By Katie Austin
I used to read a lot of books growing up. I could easily get lost in a book for hours and at times, wake up early the next morning to read a few pages further to find out what happened to my favorite character. Those days seem like a distant memory as I find it harder to block time off to read with my busy schedule. I have missed reading. But then I found a new way to read books and do so while I’m driving!! Well, not literally reading while I drive but having it read out loud over my car speaker system.
Like most of you, I have an Amazon Prime account that I use frequently. What I found while shopping online one day is there is Amazon Kindle Unlimited (see link below for details). I have been purchasing books using my Amazon account for my college classes over the years in Kindle (digital) format. I used this to save money and read them across several devices. But with Amazon Kindle Unlimited there is a library of over 1 million titles AND some come with and audible version. What this means is that I can reading the book using my iPad or laptop over the weekend and then pick up where I left off while driving to/from work. How cool is that! This has allowed me to read more.
If you want to learn more about Amazon Kindle Unlimited, you can visit their FAQ page below: https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1002872331#faq
You probably thought my article was stopping there.. Lol. What I really wanted to share with you is not only the wonderful world of digital/audible books but the book I read recently that has changed my life. I couldn’t wait to tell you about it because I believe it may be a book you need to read too!
The book is called “Live It: Achieve Success By Living With Purpose” by Jairek Robbins.
What first caught my eye was the word “purpose”. I wrote about living my life with purpose in one of my last articles. However, I have still been trying to define what my purpose is and how I should be living my life. Let me tell you, after reading this book it became perfectly clear!! And when you read (or listen to) the book you will find yourself either very happy that your ideal day vision is exactly the way you are living your life today or completely different. At first, I was upset and disappointed that my ideal day vision was so different. But then as I read through the remaining chapters, I discovered that I simply needed to take the steps to get myself closer to doing what truly makes me happy. By living my life with purpose and taking a few risks, I will get closer to the way I want to live my life every day.
I don’t want to give anything away other than you need to read this book and walk through the exercises in each chapter. You will discover your ideal day vision, focus on the majors without distractions from the minors, how to fall in love with hard work, and realizing you are not guaranteed a tomorrow. With every page and each chapter read, I felt closer to understanding where I truly wanted to be in every facet of my life.
There are SO many great things about this book! If you don’t have time to sit down, get the audible version and listen to it as you drive to work or anytime you can find a quiet place to focus. You won’t be disappointed. 😊
As each of you read this book and/or if you have already read it, feel free to post your comments here. Ways that this book has helped you and what you have learned most.
Wishing each of you a great day and I look forward to seeing you back on the Every Woman Blog!