Do You Sharpen Your Saw?




I love reading. I started in early years and haven’t stopped.

However there were a couple of problems that I had a hard time to solve.

The first issue was that the pile of books and the list of books to buy grew really fast. I wanted to read so many of the books and I didn’t have enough time to do it.

Some days in my offline job I can listen to audio books and that is great. Below are some of the books I have listened to last year:

  • Building a Storybrand by Donald Miller (Actually you find it in Mentorbox also but I wanted the complete book)
  • Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Exponential Organizations by Salim Ismail and Michael S. Malone
  • Unlimited Memory by Kevin Horsley
  • Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
  • Extreme Ownership By Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  • Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life by Wayne W. Dyer

But there were so many more I was interested in… But let’s first talk about the second problem.

As I have grown older or maybe it has to do with how busy I am, I don’t really know but I have found that I don’t remember as much as I would like to any more. Many of the audio books I have listened to I have re-listened several times but that is not very efficient.

Then I found out about Mentorbox. That was the perfect solution for me. It is a summary of important books in video format. Most of the time it is done by the authors themselves giving more information than we find if we only read the books.

In addition to the videos, there are audio versions and a written summary of the main points in the books. There is also a workbook where we can follow along and implement what we learn in the book to our own life’s and businesses. That is huge!

As you know, we learn in different ways and we learn better if we both write, listen and watch. And that is exactly what we get with Mentorbox.

What about the books that are chosen, you might ask? We can suggest books but most of them are chosen by the owners of Mentorbox. First I thought that was negative but after I saw the list of books that they have reviewed, I change my mind.

There are several books that I would never had known about without Mentorbox. As some wise man said: The most difficult things to learn is the ones that you don’t know that you don’t know. Something like that…

Here are a few of the books included…and there are new ones added weekly:

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
Money Master the Game by Anthony Robbins
How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Extreme Ownership by Leif Babin and Jocko Willink
Knowledge by Mark Cuban
Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
Thrive by Arianna Huffington
Building a Storyband by Donald Miller (Don’t miss this one if you sell something!)

There are also live sessions about interesting and important subjects. Earlier today I listened to a favorite subject of mine…Getting into flow.

The only way to improve your life and business is by improving your knowledge. The best way to do that is by books. I could go on and tell you about the books but if you are interested you can check out Mentorbox by clicking the link. It gets my absolute highest recommendations.

I learn something new every day and so will you.

What about the saw in the headline?

The 7th habit in The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey is Sharpen the Saw. We have to learn if we want success and for me the most effective way is with Mentorbox.

If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.

P.S. Right now there is a 3 day free trial to test Mentorbox.

Click here to check it out!


About the author, Erik Astrand

I write about healthy aging, being able to play with grandchildren, and having an active life after retirement. Real easy-to-follow tips for a long healthy life.

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