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Welcome to Commute University

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:10 pm
by RogerA
Hey there!

My name is Roger and I'd like to be the first to officially welcome you to the Commute U Crew!

The whole goal of this project is to help you maximize what would otherwise be "dead" time and turn it into "ed" time and educate ourselves. Most of us spend at least 30 minutes on our commute to our day jobs. Some, much more, and some fortunate ones, a little less. Whatever the case, even if you are lucky to be able to get to work in less than 10 minutes, you can still maximize that time.

Instead of listening to music, listen to audiobooks and audio programs; specifically, educational audio programs.

Here's how it works: Every Sunday, we will add a new audio program for you to listen to. Audios range from about 20 minutes to about 40 minutes or so. That audio should be listened to as much as you possibly can for the entire week. Throughout the week, whenever you have a chance, hop on the discussion forum and share your insights, thoughts, or questions.

However, here is one very important thing that separates this project from the traditional schooling methodology. Rather than the memorization:regurgitation style of "education" whereby students are expected to remember and recall facts on tests, we are looking for <b><i>IMPACT</i></b>.

We don't want to just remember facts to pass a test. We want to assimilate the knowledge to be able to directly apply its lessons in our lives.

Traditional academia is more concerned with proper citations and well formatted, heavily researched papers. Commute U is concerned with making your more effective in whatever your calling. Yes, it would be great if you could give credit where credit is due, but it's more important that you take the lesson you're being given and improve your life.

I'm sorry, but you won't be getting any degrees or certifications from us. The only test we're concerned with is the test of life.

See, life and school are almost the exact opposite. In school, you're given the lesson and then you take the test. In life, you often are tested, and then, if you're wise enough, you learn the lesson (Speaking of citations, this is a concept I learned from Robert Kiyosaki. Paraphrased, of course).

But I digress, when the week is up, and the new audio file is being uploaded, the old one will be deleted. We do our best to give all proper credits, so if you really like what the instructor/lecturer was talking about, please, please, please support them and buy their stuff directly form them.

So, let's recap the process, since I spent so much time rambling. On Sunday, the new audio will be uploaded and the old one will be taken down. Spend the week listening to it as often as you're able, when you commute to work or when you're doing chores or working out, and get on the board to engage in the conversation. Share your insights, questions, and ideas and read your peers' posts as well. You never know where the next great epiphany is going to come from.

Finally, if you have any suggestions or requests for specific topics you'd like covered, please head over to the requests forum and make your requests.

Oh, wait, I lied, one more thing about this. We're trying to be a resource to you. One of the best ways we can do that is by allowing our members to participate in being part of that resource. Yes, we value your thoughts and insights, but we can also make use of your programs. So, if you head over to the Requests forum, and you see one of your fellow CommuteU'ers asking for help with a specific topic that you either have knowledge in or perhaps a program covering it, please let us know and we'll see how we can connect you guys.

With that out of the way, I wish you the best of luck on your journey. I'm honored that we get to be a part of it. I hope that you get everything you hope for and more.

Aloha no!

Roger