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The Idea Behind Audio Learning: Learning In No Time
Since entering university,
I’ve always been
fascinated by the question: How can I learn moreeffectively?Honestly, the classic methods that my university colleagues, professors and I applied during
my studies were certainly not the ones that I’d recommend today. Stupid me, it took me
until after graduation in 2009 to get seriously involved with
the ‘science of learning’.
Had Ilearned about the methods before that, it would have saved me a lot of time and pain.Anyway, after working as a German language lecturer at a university, finding the rightliterature on the matter (Great stuff:
,I’ve learned that there are ways of learning where I make
nocompromise on fun, time, quality or convenience
.The idea is l
earning while I’m doing other things at the same time. Simply switch on an audio
player and listen to relevant knowledge.My method of audio learning is:
Listening to relevant knowledge from audio books andpodcasts from my MP
3 player, smartphone or Kindle while I’m doing other
low-concentration, everyday activities.
These activities can be: Making my breakfast in themorning, commuting to work, shopping in the supermarket, cleaning up my flat or hittingthe gym after work. There are so many chunks of time every day when I can put on my
earphones, push a button and learn something while I’m doing something else.
learning that doesn’t require any extra time.
In this simple way, I free up between 60 and 90minutes extra learning time every day.60 to 90 minutes of extra daily learning - that is 7 to 10 hours of learning every week,enough to cover a whole audio book or 10-20 podcasts every week.
That’s 4 books or 40
-80podcasts per month, 52 books or 520-1,040 podcast per year! Now just think about it...
That’s an equivalent of
44 to 66 8-hour days of learning every year, or up to two months of full-time training!
Imagine how much you would know about your professional field. Howmany new skills you would have that make it easier and more fun to be successful in whatyou do. What change would that make to your overall satisfaction and financial situation?Brian Tracy says,
‘In order to earn more, you must learn more!’ I have no doubt he is right…
And all it takes is the equipment, the content and a change in your habits.
Based on Entrepreneurial Lessons from Launching Lingibli
The recommendations are based on my experiences and thoughts from time working on thelaunch of Lingibli. During this time it had become necessary to know everything from projectmanagement, product development, marketing, technology, finance, accounting, law, taxes,our field of business
and entrepreneurship… For example, I’ll be very open with you when I
say that in essential project management techniques I had been somewhat behind my co-