Don’t Let a Lack of Time Get in the Way of Your Reading Goals

audible-logo-585088cc5f9b58a8cd5074af 2It’s a challenge a lot of us have. We want to read more, but can’t seem to find the time in our already busy lives.

So, what ends up happening?

We buy books at a local book store or order ones online from Amazon, and they start piling up. We may start one, only to realize months later that we never got through the first chapter.

 

Facts about the correlation between reading and successful people:

  • Warren Buffet reads 5-6 hours a day.
  • Mark Zuckerberg reads a book every other week “with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.”
  • Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year.

So, most of us aren’t in positions like the folks above, but that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve our reading goals.

Here’s the solution: Audible!

The concept is pretty straightforward – listen to books versus reading them. The obvious upside is that it makes ‘reading’ feasible and readily available regardless of where you physically are.

A few tips to help you get the most out of your experience. 

  1. Speed Listen
    This is a great option for people who absorb new information quickly. Even though speed listening only saves a few seconds incrementally, those extra seconds add up quick over the course of a few hours.

  2. Make It Part of Your Routine
    The beauty of audio books, is that you can listen just about anywhere. Walking the dog, eating breakfast, driving to an appointment or getting ready for bed? These are all great time to squeeze in some listening. Just make it part of your routine. Good habits are iportant in life!

  3. Break It Into Chunks
    Instead of setting a 60-minute reading goal, try to set four, 15-minute goals. With work, family and friends, it’s a lot easier to find a few 15-minute windows than it is to find a full hour block.

  4. Start a Club
    We all know it’s easier to be accountable if other people are involved. If you know someone who is struggling with reading goals, start an audio book club. It’s the same concept as a traditional book club and will help keep you on track.

We hope this easy to implement tips help you achieve your reading goals! And, of course, please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can assist you with any escrow needs.