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I want to share with you a simple secret today. It’s a secret that can change your life in profound ways and yet it will take you only minutes to set it up. The secret doesn’t cost much, yet it may yield hundreds or thousands of dollars in profit.

ipod The simple secret is… the business audio book. 

Many people have an iPod or other MP3 player, but I would wager that very few have a business audio book loaded on it. In this short article, you’ll find out where to get audio books, how to download them, and I’ll review three of the best to get you started.

Audio books are easy to purchase and download. If you have an iPod that is connected to iTunes, you are already setup. Just click on the Audiobooks link on the main page and you’ll be presented with hundreds of books to choose from. Select business as the genre and you’ll be on your way to personal success.

If this idea sounds good to you, and you want to save money in the process, just go to www.audible.com and signup for one of their accounts. I like Audible, because I save over 30% on each book that I purchase, and my yearly membership fee is only $9.95.

Once you have your audiobook download process setup, you need to download a book. Here are three that I highly recommend to get started.

1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell: Here is the main premise of the book: Why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential? In over seven hours of provocative material, Malcolm takes you through story after story of
people that became successful and the truly remarkable paths that got them there. From Bill Gates to the Beatles, you’ll find this book hard to turn off!

2. How to connect in Business in 90 seconds or Less. by Nicholas Boothman Is a wonderful book for improving your communication skills. This book is chock full of tips that can help you make your next conversation a more profitable one.
One of the tips in the book that I use all the time is…

When meeting someone for the first time, just make a mental note of what their eye color is. This will automatically force you to look the person in the eye.

It is amazing how well this works. With a little practice you’ll find yourself doing this automatically. Download this book and you’ll have a treasure chest of practical business principles like this at your fingertips.

3. The Ultimate Sales Machine: By Chet Holmes. If you are in sales, run a business, have a website, or just want to become more successful in life, be sure to download this book. Chet presents 12 principles in a straight-forward manner that will powerfully change the way you do business. If you are willing to apply a little “Pigheaded Determination,” Chet can help you take your business to the next level. Listen to this one on your way to your next sales call!


Once you have your first book downloaded you can take it with almost anywhere you go. With a car audio adapter, you can listen while you drive, or take your iPod with you on a walk or while you exercise. You can truly make unproductive time, productive.

Over the past two years, I have had the pleasure of listening to over 70 truly remarkable audio books, many of them while I was stuck in traffic. They have truly changed my life and given me the tools to be more successful. Why not download one today and make your next commute a profitable one!


  1. says

    Here’s a free solution: Go to BBC Radio 4 or NPR, and download their programmes. Save them to your mp3 player.

    On mine, I have business programmes, philosophy, comedy, plays, current affairs – there’s a huge volume of material out there.

    I listen to it in the car, when walking the dog, or waiting at the airport. It’s all free, and you never know what they’re going to cover next.

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