Welcome to episode 058 with Jeff Brown
Here’s what is on this week’s Podcast…
This is an interview with the creator of the Read to Lead Podcast, Jeff Brown. And we get into the weeds of the importance of reading for personal development.
And it’s Go Time!
Jeff Brown’s Intro – 2:02
Question One – 5:45
You’re this incredibly successful podcast host now but you didn’t start out this way. Give us a brief history that brought you to this point in your career.
Traditional job in radio but “pushed out of the nest”
Started Read to Lead Podcast – July 2013
Question Two – 9:36
You’ve met so many incredible authors as a result of your podcast. Who were some of the people that stand out to you the most and why?
Question Three – 12:01
You have to do an amazing amount of research for each interview because you’re interviewing the author on their book. How do you make the time and make it a priority?
You have to make time for the things that are important to you
Every morning a minimum of an hour is scheduled to read (25-30 pages)
Question Four – 14:36
Why is personal development so important in someone’s success?
How reading on a consistent and intentional basis impacts your career direction
If you read five books on a subject you’ll know more than 90% of the population
BREAK – 19:02
Sleep Energy Boost
Question Five – 22:10
What about the person who reactively responds: “I’m not a reader” or “I don’t have the time?” – how do you respond?
You don’t have time NOT to read!
Life had stalled for him for over a decade and a mentor suggested started with reading then talked about the book together
Consider audio books if you’re on the move
Listen to podcasts like Read to Lead Podcast right from the source
Question Seven – 25:53
What do you feel is the correlation between personal development and your energy?
Prioritizing your morning
Reviewing the Big Three goals of the day
Intentional about what you schedule
Personal Development sets you up to succeed the rest of my day
Question Eight – 28:33
How can your podcast help encourage personal development?
For someone who hasn’t made reading intentional just yet, this is a great place to start!
A monthly book club is available
1) Purchase a notebook (Moleskin) to track all your reading notes and use a color coded tab to mark the book. And all the book notes go there until you finish.
2) Book Out App – timer begins and it tracks your reading / speed / how far into the book / how far to go
Jonathan Milligan post – indexing your notes in the front / back open pages to catalog notes
Question Nine – 35:30
Any closing thoughts?
Reading can be a challenge so at least try audiobooks and podcasts like Read to Lead Podcast.
Leverage the time that otherwise might be wasted
Question Ten – 38:38
How can we find out and learn more about you?