Imagine this for a second.
You’re reading a book. 📖
The book is jam-packed with amazing insights, a-ha moments and actionable advice.
So you grab your highlighter or pen to take notes. ✍️
If you’re like me, you love that process.
The feeling of having those a-ha moments that may change your life is like digging a bunch of gold nuggets.
There is just one problem…
You have so many lessons to implement in your life and you have a long list of books you want to read.
But you have limited time.
An alternative is to read or listen to book summaries from apps like Blinkist.
While reading books (or listening to audiobooks) is great, book summaries are good too. I love them as they are great for dipping your toes into a book, revisiting a book or getting the main points from a book you may not pick up.
But then, there’s another problem…
Book summaries are like long-form articles. You read them. Maybe think about it for a moment and then you forget most of it.
It’s not because you have a poor memory. Human brains just work that way.
So, what’s the solution?
I’ll get to that in a moment, but first, let me make one point clear.
Nothing replaces reading books. Don’t skip reading a great book just because you found a book summary on it.
But I understand that you can’t get to every book and you still want to get the perspective of different authors.
So, here’s the solution I found that is an amazing addition to my lifelong learning arsenal.
It’s called the HabitCoach app (Android and iOS).
The app gives you a collection of gold nuggets from the best books on the topics:
- Psychology & Personal Growth
- Management & Leadership
- Health & Family
They do the digging for you. They find the nuggets and then; they create a list of the best insights and actionable points from the books.
And that’s not all.
They list the habit ideas and let you convert the ones you like into habits. This way, you don’t just read and forget.
Let me explain and walk you through it.
Browse the library and choose a book from the category you like. Their list is expanding based on the suggestions from the users.
Next, read the list of the habit ideas from the book and select the ones you like. You may show or hide the explanation of each idea.
Add any habit you want to work on to your list and track progress for the next 20 days.
It’s as simple as that.
I still read or listen to books and book summaries, but HabitCoach is a game changer.
It has been a great addition to my learning since it doesn’t take a lot of time to browse through the habits and work on the ones I like.
Where do you get the app?
Click right here to download the app for Android or iOS (mobile only link)
Full disclosure: I personally use the app and I highly recommend it. The links in the article are affiliate links, which means if you get the app and make a purchase through my link, I get a commission (but you don’t pay extra). So I thank you in advance!
A free user gets access to the first 3 habits of all books. A premium user ($50 a year or around $5 a month) gets access to everything!
Now here’s the interesting part.
I’m giving away 3 accounts with a 1-year subscription plan for free.
So, if you’re a lifelong learner, click here to participate in the giveaway now.
Books are great and book summaries are good too. But what sets HabitCoach apart is its bite-sized habit ideas from the greatest books of all so you can use the information and turn them into habits.
Get HabitCoach here ➡ Link for Android or iOS (Mobile only)
Participate in the giveaway here ➡ Free 1-year subscription plan of HabitCoach