Primary Eye Care Associates - May 2018


As a business owner and a leader, I think it’s imperative to continue growing, because if I stagnate, those around me will suffer the most. The best way to grow by learning is through the wisdom of books. That is why I actively apply myself to reading. I read so I can educate myself, but what it really offers is the opportunity to teach others. I get the chance to impart tools and best practices that can change lives. I try to read about 50 or 60 books each year. That may sound like a lot, but I have jumped on the audiobook bandwagon at full speed. Whether I’m at the gym or dropping my kids off somewhere, listening to an audiobook allows me to absorb more information while doing tasks I already need to do. It’s a complete game-changer when it comes to reading, and I recommend it to everyone. How Reading Has Transformed My Life The Wisdom of the World Is in Books

accumulates, and sometimes it takes on a life of its own and becomes overwhelming. I would open the door to the office, take a look at the pile of stuff, and walk out.

The more I got into this book, however, the more I understood that you’ll never get to every single task that needs to be done, and that’s okay. You can make progress by prioritizing

the essential things first. The 80-20 rule states that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your actions. Utilizing that 20 percent every day can help you make substantial inroads on complicated tasks.

Since reading this book, I’ve been able to clear out three months’ worth of piles in just seven days. I experienced a massive feeling of relief and accomplishment. It’s these kinds of tools that I love to show people, giving them the opportunity to have the same outcomes in their lives. If my life can benefit from reading, I want others to reap those same rewards.


“Eat That Frog!” by Brian Tracy has been an incredibly influential book that I’ve latched on to recently. Our lives are filled with a million and one things to do, and it can be downright overwhelming at times. The more we think about all our responsibilities, the more paralyzing it becomes as we try to tackle these tasks. For example, in a small office at my clinic, there’s a desk where everyone puts things. It’s my responsibility to take care of the pile that

In the last edition, I mentioned how my kids could quote “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, and I have read it cover to cover at least three times. “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D. Wattles has also been a significant influence in my life recently. By the titles, you would think that I’m obsessed with money, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. These books teach me how to better help my employees with personal-finance and wealth-building tools. I’m not an expert, but in my heart, I have a desire to serve the people closest to me. It may only be 20 percent of the information that gets to them, but that has the ability to change their lives completely. In this way, I do my best to ensure my business has a positive impact on people.

Until next time; Eye’ll see ya then!

–Steven Chander

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