You should always be educating yourself and working on your mental, emotional and spiritual health.
This could mean reading personal development or business books or going to educational seminars, but what if you don’t have the time?
Listening to audio is a way that you can educate yourself while exercising, traveling or even waiting in queues.
In this video, filmed at the Platinum Mastermind in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Tom Beal introduces some tools for educating yourself while on the move.
LISTEN TO PODCASTS
Tom Beal is a fan of the Podcasts app on his iPhone. He has many friends who host their own podcasts, such as Dean Jackson, Joe Polish, Brendon Burchard and Dan Sullivan.
Listening to their podcasts is a way that he can hear their wisdom and viewpoints without needing to meet them face-to-face.
You may not have noticed it, but the Podcasts app includes a feature to speed up the audio. For example, if you listen in 2x mode, you can complete an hour-long podcast in a half-hour.
Listening in 2x mode may be overwhelming the first time, but you get used to it.
UPLOAD YOUR OWN AUDIO
Not all good information comes in the form of a podcast, but you can still convert it to audio if you know how.
For example, nearly all books are available in audiobook format. Instead of carrying around a paper book, you can simply load it onto your phone and listen when you have the time.
Or, if you find a YouTube video, there are online “YouTube to MP3” converters that will spit out the audio component of the video. You can then upload these to your phone, and even use apps that will speed up the audio.
One time, Tom Beal found a video on YouTube from Jim Rohn. It was 4 hours long and he didn’t have time to watch it. So, he converted it to an MP3 file, transferred it to his phone and listened to it in an hour and 50 minutes.
Follow these tips, and “I don’t have the time” will never again be an excuse to not educate yourself.
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