How To Become A Better Person Everyday With This Reading App
Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn one new thing everyday to help you live your best life? The best and brightest people in the world, from Bill Gates to Arianna Huffington make sure they prioritize incremental learning. How do they do it? Reading. But it isn’t always easy to fit reading time into your day. Enter the Blinkist app.
The Blinkist app makes sure you don’t miss out on the valuable insights that books can provide. It offers short versions of the best nonfiction books out there, which you can read or listen to in 15 minutes or fewer. Better yet, its content is scientifically-formulated, so every single key takeaway is memorable and actionable.
Over 6 million people are using Blinkist everyday to glean the insights they need to become their best selves. By making small, incremental changes everyday, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you can overhaul your life. You, too, can join in the revolution and let the Blinkist app help you to become a better you.
Don’t believe us? Watch this woman overcome her fear of public speaking by using the Blinkist app.
For as long as she can remember, Sandra Wu has been terrified of public speaking. However, as a marketing manager, speaking at conferences is a major part of her job description. Tired of letting anxiety make her avoid the opportunities that were coming her way, she was determined to beat her fear of stepping on stage, once and for all.
She tried several seminars, as well as Toastmasters, which taught her some great techniques, but didn’t help her overcome her fear. In the past, she’d always turned to books for help with overcoming any psychological struggles and so, this seemed the natural port of call for this challenge, too. To get started, she picked 4 public speaking bestsellers on the Blinkist app, namely Speaker, Leader, Champion; Secrets of Dynamic Communication; Talks Like TED; and Pitch Perfect.
As all of these books are quite different, she got to assess exactly which tips would work for her, the bonus being she got to skim each title in fewer than 15 minutes. That way, she got to choose which book to invest in and knew it was the right one.
So, did she succeed? Well, in advance of her big talk — in front of 1,000 people (eek!) — she did a dry run in front of her company. And she nailed it! She used the tips she learned via the Blinkist app to pull it off to perfection!
“(With Blinkist) I checked out the best books on public speaking in under half an hour. This made me feel dramatically better about my presentation. I’ve also ordered Pitch Perfect to read in full.” – Sandra Wu, Marketing Manager
Here’s how you could learn with the Blinkist app
If, like Sandra, you want to overcome a major personal challenge, or to simply grow as a person a little more everyday, why not give the Blinkist app a try? Do you want to figure out how to work at your best, how to get what you want, how to keep your brain healthy, how to connect to people better, or maybe how to use your surroundings to invoke a better life? You can learn how to achieve all these things and many more using the Blinkist app. How?
1. It’s curated for you
Blinkist filters through the noise to make sure you get knowledge you can trust. We hand-select only the best nonfiction, identify the key ideas from each title and distill them into refined summaries of key insights. That way, you can be sure that you’re really getting the essence of the writer’s ideas.
2. You can learn on-the-go
Learn wherever, whenever you have a moment with Blinkist’s audio function. Whether you’re commuting, out for a run, between meetings, or just want to learn something while you’re brushing your teeth, you never have to stop moving to learn something new. Our narrators are all trained to give you the best, most intimate learning experience possible.
3. Join a growing community
Blinkist now has a growing community of over 6 million like-minded learners. They come from all over the world and many different walks of life — from grandmothers in Northern England, to CEOs in Brazil, to teachers on Himalayan mountaintops. What do they all have in common? Endless curiosity and a hunger to become their best selves.
4. A diverse team is dedicated to your experience
Blinkist has one very important thing at its core: real people. Your books aren’t chosen by algorithms. We select each one carefully to make sure that the quality you’re getting is nothing but the best. Our team comes from over 24 different countries and our collective experience means we know a thing or two about what makes a powerful, life-changing learning adventure.
Download the Blinkist app and get the best learnings from over 2,000 bestselling nonfiction books. It’s a surefire way to becoming a better you!
While you're here...
... let us tell you a little about who we are.
Blinkist Magazine is made by the same people who make — yep, you guessed it! — Blinkist. We spend our days transforming crucial insights from the best nonfiction books into powerful little packs of wisdom that you can read or listen to in a matter of minutes.
If you’re curious about the app, why not try it for free for 7 days? If it’s not for you, just cancel your subscription during the trial period and you won’t be charged. Happy learning!