We live in an age of massive opportunity for learning.
With so many resources available at our fingertips – books, articles, blogs, seminars – there is no reason (or excuse) why we shouldn’t be dedicated to our own personal development.
Because I’m a constant improvement junkie, I have to be honest… I’m always a little surprised when I recommend books to people and they say, “Oh, I don’t read.” Or have suggested articles/blogs and the response is, “I’ll get to that after the other 300 emails in my inbox.” (meaning: they’ll never get to it).
I love to read, but I really love podcasts. During my run every morning, it’s my time to listen to podcasts. When someone recommends a new podcast, you’d think I just won an all-inclusive trip for two. I can’t wait to the next day to give it a listen. [It’s a problem really.]
Podcasts are just so convenient. You can listen while you drive, while you’re in the shower, while you work out. Anytime you’re doing a “mindless” activity, they allow you to engage your mind.
So, I figured I’d share my current podcast playlist with you in hopes that you’ll return the favor and share the ones you subscribe to. [Remember, getting introduced to a new podcast is kind of a big deal to me.] Many of these you’ve probably heard of, but some others may be new to you.
In no particular order, here goes…
EOFire – John Lee Dumas. Short 20 minute engaging interviews with people who are killing it in business and life.
The James Altucher Show – James Altucher. Business. Life. Stories. Humor. Every episode is thought-provoking.
The EntreLeadership Podcast – Ken Coleman. After listening to this one, it just makes me want to be a better leader.
Jordan Harbinger – Jordan Harbinger. I just recently discovered this one. It talks all about what kind of impression you’re making and how to improve it.
Online Marketing Made Easy – Amy Porterfield. This girl gets marketing. She’s not cheesy, just real and down-to-earth. And super smart. Every episode is a winner.
The Top – Nathan Latka. I like this one because he interviews entrepreneurs who are crushing it in business, and he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions.
The Dave Ramsey Show – Dave Ramsey. The financial guru. He thoughtfully challenges his listeners to manage their money and not let their money manage them.
Building a Story Brand – Donald Miller. This.one.is.awesome. Huge motivator to make your customers the hero of your business story instead of yourself.
Office Hours – Daniel Pink. Because of who he is, he has some heavy hitter guests on this show. He dives deep and, in true Dan Pink fashion, every episode is fantastic.
StartUp Camp – Dale Partridge. Dale believes that a strong business with a weak family doesn’t work. I love this and couldn’t agree more. He strives to help people turn their passion into their profession.
Power & Purpose – Mastin Kipp. More personal than business. Mastin encourages you to think below the surface and live fully in your purpose.
Seth Godin’s StartUp School – Seth Godin. This man is a genius and this podcast series (15 episodes) is worth every single bit of your time if you want to grow a successful business.
GirlBoss Radio – Sophia Amoruso. An all woman list of guests, this podcast inspires the female folks to get out there and make our marks on this world.
School of Greatness – Lewis Howes. This guy is awesome and his guests are the cream of the crop. You’d be hard-pressed to listen to even one of his episodes and not walk away with a desire to be a better human.
Rule Breaker Investing – David Gardner. Another podcast I just recently discovered and I look forward to every episode. Too many of us don’t know enough about money and investing. These are the Motley Fool guys and they are wildly smart.
The Four Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss. Everyone knows about Tim Ferriss, but it’s for a reason. Every episode he puts out is both fantastic and inspiring.
And last but certainly not least…
321Go Podcast – Matt Scanlon. I’d be remiss to not include this because I honestly look forward to the new episode every week. This is a podcast by a gym owner, for gym owners. And it covers every topic that a small business owner faces. If you’re not giving this a weekly listen, you’re missing out on some serious goodness.
Podcasts are all the rage, and I’ve bought in. Learning on the go is such an easy and convenient way to spur us all on to become better humans.