What if you could sit down and have lunch with some of the brightest minds? What if you could sit down everyday for two hours and commit to reading a book? If these are desires, but time will not allow you to do them, then there is still hope. You can hear from the best and be mentored in the midst of your busy schedule. Here are a few tips that will help.
Reading books is a good opportunity to learn from the best. Books are an amazing source of wisdom, insight and ideas. Harry Truman once said, "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Although I agree that there is still great value in actually reading a book, audible books are also a great option. This will give you the opportunity to listen to a book while working out, riding in your car or going about your every day routine. This will also help to focus your thoughts throughout the day. So the next time you have a book that you want to read, take a look to see if it is available in audible format.
Podcast are another great way to learn throughout the day to help sharpen your skills. There are podcast for everything. Not only is it mobile like audible.com, but also it is unrestricted by time. You can consume your podcast whenever it's best for you. Podcasting is an effective educational tool, and are a great way to put you in control of the things that are influencing you. Did I mention that most podcast are free?
Below are some of the podcast that I enjoy:
1. This is your life - Michael Hyatt
2. Beyond the to Do List
3. 48 Days LLC - Dan Miller
4. Smart Passive Income - Pat Flynn
5. The Dave Ramsey Show
1. A Way with Words
2. Stuff You Missed in History Class
3. Snap Judgment
4. Ted Talks
1. The Urban Alternative - Tony Evans
2. Desiring God Sermons -John Piper
3. Runner Academy - Matt Johnson
I am convinced on being intentional about redeeming what would be idol time, and focusing on something productive. If you don't take the time to invest in yourself then no one else will.