Free Books from Paul Akers on 2 Second Lean, Health and Travel

Free Books from Paul Akers on 2 Second Lean, Health and Travel

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Free Books from Paul Akers on 2 Second Lean, Health and Travel

Reading: The Secret Sauce of Success

Have you ever thought about what one habit ultra-successful people have in common? Sure you have! We look up to highly successful people as mentors and guides to the path of our own success. Everyone looks at them and studies their habits to learn the ‘secret sauce’ of just exactly what creates their success.

Well, here is the answer: Every highly successful person will tell you their one secret to success … they read. A lot!

Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success. He pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” Buffett takes this habit to the extreme  —  he reads between 600 and 1000 pages per day when he was beginning his investing career, and still devotes about 80 percent of each day to reading.

Other top business leaders and entrepreneurs who make reading a major part of their daily lifestyle:

• Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year, which breaks down to 1 per week
• Mark Cuban reads more than 3 hours every day
• Elon Musk is an avid reader, and when asked how he learned to build rockets, he said, “I read books.”
• Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read a book every 2 weeks throughout 2015
• Oprah Winfrey selects one of her favorite books every month for her Book Club members to read and discuss

A study of 1,200 wealthy people found that they all have reading as a pastime in common.

Successful people don’t just read anything. They are highly selective about what they read, opting to be educated over being entertained.

They believe that books are a gateway to learning and knowledge.

In fact, there is a notable difference between the reading habits of the wealthy and the not-so-wealthy. Successful people tend to choose educational books and publications over novels, tabloids, and magazines. And in particular, they obsess over biographies and autobiographies of other successful people for guidance and inspiration.

Start Reading Books Written By Paul Akers

Paul Akers is an entrepreneur and leader in creative and innovative business practices. As the founder and president of FastCap, a product development company specializing in woodworking tools and hardware for the professional builder. His intense curiosity on how things could be improved paved the way for him to become a prolific innovator. Today, Paul holds many US and international patents, and his company launches approximately 20-30 innovative products per year.

Paul’s core passion is helping people discover their full potential, and showing others how to implement Lean in their business and personal life. His passion for Lean has taken him around the world to over 65 countries to work and speak. He has devoted his life to teaching Lean concepts with passion and excitement. You can learn more about Paul on his website at

The following 3 books are a great way to get your reading discipline off to a great start! His 3 books below are easy to read, motivational, entertaining, and filled with practical examples.

The best part is that they are FREE from his website, if you want an electronic or audio version!!

2 second lean, paul akers   2 Second Lean

Can you make an improvement at work that saves 2 seconds from your day? Everyone can do that! That’s what makes “2 second lean” so much fun, and it engages everyone in the company in making improvements.

“There are plenty of workshops, executive manuals and textbooks on the market. I wanted to write a book that would make Lean accessible to everyone, from homemaker to executive. This is a real life journey that examines the astounding results Lean thinking can produce!”

Get the PDF, Kindle, or audio file here.

lean health, paul akers   Lean Health Book

Are you looking to get in shape, or live a healthier lifestyle? Paul will help you re-think your relationship with food and exercise, using the concepts of lean and waste. The results speak for themselves, as Paul has transformed his own life over the past couple years.

“Lean thinking can make a difference in your health if you think of it as a car. Do you think of your body as a Ferrari and treat it like a powerful and well designed machine? Or, do you treat your body like an old jalopy, lacking in power, efficiency and just getting down the road? Not surprisingly, most people find their machines low on the necessary fuel, oil and maintenance required by the machine to achieve the highest performance possible. Learn to take care of your body just like a high-performance Ferrari.”

Get the PDF, Kindle, or audio file here.

lean travel, paul akers  Lean Travel

Does traveling cause you stress and headaches? For most people, it can cause just as much stress as what your vacation is trying to relieve. Paul is an avid traveler, and shares his advice and tips for making travel easy and efficient. Again, he ties everything back to lean concepts and the 8 forms of waste.

“Travel is one of the most inspiring and educational experiences we can have. For most, the true experience of global travel is elusive. For the ones who do experience travel, most miss out on the pure joy and enlightenment travel brings us. In this book, we learn to understand and experience travel the way it was intended, through the simplicity of Lean thinking.”

Get the PDF, Kindle, or audio file here.

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