So, a fun fact about me is that I have a “learning disability” called dyslexia. Most people think that when you have dyslexia, you see words backwards…I personally don’t. My mind processes words faster than the average person, which causes me to skip or fumble over words. Even with my “handicap” I still have decided to finish no less than 60 books a year.
This all started on one of the darkest nights of my life. As I sat on the floor of my room crying my eyes out, I realized that I needed to change my life. I searched online for an inspirational quote to help me take the first step on that journey. That quote was, “Would the seven-year-old be proud of the adult you are right now?”. Those words hit me. My throat felt swollen and my eyes began to tear like someone had just punched me in the gut. After this reaction, my mind jumped to a book I read throughout the following week titled, “The 10X Rule: Difference between Success and Failure”.
It took my eight hours to finish this book. You may not have eight hours to dedicate to a book, but you can easily accomplish this with a simple life hack. That life hack is Audio books! At the time, I was working in sales, so I was always on the move and I hardly had any time to myself. What audio-books did for me was turn every sales call I had into a learning experience. Although I still buy the digital, hard, and soft copy of books for rainy days, the audio versions can hack your lives in more ways than one.