Listening to audio is one of my favourite ways to learn because you can do it whenever you want.
It’s slightly more engaging than text, but not as distracting as video, which places a lot more demands on your attention.
Although I’m an avid reader, I’ve come to really enjoy audio as well. I listen a lot to lectures, podcasts and audiobooks for my own personal growth and development. It’s fun 🙂
Some people prefer audio learning, which is why I’m so thrilled to offer you The Inner Scorecard as an audiobook.
Here are my three top recommendations to get the most out your audio learning (including my latest audiobook):
1.) Listen to the audio at least thrice. There’s a lot to learn.
2.) Avoid listening to audio unless you’re moving or active.
3.) Speak to a friend, colleague or family member about what you’re learning.
1. Listen to the audio thrice (or more often)
I would strongly recommend you listen to the audio version of the book at least thrice. So let it run right to the end, and then start at the top. And do this at least three times (if not more).
There are fourteen chapters in the book, including a glossary, which will help you build useful concepts that you can use to improve your life. If you don’t listen several times over you’ll be sure to miss out on some facts.
2. Avoid listening to audio unless you’re moving or active
A guaranteed way to fall asleep is to listen to the audio while seated at the computer. In about 15 minutes you’ll get restless, and you’ll stop paying attention to the information.
The best way to listen to audio is by doing some other activity. I listen to audio while exercising, or on my walk. I’ve also listened to tons of audio while commuting. Listen to the audio while tidying up your desk, folding laundry, or some other activity.
Turn off your radio in your car (the radio is “chewing gum” for your ears).
If you’re serious about getting ahead, embrace a learning lifestyle. Six hours of driving is equal to a whole day of being at a live workshop. And many, if not most of us, travel, walk or drive well over six hours a week.
3. Speak to a friend, colleague or family member about what you’re learning
I highly recommend that you share what you’re learning in this book with a loved one or someone who shares your enthusiasm for personal growth and self-improvement.
By discussing the contents of this book with someone else, you:
a.) strengthen your own understanding of the material, and
b.) encourage each other to implement any changes and run your own experiments.
I am sure the audiobook will spark interesting conversations and meaningful changes for you and the people closest to you.
Embrace audio learning
Whether you want to dive deep into a specific topic or learn a new valuable skill, audio offers a flexible and effective approach to learning. It’s less distracting than other content formats and it lets you learn while moving (which our brains love, by the way).
I have one friend who records the answers to the study questions and then tests herself by listening to the audio. She leaves a 30-second pause at the start of the recording to see what she remembers.
This approach has worked out really well for her, and I’m keen to giving it a try this coming semester. (I sometimes talk to myself out loud while rehearsing for exams, but that’s a different story.)
The principle, however, is the same: things said out loud helps us with encoding the material and recalling it for later use.
So, put on your headphones, head out the door, and start listening to your next audio adventure. It’s a fun way to learn new skills and grow as a person.
Over to you
Do you listen a lot to audio? Got any favourite podcasts or audiobooks to share? Drop them in the comments. Also, let me know if you have any questions about the book.
Thanks for reading.
The Inner Scorecard Audiobook
Packed with self-improvement strategies, The Inner Scorecard teaches you how to unlock your true potential by living a life true to yourself and your values.