Find time to read by saying NO

Have you ever thought about how to find time to read by spending less time fulfilling other people's requests? Do you know that every time you say YES when someone asks you to do something you are either moving away from achieving your own goals or helping that person to move closer to achieving their goals? There is nothing wrong with helping other people to achieve their goals, but it shouldn't be because you are programmed to say YES to everything.   Help others After all, a rising tide raises all ships. Meaning if you help someone to succeed, there is a chance they will also help you later. This follows from the Reciprocity law of influence as explained by a Robert Cialdini in his book Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, which I highly recommend. The law says that, if you do something for someone (even a tiny thing) they will remember that and try to find ways to reciprocate. Kevin Spacey put this whole idea nicely...
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How to make book reading a habit that sticks

Are you thinking of brushing up on your book reading? Maybe you have realised you haven't done any real reading for some time or you just want to read more often. Well, I am afraid I have to disappoint you because that's probably the wrong starting point. A better plan is to look at the things you currently spend your time on and find the time wasters that you should eliminate and make way for the good habit of reading. We all have 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week, right? You can’t change that.. At least, not unless something extraordinary happens, which is highly unlikely. Read on for some tips on how to develop the habit of reading and start expanding your horizons and creativity. Building habits takes time. Especially good habits. Forming the habit of reading is not an exception. Just like the new year resolutions that we make every year and never see through,...
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