Top 3 Audible Books to Read February 2019

If you are an entrepreneur, you know how important it is for you to always be learning and growing. Heck, even if you are looking to advance your career or personal growth, you should always be learning.

There is an old adage that it takes 10,000 hours to become a master at something. I like to think of that in terms of my life too. If I take 10,000 hours to work on my personal growth, I am bound to master it, right?

It used to be where reading was a big way to learn something new. Now you can look at online articles, YouTube or Audible.

I personally like Audible because I can be listening to an Audible book, while doing other things. My commute, laundry, working and even writing this blog post. I can finish a book a week and that is way more than I would ever read.

I have already learned so many things and feel so good about my progress/self.

So, each month, I plan on writing about my top 3 so you all have recommendations for your wishlist.

Here are February’s top 3 audible books…

Crush It!

By Gary Vaynerchuk

What I liked

  • Gary gives practical tips on how to grow a business and not spend a ton of money
  • It is inspirational, without blowing smoke up your ass
  • He starts with main tips that are simple, easy to follow and practical
  • One of his top tips is “actually care about your customer” which I think is so crucial for a thriving business
  • He talks about how to start a business when you are young, which I think is great because our education system is fucked and it gives people an outlet if that is not a fit

What I did not like

  • He has the “hustle until you die” mentality, which true, you do need to put in the time; I also think three hours of sleep a night is not sustainable
  • He does not cover outsourcing, which I think is a pragmatic reality of business if you are a solopreneur
  • Book is a little older, so some of the info is a bit dated, which Vaynerchuk admits to

Wait, What: And Other Essential Questions

By James E. Ryan

What I liked

  • The questions to ask are very poignant and can be used almost immediately
  • Getting to be in the mind of a Harvard Dean is a treat
  • He applies the examples to every day life, which makes the book and tips seem so much more real and doable
  • His voice is easy to listen to and it is easy to finish in one sitting

What I did not like

  • If you are looking for a longer book, this may seem too short

Get Your Sh*t Together: How to stop worrying about what you should do so you can finish what you need to do and start doing what you want to do

By Sarah Knight

What I liked

  • It shows you just how you can get your life together and feel like your best self
  • Knight does not try to change you, she rather works with who you are, because you are the only one who can get your shit together
  • She talks about her own personal journey and is delightfully human throughout the entire book
  • She is an “anti guru” no fluff, just a real guide and tips that you can take with you
  • Lots of swearing, big fan

What I did not like

  • Not everything resonated with me, but I don’t think it is supposed to
  • Less about the book and more about the brand: I wish Knight had courses or something like that because her teaching style and advice jives with me really well

That’s a wrap for February’s picks. What do you think? Have you read any of these? If so comment below, or let me know which one you are most excited to start listening too!

Do the dang thing!

-R

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