I have always been a bookworm and I have always liked to read a lot. I still do to this day, but lately, I find that I just don’t have the time- especially in day-to-day life. A year ago I finally discovered audiobooks, and since then I listen to them every day. Whether while cleaning, cooking, traveling, while falling asleep, while working, exercising, or in the bathtub- listening to audiobooks has become a part of my daily routine and I don’t ever want to do without it anymore.
Especially books on the topic of self-development have been on my list for the past several months, and today I’d like to share my Top 10 with you all. As a side note, you can also try Audible out for free with their 30-day free trial. On their website, you’ll find a huge assortment of audio books under many different categories. With my monthly subscription, I can download one or two every month and listen to them directly from the app.
I am curious to hear if you all have already heard of one or two of the audiobooks on my list! Do you also like to listen to audiobooks? Which is your favorite?
My Top 10 Audiobooks: self-development, business, and motivation
The 4-Hour Work Week – Timothy Feriss
The 4-Hour Work Week is about the story of Timothy Feriss, a young entrepreneur who used to work 80 hours a week and couldn’t stop. A classic workaholic who had everything, but still wasn’t happy. The book is a blend of a biography, guide, and workbook. In a time of doubt, Timothy Feriss found MBA – Management by Absence. Since then, he has turned his life around by 180 degrees. He is happier, freer, and is able to celebrate his financial success. In this book Feriss provides interesting food for thought, interesting activities and useful tips. I could read and hear this book over and over again because it has so many important tips for life and for the professional career that you really can’t ingrain enough.
The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown
Brené Brown is one of my favorite authors, and The Gifts of Imperfection is also one of many favorites. As you might have guessed from the title, this audiobook is about imperfection and why imperfections are a gift rather than a burden. Chapter by chapter, she works her way through topics that are especially difficult and sensitive for women, and also shares personal experiences from her life.
This audiobook is for everyone who finally wants to learn to love themselves and to be able to view perfection from another perspective. In the end it is our rough edges that make us human and that connect us with others. Brené Brown explains with a lot of humor and refreshing words, how important it is that we recognize that we are great as we are and that perfectionism only alienates us.
The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin
This audiobook is available in English as well as in German. The author Gretchen Rubin worked out a plan for herself where she chooses a specific thing to work on each month in different areas of her life: family, friendships, love, money, occupation, body, etc. In “The Happiness Project” she explains chapter for chapter how she decided which tasks to adopt, what she learned from each of the months, and how you can change your life in positive ways.
Rising Strong – Brené Brown
Another one of my favorite books by Brené Brown! “Rising Strong” is about the inner strength that is hidden inside all of us. With many examples from her own life and development process, she writes about the fact that inner strength grows from losses, not wins. It’s that first fall that makes room for inner growth and that brings us hope and a deeper purpose in life.
The Universe has your back – Gabrielle Bernstein
I am currently listening to this audiobook and it already has a place among my favorites. The voice of the author is very pleasant and easy to understand. Gabrielle Bernstein tells the story of her life and lets us in on her fears and how she learned to live more at ease and carefree.
I hope that you all liked my Top 10. Are you already registered at Audible? What are your favorite audiobooks?
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