I’d like to share an experience with you that has changed the way I think about reading words in books. I have dyslexia so reading isn’t what I like to do on rainy days, instead watching a good movie is more to my liking, however never really understood “the book was better than the movie” line!
Thanks to the Apple’s iTunes Store I have been purchasing, downloading and listening to audiobooks for about two years now and thoroughly enjoy listening to them in the car or when I am working and to be honest I can now say I have some good appreciation for books, I can still claim that I’ve never read a book in my life. Simply put I can read the words on the page but find it hard to absorb and retain the information in my brain this mean I could pickup the same book two days later and read the same pages again and not realize it has already been read!
Did you know most of this blog has been written by using speech recognition software I use Siri on my iPhone5s and send a iMessage to my computer and cut and past the text into WordPress to compose my Blog I do have Siri on my computer however the background noises slow the process and I have trained my voice to talk to my iPhone5s so once I am happy with my paragraph I listen to the words that I have written and hear any mistakes.
Are you a Mac user? have a go at using the built in Dictation utility (Go to Settings > Dictation & Speech > Dictation (TAB) Turn it on) Maybe you have dyslexia below are some awesome audiobooks and I strongly encourage you to download and listen to from the iTunes store.
It seems we’re all growing more negative. Bad news on the TV and in the papers makes us all feel fed up, and we find it easier to talk about what’s wrong instead of looking for what’s good.
But imagine knowing a simple trick that you could use to help you feel better about everything. No matter how bad, how upsetting, how annoying or how frustrating the situation, wouldn’t it be great if you had the power to take it on and make it better? Well, that simple trick does exist, and it’s time to learn how to “Flip It”. This fantastic book will show you a different way of thinking, acting, feeling, and doing, whereby you can easily and simply get the very best out of every situation you find yourself in.
You’ll learn straightforward techniques that you can use to make the bad times more bearable, the good times better than ever, and everyday life just, well, less “everyday”. Then, with a little practice, you’ll learn how to Flip It swiftly, instantly and successfully to turn even the most pressing problems into the best possible experiences. And once you’ve learned to Flip It with ease, just like super-successful people have been doing for thousands of years, you’ll find, at home and at work, your life is more fun, more successful, more rewarding and more positive.
Embrace the power of the Flip It philosophy today and discover how brilliant it feels to shine and live your life full of positivity, possibility, and purpose. [View in iTunes]
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Be More Pirate written and read by Sam Conniff Allende.
Mischief. Purpose. Power.
Pirates didn’t just break the rules, they rewrote them. They didn’t just reject society, they reinvented it. Pirates didn’t just challenge the status quo, they changed everyfuckingthing. Pirates faced a self-interested establishment, a broken system, industrial-scale disruption and an uncertain future. Sound familiar?
Be More Pirate unveils the innovative strategies of golden age pirates, drawing parallels between the tactics and teachings of legends like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard with modern rebels like Elon Musk, Malala and Banksy.
Featuring takeaway sections and a guide to build you own pirate code 2.0, Be More Pirate will show you how to leave your mark on the 21st century. Whatever your ambitions, ideas and challenges, Be More Pirate will revolutionise the way you live, think and work today – and tomorrow. [View in iTunes]
A step-by-step guide to enjoying the roller-coaster ride of growth — while getting the most out of life as an entrepreneur. A growth-focused approach: The book is divided into three sections, which cover planning for fast growth, building a company for fast growth, and leading for fast growth. Each topic the author covers — from creating a vision for the company’s future to learning how to generate free PR for a developing company — is squarely focused on the end goal: doubling the size of the entrepreneur’s company in three years or less. A down-to-earth action plan: Herold’s experienced-based advice never gets bogged down in generalities or theory. Instead, he offers a wealth of practical tips, including: How to design meetings for maximum efficiency; How to hire top-quality talent; How to grow in particularly tough markets; How to put together a board of advisors — even for a smaller company; How even the busy entrepreneur can achieve a work/life balance. [View in iTunes]
From the best-selling author of Flip It!, Michael Heppell, comes the ultimate interactive self-help book and your workbook for success.
Brilliant Life is your life manual. Creating a brilliant life is easy when you know how. We’ve all got things in our lives that need a little attention (sometimes a lot!).
Being aware of them is one thing, but making positive and lasting changes is something entirely different. You need focus, clear instruction and achievable goals to get the balance right. That’s where Brilliant Life comes in. The techniques are simple – some will give you very quick results, others will need more effort.
This book is designed to be a reference book for you to use now and in the future. Brilliant Life has eight wheels of life, one for each key life each area, that will truly teach you about your true self and indentify the areas where you need to focus your energy and spend valuable time on developing. [View in iTunes]
Rich Dad Poor Dad will…. Explode the myth that you need to earn a high income to become rich Challenge the belief that your house is an asset Show parents why they can’t rely on the school system to teach their kids about money Define once and for all an asset and a liability Teach you what to teach your kids about money for their future financial success Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. With perspectives that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage.
He is regarded worldwide as a passionate advocate for financial education. “The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them.” —Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad – The #1 Personal Finance Book of All Time! [View in iTunes]
As lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis has lived life on the razor’s edge. Much has been written about him, but until now, we’ve only had his songs as clues to his experience from the inside. In Scar Tissue, Kiedis proves himself to be as compelling a memoirist as he is a lyricist, giving us a searingly honest account of the life from which his music has evolved.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers are that rare breed of rock band: critically lauded and popularly embraced by millions of fans, their albums consistently sell into the stratosphere – their CD Californication sold over 13 million copies alone. Now in Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis defies the rock star clichés. In his telling, we can see everything he has done has been part of a passionate journey. Kiedis is a man “in love with everything” – the darkness, the death, the disease. Even his descent into drug addiction was a part of that journey, another element that he has transformed into art.
Scar Tissue is a fascinating account of a fast-lane life, addiction, and a moving story of eventual recovery and redemption. [View in iTunes]
Tim Ferriss is an extraordinary young man on a mission. The 28-year-old serial vagabond and successful entrepreneur has been teaching a wildly popular course at Princeton University for the past four years: a how-to and why-to guide to throwing out the old methods for success (balancing life and work, retiring well, having a great nest egg) and replacing them with an entirely new way of living.The 4 Hour Work Week explains what a lifestyle entrepreneur is and why you should want to become one. It teaches you how to “kill” your job and design a life, the 80/20 rule and how it increases productivity, how to replace your dreams with goals, and more. Listeners can lead a rich life by working only four hours a week, freeing up the rest of their time to spend it living the lives they want. [View in iTunes]
From its creation as a mail-order record company to the literal launch of Virgin Galactic, today Virgin is one of the premier ‘way-of-life’ brands in the world, trusted and enjoyed by many millions of people.
In Business Stripped Bare, Sir Richard Branson shares the inside track on his life in business and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant, and audacious deals. What qualities does Richard look for in the people he hires? How does he manage a crisis? Who are the entrepreneurs he most admires?
Find out what really happened when Virgin bid for Northern Rock and why Richard believes all businesses must work with governments to tackle climate change and invest in the future of our planet.Combining invaluable advice with the remarkable and candid inside stories of Virgin’s greatest achievements, as well as some of its setbacks, Business Stripped Bare is a dynamic, inspirational and truly original guide to success in business and in life.
Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur or are just starting out, Richard strips business down to show how you can succeed and make a difference. [View in iTunes]