Episode 245: How to Turn Reading Books into Taking Action

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"The point of a book, should be to change your behavior in a meaningful way."

Hal Elrod

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Many of us may not realize it (I’m definitely guilty of this), but we sometimes fall into the trap of being “personal development junkies” – often chasing the high from those incredible “aha!” moments that books give us, but we don’t always turn those lessons into real personal development or meaningful life changes.

In today’s solo episode, I dig into why this is, talk about how to integrate “book summaries” into your reading plan, as well as my personal hacks that help me read more books (hint: there’s an app for that) — and how to get more out of them faster than ever before.


  • Why I often lean toward reading book summaries instead of entire books—and I’m giving you my top 3 favorite apps for reading book summaries.
  • How to get an entire book’s worth of content in 10-30 minutes—and how to implement it into your daily life.
  • The most important thing that an author or content creator can do to make a lasting impact for us, and why it is our responsibility to seek that out.
  • How to tell if you need to go deeper and read an entire book.


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