One of my greatest weaknesses is that I do very little reading.
I read all day for a living. I read computer screens. I read code. I read emails.
Reading books is probably the most undervalued thing a person can do for their own professional or personal improvement.
And yet despite that being my (strongly argued, weakly held) opinion, apparently I still don’t do it. Further proof that I am not particularly intelligent.
I don’t know what it is about it, I just don’t make the time to sit down and read.
What I find easy, though, is listening to podcasts. Almost every routinely performed activity I do away from the computer is now accompanied by a podcast of some kind. Interviews with hyper successful people, discussions among other business owners, history lessons in audio form, audio books, an endless treasure-trove of material.
Doing the dishes? It’s great fun right?
How about you spend that 10 minutes learning from the best business minds in the world via a podcast you like?
The value of that 10 minutes just skyrocketed.
Stuck in traffic? That sucks for you my friend. Please move closer to work or find a new place to live, being stuck in traffic is no way to live. While you’re stuck, though; podcasts.
Here are a couple I’ve been listening to recently, they genuinely improve my quality of life:
- The Tim Ferriss Show
- Invisible Office Hours
- Being Boss (I realised everything I was listening to was created by men, I went looking for content made by women in the business space)
- Dan Carlins Hardcore History (a-maz-ing)
- Making It With Jimmy Diresta
That’s 5 – but there are gazillions of the things out there.
There will be one out there that is perfect for you.