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    What distinguishes between a frutile mind and a futile mind are the kinds of things they read.
    I’m an astute reader. One who ceases not to read because they form my character.

    Do you want to know the book I’m reading now? It’s entitled Mohammed Dewji, the man who works 100 hours a week and makes $85 million a year.

    Hey bro, that was a great masterpiece!

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      Nosa E Nosa

      $85 million a year for 100hrs/week work is impressive. I will see if I can get my hands on the book. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting Emmanuel

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    Olili Bob

    Hi Nosa,
    I must say this is a masterpiece it is very important to read and what you read really influences your mindset. Anyone who does not read is like a tree that is not watered.

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Lol, that’s the basic truth; ” Anyone who does not read is like a tree that is not watered.” Thanks for your comment and enjoy the rest of the day. 🙂

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    Great insights Nosa 🙂 I love taking the less traveled road. Its easy to make a difference and stand out if you choose the less traveled road rather than going with the crowd.

    And we must put our readers FIRST in doing anything – that’s how we can become the best blogger, by best serving our readers 🙂 Thanks once again!

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Hello Jane,

      What you said is absolutely true, our readers have propelled us to where we are and must always respect them in agreement and disagreement.

      Thanks for dropping an honest comment and do have a wonderful day ahead.

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    Temilola Globalwalyy

    Readers are leaders but leaders are not readers is that not right? this is really an awesome post, you points are made and cleared..
    Thank you
    Kind Regards

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Hello Temilola,

      not all leaders are readers but all good leaders are readers.. You get the logic? hahaha!, well what you said is equally valid. I have read things like that also.

      Thanks for reading 🙂

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    James H.

    I definitely believe reading acquires you experience. That’s why I love reading literature. Books like “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien helped me understand the terrors of war and PTSD, even though I was never in one nor suffered PTSD.

    I also recommend “Love in The Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. That book hits it home on the feelings of love, something everyone in the world can easily relate to.

    It’s books like these that help you not only understand your niche audience better but the whole world. That’s why I heartily agree with your thoughts on this post. Thanks for sharing, Nosa!

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Hello James,

      I haven’t gotten my hands on any of the books you mentioned, but from your brief description, I believe they are books really worth reading. I would definitely see how I can lay my hands on them.

      Thanks for your warm contribution and do have a wonderful day. 🙂

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    Very thought provoking article Nosa! My personal philosophy is that before you can change the world, you have to make reading an ally. More grace to your good work

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Thanks Maro. Enjoy the rest of the day and hope to see you some other time. 🙂

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    Sam Adeyinka

    Hey Nosa,

    I read that article and I saw Stone’s comment that day……I’m glad you decided on writing the article.

    This work is a classic piece and I love the way you approached it. Highly detailed yet concise.

    Oh gone are the days when experience used to be the best teacher……its now instruction! And that only comes by Reading books and I mean good books.

    I love your analogy….learning by experience is good but it would mean learn through a lifetime when you can easily be instructed in a book as the author takes you by the hand into his life while you quickly learn from the experiences that birthed his/her success.

    I excelled myself the moment I chose to be a reader….I will immerse myself in reading books that I sometimes forget it was time to eat. One of the books I took advantage of during my early years of reading was Andres Lara’s “Inspire the sleeping giant within”. Another one that comes to mind is Zig Ziggler’s “Over the Top”. Oh my God! I can continue.

    Reading to me is a gift with which I believe breeds inspiration. Indeed, Nosa, readers are leaders!

    I’ve already said so much and I’ll just stop here but believe me had my screen touch work well this comment would have been longer. 🙂

    Thanks so much for this great reminder……

    Stay motivated, my friend and deliver.


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      Nosa E Nosa

      Hello Sam,

      Thanks alot for your commendation.Zig Ziggler is one author I respect alot. “Over the Top” is pure class. I can see how you shaping your future from reading. It’s great and I hope you sustain it.

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    Harleena Singh

    Hi Nosa,

    Good to be over at your blog too 🙂

    Well written post, and I think if I had to choose, I’d prefer the road less traveled and carve my own path in my own way and learn to be happy with that I make along the way.

    Blogging is not easy if you really take it seriously…and a lot depends on your attitude towards it. Yes, it does involve a lot of reading and writing. I feel the best bloggers are always learning something new every single day – they should if they aren’t, or else they tend to become stagnant and live within their own blogs. All of this only happens when they read more, and that can be by visiting any blog – I wouldn’t say related only to your niche as most people feel – because the more you read, the more knowledge you gain, and the better you become. That’s why it’s said that good bloggers are made, they aren’t born – it takes time, effort, and patience.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Hi Harleena,

      It is true, one can not remain in isolation by reading only within his niche. Reading other things that comes our way would always prove beneficial since learning is a continuous process. No one has monopoly of knowledge. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by Harleena and do have a wonder day 🙂

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    Hello Nosa,
    I was having network problems, thank God i am back :).
    Being the best blogger is not about how large your brain is. it is about your will, your fighting spirit, and as well as trying to be different.
    Every successful bloggers you see today are those who do thing differently, always attempt what others are scared of…
    You know Nosa, reading is essential to gain more knowledge and more ideas 🙂
    Thanks for dropping such beautiful article. Have a blessed day ahead…

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Surely Babanature, I recognize the fact that reading is essential to gain more knowledge and more ideas. Developing reading habits only takes 3-6 weeks with sincere effort.

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the day. 🙂

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    SHiv SRv

    Nice post Nosa. I have subscribed to my favorite blogs who are on top and I have formed a habit of reading them regularly. It gives me new ideas and also inspiration and a chance to learn from their experience. And I think experience is the most needed skill for successful blogging. One can learn from others and also from himself.

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    Sue Neal

    Hi Nosa – I followed the link here from your interview on Sam’s blog, as I was very interested in what you had to say. This is a fascinating post and contains some important truths. I have to say I do think we also learn from experience, as well as from what we read – provided we have minds and hearts that are open to learn new things and to see things from different perspectives.

    As far as reading is concerned, it’s not just about reading the right kind of stuff – it’s how we read it, how receptive we are to new learning. I read a lot of fiction, but I also read non-fiction books – one of the best I came across this year was Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, which is a very entertaining and informative book with tons insights into how habits form and are sustained and how we can alter our own habits – it’s a great read.

    Thanks for a very interesting post.

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      Nosa E Nosa

      Hello Sue,

      Thanks for stopping by, its really nice reading your comment. I totally agree with you that we learn from experience, but I still believe its not the “best” teacher because most people will break from a very bad experience which could alter their dreams. Only a few have the will to keep pushing.

      For the majority who lack that will, learning from instruction through reading will definitely save alot. I will see how I can lay my hands on “The Power of Habit”. I am currently reading Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie.

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    Olusegun Stephen

    Reading is very important for anyone that cares about success.

    Nice post Nosa.


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