Second Realm

Eric P. Rhodes, Artist

The Best Piece of Career Advice I Received


The single best piece of career advice I read was in Jack Canfield’s The Power of Focus. He quotes Jim Rohn as saying,

“if you read one book every month about your industry, in 10 years you’ll have read 120 books. That will put you in the top 1% of your field.”

It’s been over 20 years since I was inspired by that quote. And I’ve read hundreds of book since. That said, I’m not sure it would hold the same exact weight today because the internet has changed how we find and consume information so dramatically.

However, what I also learned from all of this consuming was how to get better at identifying the nuggets of information that I can use in my own path to success.

Over the last 20 years, I’ve been able to also use YouTube, blogs, Blinkist, eBooks, Masterclass, ChatGPT, and other amazing tech to enhance and target my information consumption habits. Each time getting better and faster at identifying the information I need to be in the top 1% of my field. And then taking action on them.