Ever wondered how you could do a university course in a year without attending lectures, classes or ever writing anything down? Well here’s one solution…
Audiobooks have become increasingly popular with the rise of portable MP3 players. It is so easy to absorb knowledge by listening to a spoken book.
Why commuting to work is the best
Commuting is great because you have an amount of time to yourself to do what you like with, so why not try and improve you knowledge of your profession, hobbies or anything that interests you.
The world average commuting time is 40 minutes, one-way. (http://www.worldmapper.org/) That means on average you will spend 80 minutes per day, 400 minutes per week, 20,000 minutes or 333 hours a year commuting (50 weeks working Monday – Friday).
In the recent poll of 9,000 UK University students’ shows undergraduates still spend only 13 hours a week with teachers (Jessica Shepherd – Education correspondent – theguardian.com). So that’s the rough equivalent of 312 hours per year (as universities have 6 months holiday time).
Therefore by having an educational audiobook in your car or on your iPod you could effectively do a degree in a year without paying the fees nor having to deviate from your usual routine.
What audiobooks do I recommend?
Well, I’m a firm believer that everyone should be improving themselves in all areas of life equally. I’m currently listen to/reading
- The The UltraMind Solution: Fix Your Broken Brain by Healing Your Body First, a great book on diet and nutrition. (Health)
- The Rich Dad, Poor Dad book (and following books) which are a great financial starter (Wealth)
- The Tao of Badass book, which is one of my favorites on dating and the psychology of attraction (Relationships)
- The Lessons in Mastery audiobook by Tony Robbins, an awesome tool for self motivation (Higher Purpose)
These books aren’t exactly a university education…
You may have noticed that I promised a university education for free… well I wasn’t lying.
Stanford is in amongst other universities releasing videos of their popular courses on their youtube accounts (click here for Stanford’s’). What I recommend is using a youtube converter to change the video to a mp3 which you can then transfer to iTunes (by holding ctrl+O and then finding the correct folder and selecting the right file).
In this way you can have many university courses (and any other interesting videos or audiobooks *hint* that you may find) on your mp3 player for you to listen to at any time.
Audio learning is will become a cornerstone in building your success. Time that would have been wasted is now used to educate yourself and evolve into the best in your field for example.
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