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You know that guy that reads all the time, and always has a book recommendation for you?

Well, I read and/or produce hundreds of audiobooks a year, and when I read one that has good material, I feature it here. This is my Recommended Listening list. These choices are not influenced by authors or sponsors, just books worthy of your consideration.

Voice over Work - An Audiobook Sampler Russell Newton

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You know that guy that reads all the time, and always has a book recommendation for you?

Well, I read and/or produce hundreds of audiobooks a year, and when I read one that has good material, I feature it here. This is my Recommended Listening list. These choices are not influenced by authors or sponsors, just books worthy of your consideration.

    Discourses by Epictetus Book 1 Preview

    Discourses by Epictetus Book 1 Preview

    Epictetus (c. AD 55 – 135) was a Greek speaking Stoic philosopher. He was born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his banishment, when he went to Nicopolis in north-western Greece for the rest of his life. His teachings were written down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Epictetus taught that philosophy is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are determined by fate, and are thus beyond our control; we should accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. However, individuals are responsible for their own actions, which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline.

    • 4 min
    Procrastination by Bruce Merrick, Chapter by Chapter

    Procrastination by Bruce Merrick, Chapter by Chapter

    Hear it hear (https://bit.ly/procrastinationmerrick)
    Do you want to get more things done faster without that frustrating feeling of being held back? You probably allow tasks to pile up continuously until they make you feel totally overwhelmed. You are not able to prioritize your projects, and you let your mind jump from one topic to another. But how do you feel at the end of the day when you haven’t achieved even half of your set goals and you are miles away from hitting your targets? It’s time to stop this s****y cycle, destroy your inner procrastinator, and unleash your maximum potential! Take a moment to imagine how you’ll feel when you are able to maintain a laser focus even in this era of constant distractions, make quick decisions regarding which projects need your immediate attention, go through your to-do list like a damn machine, and finish your work each day with hours to spare. This book is exactly what you need to break free of your self-destructive bad habits! Thanks to a mix of psychology, self-help, and years of direct experience in the field, Bruce Merrick offers an effective, step-by-step blueprint for success. The author covers: - The 4-point framework to unfuck yourself and rewire your brain for success - A damn simple habit to get things done faster - How to plan short-term goals to achieve long-term aspirations - The 5 simple, vital pillars for effective time management - The worst mistakes you can make when writing your daily to-do list (avoid them at all costs) - 5 little-known psychological tricks that the most successful people use to boost their productivity - How to instantly destroy any fear and beat procrastination for the rest of your life Perfect for students, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, parents, and anyone who wants to get unstuck, stop delaying, and start living their most inspired life.

    • 25 min
    Get More Things Done Faster

    Get More Things Done Faster

    Hear it hear (https://bit.ly/procrastinationmerrick)
    Do you want to get more things done faster without that frustrating feeling of being held back? You probably allow tasks to pile up continuously until they make you feel totally overwhelmed. You are not able to prioritize your projects, and you let your mind jump from one topic to another. But how do you feel at the end of the day when you haven’t achieved even half of your set goals and you are miles away from hitting your targets? It’s time to stop this s****y cycle, destroy your inner procrastinator, and unleash your maximum potential! Take a moment to imagine how you’ll feel when you are able to maintain a laser focus even in this era of constant distractions, make quick decisions regarding which projects need your immediate attention, go through your to-do list like a damn machine, and finish your work each day with hours to spare. This book is exactly what you need to break free of your self-destructive bad habits! Thanks to a mix of psychology, self-help, and years of direct experience in the field, Bruce Merrick offers an effective, step-by-step blueprint for success. The author covers: - The 4-point framework to unfuck yourself and rewire your brain for success - A damn simple habit to get things done faster - How to plan short-term goals to achieve long-term aspirations - The 5 simple, vital pillars for effective time management - The worst mistakes you can make when writing your daily to-do list (avoid them at all costs) - 5 little-known psychological tricks that the most successful people use to boost their productivity - How to instantly destroy any fear and beat procrastination for the rest of your life Perfect for students, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, parents, and anyone who wants to get unstuck, stop delaying, and start living their most inspired life.

    • 3 min
    Rapid Knowledge Acquisition by Peter Hollins, Chapter by Chapter

    Rapid Knowledge Acquisition by Peter Hollins, Chapter by Chapter

    From novice to mastery: every tool and technique to make your learning faster, deeper, and stronger. Time to master the most important meta-skill of all: learning.
    Hear it here - https://bit.ly/practicalselfdiscipline
    Too bad you didn’t have this book years ago! Scientifically-proven, step-by-step methods for effective learning. Rapid Knowledge Acquisition & Synthesis is a collection of the very best methods to get ahead of the typical learning curve. You’ll learn how to create an environment for information absorption at shocking speeds. From scientifically-validated tips to best practices of some of the world’s smartest polymaths, you’ll get it all. Faster, deeper, stronger. Directly from one of the self-education industry’s thought leaders. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Step-by-step guidelines for every stage of the learning process.
    •The most common obstacles of learning and how to overcome them.
    •Single loop learning, double loop learning, and how to fundamentally change your comprehension mindset.
    •Best practices for reading, note-taking, absorbing knowledge, and making things stick inside your brain.
    •The most strategic questions to ask that will make information become memorable and 3d.
    •Dual coding, REM sleep, shifting locations, the efficacy of variety, and catching your own blind spots.
    Unlock the most important meta-skill of all: learning. Make yourself recession-proof, upgrade-proof, competition-proof, absent-minded-proof, and stagnant-proof. Rapidly acquire, absorb, and apply anything you come across

    • 13 min
    Make your learning faster, deeper, and stronger

    Make your learning faster, deeper, and stronger

    From novice to mastery: every tool and technique to make your learning faster, deeper, and stronger.
    Hear it here - https://bit.ly/practicalselfdiscipline
    Time to master the most important meta-skill of all: learning. Too bad you didn’t have this book years ago! Scientifically-proven, step-by-step methods for effective learning. Rapid Knowledge Acquisition & Synthesis is a collection of the very best methods to get ahead of the typical learning curve. You’ll learn how to create an environment for information absorption at shocking speeds. From scientifically-validated tips to best practices of some of the world’s smartest polymaths, you’ll get it all. Faster, deeper, stronger. Directly from one of the self-education industry’s thought leaders. Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with a multitude of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience. Step-by-step guidelines for every stage of the learning process.
    •The most common obstacles of learning and how to overcome them.
    •Single loop learning, double loop learning, and how to fundamentally change your comprehension mindset.
    •Best practices for reading, note-taking, absorbing knowledge, and making things stick inside your brain.
    •The most strategic questions to ask that will make information become memorable and 3d.
    •Dual coding, REM sleep, shifting locations, the efficacy of variety, and catching your own blind spots.
    Unlock the most important meta-skill of all: learning. Make yourself recession-proof, upgrade-proof, competition-proof, absent-minded-proof, and stagnant-proof. Rapidly acquire, absorb, and apply anything you come across

    • 3 min
    Learn to Think Using Riddles by Patrick King, Chapter by Chapter

    Learn to Think Using Riddles by Patrick King, Chapter by Chapter

    Learn how to ask the right questions, solve problems, and think more clearly.
    Now on Audible at https://bit.ly/usingriddles (https://bit.ly/usingriddles)
    In traditional education, you’re taught to recite and regurgitate. But there is rarely an application, and information just becomes information for information’s sake. Does this actually make us smarter and more clever, or do we just get better at taking tests?
    Test yourself with over 30 maddening riddles and brain teasers designed to make you think outside the box.
    Learn to Think Using Riddles, Brain Teasers, and Wordplay is about how to think backward, forwards, and sideways. Starting with a conclusion and finding the possible causes forces you to analyze, investigate, draw connections, and hypothesize. You need to explore all angles and let no stone remain unturned. Actually, this is exactly what real life is like.
    This book will confuse, frustrate, and ultimately improve your thinking prowess like nothing else, on account of being thrown into the mental deep end. Challenge yourself and you will grow.
    Think like Sherlock Holmes and quickly cut to the core of an issue.
    Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real-life experience.
    Become more naturally curious, inquisitive, and insightful.
    – What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
    – A woman gives birth one day to two sons; they are both born in the same hour, on the same day, in the same year. However, they are not twins. How?
    – A man hears his name spoken and is immediately taken away by two other men. Sometime later, the man dies under the care of others. What happened to this man?
    – A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for just three nights, and then leaves on Friday – how is this possible?
    Apply your new mental models in all facets of life.
    Everyone loves riddles, and they enable us to explore more abstract situations and reason through them. Master riddles and you can master simply dealing with difficult, uncertain, impossible, or confusing questions and situations.

    • 17 min

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