Last week I finally bought myself the 80 gig video ipod and my only regret is that I didn’t get it sooner. I have about an hour and change of a commute to work each way which sometimes turns into 2 ½ hours or more each day traveling back and forth to work. I always thought that I was taking full advantage of my commute by reading books, magazines, blogs and anything else related to my current goals but this past week I found out that I have been missing out.
The beauty of the ipod is that you can store as many audio books, podcasts and notes as you need at any given time. Instead of carrying around a bag full of books and magazines, all you need is a pocket sized mp3 player. That way, if you get bored or tired of one book or subject, you can just switch over to something else. Many times at the end of the day I am too tired to focus on heavy material so I listen to something lighter.
Another advantage that audio books and podcasts have over written materials is that you can continue listening even while walking or driving. When I’m really wiped from a long day, I can sit back, relax, put my feet up, close my eyes and just listen.
BI – Before ipod, I would spent quite a bit of time just finding the right books and blogs and either getting them from the library, store, Amazon.com or online and then some more time if I had to print it out. With itunes, I can just subscribe to podcasts and have them uploaded automatically to my ipod and also browse through books and audio clips right in itunes.
I would highly suggest to anyone looking to get lucky, to get themselves an ipod.
I am a typical person more or less that has always tried to get away with doing the absolute minimum to get by. In school, I did my assignments last minute, I barely passes some of my tests, I crammed for everything and didn't care about retaining any information. I always wanted to be successful and get lucky but my problem was that I thought that luck and chance were synonymous. One day, all that changed when i found out that there was more to "Luck". I learned that it was possible to make your own luck and that people that were "lucky", all had very similar characteristics. I made a conscious decision to become one of those lucky people and the world started to open up. It didn't happen overnight and I'm still not there yet but at least I know what to look for and what to do. Recognizing the opportunities to get lucky is only the beginning of the battle. Now I have to train myself to jump on every opportunity and one day be truly "lucky".