Crazy huh? How can I read without reading? That’s impossible! Whoa! Whoa! hold on a sec. Stop the presses. Anything is possible my friends. In fact, if you look closely at the word, “impossible” with the right state of mind turns into “I’m possible“. Get it?
Well then, let’s keep this glorious state of mind and step into a world where the possibilities for enlightenment are endless.
Who has time to read anymore? When I ask that question I’m not talking about your average tweet or Facebook post consisting of 140 characters or a few paragraphs, I’m talking about a 300+ page, fully grown, novel or memoir.
A beefy self-help book or Do It Yourself life hack on papyrus. Unless you’ve mastered the art of “saving time and energy without sacrificing quality or value” you’re probably too busy working to get in hours of reading. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.
Reading is very important. Back in the day, we used to say it’s “fundamental”. As we move into a new era of media consumption, it’s very difficult to filter the onslaught of information we receive.
In fact, some of the biggest tech influencers, like Mark Zuckerberg, think we are moving into a new age where literature will move from the page to the screen and those who seek to absorb their information from written words will become an endangered species. This is a dangerous path if it is in fact what lies ahead.
If there’s one thing most successful people can agree on it’s the fact that retaining information and using it to your advantage is the key that unlocks the door. With an abundance of knowledge, you won’t need to open the door when opportunity knocks.
Can You Hear Me Now?
Audible is an Amazon-owned subscription service that provides audio renditions of books, magazines, and newspapers, etc. With the use of their mobile app, you’re always one click away from a limitless amount of life-altering knowledge.
If you’ve got your “mind on your money and your money on your mind”, you can read The 10X Rule or Rich Dad Poor Dad while sipping on Gin and Juice. Let’s dissect this. Reading has always been at the top of the charts when it comes to information retention, but with Audible, you’ll start to question how long that will last.
As mentioned before, reading will always be essential. If a sign reads “BEWARE OF DOG” and you’re illiterate you might be in for a rude awakening should you proceed. So you’d be unwise to neglect this skill. But, supplementation…that’s another story.
There’s something about hearing your favorite celebrity act out scenes from a classic novel or hearing financial advise straight from the lips of a billionaire as he/she describes how they reached their goals.
With books, you’re compelled to use your imagination to bring the words to life, but you’re reliant on your multitasking skills to balance comprehension with accurate and efficient use of the information. Not to mention the internal clock that rushes you through chapters, fearful of time allocation. With Audible, those worries are miniaturized.
Swim through chapters on your way to work by listening to your book of choice in the car, train, bus, or plane whisking you to your destination. Or close your eyes sink into your favorite seat in the comfort of your home, and let your imagination take the wheel. You won’t have to worry about time because it will standstill.
You won’t have to worry about re-reading a sentence you didn’t understand because you have rewind. Click here to get audible right now. This is the future. We don’t have flying cars yet, but we’ve invented a way to read without reading. Not bad.
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