I make no secret about it, I tend to have a bit of an addictive personality…
When I see something I like or want to achieve, I go all in. I attribute a fair amount of my trading success towards it.
…I have no idea how many people are still reading from the first blog in 2011, if any. But for those who aren’t, I must have made just about every mistake possible on the way. It didn’t deter me, I forged on.
As much as my head-strong approach worked, I’ve often ‘learnt in blood’ the hard way. One of the biggest lessons has been; find the shortest path, plan ahead and continually tweak efficiency. This leads me on to my latest learning strategy… Audible.
Learning (for most) is the most boring thing in the world, depending on topic anyway.
At school I was the worst. I rarely wen’t to all the classes, when I did I was bored senseless (maybe not Maths) and never really finished anything. Keeping focused has always been a problem. It wasn’t until I become desperate to improve my life I started to read more, and even it was a struggle at first.
This may also be down to the fact I was crap at reading.
Anyway, once I started to see the benefits of reading and learning more I kind of got into it. But still, it’s a slog to sit down and read for hours on end. How Warren Buffet does it every day I have no idea.
But as of last month (I have no idea why it took me so long to try this) there is an awesome solution. I am 100% hooked, I just know it’s going to elevate me to the next level.
Since starting a couple of weeks ago I’ve already done 4 books and one of them was 11 hours long. That may sound insane, but with travel time, exercise and the occasional bedtime listen it’s proved easy. I rarely say things like this but; I can’t recommend it enough.
I probably should add though, I’ve swapped out a couple of naff titles after listening to a chapter or two. Could have been worse though, only half hour or so wasted each time.
If you’re after a few suggestions (that will help your trading) there’s a few classics in this separate blog. recommended books blog
What I’ve Listened to Recently:
Thinking Fast and Slow is a classic, and a must read if you’re looking to trade in my opinion. I’ve read it in the past, but it was worth hearing out once more.
Next on the list is Flash Boys, recently recommended to me on twitter. In fact, it’s been recommend to me many times over by quite a few different people – just one of those I never got around to. From the bits I’ve heard, I’d guess it’s similar to court-siding for financial markets…. but I’m yet to find out for sure. If the reviews are accurate, it’ll be a good one.
The only downside to audio books is sometimes I find myself switch off a little, meaning I have to jump back a minute or so. Hardly a gripe when I think about it though. The biggest being I didn’t find this method of ingestion earlier…
What Do You Suggest Next?
The only downside with this new-found addiction is the speed at which I’ve consumed some of these titles. I shouldn’t complain as it’s the best thing about using audio-books. But several time’s I’ve found myself scanning the web for another good title…
Hopefully some of you guys can help me out below! What’s the best book you’ve read/listened too?
Related: Audible Information Here