By Holly Reisem Hanna
Last year The Work at Home Woman hosted a Business Book Club, where every couple of months participants would read and discuss a new business book. While there was a lot of interest expressed in the group, the biggest complaint that I heard from participants, is that there wasn’t enough time in the day to sit down and do the required reading.
Many of these women were juggling full-time jobs, busy family schedules and part-time businesses. Participation in the club was so low, that I decided to write an article specifically for these women on ways to save time – it didn’t help. Atlas, I finally decided to shut-down the club.
Reading is such an integral part of your self-development and education, it stimulates your brain, encourages you to think outside of the box, and introduces you to ideas and concepts that you would have never even considered. Even more importantly, reading is inspiring and motivational and for these reasons alone it’s worth its weight in gold.
So how do you squeeze in reading, when you don’t have any extra time to begin with?
One word … Audible.
Audible.com is one the leading providers of digital audio books, they feature over 100,000+ titles which can be downloaded to your MP3 player, tablet, digital reading device, computer and even your smart phone. And it doesn't matter if you're an Apple fan or an Android user, they have your bases covered.
So how exactly does Audible fit in with saving time?
Audible allows you to listen to books while you’re tackling other chores. You can listen to it while you’re driving in the car, making dinner, cleaning the house, working out – even when you’re doing a puzzle or working on arts and crafts project with your kids.
It’s even great for night time listening. Normally if you wanted to do some night-time reading, you’d have to have a small reading light on, which could potentially keep your partner awake. Now you can pop in some earphones and listen in the dark without bothering them – genius!
When I first heard about Audible, I wasn’t sure if I’d like the audio format, but after trying it out, I’m totally hooked! Not only does it allow you to multi-task, but it’s extremely relaxing and soothing.
So if you're looking to squeeze some reading time into your day, I suggest giving Audible a try. Currently, Audible.com is offering a free trial membership for 14 days, which includes one audio book credit. After your 14 day trial, the membership cost is $14.95 per month, which includes one free audiobook credit per month, along with members-only discounts on all audio purchases.
Do you use Audible?
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