How often have you found yourself thinking that if only there were more hours in the day, or if only there were two of you, then maybe you could catch up.
I love to read, but I don’t always have a lot of time, and when I do find time, especially with more thought provoking educational resources, I often find myself falling asleep before I can get anywhere. My stack of “to be read” books is vast and long – depending on what the priority of the day is, the pile changes regularly.
In my quest for balance and to have a healthy live style, I started buying books and resources in audio format (using Audible.com or iTunes) and I would listen to them while I walk or run on my treadmill, or I would play them in my car when I found myself travelling to meetings and different schools in my Coaching roles. I was able to make it through a lot of books that I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to get through. Some of my favourite and impactful reads are:
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck
- Start With Why, Simon Sinek
- Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey
- The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Ken Robinson
- Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Just recently, at our second Student Summit featuring Google with the EdTech Team, Michael Wacker and I were grabbing lunch after everyone had got there’s, and he made a comment that I must have read the book “Leaders Eat Last” since I was eating at the end. I hadn’t (yet) but when I got home that night and googled it, I saw it was by Simon Sinek, who I have read before and love – guess what’s playing on my iPod right now?
Have you ever listened to podcasts while you work, or tried audiobooks? What do you recommend?