Improve your finances, boost your productivity, develop your emotional intelligence, and enhance your personal branding by listening to these 7 amazing books in your free time. These audiobooks are immersive, educational, and motivational, with the added bonus that you can incorporate all of these teachings while walking or driving. What better way to kill time than listening to the works of experts on how to improve your life one hour at a time?
Think straight by Darius Foroux
How many thoughts do we have every day? What fraction of these are actually useful? This book helps us understand how pointless a lot of our preoccupations are, and how these negative thoughts tend to work against us. Instead, we should try to learn to govern our minds to make every aspect of our lives more effective.
How to stop worrying and start living by Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie has written multiple books on personal improvement, teaching his readers how to master public speaking, confidence, and how to live an influential life. In this book, he particularly explores the subjects of worry and anxiety, through different stories that reveal practical tools to deal with preoccupation and stress and live a more joyful life.
Wherever you go there you are by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
For anyone interested in exploring mindfulness, this audiobook, narrated by its author, is a great and practical place to start. Dr. Kabat Zinn explores the Buddhist method of relaxation: reducing anxiety by capturing the present, achieving inner peace, and living a richer life.
Get Good with Money by Tiffany Aliche
Narrated by its author, these Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole, is not a guide to becoming rich overnight. The point of this book is to teach something that is not taught in school: financial literacy. For those who are just getting started on building wealth, this audiobook contains a ton of resources and checklists to save money, fix your credit score, and learn to budget.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
This is a great listen for anyone looking to improve their lives by making tiny changes one day at a time. Atomic habits is a compendium of practical strategies to break bad habits and master tiny behaviors that lead to forming good habits and achieving remarkable results. With this book, you will learn to overcome a lack of willpower, redesign your environment to make success easier, make time to implement new habits, and get back on track when you fall off course.
Contagious by Jonah Berger
Everyone, no matter their study field of choice, can benefit from learning why some products and ideas become contagious. Learning to master why things catch on, can help you develop your personal brand and become more influential. This book is a must for those who want their projects and ideas to succeed.
Think big by Dr. Grace Lordan
This is a great 7-hour listen where behavioral scientist Dr. Grace Lordan offers immediate practical steps to get closer to your dream future. Focusing on six key areas: your time, goal planning, self-narratives, other people, your environment, and resilience—Dr. Lordan reveals science-backed hacks that will help you get ahead. The book is rich with key behavioral science concepts like the ‘ostrich effect’ and the ‘halo effect’, to help listeners better understand themselves and others in order to advance in their projects and careers.