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6 Days of Commuting = 1,5 Books

Do you also frequently commute to your work or to some customers? Within the last two days, I used 6 days of commuting to finish an entire book. Here is how I did it.

Since last year I need to commute to Oberhausen 3 times a week. Each drive takes me around 45 minutes one way. In total, this sums up to a driving time of 540 minutes or 9 hours of commuting. Within 6 days I spend 540 minutes in my car commuting between two cities. Instead of wasting the time by listening to music I use the time to listen to audiobooks.
Your mind is working faster than we can speak or read so I usually set the audiobook on 1.4 speed.
9 hours of driving times 1.4 equals an audio book of 12.6 hours.

Within the last 6 days of commuting, I finished the audiobook of “Predictably Irrational” (My rating: 9/10) by Dan Ariely. This book has a playtime of 7,5 hours which leaves me with an additional 5,1 hours of listening time. After I finished listening to “Predictably Irrational” I started listening to another audio book and now I am half way through it.

Just think about how much time you spend commuting and how much time you waste by simply listening to non-sense radio or music. Get an Audible subscription or buy audio books on iTunes or the Play Store.

My last word on music: I don’t think that it is bad listening to music in the car. I think it’s great and I do it daily. I simply limit it to a few uplifting songs. I don’t listen to 2 hours of shitty pop music but instead, I listen to my favorite 3 songs and that’s it.

What is your opinion on audiobooks and commuting? Leave a comment below and I will join the discussion!

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STOP Procrastinating at the Kitchen Table

Do you know the feeling when you are at your kitchen table having breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a small snack? If you are like me you check your Instagram feed or your Facebook feed while eating, waiting, or drinking. I know that this is a bad habit as I could also use my phone to read a book, read the news, or watch some educational videos.

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How to discover a new city within an Hour

Do a Sightseeing-Run every time you are on a Business Travel and Discover a new City within an Hour!

Have you ever been in the situation of being on a business stay in a city without really having the time for sightseeing? I know this situation all too well. Last year I visited several cities like Cork, Tallinn, Berlin, Nürnberg, Ulm, and much more. When you are on a business travel you usually wake up, have breakfast and depart to your appointment or event.

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10 Action Steps to Rock your next Presentation

As I am writing this, I am listening to a completely boring and humorless presentation. The speaker has very good intentions. She has great knowledge about her topic. She knows many facts by hard and you have the feeling that she is actually good prepared for the presentation.

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4 Different Ways to Read a Book

The knowledge of the world is compromised in millions of books. You have the chance to read books written by the best entrepreneurs, researchers, and spiritualists of the world. You can read and learn from the best of the best.

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4 Golden Rules for Meaningful Discussions

Don’t overestimate what your opponent really knows

We oftentimes overestimate the knowledge of others while underestimating our own skills knowledge. I don’t write this because I have read a study about it but I write it because I experienced it by myself.

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My Sleep Pattern shifted 5 hours

My sleep pattern shifted 5 hours while being in the same time zone. Around a year ago I woke up at 5 AM every morning. It was my habit. Yesterday, I was going to bed at 3:30 AM. Today I woke up at 10 AM. I did it both. Here is my personal position on going to bed early versus late.

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Do this and you will have a more productive morning

Do you want to be more productive in the morning? Are you always late in the morning? No matter how early you get up you never have enough time? Do you want to be productive before you finished your first coffee?

Turn off your phone.

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How to cut your study exercise time into half!

We all know it from our days in school. There were days we had to study crazy facts about biology and chemistry. Every week we were forced to learn some hard French vocabulary. Our parents always told us to learn and revise all facts and vocabulary just before going to bed. And they were very right with this.

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Lessons from Three Days without a Smartphone

Last week I was freelancing for a German shoe manufacturer and our team was traveling through east and south Germany. On the second day, my phone started an automatic updated at night.

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The Wake-Up Run Magic

The Wake-Up Run

Right now it is roughly 2 or 3 months ago since I started a wake-up run habit every morning. I was tired nearly every morning and the first thing I did was to brew a coffee. I decided that this needs to end and since that day I am running every morning. I called this habit my wake-up run.