88% of wealthy people spend approximately 30 minutes daily to read educative books.

By | 2017-03-20T13:31:45+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , |

 

They rarely read for fun and enjoyment. Most rich people study self-help books, history and bibliographies.

Reading a good novel to derive pleasure has positive significance to your career. You can add positive value by reading biographies of people that moved from grass to grace. Biographies reveal the problems, approach and success stories of subjects.

 

Tom Corley investigated the daily habits of 233 self-made and rich millionaires. He compared the results with that of 128 poorer people with annual earnings below $35,000. This was quite easy since he is an accountant and financial planner.

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Reading literary fiction boosts readers’ emotional skills

By | 2016-10-21T12:51:52+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success, Relationships|Tags: , |

If you read literary fiction, it boosts your emotional intelligence.

Although the genre of fiction in general didn’t improve emotional skills.

There is no strict distinction between literary and genre fiction. But we include in literary fiction, for instance, Lydia Davis, George Orwell, and Kazuo Ishiguro.

For instance, romances, or books by Rosamunde Pilcher, Tom Clancy, and Stephen King belong to genre fiction.

This was true even when accounting for demographic variables. These included age, gender, educational achievement, undergraduate major, and self-reported empathy.

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