People ask me all the time how I get inspiration to write a daily blog (albeit very late, as this one is today).
The answer is simple and surprises most people: I read.
Every day, I read and read and read. I probably spend about one to two hours per day, every day, reading books, manuals, reports and other stuff that interests me.
I read about marking, leadership, sales techniques, parenting issues, relationship issues, goal setting and much more. Anything that interests me and is relevant to my goals, makes it onto my reading list.
Not only does my daily reading help to inspire my blog posts, it also educates me.
Every time I read, I come up with a new idea, or a new angle. I see possibilities for new products, new businesses and new ventures all over the place. My problem is never lack of ideas, it’s making sure that I follow through with the current one before moving on to the next.
Want to be better at what you do? Start to inform yourself.
Nothing else will make you a leader in your industry more than knowledge coupled with sustainable, consistent action.