Business books are an amazing source of knowledge and information – it’s like attending a lecture at university, but way less effort. They’re also cheap and easily accessible, so everyone can learn from books, no matter their budget.
Curling up on the couch with a book in your hands is awesome, but the reality of running your own business is that you don’t exactly have a lot of free time (understatement of the year or what?).
That’s why I’m a big fan of audiobooks.
Multitasking is the entrepreneur’s secret superpower. Doing multiple things at the same time allows you to get the most out of your day. And audiobooks are the key to unlocking that superpower. Download them onto your phone, and you literally have endless knowledge at your fingertips (or more accurately, at the end of your earphones).
Here’s how I get the most out of audiobooks:
Speed up the talking
With Audible, one of the most famous audiobook platforms, you can actually choose the speed at which the book is read out. That means that if you’re a really busy bee, you can listen to the book at a faster speed, to match the energy with which you hustle your way through life.
Listen on the go
The awesome thing about audiobooks is that you can listen to them literally anywhere. Yup, that’s right. Waiting to collect your pet from the vet, while commuting, while doing the dishes after dinner… or even while you’re at the gym if you really want bonus points – work out that brain while you work out your body!
Listen through earphones
One complaint that people sometimes give against audiobooks is that it can be more difficult to retain information than if you’re reading a physical book. To combat this, don’t listen to your audiobook through speakers or out loud on your phone, because it can be more difficult to concentrate and you tend to focus on outside noise. Instead, use earphones or headphones, and you’ll find it’s easier to concentrate and actually remember the info you’re hearing.
If you’re raring to get started with your audiobook journey, you’re in luck: use this link to get 2 Audible books for FREE!
Some of my favourites that I want to recommend to you include:
- Crushing It, by Gary Vaynerchuk – about personal branding for entrepreneurs
- Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson – about relationships
- You are a Badass at Making Money, by Jen Sincero – about money mindset (no surprise there!)
Check them out, and let me know what you think! Hopefully you find audiobooks just as useful as I do…