I ask people this question all the time! And I love it when I get a new podcast recommendation out of it! Sometimes people look at me like I have 2 heads and say “um….the radio??”. Which is totally fine too! I love a good jam session (I promise if you’ve ever seen me in the car with my kids you’ve experienced a #gaargoyle dance party!)
But in addition to your favorite tunes, what things are you listening to further your education? Do you love podcasts? Are you more of a youtube person? Are books your thing (or e-books like me)??
I LOVE to consume content and I’m more of an audio learner so podcasts and e-books are my favorite way to get the goodies. I also love that if I’m listening to something I can also be gardening, cooking or cleaning (I make it sound like I’m Donna Reed or something….I assure you I am not!) Hahah! Anyway, for my audio learning friends, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite, MUST listen to, ROCK your world ear candy!!
Podcast: Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher. If you haven’t listened, do yourself a favor and subscribe right now! She gives more practical information than any other podcast I’ve ever listened to and I take notes on SO many of them! Some of my very favorite episodes to get you started: 271, 257, 243, 314, 312, 328.
Podcast: How I Built This with Guy Raz. You guys!! I wish this one was dropped more than once a week! I look so forward to new episodes coming out. This one is more inspirational but for business owners, it’s so refreshing to hear the stories of massively successful businesses (Crate and Barrel, Panera Bread, Spanx, Chicken Salad Chick, Instagram, Door Dash) and how they started, what the idea was that sparked it, what hardships they went through, etc… I cannot say enough how much I LOVE this podcast! My favorite episodes to get you started: Boom Chicka Pop, Dippin Dots, Crate and Barrel, Five Guys, The Knot, FUBU (It’s literally impossible to narrow it down to a few but I would start with Boom Chicka Pop because it’s hysterical!).
Book: E-Myth. Ok….warning. If you read this one, you will feel wrecked from the inside out! I have never met a person who did not say this after reading this book! It will change your mindset about everything you’ve ever thought in how to run your business, how to think about your business and where you want your business to go. My favorite takeaway: Did you create a job for yourself or did you create a business?? THIS is in my gut!!
Book: Start with Why. A friend recommended this one to me and I had my whole staff read it. It is so hard to be amazing at something if we don’t even know why we do it and why we’re different. Favorite takeaway: There are leaders and there are those who lead. Which are you??
Grab one of these for yourself and let me know what you think?? Did you change anything about the way you do business or the way you will structure your daily tasks?? What was your favorite takeaway? I’d love to know!!
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