Reading and Lifelong Learning

Members of my career mentoring site know that I am a big believer in the power of lifelong learning.  I do my best to learn something new every day.  Some of these learnings are trivial, others can be quite profound.  The important thing is that I keep learning.

I have found that reading is a great way to learn.  I’m luck, I’m a fast reader.  I get through a couple of books a week.  Most are novels — there is knowledge to be gained in them as well as non fiction.  However, I am always on the lookout for good non fiction books that can help me learn.

This article lists seven books that can help you create the life and career success you want and deserve.

I am a big fan of Thinking Fast and Slow.  Daniel Kahneman is right.  We all need to train our brains to think fast — to be intuitive and guided by our emotions, and slow– to be deliberate, and logical.  The trick is in knowing when to think fast and when to think slow.

My default thinking pattern is fast — I rely on my intuition a lot.  However, I have gotten into trouble on occasion by going with my gut.  So I work at thinking slow — especially when I’m confronted with a very complex task.  Reading this book helped me learn that my default manner of thinking is not the best for every situation.

That was my learning for the day I read Thinking Fast and Slow.  Hopefully, it’s one of your learnings for today.

I suggest you read all of the books listed in the article.  Find a couple of important takeaways in each.  Keep these learnings in mind as you go about creating your success.

Your career mentor,


PS: I write this blog to help people create the life and career success they want and deserve. Now I’m going one step further. I’ve created a membership site in which I’ve pulled together my best thoughts on success. And, as a reader of this blog, you can become a member for free. Just go to to claim your free membership. You’ll be joining a vibrant and growing community of success minded professionals. I hope to see you there.


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