There are so many benefits to reading books. But let’s face it, we don’t always have reading at the top of our priorities.

However, if you’re one of countless people who don’t make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out.

In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I speak with Jeff Brown. He is the host of  the Read To  Lead podcast, a mentor, and a public speaker. His newly released book Read To Lead is now available. Jeff shares with us the power of reading and how to practice intentional reading in order to add it to your daily routine.

Time Stamps:

  • Jeff’s background in broadcasting  (3:25)
  • The power of reading (8:00)
  • How to practice intentional reading (10:30)
  • Speed reading and skimming (17:05) 
  • Reading multiple books at the same time (23:15)
  • Having a reading space and the right reading tools (25:13)

Resources Mentioned  


  • When you start reading a book, always have your next book in the queue.
  • Start with topics you’re fascinated by and allow that to drive the books you select.

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About Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown is the host of  the Read to Lead Podcast, a mentor, and public speaker. 

Before beginning the Read to Lead Podcast, he spent 26 years in the radio and music industries. In 2014, he then began leveraging his radio background to coach several podcasters and business owners. 

He helps his clients bridge the gap between intention and implementation in order to create, launch, grow, and monetise their shows.

More than anything else, Jeff loves helping his clients realise their full potential which he does through his public speaking, mentorship groups, and online courses.