The highlight of being self employed and having a large amount of “free” time is the ability to read.
I love reading.
A lot of very successful people recommending reading too, so I’m sticking to it, and would highly recommend you to do so!
But if you don’t currently have a reading habit… Here are a few recommendations I would give myself
Don’t force yourself to read “smart” books
Read to enjoy yourself, don’t force it, you’ll get to a point where picking up a book becomes a habit and you’ll want to learn something new!
Start reading for the fun of it – don’t start reading complicated investment / psychology books if that’s not your cup to tea.
You’ll get to a point where that’s what you want to do,
don’t force it!
However, if you like reading here are a few of my favorite books as a trader
There’s no need to read thousands of books
Instead find books that open your mind and read them, make sure you assimilate, take notes, go back, re-read them etc
Don’t rush the process
Don’t read to show off and be the smart ass that tells everyone he speeds read a book a day but doesn’t apply shit
You don’t even need to read books, there’s loads of great blogs
A few blogs I like to follow:
Does twitter count? There’s a few amazing accounts there!
P.S. Currently reading: The Invisible Hands top hedge fund traders… Steven Drobny