To my left, there is a tottering pile of books threatening to bury me alive any moment.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll know why.
Oh, perhaps you’re a little tidier. Perhaps your books go neatly onto a bookshelf, rather than swaying gently in the breeze.
But I’d wager you’re a sucker for a new book, just like me.
After all, you can always justify spending a little cash on a new book, can’t you?
Reading it, on the other hand…
We have all the good intentions. But then we add another new book, and another – and they pile up.
So I started Bookaholics Anonymous. It’s my free book club.
The pile of books finally swayed at me a little too menacingly. Plus, I could almost hear them whispering little guilt trips into my ears: “read me, please read me, help me fulfil my destiny… or I’m just a shredded tree…”
Sheesh, alright already.
So I started BA. For myself… but also for you.
We read a book a month, and have done since November 2017.
We make notes.
We write down our three key learnings and how we’re going to apply them to our business (because knowledge without action is ultimately pointless in business).
Then we jump on a call on the last Friday of the month, and share our learnings and insights.
It’s very valuable. You get the benefit not just of a few minutes of my brain, but of other smart business owners.
And it’s free.
In August, we’re reading Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller. One of my Superheroes, John, recommended it. Occasionally I take requests.
Join the book club here and be sexier, because reading makes you sexy:
About the Author
Please do share any articles from this site in part or in full — as long as you leave all links intact, give credit to the author, and include a link to this website and the following bio. Vicky is a gin-quaffing, pole-dancing, trapeze-swinging copywriter who writes about the perils and joys of writing, velociraptor training, and running a small business. She writes this stuff on her websites vickyfraser.com and cookiesforbreakfast.co.uk. She’s the author of one book (with two more in utero) and teaches small business owners how to write copy that sells, and how to be more fecking interesting. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.