How to Save Time and Become Intelligent

How to Save Time and Become Intelligent

What asset is most valuable to you?

This post is sponsored by audible.

Some of you may immediately say that it’s your home, car or an item of high monetary value. For me, and many other entrepreneurs, time is paramount. Time for business meetings, health practices, family obligations, and of course, time to learn.

When living the life of an entrepreneur, a lot of the time it can feel like you’re attempting to juggle while riding a unicycle. Balance is essential and practice is imperative - since when one ball falls, they all seem to hit the ground soon after. That’s why I diligently practice how to maximize my days in these key areas.

One category that I am always trying to improve on and hone into is where and how I am getting my information. With so many courses, masterminds, books, and podcasts available nowadays it’s hard to commit to all of them - let alone analyze which of these authors, speakers, and teachers are worth focusing on.

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On top of that, I’ve been doing more research into what learning style works best for me. For example, some people retain a ton of information through personal interaction or coaching, where others can sit down with a great book and get everything they need from the ink on the page.

For me, I’ve noticed I’m somewhere in the middle. I like the idea of reading more than I can commit to. On the contrary, coaching is not my forte, as I like to explore different subject matters at my own pace. This is what brought me to audio-learning.

My first personal beta-test of experiencing learning through auditory senses was actually through guided-meditation apps. I thought this was a good first way to start, as it helped me in other areas of my life. I thought it was a great way to relax and subconsciously practice something without too much strain, and in a relatively short amount of time.

My second test of audio-leading was through podcasts. I found that the conversational style of a podcast was a great way to retain information, without feeling too overbearing. It also added a personal connection to the information, without focusing on any added judgment that sometimes occurs when watching videos. 

So now what? Well, I’ve moved onto the third tier of audio-learning with Audible. What’s Audible, you may ask? They’re the world’s largest creator and distributor of audiobooks and other spoken-word content. 

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Over the next couple of months, I have teamed up with the Amazon-owned company to explore a couple titles from their vast library of over 400,000 audio programs – like Great Mental Models written and narrated by Shane Parrish, or Take Control of Your Life by Mel Robbins, among so many other great listens. I want to take you along for the journey, as well as provide you with some valuable incentives along the way.

For all of my readers who also want to start this Audible journey with me, I want to give you all a free book! All you have to do is visit and use passphrase JCListens to get your first free audiobook. This offer is valid for the first 100 users and until September 30, 2019.

I look forward to sharing some great titles with you, audiobook reviews, as well as interesting personal insights I learn along the way!

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