11 Best Motivational Audiobooks to Boost Your Life and Business

If you are looking for the best motivational audiobooks, you have come to the right place. I am an avid reader and audiobook junky. I love books that motivate and inspire action. This list of audiobooks will do just that. Sometimes, it feels that even staying motivated needs inspiration and a lot of work, so there is not a shame to call the backup from when you feel a little down. If you need an “energy” boost from time to time or hear a new perspective on things, motivational books can help you get out of the rut.

Of course, there are thousands of motivational books out there and some of the best motivational books in the world stand the test of time even if they have considerable age. If you are always on the go and you need to hear the words rather than read them, I hope this collection of best motivational audiobooks will keep you going stronger.


Best Motivational Audiobooks to Listen to This Year

Step Into Your Greatness by Les Brown

Step Into Your Greatness

I’ve listened to this audio more than any other. Les Brown is dynamic in his speaking and motivates you to step out of your comfort zone. My favorite part of this book is where he will not be denied. Day after day he shows up to the same place asking for a job. Every time he gets turned down he just comes back the next day with optimism. Finally, when they realized he wouldn’t quit coming back he’s told “go get me some coffee.”

The premise is to “make “no” your vitamin.” People quit too easily. Get used to being rejected. Each no gets you one step closer to a “yes.”

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

Besides the idea of not taking no for an answer, Les Brown’s book teaches a handful of useful approaches to life, career, and even relationships. Here are some highlights I know you will enjoy:

  • Commit to higher goals you set for your self, raising the bar and trying to reach it;
  • Remove toxic people from your life once you recognize them;
  • Always challenge your fear of failure and challenge yourself to do and be better.

This internationally recognized speaker and CEO of Les Brown Enterprises, Inc. is also a leading authority in understanding and stimulating human potential. He authored other great books, such as Live Your Dreams and It’s Not Over Until You Win.

The audio is short in length at 48 minutes. This makes it easy to listen to over and over again to discover the key to your potential and greatness, while choosing to surround yourself by positive people that nourish you and help you grow better.


The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure by Grant Cardone

The 10X Rule

I soak up everything Grant Cardone has. This guy has more energy at 50 then most have in their 20’s. The main point of this book is to take ten times more action. The more action you take, the more likely you are to succeed. While this may sound simple in theory, consider it a challenge for yourself, every day. Do you do one thing? Do it ten times better and with more oomph. It is, in fact, a lot harder than it looks, as getting out of our comfort zone and our thinking/behavioral patterns take a lot of work.

Look at more deals. When people were telling him he needed to take it easy on social media he increased it. “Be omnipresent.” Some people use one or two platforms. Grant says you need to be everywhere. When the economy was pulling back he pushed his chips all in.

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

While you can apply all the teachings of this book to personal life too, it is essentially a motivational book related to business and entrepreneurial success. So here are some takeaways and highlights that are most impressive when you listen to this audiobook:

  • Shake off fear;
  • Increase your belief in yourself;
  • Eliminate procrastination;
  • Set higher (correct) goals and reach them;
  • Never settle for mediocrity;
  • Become a role model and dominate your competitors.

If you are looking to be motivated this book will do the trick. The book is about taking massive action and that is crucial. What good is motivation without action?

This audiobook is 7 hours and 24 minutes long but it doesn’t seem like it. I listen to mine on 3x speed and you should too!


Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler

Living with a Seal

First I must say this book has a substantial amount of profane language. If you are put off by the F word or if you planning on listening with others around, this book might not be the right one for you.

Want to get motivated? Try having a navy seal live with you, that’s what Jesse Itzler did. Jesse was running a race when he first noticed “Seal.” It was a team race but Seal was running it solo. With double digit miles remaining Seal had broke all the small bones in his feet because of his large frame. If you and I broke one small bone in our foot I think we would say the race is over. Not Seal.  He finished the race. Oh, and I think I forgot to mention that he was peeing blood as well.

Jesse remembered his racer information and looked him up on Google. This lead to Jesse flying out and convincing Seal to come live with him for 31 days. Seal agreed under one condition, “You have to do whatever I say or I’m out of here.” Agreed.

One of the first challenges was doing pull-ups. The seal had him do pull-ups until he thought he couldn’t do anymore. Once Jesse was spent, Seal told him now we are staying until you do 100. Jesse thought it was impossible but he had agreed to do whatever Seal said or he would leave. Jesse ended up doing the 100.

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

As you can easily imagine, this book teaches people that nothing is impossible if they put their minds and hearts to it. Stepping out of our comfort zone, achieve greatness in the face of adversity, and become better versions of ourselves are just a few takeaways the book has to offer. Of course, it also helps you know yourself better and understanding what your limits are. It is more than a game of truth or dare, obviously, but in the end, you will understand that you are stronger than you think.

The book is filled with challenges like the pull ups. The book is about us being able to do more than we think we are capable of. Most people stop prematurely when they have more to give. If you are looking for motivation, this book will do it. Start pushing yourself like Seal pushed Jesse.

The audiobook is 5 hours and 18 minutes.


Quiet: Learning to Silence the Chatter and Believing That You’re Good Enough

best motivational audiobooks

This book is incredibly motivating. With this audiobook written and read by Fearne Cotton, we get to explore why so many of us question whether or not we are good enough, or whether or not we ever will be. The book is filled with her own hand-drawn illustrations and thought-provoking activities. These are meant to still your mind, stop you from self-sabotaging, and silence your inner critic. And it truly gets the job done.

The Quiet audiobook includes interviews with those who assisted in helping Cotton learn to accept her own flaws and imperfections. It also provides advice on drowning out misinformation and noise from work, family, and friends that can often increase our doubt and insecurities.

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

One of the first and most important takeaways of this book is to listen more selectively what people say and what people tell you in an age of oversharing and public exposure on social media. Quieting the noise has never been more crucial than it is today to find our inner voice and decide for ourselves what is good and bad with the world, not what other people tell us.

Cotton opens up in this audiobook about what it’s like living life in the public eye. Although many of us can’t relate directly to that, she shares her methods and activities that she uses to get through online trolls and negative chatter, which can be helpful to anyone in this age of social media. She even provides statistics and facts that contribute to the fact that social media is linked to rising levels of anxiety, depression, and various other mental health issues.

Stop competing with the outside noise telling you you’re not good enough and start listening to Quiet! You won’t regret it.

This book is 3 hours and 51 minutes long.


Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money- That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad Poor Dad

With over 3,000 five star reviews you can rest assured that this book is legit. I’ve listened to it multiple times and is extremely motivating. I listen to a lot of podcasts and I hear more people mentioning this book as a masterpiece that changed their life.

This book motivates you to think differently about money. Most people’s mindset is to “work for money.” Robert says that this is backward. You should have money work for you. It talks extensively about leverage. How to use other people’s money and talents to make you more money.

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

This motivational audiobook is a bit controversial in some circles, as it challenges plenty of things conventional wisdom tries to teach us. For instance, it encourages parents to step in and help their children learn about money and finances, as the system of education will never be able to do it the right way. Moreover, it will help every listener to get a better understanding what an asset and a liability are, once and for all.

There are some great lessons in here and will motivate you to change the way you think about money. Some might say his principles are a little more “risky.” Others say that working 9-5 for 40 years is the most risky thing you can do. You decide.

The book is 6 hours and 9 minutes in length.


The 4 Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferris

The 4 Hour Work Week

Next on our best motivational books list is “The 4 Hour Work Week.” This book has over 3,500 five star reviews. I’ve listened to and read this book multiple times. Like the Rich Dad book it will challenge your beliefs around work and money.

If you are interested in starting a business, this book will really help motivate you. In the book, there are a number of great ideas on how to start testing a business idea. Tim talks extensively about outsourcing on the cheap. Learn how to hire virtual assistants all over the world to do the work that you get bogged down with.

In the book he talks about being overwhelmed with the business he had started. He was working too many hours and was getting burnt out. That’s when he decided to unload his tasks and give his workers the freedom to make decisions. He started checking emails at only specific times of the day as well as taking limited phone calls. He fired his headache customers because 20% of the customers were 80% of the problems. His new processes led from working lots of hours to working a “4 Hour Work Week.”

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

Many people reference this book as a game-changer in their life. I would agree. I have learned a lot from this book and the outsourcing techniques are invaluable. The author offers dozens of practical tips and case studies regarding people who reinvented themselves and their businesses after internalizing the advice offered by the book. In this amazing motivational audiobook, you will also get templates to eliminate email clutter from your daily business. You will learn tips and tricks to negotiate with higher-ups and clients, apply simple lifestyle principles to confusing, fear-generating economic times, and living the life of a millionaire even if you are not one.

This audiobook is 8 hours and 18 minutes.


Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Poke the Box

Seth Godin is considered a marketing genius by many. I’ve listened to this audiobook at least ten times over the last five years. If you are looking for motivation to take action, this one will help. This is one of the best motivational audiobooks of all times if you ask the experts, and for all the good reasons.

What I love about this book is that it gives you permission to try things. It gives you permission test things and fail at them. Are the people that make the biggest difference in the world the people that conform? No. It’s the people that persist and go against the norm.

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

From this book your mindset on failure with transform. You will feel confident in moving forward with your ideas. Too often you hear people telling you not to try something because it might not work out or it’s too risky. Don’t listen to them, list to Seth. Start taking action today.

According to the author, one of the peoples’ greatest mistakes is to think that everything is static, although everything changes by the minute. What this book teaches us is the fact that we should not only embrace change and adapt to it but provoke it, make it happen. As one great quote says, “Be the change you want to see in the world!”

The book is short at 2 hours and 14 minutes.


The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran

The 12 Week Year

Next on this collection of best motivational audiobooks to help you reach your potential is The 12 Week Year.

Let me preface this entry by saying that I love this book. I’ve gone through it many times.  One of my favorite sentences is “Execution is the single greatest market differentiator. Great companies and successful individuals execute better than their competition. The barrier standing between you and the life you are capable of living is a lack of consistent execution. Effective execution will set you free. It is the path to accomplish the things you desire.” That pretty much sums up with this book is about.

This book will motivate you to take FOCUSED action. The book provides you with tools that will help you deliver great results. If you know what you want and you know how to get it, this book will help you progress towards the obtainment of your goal.

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

It talks a lot about how the annual plans are faulty. Too often people set year-long targets but drag their feet until they get closer to the end date. By moving the targets closer it keeps you moving at a faster rate. Set bigger goals with shorter time frames and see what happens. The main idea here is that a sense of urgency and proper prioritization leads to the best results. The greatest advantage of this motivational audiobook is that you can apply its teachings to both business and personal life to some extent. Harness the power of a 12-week year to drive improved results in any area of your life – this is what the author says you can do. The improvement of execution effectiveness is available to both organizations and individuals.

This book is 5 hours and 17 minutes long.


Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School by Andrew Hallam

Millionaire Teacher

Before you ask what this book is doing on the list, hear me out. This book will motivate you to learn about your finances. Too often people feel overwhelmed with learning about money and investing. This book simply dumbs it down to where anyone can understand it.

This book could save you $250,000 over your investing lifetime (depending on how old you are). I read this book and it opened up my eyes. When I started looking into what I was investing in and being told to invest in, I was shocked. We then went through this book as a company. Because of this book, we are moving from one 401k provider to a different 401k provider. The way I invest has been forever altered.

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

By reading this book you will know more about personal finance than 95% of the population. When you meet with your financial advisor, you will be equipped to make sound decisions. Although this book might sound more boring than the rest, it will save you tons of money.

This book is not only the perfect instrument to understand the new methods of investing you have now available, but also turn it into a learning game/experience to teach children about savings, finances, and investments from an early age. The philosophy here is that all you need is a different approach to the concept of money and investing to turn into a millionaire.

The audiobook length is 6 ours and 24 minutes.


The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle is the way

If you are looking to stay motivated in challenging times, this is the book for you. Too often we run into challenges and we retreat. This book instructs that we must continue in the face of adversity.  Ryan says, “The Obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.” He talks about the opportunity and learning that comes along with crisis.

His perspective on obstacles and challenges is refreshing. It goes against the cultural norm but it is accurate. This book will help you push through your challenges.

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

If you always wanted to know the recipe for success followed by people like Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller or Amelia Earhart, this motivational audiobook is one of the best places to start. Turning adversity into opportunity may seem impossible, but after listening to one of the best motivational audiobooks ever made, you might find the strength and resources to do it yourself. After all, an obstacle race is just a game, and you can wit it with the proper attitude and practice…

Ryan Holiday apprenticed under the great writer Robert Greene. It is so well written, and so spot on that I have taken an absurd amount of notes.

This audiobook is 6 hours and 7 minutes in length.


The Laptop Millionaire: How Anyone Can Escape the 9 to 5 and Make Money Online by Mark Anastasi

Laptop Millionaire

This book is legit. If you are looking to get motivated to make money online, this is the book. Mark talks about how he used to be homeless until he met LM (the laptop millionaire). LM taught him ways to make money online from anywhere in the world. If you want to learn to write ebooks, create courses, software, and the importance of building an email list, this book will do just that. It is filled with content on money-making strategies. If taken action upon, they could work for you.

What Other Things Does this Audiobook Teach You?

The problem with making money online and finding the right motivation to do so is that most advice you receive is not actionable or takes decades to turn into something viable. On the other hand, the no-fluff, no-filler strategies provided in this book represent a blueprint – or starting point if you wish – to online success. Depending on what you are good at, this motivational audiobook will help you discover the online entrepreneur lifestyle for yourself.

This audiobook is 9 hours and 1 minute long.

Best Motivational Audiobooks: Bottom Line

It is true that the market of motivational books is very big and one might have problems finding the best title to serve your needs. However, you can sift through the clutter and the noise and find the best written or audio motivational books to help you get your life straight, make more money, or achieve your goals in a more satisfying manner.

There you have it, my list of best motivational audiobooks. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. If you have more suggestions on motivational books you want me to review or present, don’t be shy in leaving a comment in the dedicated section below!

How to Play Cornhole: Rules, Tips, and Accessories

If you ever wondered how to play cornhole, you have come to the right place. Today, we will present you with the corn hole game rules and regulations. We will also talk about distancing, scoring, tips to play the game better, and some accessories you might need for a day full of fun with your friends and family. At the end of this guide, we will also let you in some cornhole game origin and history. But before we begin, let’s see what is cornhole!

What is the Cornhole Game?

Cornhole is a very popular lawn game where players take turns throwing bags filled with corn or beans at an elevated platform with a hole in it. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

Cornhole is a popular back yard game, something to do with the kids at home or something to turn into a challenge for your teens and their friends this summer. As you will soon see, corhnole has a league of its own, but for a family, playing this game with friends and neighbors is one surefire way to have some fun outdoors all warm-season long. Not that you could not play cornhole in winter, but it may be a bit uncomfortable.

This is not a kids-only game, you know. Adults play cornhole any chance they have. The game is so popular, it has its own accessories you can buy rather than DIY at home. Moreover, people started to take this game seriously enough to come up with the craziest team names possible. For reference and inspiration, check out our list of 60+ funny cornhole team names!


How to Play Cornhole



Throwing a bag through the hole on the platform gets 3 points and a bag that lands on the platform get 1 point. The first player or team to get to 21 points wins the round. You can play one round or best 2 out of 3. Cornhole is similar to the game of Horseshoes, except it is much safer and easier to set up. Horseshoes require sandpits, metal stakes, and heavy horseshoes. Cornhole uses soft bags filled with corn and portable wooden platforms making it a much safer and more popular choice for outdoor recreation.

The game has grown from humble beings into a very well known game with its own lingo and official leagues and associations all over the world. Cornhole can be played just about anywhere and by people of all ages. The only skill needed is the ability to accurately toss a bag 24-30 feet at a platform with a hole in it. You can move the platform in closer if kids are playing. This way you can involve the entire family.

Cornhole Game Accessories and Gear

As you could see above, the cornhole game does not need plenty of stuff. However, since everybody takes it very seriously, you might have the surprise of your life seeing your friends and neighbors sport fancy cornhole boards. So to keep up the pace with your competitors, here are some guides to buy the best cornhole accessories and gear:

Now that you jumped the bandwagon of cornhole fun and exquisite gear, let’s discuss the cornhole rules you need to know to play and win the game!

Cornhole Rules and Regulations


cornhole boards
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The game of Cornhole is easy to set up and the rules are very simple to follow. There is some variation to the cornhole rules depending on who you ask. We will cover the basics and give you a general overview.

The only equipment required is two elevated platforms, two sets of bags, a scorecard, and two or four players. The bags come in sets of four and it is recommended that they are different colors for easy identification. Each bag is filled with dried corn or beans, measuring 6 x 6 inches and should weigh 14-16 ounces. It is recommended to use a heavy-duty material like double-stitched nylon or canvas. As you can see, cornhole bags are in a league of their own, you can’t just use any bag you find in the house, so it is better to get some from a specialized manufacturer.

The size of the wooden or plastic cornhole board is 2 feet wide x 4 feet long and has a 6-inch wide hole centered 9 inches from the top of the platform. It should have a smooth painted surface.

The platform is angled with the back edge of the board 12 inches above the ground and 3-4 inches from the ground at the front. This forms roughly a 90-degree angle. It is also recommended that the sides are enclosed. This makes it easier to tell if the bag actually goes through the hole instead of going through an open side of the platform. Cornhole boards are hard and tedious to make yourself, especially if you don’t have any carpentry skills, so it is easier, cheaper, and more efficient to buy some.

Now that you have all the items needed for playing let’s take a look at the rules more in depth.

Cornhole Distance Between Platforms/Boards

The playing area should be a minimum of 8 feet wide by 45 feet long. Facing the court in a North to South direction if possible is a good idea because it helps reduce the effects of the sun. Remember to keep the playing area clean and free from obstructions and distractions. A normal regulation court places the platforms anywhere from 24-30 feet apart from the front of one platform to the other.

Cornhole Distance for Children

The recommended cornhole distance for children and juniors is 21 feet. The imaginary line parallel to the front of the platforms is also the foul line that you cannot step over when tossing the bags. The bags may be tossed from either side of the platform in a 3 x 4-foot rectangle.

You must stay inside of this area while tossing the bag. You can choose to toss from either side but must stay on that side for the entire round. If you are playing doubles (remember to check out our 60+ cornhole team names for the fun of it) matches the players stand on both sides of the platform and alternate turns tossing the corn bags in the reglementary cornhole distance.

Cornhole Scoring


cornhole game scoring
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The first person or team to score 21 points or more wins the round!

  • You do not need to win by 2 points or more as in some other games.
  • All players or teams must be allowed to finish pitching their 4 bags per inning. For example, if the player or team that pitches first reaches 21 points the other team must be allowed to finish the inning as well.
  • In the event of a tie, the players keep pitching 4 bags per inning until someone ends up with a higher score.
  • The player scores points by tossing the corn-filled bag at the platform. Tossing a bag through the circular hole on the platform is called a “Cornhole” or “Corn Bag In The Hole” and is worth 3 points.
  • A corn bag that comes to rest on the platform and is knocked through by another toss or an act of God also counts as “Corn Bag In The Hole” and is worth 3 points.
  • A corn bag that does not go through the hole but lands on the platform and remains in place throughout the inning is called an “Ace” or “Corn Bag In The Count” and is worth 1 point.

The bag must not touch the ground before landing on the platform or it is a foul and removed from play. If a corn bag is tossed and determined to be a foul while knocking off a bag that is resting on the platform that bag must be returned to its original position.

  • If the bag lands anywhere else not touching the platform it is called a foul or “Corn Bag Out Of The Count” and is not worth any points.
  • Another form of a foul is stepping over the line or out of the pitchers’ box. This is also called a “Corn Bag Out Of The Count” and is worth zero points.
  • Corn bags that do not land on the platform or go through the hole must be removed from the field of play and count for zero points. 

All corn bags except fouls must be left where they are thrown until the inning is over.

Other versions of the rules allow that one round to be won when one team scores anywhere from 7-11 points and the other team scores zero. This is known as a “Skunk” or “Shutout.”

Cancellation Scoring


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Typically, cornhole players use a method of counting scores per inning called cancellation scoring. There are a couple of different versions we will go over.

Cancellation Scoring Versions

In the first version of cancellation scoring, bags that are tossed through the hole or land on the platform are either cancelled out or added depending on what the opposing side tosses.

  • For example, if the first player or team tosses 1 bag through the hole and 2 on the platform totaling 5 points, and the second player or team only tosses 2 bags on the platform for two points, the 2 bags on the platform are canceled out for both teams and the first team gets to keep 3 points for the bag in the hole.
  • Another example would be if the first player or team only tosses 1 bag through the hole and the second player or team tosses 2 bags on the platform, no points would be cancelled out and the first side would receive 3 points for the bag in the hole and the second side would receive 2 points for the bags on the platform.

The other version of cancellation scoring works by adding up the scores for both sides and awarding the difference in points the side with the highest point total. An example of this version of cancellation scoring would be the first side scoring 7 points total and the second side scoring 5 points total. The winning side would be awarded the 2 point difference.

Playing the Corn Hole Game


playing the cornhole game
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Cornhole can be played as either singles or doubles matches. When playing a double match, the four players split up into two teams. One member from each team pitches from one cornhole platform and the other members pitch from the other.

In singles play the contestants stand at the same platform and each one player may choose a specific side to toss from for the inning. You must only toss from one side per inning.

The players on opposing teams always alternate tossing. A cornhole match can break down into multiple rounds of play where you toss 4 bags per inning. 

Cornhole Rules: Winning and Losing

As mentioned before, the round is won when one side scores 21 points or more.

  • You have 20 seconds from the time you step into the pitcher’s box to toss the bag.
  • It is considered a foul if the toss is not delivered within 20 seconds of stepping into the box and you lose a turn.
  • If you step over the foul line or out of the pitcher’s box it is also a foul worth zero points and counts as a turn.
  • If the bag accidentally leaves the players’ hand during a toss it counts as a turn.

The player with the highest score in the previous inning pitches first in the next inning.

If no one scored in the previous inning, the team who previously pitched last will pitch first in the next inning. Each player or team is also allowed two timeouts per match. They may use this time out to walk up to the platform and examine the position of the bags on the platform.

How to Play Cornhole: Tips

It is recommended to use a highly visible scoreboard. This allows players to keep an eye on the scoring and make sure everything is correct at the end of the inning.

Any discrepancies in scoring or rules should be brought to the attention of the judge or person keeping score immediately.

Do not make distracting movements or noises during your opponents turn.

Perfecting the corn toss is crucial to becoming a great cornhole player. Learning to spin the corn bag while throwing will stabilize it and allow for a more accurate toss. It is also important to try and throw the bag so it arcs 5-10 feet above the ground. You want the bag to land on the platform at an angle to lessen the impact and stick in place when it lands.

Make sure the surface of your cornhole boards is sanded smooth and painted.

It is typically deemed acceptable to ask a teammate or spectator for advice on where to throw the next pitch. This is a good idea because there is a lot of strategy involved in the game of Cornhole.

The distance between boards dictates how hard it is. If you are having trouble scoring it may be a good idea to move the boards closer together.

During hot, dry weather the bags and surface may become very slick. You can either spray the bags with water to help them stick or bring the platforms closer together.

Find a comfortable stance for throwing that works well for you. Most people like to step forward with their opposite foot and then throw with their dominant hand. Others stand still and toss, while some step and throw with their dominant side. There is no right or wrong, just make sure it feels natural and relaxed.

When beginning don’t focus on trying to focus on throwing the bag through the hole every time. Instead focus on just tossing the bags on the platform and letting it slide through the hole or scoring points from a “Corn In The Count.”

Learn to master the 4 essential shots. The “Slider” is when you land the bag on the front of the board about six inches from the hole and let it slide through. The “Blocker” is when you land the bag in front of the hole to prevent your opponent from using the “Slider.” The “Push” is using your bag to either knock your opponent’s bag out of the way or to nudge a previous toss on the platform through the hole. The final and hardest shot to master is the “Cornhole.” This is when you toss your bag straight through the hole.

Origins of Cornhole

There are many theories on the origin of Cornhole. Some people say the game originated way back in the 14th century in Germany. Others say the game was created when the Blackhawk Indian Tribe of Illinois filled up animals skins with dried corn and tossed them around. On a previous occasion, we also mentioned that

gained popularity during a pre-game tailgate party in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Some theories even point to a Kentucky farmer making a game out of throwing dried corn cobs into a trash can in the 1800s. No matter who invented it, the game today is one of the most popular and exciting outdoor activities for people of all ages!

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if you go over 21 in Cornhole?

In most cases, if a team exceeds 21 points that team drops back to 13 points, and the game proceeds as normal. However, some people prefer playing the game regardless of whether a team has reached exactly 21 points or has gone over the limit. This all depends on personal preference. Competitively, however, the rule of stepping back down to 13 points is far more often applied than the one without limits.

How much do cornhole players make?

Professional cornhole players make money from sponsorships, endorsements, and from tournament purses. As a rule of thumb, they can make anywhere from $5000 to $25,000 per season or per year. Very rarely, a few highly appreciated cornhole players will even surpass the $25,000 limit. If you’re wondering how much can a cornhole player make per sponsorship, the answer would be anywhere from $2000 to $5000. More specifically, the price is dictated by the place on the player’s jersey that the sponsor wants to be located on. Usually, a cornhole jersey features one main sponsor and four mini sponsors. The main sponsor typically pays $2000 whilst the rest of the four mini sponsors pay $750 each, adding up to a total of $3000 excluding the main sponsor.

Who invented cornhole and how did it become so popular?

Legend has it that a fourteenth-century cabinet maker by the name of Mr. Matthias Kuepermann created the game after watching children toss rocks into a nearby groundhog’s hole. Mr. Kuepermann was so concerned with those children’s safety that he thought he’d use his carpentry skills to design a game that was far safer for them. Cornhole began to surge in popularity in the midwestern states comprised mostly of farmland. However, the game Cornhole emerged as a favorite pastime in Cincinnati about 15 years ago and soon spread like wildfire to backyard barbecues, beaches, breweries, and campgrounds across the United States.

How to Play Cornhole: Bottom Line

We hope that we were clear in explaining the cornhole rules and cornhole distance, among other regulations. As you saw, it is a rather simple game, although it takes some practice.

You should now be equipped with all the information you need to know how to play cornhole. Make sure you check out our list of best cornhole board wraps, board, unfinished boards, and bags!

If you have other tips and tricks on how to play cornhole and win, let us know in the comment section below! We would love to hear from you, especially if you played the game and gained some experience with it!

21 Best Yankee Swap Gifts to Consider this Year

Best Yankee Swap Gifts

Today, we will discuss some of the best Yankee swap gifts to consider this year. Offering gifts is just as satisfying for the giver as it is for the receiver, so you should put some thought into them. So making a list with the best Yankee swap gift ideas and choosing the most suitable ones for some particular receivers is an exercise in creativity if not more.

However, you may be asking what a Yankee Swap Party is. Sometimes known as a White Elephant Gift Exchange, or a Dirty Santa Gift Exchange, this party is a clever way to spice up the good old fashioned gift exchange that your family and co-workers bore you with year after year. The rules can vary, but simply, everyone is directed to contribute a gift within a certain price range.

Usually, to assure everyone gets something nice, the limit is up to twenty-five dollars.

As each person arrives with their gift they are asked to draw a number from a hat. Each person waits until his number is called. On each person’s turn,  he may decide to pick an unwrapped gift from the table to open or swap the gift with someone else. Each gift is technically unclaimed until the swap is over. Don’t be surprised though, if in the end there is more swapping going on.

After all, the fun of the party is to go home with something exciting!

If you want more Yankee swap gift ideas, don’t forget to check out our guide on some of the most amazing housewarming party gifts you can buy for close friends, family members, acquaintances, or workmates. On the other hand, if the concept of a Yankee swap is not right up on your alley, you can get your inspiration going form our guide on gift exchange games for large groups. Besides the White Elephant, you also have the Cheer Exchange, the Hot Potato, the legendary & classic Secret Santa, the Numbers Game, and so on. After all, choosing a gift for someone and exchanging gifts with other people require specific mindsets and certain conditions, so pick the game that serves you best.

Now, let’s return to our White Elephant gift ideas to consider this year!

The following is a list of the 21 best Yankee swap gifts you can choose from

Before we begin, however, make sure you also check out our guide on the best funny Yankee swap gift ideas we offered a while ago. In that article, you will learn some of the basic rules for choosing the best Yankee swap present. Suffice to say, you can go for anything that is unusual, useful but strange, sexy (only when it is the case), exceedingly tacky or gross (for the laughs, of course), you get the point.

1. BLACK + DECKER Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug

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Family, friends, or co-workers, this gift is perfect for anyone in the group! The coffee brews directly into the 15-ounce travel mug and the mug is designed to fit in almost any vehicle cup holder. The coffeemaker is equipped with a permanent filter, filter basket, and auto shut-off for those busy mornings. The mug is complete with a lid and can be washed safely in the dishwasher. This gift will be a big hit at the swap party. It is also an amazing housewarming party gift, so put it on the list for other parties and occasions requiring presents!


2. Pyrex Simply Store Rectangular Glass Food Storage Set

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This versatile gift will be welcomed by women and men alike. Imagine taking your food from the oven to the fridge in one dish. Carry these dishes with you to the party, and warm the food in the microwave when you get there. You can freeze the leftovers right in the same dish, and place it in the dishwasher when it is empty. The 6 piece set includes one 3-cup, one 6-cup, and one 11-cup rectangular dish. Each dish comes with its own lid. These easy to store, stackable dishes will have everyone fighting over them.


3. Hot Cocoa Gift Set By Fireside

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Everyone likes hot chocolate, so you can’t go wrong with this gift! This gourmet hot cocoa set includes three 8 ounce cans that each consists of salted caramel, chocolate truffle, and peppermint. Just add hot water and you will have a hot cup of cocoa to warm you up on the coldest day. Make a special treat in the summer by adding the cocoa to a glass full of ice. Either way you like it, this gift will be sure to please. Packaged in a gift box with ribbon, your work is already done.


4. Yankee Swap Gift Tee Shirt

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Give them a souvenir to remember the night forever! With this shirt, they can wear it to the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party they will be going to next. This classic fit, lightweight, 100% cotton tee is available in a variety of colors and sizes. Make this the best Yankee swap gift on the table, and be the star of the party. Remember we said above that some best White Elephant gift ideas can be strange and even unsightly as long as they have a good dose of intrinsic humor attached to them? This is one of those Yankee swap gift ideas to consider this year!


5. Adult Coloring Book Set of 3

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The latest craze is the relaxing, adult coloring book. This gift is great for a swap party with the girls. Older children will enjoy this gift as well. This set includes mandalas, flower designs, and geometric patterns. These books are great for anxiety and stress relief. Explore your inner creativity with each of the 48 single-sided coloring pages, and express your thoughts on each of the 48 journal pages in every book. Adult coloring books are all the rage right now and make some incredible activities for teens as well during a rainy day in the house, so grab a few for your family as well!


6. Cupcakes & Cartwheels- Ribbons Quick Change Watch

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This is another great gift for the swap party with the girls. From young to old, she will love this gift. This Quartz watch comes with a variety of 11 different ribbon straps that tie in a bow for security.  Complete with a different strap for everyday and every outfit, she will never get bored. For an elegant presentation, this watch is packaged together with the ribbons in a pink gift box. Make everyone fight to get this gift at the party.


7. Oster Fondue Pot

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Everyone loves to eat, and this gift can be fun for everyone. This 3- quart fondue pot is made by Oster, and can be used to dip sweets into chocolate, melt some cheese, or fry some meat. It comes with 8 color-coordinated forks and a sure release break-away-cord. Adjustable temperature control and cool-touch handles make this pot user friendly. This gift will be a big hit, and probably one of the best Yankee swap gifts you will find. Put this item on the list of best housewarming party gift ideas and some of the best presents to offer your parents for their birthday, anniversary, Christmas, or any other occasion!


8. Never Have I Ever: The Game of Poor Life Decisions Card Game

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This party game is for ages 17 and older, so it would be ideal for the adult Yankee Swap Party. This popular game includes 550 cards of hilarious, awkward, and embarrassing adult material. With this game, you have the opportunity to learn more about each other. A fun party game that the winner might want to play with everyone when the swapping is over. You know how much we love a good (and mean) game of Never Have I Ever, so if you want to play it (outside the card game) with your friends and family, here are the best Never Have I Ever Game Questions to make your own version of this amazing campfire activity for adults who know each other pretty well and are not afraid to tap into some personal issues.


9. Fritesla 16000mah Power Bank Portable Charger for Smartphones

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Almost everyone you know has a smartphone, so why wouldn’t this be one of the best Yankee swap gifts at the party? This slim charger is convenient enough to fit right into your pocket, next to your cell phone. This lightweight charger features dual USB outputs, a USB light with an LED reading. Available in four color choices, this gift is something everyone will want.


10. Northpoint Cashmere Velvet Reverse to Cloud Sherpa Throw Blanket

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Nobody will resist the comfort of a soft, warm blanket. This blanket has the feel of velvet plush on one side and reverses to the feel of an extra warm cloud sherpa on the other side. The ideal 50×60 inch size makes for a comfy movie night throw, or wrap it around your shoulders while working at the computer late at night. This gift is available in a variety of colors and will be perfect for anyone in your group. Sit back and watch them fight for this one.


11. Freshly Roasted Delicious Healthy Nuts Basket

This tray of healthy nuts is made with four delicious sections of cashews, pistachios, honey glazed pecans and almonds. These nuts are 100% natural and will make the perfect kosher, vegetarian or organic snack for anyone in the group. The nuts are packaged for freshness in a box, and ready for gift giving. The winner will be so delighted, maybe he will share some with you before the night is over.


12. Pen Light With Stylus Tip

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This is the best Yankee Swap gift for the office party. The pen is engraved with, “Success Dreams Create Reality.” This 3-in-1 ballpoint pen is equipped with a replaceable ink cartridge, replaceable battery, and is complete with an LED flashlight and a stylus tip. This handy pen is everything a person needs to get through a busy day at work. Packaged in a classy gift box, this pen is ready to go. Become the favorite co-worker when they find out this gift came from you.


13. Care Package with 50 Sweet and Salty Snacks

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This variety snack pack is ideal for the family or school swap party. With chips, candy, cookies, crackers, gum and more all in the same package, how can you go wrong? They can share it, re-gift it, or eat it all themselves, but no matter what they choose to do with it, this will be the most talked-about gift of the night.


14. Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set

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Everyone has dry, chapped hands every now and then, so choosing this gift will not be a waste. The hand repair kit includes Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream and Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream. This kit is packaged in a clear nylon bag tied with ribbon. As an added bonus, the kit also includes a pair of cotton gloves to help keep in the moisture. The person that wins this gift will have to hide it from the rest.


15. Woodwick Candle Fireside

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Everyone likes to hear the crackling of the fireplace or of a veritable campfire. With this candle, not only will they get the sound and relaxation listening to the crackle from the wick, but the fireside scent will top it off. This candle is available in two sizes and will put off the scent for 100 hours. You won’t go wrong giving this candle jar to your friends at the party.


16. The Grill Light by Knight Lighter

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This unique gift will be sure to lighten up the room. This light is the perfect BBQ companion, but has many other uses as well! Made with a durable Nylon Glass Fiber and 11 gauge steel clamp, this light is made to withstand heavy heat and light rain. Clip it in your dark closet or onto your beach chair. If you need light, grab the grill light as well. Make your friends fight for this gift at the swap party.


17. Heat Sensitive Color Changing Coffee Mug

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This 16 ounce, ceramic mug will confuse everyone in the room. The mug will change color and design when it is hot, and will change again as the beverage cools down. This mug can be fun for everyone, and with this design, even the kids will love it. Keep a sleepy person on their toes with this happy conversation piece.


18. Rustic Whitewash Tabletop Chalkboard Sign

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The chalkboard that is meant to go on tabletops in homes is great things to give someone as a gift for a housewarming party or any other occasion. They are fun products that anyone can enjoy. Witty, encouraging, helpful, or sweet things can be written on it in any household. Chalk even gives them the freedom to draw, be creative, and set the tone for the house and any guests who enter in. You can’t go wrong with this gift!


19. Play Visions 450 Nose Aerobics Game

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This gift will be fun for anyone! Enjoy watching your adult friends play this game when they put on the plastic glasses and try to catch the tiny ball in the little basket. This can make any party entertaining, or watch your co-worker secretly play behind his cubby. For ages 5 and up, but this game will be a riot when the adults try to play!


20. Hidden Alcohol Sunscreen Flask

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This is the best gift for the adult party. These two, 9.7-ounce realistic sunscreen bottles, will conceal your drinks so you can sneak them in with you wherever you go. They are leakproof with airtight seals and are food-grade safe. Extra seals and a funnel are included. The flasks easily hold approximately nine shots each, and can easily be passed around for sharing.


21. Knock Knock Bathroom Guest Book

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This unique book will have everyone spending time in the bathroom at the next party. Each page is designed for the guest to answer questions, draw a picture and describe their bathroom experience. No more trifling through an outdated magazine, or critiquing the color of your host’s bathroom. Even the serious grump at the party will laugh at this book!



Is there a Difference Between Yankee Swap vs White Elephant Gift Ideas?

Historically speaking, yes, there is, although in the modern world, Yankee swap gifts ideas and White Elephant gift ideas are quite the same thing. The Yankee swap gift concept goes back to the American Civil War, they say, when generals were swapping prisoners in a barter system that had nothing to do with human rights as we know them.

On the other hand, the idea of receiving a White Elephant is, by all means, and purposes, a burden. The king of Siam proved to his people back in the day that getting a white elephant was a punishment and not so much of a token of appreciation.

In conclusion, White Elephant gift ideas should be a bit ridiculous and useless in nature, while Yankee swap gift ideas, no matter how brutal, had some intrinsic value to them. Today, we do not make much of a difference between them and both are extremely fun gifting exchange ideas.


Best Yankee Swap Gifts: Bottom Line

Whether you call them White Elephant gift ideas or Yankee swap gift ideas, we hope our suggestions proved useful to you to have some fun with family, friends, or co-workers this year. If you have more ideas you tried already and made the hoped impact, tell us everything about them in the comment section below! We would love to upgrade this article with some of the best Yankee swap gifts that our readers vouch for and recommend!

30 Easy Trivia Questions for Kids (With Answers)

If you love trivia, involve your kids and have trivia questions that fit your kids’ minds. In making trivia questions, cover topics they have studied in school. For example, recent popular culture, and hobbies your children may be interested in. Coming up with easy trivia questions for everybody (kids and adults alike) is a breeze.

How to Play a Good Trivia Game

Trivia is one of the most exciting family games and an excellent way to spend some time indoors, especially in this period of social distancing. One of the most important rules in picking general trivia questions and answers for kids is to focus on what you know they know. For this reason, it is best to start with a few warm-up fun trivia questions for kids that will ease them into the challenge. You can increase progressively the difficulty of the questions and keep the bar high for those kids who have serious general culture baggage.

One rule you should never forget is that you always have to have the answers at the ready. You should always have the correct answers even for the easiest trivia questions that you think everyone can handle with their eyes closed. Either you prepare movie trivia questions, science trivia questions, or general trivia questions, the answers you have aside should be correct. The last thing you want is a hot debate on information resources, debunked myths, the latest scientific discoveries, and so on. While we encourage such arguments, they are not the trademark of trivia night.

With all these things said and done, here are some easy trivia questions for kids that you can try as a fun challenge this summer or spend a rainy day at home!

Sports Trivia Questions for Kids

Some of the best trivia questions are sports questions. This is also true when asking trivia questions to kids. Choose your topics carefully. Most kids have not followed sports recently. Questions about famous players in the ’70s and ’80s may be too difficult for a child to answer. You should preserve such sports trivia questions for your sport-loving adult friends and family members.

There are many trivia questions that focus on sports. Think of active, big-name players that are popular even among the little ones. It is a great way to make sports trivia questions easy and fun for kids. Try these out:

Q: How big is the diameter of a basketball hoop?

A: 18 inches.

Q: Which NFL quarterback has won the most Super Bowl titles?

A: Tom Brady

Q: Who is the only NBA player to have 30,000 points, 8,000 rebounds, and 8,000 assists in their career?

A: LeBron James

Q: Which country hosted the 2016 Olympic games?

A: Brazil

Q: Which city is the capital of Utah?

A: Salt Lake City

Geography Trivia Questions for Kids

Geography is a major area of study for a lot of children and learning about the world can be very exciting. Expand the borders in the mind of your kids with some great geography trivia questions for kids. Speaking of geography, keep in mind that you can ask geography trivia questions as part of the road trip games you might want to play. After all, what better way to educate a child than triggering her curiosity about the places she sees?

Do not try to get too complicated. Make a topic base questions like geography. Create questions that focus on major landmarks or cities. Here are some examples:

Q: What country is home to the Great Barrier Reef?

A: Australia

Q: What city is the capital of China?

A: Beijing

Q: In what state is the Grand Canyon located?

A: Arizona

Q: What are the top three largest countries, by landmass, in the world?

A: Russia, Canada, China

Q: What is the largest desert in the world?

A: Sahara Desert

Q: Which two countries share the longest border?

A: Canada and the United States

Q: Which city has the most people?

A: Tokyo, Japan

Pop Culture Trivia Questions for Kids

Chances are that your children follow pop culture. Kids have many ways of finding entertainment topics. They have a great knowledge of the pop culture. Pick recent examples with some classics mixed in to keep them on their toes. Better than any math trivia questions that you might ask (and might trigger some angry looks from your kids), try some Disney trivia questions and answers, some Harry Potter trivia questions, Star Wars trivia questions, Marvel trivia questions, you know, tap into the things your kids love best. If you have teenagers around, Game of Thrones trivia questions and modern music trivia questions work the best.

If you are the parent in this equation, make sure you know the answers. You may know your sports, history, and geography, but do your homework well if you want to challenge your kids and teens in the pop culture department. So let’s get the show on the road, shall we?

Q: What movie franchise is famous for, “May the force be with you?”

A: Star Wars

Q: What movie features a toy cowboy named Woody?

A: Toy Story

Q: Which rock band sang Yellow Submarine?

A: The Beatles

Q: What was the most popular song on streaming services in 2017?

A: “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran

Q: Luis Fonsi, singer of the song “Despacito,” is from which United States territory?

A: Puerto Rico

Q: What type of fish is Nemo?

A: Clownfish

Other Great Trivia Questions for Kids

The possibilities for great fun with the help of trivia questions you can ask children are practically endless! Try writing some of your own based on the specific interests of the kids who will be playing. Now it is the best time to challenge your children’s knowledge and school homework (if you want to play rough).

Start writing your own trivia questions with a little inspiration. Here are some example questions to round out your trivia night list:

Q: What is the largest mammal in the world?

A: Blue Whale

Q: What is the number one food that pandas eat?

A: Bamboo

Q: Who was the first American president?

A: George Washington

Q: Who invented the light bulb?

A: Thomas Edison

Q: Going from top left to bottom right, what is the first letter on a keyboard?

A: The letter Q

Q: How many legs does a spider have?

A: Eight

Q: What type of celestial body is the Sun?

A: A star

Q: Where is the Great Pyramid?

A: In Egypt

Q: What is the fastest animal on land?

A: The cheetah

Q: Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?

A: William Shakespeare

Q: Why do things fall down when you drop them?

A: Because of gravity

Q: How many colors are in a rainbow?

A: Seven

Final Thoughts on Easy Trivia Questions for Kids

These were our top picks for some of the best easy trivia questions for kids if you want to organize a fun challenge for them on any given occasion.

We hope you enjoyed our picks and that you will play many fun trivia games with kids or your adult friends and family members! Don’t hesitate to ask us for more trivia questions for kids and adults if you want more ideas and inspiration! We are here to help you make the best out of your spare time, so use the comment section below if you have some of your own examples of fun trivia questions for a friendly challenge with the kids!

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