I never used to read…sitting and reading when you could be doing something to me was the definition of boredom! I was a dude that has to be on the go and loves sport, exercise etc etc..I think this is really common because I know a heap of people in the same boat and often say “I’m not a reader”.
Well…I discovered an amazing alternative to reading…listening! It changed my life…it meant I could read all the books and blogs whilst moving! I guess I’m contradicting that by getting you to read this…but it’s work in progress and I’m sure I will be on video and podcast soon enough.
This blog goes out to my fiance, Ms T, because she has been on at me about the benefits of reading for 11 years (as long as I’ve known her) and finally she broke me. She thinks my inspiration came from ‘my network’ but she’s been chipping away in subconscious, I just needed a way to consume that suited my way of learning.
And that was the critical element…I always had a thirst for learning but never a way to consume. A friend of mine pointed out that the little orange book app on my iphone was in fact ibooks and I could download my favourite books from there, plug in and listen whilst running, driving, working and sleeping!
So a dude (that’s me) who had gone from reading half a book in 11 years (Warren Buffets biography in case you were wondering). To reading / listening to 14 books in 6 weeks…yep that’s right I consumed over 70 hours of literature whilst taking copious amounts of notes…getting inspired off my chops and then using this knowledge to engage with my family, my friends and my network differently…oh and I started pinkemu!
That’s how audible changed my life…I now read a book a week sometimes two and it challenges me to be a better person, to think different and to enhance my purpose in ways I never knew possible.
Do yourself a favour if you aren’t a reader…be an Audibler and change your LIFE!