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If Success is Your Goal, Listen to Audios to Improve Your Business

 

Do you want to achieve more success in your business? If you’re like most business owners, you have a vision for achieving high levels of success, but you might struggle with turning your vision into reality.

 

While there are countless strategies that will contribute to achieving the success you envision, listening to audios is an often overlooked, yet highly effective strategy. If you start listening to certain kinds of audios right now, consistently and repetitively, you’ll start seeing more results in your business.

 

Certain audios are designed to help you achieve success

However you define success, you can find audios that will help you achieve your goals. For example, Earl Nightingale’s The Strangest Secret has been a classic staple in the personal growth industry since 1956. In fact, many people say this recording created the personal growth industry. If you listen to this audio every day for a month, you’ll notice changes in your personal life and business.

 

Becoming personally successful is one of the keys to being more successful in your business. After all, you’re running the show; when you shift, your business will shift.

 

If you prefer modern audios, start listening to podcasts that speak to your niche. For instance, if your organization is involved in philanthropy, listen to the Grow Your Giving podcast for strategies and inspiration to take your giving to a whole new level. This podcast is guaranteed to provide you with new ideas to make a greater impact and have more fun in the process.

 

Audio storytelling is powerful

Listening to the right podcasts can create a strong emotional connection to the content. We tend to remember information better when it’s delivered with an emotional impact. To retain new information that will help you achieve success, find the podcasts that touch, move, and inspire you into action.

 

Listening to audios will give you fresh ideas

It’s easy to get stuck in a cave when you’re running a business. You do things how you do them, and sometimes you don’t have time to explore other options. Listening to audios created by successful people in your industry will spark new ideas and may even motivate you to pursue ideas you’ve set aside.

 

Swap casual social media scrolling for audios

If you spend just one hour each day scrolling through social media, not really accomplishing anything, start spending that time listening to audios.

 

One hour per day adds up to an average of 30 hours per month. Imagine the insights, inspiration, and ideas you would have if you listened to success audios for 30 hours each month? By the end of just one year, you will have committed 365 hours to becoming a better person and business owner. With that much listening, results are inevitable.

 

Grow your business by listening to audio books while you commute

Wise and successful business people know that leaders are readers. When was the last time you cracked open a book and read it cover-to-cover? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. Plenty of business owners just don’t have the time to read books. However, reading books is essential for attaining high levels of success.

 

The good news is you can listen to audio books and get the same benefits; sometimes more. If it’s hard to stay focused on a book, you’ll find it easier to focus on an audio book read by someone with a pleasant voice.

 

You don’t get paid while you’re commuting, so turn that time into a learning opportunity. Whether you’re in a car or on public transit, listen to audiobooks that aim to teach, inspire, or transform your paradigm.

 

Listen, repeat; listen, repeat

Zig Ziglar once said, “Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.”

 

We learn through repetition. Repetition is how we learned to add, subtract, and multiply in school. Repetition is also how we learned to read and write legibly. Repetition is how we learned to do just about everything as a child. Repetition creates ‘muscle memory’ in the physical body, but it also builds neuropathways in the brain.

 

If you’ve ever wondered why inspirational speakers tend to repeat the same message over and over throughout all of their seminars and presentations, it’s because they know repetition will plant the ideas firmly in people’s minds.

 

Prioritize your personal development to grow your business

The truth is, prioritizing personal growth is the foundation of growing your business into a successful organization. Your company will always reflect your personal level of growth. Grow yourself and grow your company – it works every time.

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