You’re Not Lazy: How To Learn Anything Faster – Cliff Weitzman Founder of Speechify

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πŸŽ™ About The Episode

Cliff Weitzman is one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met, he’s the CEO and founder of Speechify, which is the #1 text-to-speech app that converts books and anything on the internet into an audiobook. Cliff originally built Speechify because he has dyslexia and growing up struggled to read, but after sharing it with the rest of the world the app has now been downloaded by 20 million+ users. Cliff is only just getting started having done all of this in his 20s and being listed in Forbes’ magazine’s 30 Under 30 list. In the conversation, we talk about how Cliff developed the Speechify app, the life lessons he learned along the way, how speed listening is a superpower and why the best thing you can do is put more love out into the world. Enjoy!

00:00 Intro
02:12 Your childhood and growing up with dyslexia
11:09 Your ambitiousness
14:17 Building a text-to-speech program
18:12 Why listening is a superpower
24:00 Reading 100 books a year with speed listening
40:20 Do you have a note taking process for listening?
45:24 Life lessons from building Speechify
01:02:44 Expanding your network & the power of adding value
01:17:45 How to avoid procrastination
01:22:11 Organising your life and maintaining relationships
01:37:29 Tips for putting more love into the world

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πŸ”Š Episode Transcript

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Tarek
Tarek
2 months ago

Ali,if you give summary of these podcasts we will greatly benefit.

Andie Kobbie
Andie Kobbie
2 months ago

This has been one of the most insightful episodes by far!! And amazing the fact that you leave the transcript of it too.