The jury is out. I love audiobooks.
Although it may be slower for me to listen than read, I can now increase my reading by being able to listen while I’m driving, when I’m in the shower, just before I fall asleep.
The book I’ve been listening to is How to be a Capitalist Without Any Money by Nathan Latka (think The Four-Hour Work Week but updated).
In it, he talks about how to increase cash flow (and overall bank balance), while reducing time spent working.
I’ve been slowly doing this over the last year or so, not because I want to work less. But because I want to spend more time working on the things I want to — more creative projects.
One of my ambitions when I was younger was to be a “starving artist” but I’ve grown up more capitalist than I thought I would. I like money. A lot.
Growing up in a Christian environment meant that I heard a lot of talk about how the love of money was the root of all evil. But there’s a second part to that passage.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.— 1 Timothy 6:10, KJV
The thing about money is that it shouldn’t be something you lust after. You can love it, but you mustn’t let your love for it sway you.
You have to make money your bitch.