I confess I am an information junkie. I love to read. I love to learn. I love to share what I learn with others! I’m insatiable I admit. I have a thirst for knowledge that is never completely quenched. Time is a precious commodity and as life flies by so quickly these days I have sought out ways to gather and retain all the information I long to gather in ways that are far more efficient. In my personal pursuit to find ways to learn more in less time I have stumbled upon a few hacks that work well for me and I’d love to share these with my fellow information junkies.
3 Ways to Learn More in Less Time:
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Way #1. . .
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Way #2. . .
When I am ready to buy a book I’m often wanting to read it right away and I really am loving my digital library system, I must say. I was one of the curmudgeons who hated the idea of digital books when Kindle first came out. . . but it grew on me as I embraced a more minimalistic lifestyle. I still love the feel of a real book in my hands, don’t get me wrong. But when it comes to my hunger to learn and read rather voraciously, I have found the Kindle Unlimited program to be an absolute God-send. I am able to immediately access thousands of books – whatever I need. I mentioned I’m a voracious reader so this program is perfect if you are like me and read a lot! Psych Nest helps me decide which of the books I want to download in full and then this Kindle Unlimited gives me access to the original authors’ works. I must say it is very nice to have access to my entire library in the palm of my hand at all time. When I am looking for that one intervention I read about last month and need it right before a therapy session it’s only a tap and a swipe away. You can check it out with a free month of service here:
Way #3. . .
Listen while you drive. You’re life will be transformed once you build this into your regimen. They used to be called “books on tape” in the 1980’s and now we have Audible! I have found that my time in the car is the perfect opportunity to take in some information using Audible. When I’m traveling whether it is for business or personal vacation time I’m able to relax my eyes and put in my ear-buds for listening and learning while waiting at the airport, on the plane, or in the car. If you’ve never tried it, this service will likely hook you into a new way of learning. And they, too, offer a free trial with this link here.
Way #4 . . .
If you are going to be serious about efficiency and productivity when it comes to finding ways to learn more in less time, this book is one book you really should order today and read cover to cover. Managing time effectively is the number one challenge nearly every therapist or coach I work with in my career navigation coaching program has to overcome in order to have measurable success in business. When I had the life-changing opportunity of training with multi-millionaire Jack Canfield (author of The Success Principles) in an exclusive round table seminar with 10 other women in an executive suite in downtown Boston, December 2016, one of my greatest take-aways was the power of studying the habits of successful people. More specifically, I learned to study how successful people manage their time. This book called 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management zooms in on exactly what you need to do differently to make the most of your time and energy. While you’re picking that one up, do yourself a favor and go grab Mr. Jack Canfield’s book The Success Principles too because in that you will receive 67 actionable practices to set yourself up for turbo-charged success in your life and business.
So, go forth with these 4 ways to learn more in less time and enjoy soaking up all the great information there is to be had in this day and age with technology allowing us so many different opportunities to access knowledge!