1 Powerful Technique to Get Max Out of Your Book Reading Habit


Book readers follow different technique to navigate a Self-Help books. Out of different techniques I followed in past 8 years, I found one easy and powerful technique to get  maximum benefit out of a book in shorter span of time. It is called – “SHIFT” technique. I came across this technique in “Leading with GRIT” by Laurie Sudbrink.

Here are the 5 SHIFT steps you need to remember when you read your next book:

  1. Scan the chapter
    • List the topics that resonated with you. I use Mind Maps to list down the topics.
  2. Hone in on one or two areas that will make the biggest impact for you
    • Extend the mind map with area name
  3. Imagine the impact. Why is this important? How will you feel when you’ve accomplished this?
    • Capture these information in the mind map branches
  4. Figure out your plan and how you will stay on track
    • Planning is needed to get the maximum benefit
  5. Take action
    • Start now. Schedule it now and include your follow-up

Try it. Adapt it.

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