely to Living Lean.

We need self-discipline to:

  • stick to our workouts
  • eat the right foods
  • create life-long healthy habits

These life-long healthy habits are exactly what I’m teaching you every single week on our Live Lean TV YouTube channel.

Check Out All Of Robert Kiyosaki’s Books On Amazon

If you want to check out Robert Kiyosaki’s 8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs, or any of his other books such as Rich Dad Poor Dad, or the Cashflow Quadrant, I recommend you can get them on Amazon.

Also, I wanted to point out that $3 from every sale of his new book will go to a military charity to assist veterans.

That is very cool and inspiring.

Keep Living Lean.


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0 responses to “How Reading Changed My Life

  1. Love it! Seems every inspirational leader I follow these days knows the
    importance of reading and continual learning with an open mind. I’m
    currently on a book entitled Talk Easy, Listen Hard, which is helping me
    understand my personality type in relation to a significant other. Got 6
    more books on the list to finish out the year strong. 😉

  2. Hey brad I couldn’t find this video only on over Jess channel n some of the
    videos u do for Monday j we’d don’t appear

  3. adding this books/learnig segment is awesome!! I always wondered what was
    in your book library 🙂

  4. I just bough the rich dad poor dad book a few weeks ago. I have a few books
    to read in front of it first. Excited to check it out.

  5. I just bough the rich dad poor dad book a few weeks ago. I have a few books
    to read in front of it first. Excited to check it out.

  6. I also suggest reading “The Third Circle Theory” by Secret Entourage I’m
    currently reading it and its really great!

  7. Any entrepreneur tips or stories (of your experience on becoming an
    entrepreneur) you can share?!

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