I read a lot.
I’ve got a library full of books, many of which I re-read, more than once.
I’ve got a list of books that I will read.
I’ve got an electronic file full of book notes & quotes from my favorites.
Sometimes, when I’m not 100% sure which book I will read next, I try to listen to my soul as I consider the options.
‘What do I need most right now?’
Some books have a way of answer that call, that question.
I just finished “The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning” by Zach Even-Esh.
This book has been prominently on my bookshelf for several years.
Zach has been my Coach since 2016. (I checked.)
I consume lots of his material: his podcasts, articles, programming, and forum conversations.
We’ve even occasionally exchanged an email.
Once, I sent him a book as a gift, because he has done so much for me.
But still … I never read The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength and Conditioning … even though I knew it was his ‘opus’; a major part of his life’s work.
Furthermore, this book is no longer available in print. It’s actually rare to have a printed copy, which I acquired before the publisher took it out of print. Thus, it’s in high demand in the strength & conditioning community.
Even though I already ‘knew’ most of the material because I actually follow his training methods daily, reading the book takes that knowledge to a completely different level.
For several reasons, my soul knew that NOW was the right time for me to read it.
I hope one day you get the chance to, if you’re into the topic.
Either way: how do you choose what to read next?