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Why Reading and Audiobooks Have Become My Personal Passion BECOMING A BOOKWORM

As readers may have been able to tell, reading has become an integral part of my life. Between my 2018 goal to read more and the books I feature every month in this newsletter, readers have become accustomed to my regular book talks. But it might surprise some of you to know that I wasn’t that big of a reader until I met my

society where socialism takes over, the storyline weaves along in a lengthy but unexpectedly gripping story. When I heard the description and saw how long the story was, I’ll admit I was skeptical. But I’m glad I decided to crack it open. It’s become one of my “must read” suggestions. Another author that I’m particularly partial to is Robert Kiyosaki, who was my “gateway drug” to personal development books. Prior to picking up Kiyosaki's “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” I didn’t give much thought to this genre. But this book prompted me to begin Liberty Inspection Group more than a decade ago. Before starting Liberty, I was working a standard nine to five job at a large-scale construction company. It was good work, but it wasn’t challenging enough for me. I didn’t view my job as my passion, and after reading “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” I felt compelled to begin my own venture. Twelve years later, I’d say one of the best choices I made was picking up that book. I’m a firm believer that anyone who is successful is an avid reader. When you engage with those who have prospered and succeeded, you give yourself a solid foundation. I’m always hungry to learn more, and I know books are some of the best learning tools out there. Why wouldn’t you read books written by some of the most successful people in the nation or the world? As always, there are more books to be read. I want to dive into autobiographies and learn more about the real people who have influenced history. I’ve added an autobiography about Alexander Hamilton to my list, and my wife has been suggesting I check out a book on Abraham Lincoln. I could go on and on about the books I’ve read and the ones I’m looking to read; thankfully, my bookshelf never seems to end. –-Chris Earley

wife, who is a marathon reader by my standards. She will spend a whole weekend with a book, and that passion has rubbed off on our daughters, especially the younger two. For me, reading is about so much more than getting lost in a story and learning about new things. Authors, and particularly entrepreneurs who write books, are dumping their brains onto pages for you. They are giving you answers, examples, and reasons behind some of their choices, and in my experience, it’s some of the best knowledge a business owner — or anyone — can glean. Now, I’m not just working every night when I settle into a book. Sometimes I’m getting lost in dystopian universes and learning some of the greater life lessons professional authors can teach us. One of my favorite authors, Ayn Rand, is also the author of one of my favorite books, “Atlas Shrugged.” Set in a fictional | 610.717.3082 | Page 1

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