How much time do you spend driving? That sounds like a fairly random question but humor me. If you are like me, you probably spend at least an hour a day in your car. Most people spend 2 hours a day driving to and from work alone. Think of how many hours in a week or month you spend behind the wheel. Now think about what you do with all of that time behind the wheel. If you’re like me, you spend 99% of that time listening to music. You either have on the radio, a CD or your iPod. Here’s my point: use this time wisely.
I have never been much of a reader. I may have finished 10 books in the last ten years and I still find it very hard to stay engaged in a book, even a book I am interested in. I find it so hard to sit still for long periods of time. I just need to be moving. So, about two months ago I decided to download a few audio books as I really wanted to learn about few business topics to further my own business. I had never downloaded an audio book before so I wasn’t sure if I would be able to stay interested. I soon realized that I could focus, listen and comprehend FAR more information via audio books than actual reading. Not only that, but I could do it while driving, working out or even doing yard work. In two weeks I had finished 3 books and it really excited me.
The information I had learned in 2 weeks had increased my knowledge exponentially and really excited me to learn more. I kept searching for more books to download and soon realized exactly how much knowledge there is to be had. No longer can I use the excuse “I don’t have the time”. I will make time for the things that matter most to me, and growing my business/providing for my family is pretty big on my priority scale.
I’m telling you this because I think many people don’t realize just how much time they waste driving to and from work, or driving anywhere for that matter. You have to drive, that’s a no brainer, but what do you do while driving? That’s the question here. Turn off the radio and start filling your mind with knowledge. Stop filling your brain with garbage that will do nothing to grow you as a person. Look, we all listen to music, and I’m not telling you to stop listening to music. I’m telling you that you’ve probably overlooked a grand opportunity to learn, and learn easily, quickly, and at a time when you don’t really have anything else to do.