Not too long ago, I was reading The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard. It’s a fascinating read on the mechanics of becoming a professional expert, full of information, resources, and check-yourself questions. In one of these quizzes, he posed the following question:
“Have you read at least six books on [the topic you want to help others learn or master] in the past year?”
I was surprised to realize that not only have I not read any books on freelancing in the past year, but that I’ve never read a book on freelancing. EVER. All of my information came from personal experience, course workbooks, and intensive Internet research–all valid methods of gathering information, but it had just never occurred to me to read a book on the topic.