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How I Stopped The Excuses & “Read” 15 Books in One Year

If I can “read” 15 books in a year, so can you! Here’s how I did it.

Growing up I have always been an avid reader. I love jumping into books of all kinds – everything except Sci-Fi. However, the last few years trying to read anything has been a challenge! Seriously. If it was more than 5 pages, I would nod off. That’s because after a day of ripping and running and trying to do and be a million things, I would try to read and my mind would shut completely off. After a while, I gave up, but still found myself buying books! Ugh! How was I going to read all of these books and I couldn’t get past 5 pages of anything? I knew I had to do better.

The real question was: how can I remove this excuse and read the books I want while still being & doing & getting a good night’s sleep?

After thinking about it, I came to a solution: if you can listen to the radio, or better yet, a podcast that’s probably not bettering your life, mind, or your well-being, you can listen to your books! After that, I reactivated my Audible account (because I deactivated it the first time when I thought it was a waste of time) and went to work.

Audible was perfect because I’m always blasting music in my car, listening to the radio, or a podcast. So I figured since I was already actively listening to something, a book could be just as easy. So 2017, I found myself on Audible and never looked back! In the first month, I had listened to two books – easy. Books I chose ranged from self-help, spiritual, & even autobiographies. Initially I figured I would never retain anything by listening, but to my surprise, I was wrong. Each book I chose gave me an inside look to help shape my perspective or make me a better woman. Before I knew it, I was no longer listening to the radio and only listening to books in the car. At the end of 2017, I had listened to 15 books – a record I wouldn’t reach even if I read them all! My next book: Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes.

Want to get into it? Your first book is FREE with Audible!!! Here are the books I love and recommend if you’re looking for a few books to start off with.

Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable by Sara Jakes Roberts
Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Edition: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall Rosenberg
Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Neiquist
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
Driven by Eternity: Make Your Life Count Today & Forever by John Bevere

Okay, busy people! You have NO excuse. If I can do it, so can you. Remove the excuses and make it happen!

Treat yo’self!

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