Meet Joash Ojeyokan, the Guy who read 60 books in 72 weeks at Bauchi!

Meet Joash Ojeyokan, the Guy who read 60 books in 72 weeks at Bauchi!

Meet Joash Ojeyokan, the Guy who read 60 books in 72 weeks at Bauchi!

Meet Joash Ojeyokan the Guy who read 60 books in 72 weeks at Bauchi
An array of books on a wooden desk at the library. Photo Credits: Google

Yes, he did, he read 60 books in a few months! How many books have you read within the past 72 weeks? Can you beat this amazing reader?

 

Now I can feel you might want to take the challenge. Well, before you do that go through Joash’s library with me and see if you can really dare to pick it up because the books I am talking about are not mere books, they are not few pages of stories. In fact, most of these books are best sellers and proven life-changing tools of all time.

1. The Alchemist – Paul Coelho
2. The 7 habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
3. The 8th Habit from Effectiveness to Greatness – Stephen Covey
4. Jab, Jab, Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuk
5. Crush It – Gary Vaynerchuk
6. Success Principles – Jack Canfield
7. No Excuses – Brian Tracy
8. You’re a Badass: How to stop doubting your greatness – Jen Sincero
9. Raising Capital – Andrew Sherman
10. Spelunky – Derek
11. Richest Man In Babylon – George Samuel Clanson
12. The Monk who sold his Ferrari – Robin Sharma
13. The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau
14. Ikigai – Albert Liebermann and Hector Garcia
15. The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
16. A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
17. Power of the Subconscious Mind – Joseph Murph
18. Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself – Joe Dispenza
19. Archetypes: Who you are – Caroline Myss
20. 30 Days: Change your habits, change your life – Mark Reklau

 

Okay, hold on! What do you think about the first twenty? Powerful books right? I mean, you can tell just by the title and renowned authors. Judging by some of the titles, we can say they are mostly books on leadership, financial management, and personal effectiveness. What is better than knowing one’s self, getting rich, and becoming a leader? You might just want to read this first twenty, but I advise you to go with me through the remaining, we still have forty books to look at!

21. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
22. Tools of Titans – Tim Ferris
23. Unfuck Yourself – Gary John
24. The Brand Gap: Marty Neumeier
25. Getting Things Done – David Allen
26. The 4-hour work week – Tim Ferris
27. Change your thinking, Change your Life – Brian Tracy
28. The Now Habit – Neil Fiore
29. Direct From Dell – Michael Dell
30. Brand Leadership – David Acker and Eric Joachimsthaler
31. How to Talk to Anyone – Leil Lowndes
32. How I Lost My Virginity – Richard Branson
33. The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas Stanley
34. Pour your Heart into it (Starbucks story) – Howard Schultz
35. Inferno – Dan Brown
36. The Lord of The Rings – Fellowship of the Ring
37.The Lord of The Rings – The Two Towers
38. The Lord of The Rings – Return of the King
39. Sam Walton: Made in America – Sam Walton
40. You’re a Badass at making money – Jen Sincero

 

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Pause Pause. Wow! are you thinking of stopping at twenty? You would have missed ‘How I lost my virginity’. Yes… you are not the only one that saw that it was the first book I saw in these set, funny how our minds work right? Well, that made me realize that Joash in his journey didn’t neglect one of the essentials of effective living; emotions. So we might have to update our list of categories to books on personal effectiveness, relationship, financial management, and leadership. If you think we skipped a category, how about dropping it in the comment box? In fact, that will be awesome!

You are probably curious about how much has changed in Joash’s life after gaining this much knowledge.

  • What does it feels like?
  • What has change?
  • What is his state of mind at the moment?
  • does he think differently compared to 72 weeks ago?

Well, this is what he has to say;
“A lot has changed…
Firstly, I have become more effective in planning my day… I have a dedicated daily routine that shares my day by the hour. That helps me not to think too much and thus move smoothly from activity to activity.
I’ve also developed other alpha habits…like meditation, I meditate four times a day now for 15 minutes each time (at 4 am, 12 pm, 6 pm, and 10 pm)… Helps me to stay calm, focused and really deploy my full mental strength on a single activity”

Wow! The impact of diligent reading is reflected in his words, the eloquence is obviously surpassed in each sentence. Simple, yet inspiring words we have gotten from Joash. With this, I am certain that you will want to go through the last twenty books with me.

41. Everybody Writes – Ann Handley
42. The Art of SEO – Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, and Jessi Stricchola
43. The New Rules of Marketing and PR – David Meerman
44. The Wolf of Wall Street – Jordan Belfort
45. How to Make Friends and Influence People – Dale Canergie
46. What Every Angel Investor Wants you to Know – Brian Cohen and John Kador
47. The Business of Venture Capital – Maheendra Ramsinghani
48. Blue Ocean Strategy – Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
49. Made to Stick – Chip Heath and Dan Heath
50. Positioning: The battle for your mind – Al Reis’s and Jack Trout
51. Take the Risk – Ben Carson
52. Garcia Hands – Ben Carson
53. Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi
54. Networking all in one for Dummies – Doug Lowe
55. The Treasure Principle – Randy Alcom
56. Ask and it is Given – Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks
57. Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
58. Ichigo Ichie – Hector Garcia
59. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck – Mark Manson
60. Digital Marketing all-in-one for Dummies – Stephanie Diamond

Well well well, here we are with the full list of all 60 books read by Joash in 72 weeks with just a few repeated authors (twice each); Jen Sincero, Stephen Covey, and Eckhart Tolle. Joash had this to say concerning these authors;
“They are my favorites…for different reasons. Mostly because the books had a sequel and I had to read the next one to get the complete information”.
He also noted that Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien was entered as 3 different books because it is a trilogy so he had to read all.

I am sure the journey through Joash’s library has challenged you to become a better reader. One of the important things to learn from Joash’s journey is time management which is one of the major sources of personal effectiveness. You have to go on such a journey to discover more about yourself and manage your time wisely, it is your first capital for achieving your dreams. I mean, what on earth is better than knowing yourself, being with the love of your life, making money, and impacting your world as a leader?

Have you read some of the books here? If you have, I am sure you will want to tell us about it. And you might wish to drop a thank you message to Joash for the inspiration!

 

Meet Joash Ojeyokan, the Guy who read 60 books in 72 weeks at Bauchi!

Meet Joash Ojeyokan, the Guy who read 60 books in 72 weeks at Bauchi!

 

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