Reading is an important part of my day but there are days when things get so busy, finding time to sit down and read becomes impossible – especially when I’m driving, trying to get a work out in, or when I simply just don’t have the time to flip the pages in a book.
Thankfully, audio books from Audible.com allows me to get my daily fill of information while allowing me to multitask.
Here are a couple of audio books that are just the right mix of convenience and inspiration that any busy entrepreneur will enjoy listening to.
1) Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
Based on the life of top endurance athlete David Goggins, this book is an inspirational journey to success fueled by discipline and hard work.
Goggins was born to poverty and endured physical abuse when he was young, but he overcomes all these to become a decorated US Army icon, the only man in history to complete training in the Seals, Army Rangers, and Air Force Tactical Air Control.
In short, if you are feeling low about how your beginnings are sabotaging your chances for success, this book can give you the 360-degree shift in mindset that you are looking for.
2) The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
Listen to a comprehensive collection of the best principles that have guided the most successful figures in business. Clear, concise step-by-step guides for getting the maximum results for your efforts can help you change any area of your life, not just your business or career.
The audiobook is so easy to listen to and Hardy’s concrete, real-life examples made me look forward to the next chapter.
3) The Power of Broke by Daymond John
Starting a business on limited resources is not the way most entrepreneurs want to enter the market. But there are times when having a limited budget can be the biggest motivation you can use. The FUBU founder guides us through his beginnings selling T-shirts in Queens and how being broke forced him to use creativity and innovation to transform a sidewalk stall into a $6 billion company.
4) Deep Work by Cal Newport
Newport’s book teaches you how to cultivate a deep work ethic using concrete actionable advice so that you can learn to focus on the things that matter.
Sensible tips, such as getting off social media if you are serious about growing your business, are a few of the many practical gems that you can get from listening to this book.
5) The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
I’m a morning person so the title of this book definitely grabbed me in. Elrod has a knack for explaining things with such depth that forces you to evaluate and examine even the most commonsensical productivity advice.