5 Audiobooks Everyone Should Listen To

When you drive with Uber, your downtime doesn’t have to be unproductive. Make the most of waiting for a trip request by expanding your thoughts, empowering yourself, and learning something new. These five audiobooks can help you better deal with adversity, cultivate a mindset for success, and teach you to effectively communicate with the people around you:

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill studied the habits of countless people who generated massive wealth, and turned his findings into laws that anyone could follow so they can enjoy the same kind of financial success. Hill suggested that negative thoughts led to negative outcomes and therefore, mastering our thoughts, and focusing on what we truly want can lead us to it.

The Obstacle Is the Way

We all face adversity. Ryan Holiday writes that accepting and even embracing our challenges is key to doing big things in your life. In this book, Holiday provides examples of people who have faced struggle, impossible circumstances, and failure—and overcame them thanks to their perseverance and refusal to make excuses or place blame on others. This book can help explain how your own will and determination can power you through the most difficult situations.

The Four Agreements

Miguel Ruiz presents four rules to follow to think about the world differently and if you can follow the steps, these agreements serve as a toolkit for living powerfully and effectively every day. You’ll learn why you should take nothing personally, make no assumptions, keep your integrity, and do your best in every situation. You’ll also learn how following these agreements can transform the way you live.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

This must read (or must-listen) classic by Dale Carnegie makes many lists, and for good reason. It contains timeless advice on how to better communicate and relate to the people you meet every day. When you’re an Uber partner, you can take away a lot of great insights and ideas on how to connect with any rider. This will help you create a wonderful experience for the both of you—and leave them in a position to give you a great rating.

The Big Leap

Have you ever wonder why bad things seem to happen right after you think about how good everything is going? This is how you sabotage yourself when you start to exceed your previous limitations. If you ever want to break free of this cycle and reach your true potential, you’ll need to take a big leap to get past upper limit problems. Gay Hendricks explains how you can in this book about removing self-imposed barriers to get to greater success.

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