Have Some Brain Food With Breakfast
It is no secret that I’m fond of listening to audio self development on my ipod. I have about twenty or so classic audio books, podcasts, and programs dealing with all areas of life improvement, confidence building, business skills, and social dynamics.
In the past, I made a habit of spending at least one hour a day listening to these programs. I usually would listen to them either while I was at the gym, taking an afternoon walk, or lying in bed before going to sleep.
I found that I would feel an instant boost in motivation and drive… but I was usually at the gym, or about to go to bed… so I was not able to fully realize this burst of inspiration.
Last week I discovered something that I’m confident will help improve my life. I began listening to something motivational or inspiring first thing in the morning. The minute I got out of the shower I would put my ipod on while having breakfast, reading my morning emails, and planning out my day.
What I found was that this would set the tone for the entire day. If I spend an hour in the morning listening to an inspiring program… I would stay inspired throughout the day. This would lead me to tackle bigger goals and projects that I had been putting off in the past.
I figured that I would give you a short list of some of the programs that I’ve felt most inspired by during these morning listening sessions. Most of these are available on Amazon for $20 or $30 and are completely worth it.
The Magic of Thinking Big: Both Tim Ferris and Seth Godin have spoken extremely highly of this audio book, and I am beginning to see why. The more time I spend listening to it, the more I feel it is becoming a part of who I am as a person, and influencing my natural behavior patterns.
The Success Principles: Yes, I’ve done an entire series here at TSB based on these principles, and I still make a point to listen to the audio version of them. They are the fundamentals of success. Just listening to the inspiring stories and ideas that Jack Canfield presents will surely have your mind racing with ideas for your own personal growth.
Think and Grow Rich: An all time classic, and probably the most quoted book in regards to building your personal fortune. This book lays out the fundamentals that almost every book since has preached. We actually email a copy of this to our members here at TSB…. but simply listening to it in the morning will have you full of excitement.
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About Bobby Rio I'm Bobby Rio, one of the founders of TSB. I tend to write about what is on my mind so you'll find a mix of self development, social dynamics and dating articles/experiences. For a collection of some of my favorite articles check them out.