My guest blogger today is one of my Mentors Matt Llyod
I share his recommendations with you 🙂
So, the other day I was getting a hair cut.
I’m sitting there while some guy is washing my hair – for an uncomfortably long time.
One thing I always try to avoid is unproductive uses of my time, and this was one of those moments.
So I decide to go to my iphone, and pull up my Audible.com app.
And I start looking for books to buy…
There are hundreds of them in there. If my haircut had gone for longer, I could have continued scrolling through thousands of them.
I end up buying 20 of them – mainly just from the titles and covers, and whether I’d heard good things about them.
Here are the names of them in case you’re curious:
1. Time Management Made Simple by Brian Tracy
2. The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio: When and Why He Is Investing in Them by Mary Buffett, David Clark
3. Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail by John P. Kotter
4. The Due Diligence Handbook for Commercial Real Estate: A Proven System to Save Time, Money, Headaches and Create Value When Buying Commercial Real Estate by Brian Hennessey
5. Financial Independence by Jim Rohn
6. The Laptop Millionaire: How Anyone Can Escape the 9 to 5 and Make Money Online by Mark Anastasi
7. The Intelligent Asset Allocator: How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk by William Bernstein
8. The E-Myth Seminar: Taking Charge of Your Business and Your Life by Michael E. Gerber
9. Beat the Crowd: How You Can Out-Invest the Herd by Thinking Differently by Kenneth L. Fisher, Elisabeth Dellinger
10. What It Takes to Be Number One: Vince Lombardi on Leadership by Vince Lombardi
11. The 80/20 Principle and 92 Other Powerful Laws of Nature: The Science of Success by Richard Koch
12. Commercial Real Estate Investing: The Essentials to Buying and Managing Commercial Properties: Financial Independence Books by Clayton Geoffreys
13. The Four Filters Invention of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger (Second Edition) by Bud Labitan
14. It’s Not Luck: Marketing, Production, and the Theory of Constraints by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
15. The Warren Buffett Way, Second Edition by Robert G. Hagstrom
16. Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart
17. Passport to Exotic Real Estate: Buying U.S. and Foreign Property in Breathtaking, Beautiful, Faraway Lands by Steve Bergsman
18. The Lean CEO: Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence by Jacob Stoller
19. Piranha Marketing: The Seven Success Multiplying Factors to Dominate the Market You Enter by Joe Polish, Tim Paulson
20. The Chief Financial Officer: The Economist by Jason Karaian
I used to read paper books a lot, but not so much these days.
Now I prefer to consume my information visually, or through audio – listening to them on my headphones.
The great thing about having books in audio format on your phone, is that during all those moments when you’re unproductive, you can be listening and increasing your business knowledge.
So when you’re traveling to and from work (if you still have a job)…
Or standing in long queues…
Or laying in bed at night, unable to sleep…
Or walking to and from different places…
… you can be feeding your brain useful business knowledge, and gaining an advantage over all your competitors.
The average person spends easily 90 minutes a day in these kinds of situations – and the average person wastes these opportunities to improve their knowledge (and then funnily enough, the average person complains about how difficult it is to get ahead!).
I receive no compensation for telling you this – but you should go to Audible.com, sign up for a monthly subscription, and start listening to business audio books just like I do.
Founder of MOBE