I want to start a company. I will. But this second is not the time. I need to learn and develop before I can be successful. I want to write a book, but I have a very specific first book that I will write and it is on hold at the moment for reasons outside of my control.
So I started thinking about what I can do to accomplish something worthwhile AND learn and develop at the same time. I need to prove to myself that I have the self-discipline and perseverance to see something through to the end without laying too much on the line.
Two nights ago I looked at my bookshelves and it hit me. Sixty books – that is how many unread books I have on my bookshelves. I love books. I have been collecting them for quite some time now. And now it is time to devour them. To learn constantly and to challenge myself beyond what I think is possible.
Sixty books by the end of the year. And I want you to join me. No, not for every book. I wouldn’t expect you to join me for every book, but I want you to join me for one. Join me for one and lets have a conversation about it. Join me for one and lets get coffee or dinner, or host a twitter conversation with a wider group about the book. Let’s inspire other people to read, challenge ourselves with new ideas, and ultimately create new ideas of our own.
If you read this blog post, I hope you’ll join me. Immediately following this post I will post the list of books on my shelves. And all I ask is that you comment and tell me which one you want to read with me. And then send the list to a friend (or two) and have them sign up for one too.
Let’s have fun. Let’s learn and create great new ideas in the process. Hey, in the end, it might just end up being the spark that leads to a business venture or new book worth investing in together. But at the very least, we’ll have some great conversation.