Hey ReadARs — It’s time to Self-Read

First things first – This article reaches you few days late. Sincere apologies for that. I’ve been travelling in the state of Himachal Pradesh & haven’t been able to put time to write (Makes me wonder how travel bloggers write amidst the nature’s beauty)

It goes without saying that my biggest project of 2022 for all the ReadARs is to work on our PKM aka Personal Knowledge Management.

And its starts with “Getting Things Done” from 13th June

But before that, I want you to challenge yourself to self-read one of these books.

You can read one of these or anything of your own choice. But please ensure that it’s a light, short read.

Our goal is to Read GTD and these books are warm-ups for it.

Fiction —

A. Animal Farm by George Orwell

Perfect small book that will leave you mesmerised for life. A fun, deep read about all things life & politics.

This will be my preferred choice for you to read on your own.

Buy it here

Non-Fiction —

B. Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

If you still prefer to confine yourself to nonfiction, then this is the short, quick read that will reinforce your understanding about the power of compounding and how it correlates to your life.

Buy it here

Points to Remember while you Self-Read

A. Order your book ASAP 🙂

B. Finish your book before 11th June.

C. Work on your Reading Routine as you read by yourself so that you read your book everyday. This is a warm-up for GTD and thus you need to build in your resilience NOW before we start reading that incredible book.

D. Create your own Daily Portions. Divide it either by 10/15 pages a day format or divide it Chapter Wise (preferred for Nonfiction)

Ensure that you do this division before you start reading the book. Make a daily portion index card or write the same on your Readers Journal. Each day you read that portion, mark a tick against it. This keeps one on-track the most when self-reading.

E. If you finish the 1st, you can read the 2nd too. 🙂
But wrap it up before 11th June.

F. Don’t forget to buy “Getting Things Done” too.
Buy it Here

Go ahead & self-read.
Good Luck. 🙂

Any questions, ASK ME right away on Group or DMs


3rd Book for Cohort-21

Hey ReadARs

It’s time to choose your next book.

One of my favourite all-time Reads — The Alchemist

Please follow these steps when you place your order —

A. Buy it from the Prime Seller by clicking this link below

B. Lot of pirated copies of Alchemist exist in the market which is why there are a number of pirated book sellers on Amazon trying to rip-off the innocent book buyers.

Here’s how you can sidestep even if Amazon gives random seller.

C. Sellers I trust to buy this book —

a. Cloudtail India
b. uRead-Store

You can select the seller by clicking the 21 New from 235 option I have underlined in the desktop screenshot above

Here’s how you can select the seller when buying on Mobile. 👇


1st Book Reveal for Cohort-22

Its time to reveal the first book that all of you wonderful ReadARs of Cohort-22 will read as we move on from Level-1 to Level-2 from Monday, 28th March 2022

I selected “Atomic Habits” because —

I want all of you to go all-in with your Reading Habits.
As you read and unravel the insights from Atomic Habits, you will rack your brain into thinking mode so as to apply the learnings to your Reading Habits.

AH is one of the highest sold nonfiction books of all-time. No book has ever sold 7 million+ copies before their 5th Anniversary.

It’s one of the simplest nonfiction books that you’ll ever read. We will increase the challenge, one book at a time 🙂

For your 1st book – I will encourage you to buy a physical book so that the reading techniques, frameworks & styles could be easily applied.

Please note that I discourage Casual Piracywhere people conveniently download a PDF copy of the book from scrupulous websites & Telegram Channels. Buying an actual book is our way of giving token of regards to the writer for his years of hard work that goes into publishing a book.

Please follow the next steps so that you get an original version of the book. If you are ordering a book online from Amazon/Flipkart, there are 6/10 chances that you will end up having a pirated book from an illicit seller.

Points to remember before placing an order for a Book from Amazon —

Step 1 — Choose Amazon over Flipkart. Ensures quicker delivery. Flipkart does a very poor job when it comes to buying books. Quite Ironic that Flipkart, which started by delivering Books, has lost its way.

Step 2 Order with an Amazon Prime account. Free & Speedy delivery of books.

Step 3 — Do not order from “lowest priced seller”. You will – (a) not get the book in time and to make matters worse, (b) you are likely to get a pirated book, especially for a megaseller book like AH

Step 4 — Buy from “Prime Seller” – to get original books.

The two Prime Sellers on Amazon are uRead_Store or Cloudtail_India

In case of Atomic Habits, its not showing me any other seller on my browser than “Cloudtail India” which is a good thing.

Here’s the Amazon link I am pasting here for you

Endnote – I prefer to buy books from an Independent Book Store. An Indie Book Store is not the likes of Crossword etc. Example of Indie Book Stores in some of Cities of India

MumbaiKitab Khana, Fort; Granth Book Store, Juhu; Majestic Book Depot, Thane

PunePagdandi, Baner ; Solanki Booksellers, Camp

BangaloreBlossoms Book House, Church Street; Champaca; Vasanth Nagar

DelhiBahrisons & Faqir Chand & Sons, Khan Market; Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place

Chennai – Higginbothams, Triplicane; Words & Worths, Besant Nagar

But when time is a constraint like in your case or when I know I wont be able to visit them maybe until next 3-4 weeks and I need the book before that, I choose to buy them online.


Book Reveals for GRP March-2022

Its time to reveal the Books the members of “The ReadARs Club” will be reading as part of Guided Reading Program from Monday, 21st March 2022

I selected “The 5 Second Rule” because I want my ReadARs to go all-in on Being Courageous. Nobody teaches Courage. Everyone assumes that one can be courageous when situation demands. Unfortunately that’s not true. Most people live their life, afraid of being Courageous, afraid of asking what they deserve.

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant is the One book I want all my ReadARs to read in 2022.

Step 1 — Select the Book that you want to read. You can select only ONE book.

Step 2 — Order the Book TODAY ASAP

Before Ordering from Amazon remember —

A. Do not order from “lowest priced seller”. You will not get the book in time and to make matters worse, you will get a pirated book

B. Buy from “Prime Seller”uRead_Store or Cloudtail_India

C. Almanack of Naval Ravikant is freely available as a PDF or .epub on

Please note that this is NOT CASUAL PIRACY. Naval & Eric Jorgensen have made the book available for open distribution.

If you want to order a paperback version, follow A & B

D. Order the Hardcover Version of the 5 Second Rule

Book Links for 5 Second Rule

uRead_Store – Price Rs 540/-
Cloudtail_India – Price Rs 574/-
Order from Cloudtail India to get it at Rs 150/- ONLY!!!

Step 3 — After you have ordered your book, join the Whatsapp Group of the respective book you have ordered. The Group Link is available on “The ReadARs Club”