Let me tell you about my 11-hour drive from Florida to Texas! Two kids under the age of 10, a fur baby that is needy, and a 6 x 12 trailer hooked onto my jeep. I was stressed, moody, and trying to focus on just getting to Texas. The love of my life has been in Texas since February of this year and 6 months and some days me and the kiddos finally are reunited with him. I recently have started working solely online with a few businesses under my belt and being a virtual assistant. I am in the beginning stages of learning how to manage and grow my businesses. BUT for obvious reasons I haven’t had time in the past few weeks to really focus on them as much as I needed to. I want to dive into what has helped me while being a mom, a business woman, a partner, a house keeper, a cook (well you get the point). I found that I do not have time to read books like I have enjoyed in the past. I recently have become a lover of audio books and podcasts.
I love and devour knowledge as if it were the last cup of water on earth – necessary and vital to life itself. Why? Knowledge is power, and innovation is the stepping stone toward your next influential breakthrough. Not to mention, it could be the difference between a no-figure business or a lucrative business.
As entrepreneurs, we tend to be very busy. We tend to get overwhelmed by the daily minutiae of our operations while we oversee our businesses. Did you know that the average American reads about four books per year, while successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates read an average of 17 books per year? I can’t speak for most, but for myself, I don’t have time to sit down and read 17 books per year despite my seeking the same rewards.
My journey toward achieving this lofty goal is through podcasts! Listening to podcasts has been my secret sauce toward achieving the knowledge needed to run a lucrative business. You can listen to podcasts anywhere, anytime, and from any device. Not only that, listening to podcast allows you to get an up-close and personal, intimate conversation with your favorite entrepreneur.
Here are my top five podcasts to help you elevate your endeavors as an entrepreneur.
- The GaryVee Audio Experience
The Garyvee Audio Experience is hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary Vaynerchuk began his entrepreneurial endeavors by following his parent’s footsteps in the wine industry and starting a blog called winelibrary.com. Ever since then, Gary Vaynerchuk has helped millions of everyday folks like you and me become successful entrepreneurs. Although his language may seem very direct, it may be precisely what you need to get you off your butt and take action. I can listen to him all day and love his podcasts. I’m sure you will too!
- The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Through his influence, Tim Ferriss has helped many 9-5 employees, transition into a full-time entrepreneur, helping them build 4-hour workweek digital empires.
- She Did It Her Way
The She Did It Her Way podcast by Amanda Boleyn is all about elevating and educating the female entrepreneur. Amanda dives into all your most pressing questions about starting a business and when to take the leap of going full-time as an entrepreneur. Along with sharing her business savvy tips, she interviews women who have also gone out and done it their way (Amy Porterfield, Jenna Kutcher, Julie Solomon, Lori Harder, and many more).
- The James Altucher Show
James Altucher interviews the world’s leading peak performers in every area of life. On the contrary of giving you the typical success story, James digs deeper to find the “Choose Yourself” story. The “Choose Yourself” story are the moments we relate to when someone rises up from personal struggle to reinvent themselves. The James Altucher Show brings you into the lives of peak-performers: billionaires, best-selling authors, rappers, astronauts, athletes, comedians, actors, and the world champions in every field.
- 7-Figure Small with Brian Clark (Previously called Unemployable)
Brian Clark, the well-known founder of Copyblogger, started the 7-Figure Small podcast as a way to help the worker who no longer feels marketable or is unemployable. Since the global pandemic of COVID-19 affecting the well-being and financial health of millions across the globe, I think this podcast is exactly what’s needed to bring back the internal hope of individuals.
When you need an on-the-go shot of knowledge that will make you laugh, ponder, and drill into the deep valleys of your mindset, try one of these podcasts as your next adventure.