Gaye O'Brien.
Gaye O'Brien. Mike Richards

What I'm reading: Personal development books a favourite

GAYE O'Brien talks about what she's reading at the moment, and what she loves about books.

Name: Gaye O'Brien.

What is your all-time favourite book? I've got lots. Especially in the personal development field.

I'd have to say James Redfield's The Fifth Insight, which I'm reading. I've read it before but I like to re-read because they're so interesting. Another book is A Hero's Journey.

Favourite genre? Non-fiction.

Who taught you to read? I guess it was my Grade 1 teacher. At the time he was actually my sister's boyfriend.

I don't know where I got the literary bug from. For me I realised at an early age that learning was going to take me into another world. The key to the door really.

How long does it take you to read a book? Depends on what I'm reading. Business, personal development, spirituality and autobiography books take a lot to digest.

I read for at least an hour a day and up to upgrade my knowledge.

How do you source your books? I do it all. I love hardcopy. You don't have to worry if the internet breaks down.

I'm actually writing an online program, launching that in the next couple of months.

Where do you read your books? I'm an early riser so I create a physical space to meditate and then have the energy to read and write. I get really inspired.

What's the most important thing you've learnt from a book? I think it's really about people having the courage and inspiration to find their path and journey.

To learn about themselves and then help others.

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