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  • Writer's pictureDustin K

Audiobook Appreciation Month: Jordan Raynor

As we live a life with an increasing level of busyness, reading has become a not-so-guilty pleasure relegated only to slow, cold winter nights and thunderstorm induced power outages when it becomes one of few options available to feed our minds. This has left our tsundoku (piles of unread books) ever-growing despite our best efforts.

Since we're service providers frequently driving the vastness of Halliburton County, we often find ourselves with lengthy opportunities to listen to new things. At first, we enjoyed the radio and Spotify playlists which soon developed into a preference for podcasts which has recently matured into an audiobook addiction.

The ability to download a good audiobook on Audible has given us a readily available opportunity to continue self-development or enjoy a good story while working away focused on everyday tasks like cleaning, lawn maintenance or a seemingly endless amount of driving - just ask our mechanic.

So we hope to share a bit about our new addiction this month and perhaps get you hooked on this not-so-new way of expanding your knowledge base through the ever-growing options of audiobooks as we highlight some of the books and authors we're enjoying.

The first author of note that caught our ear is Jordan Raynor. Full disclaimer, his approach is deeply rooted in Christian perspectives and values. Still, his content focuses on striving for excellence in creative and entrepreneurial passions.

He's a self-described serial entrepreneur. With successful run as a tech entrepreneur, he's now an author to a growing library and podcast host of several works including The Call to Mastery, where he interviews industry leaders who are pursuing excellence in their field for "the glory of god and the good of others."

His podcast provides profoundly insightful and enjoyable interviews with a wide range of individuals who have seen exceptional success in their fields while living with purpose.

His book, Redeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly Productive, was a great take on a biblical approach to time management with a core set of principles that have already impacted our approach to time and project management.

And it also led us to listen to and enjoy his other works:

  • Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk

  • Master of One: Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created to Do

Please let us know how you've enjoyed his work if you tune into it after our review.

We'd love to hear about the audiobooks and podcasts you've been enjoying.

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