12 valuable hours were being wasted on a regular workday. So I stopped listing to music and started listening to podcasts during my run or commute.
My commute to work is 55 minutes. My drive back home is around 45 minutes.
That’s about 500 minutes per week. Sitting in my car. Wasted.
My daily runs last about 30-45 minutes so that’s another 250 minutes. Not completely a waste because it’s healthy and therapeutic.
Listen to podcast and expand your mind
Replacing Spotify with Podcasts helps me get motivated for the day. It inspires me to think beyond my current situation and plan for the future.
There are a millions of people that have launched new careers and business. And others have have found wealth, happiness, motivation and confidence. These people what to share what they learned.
And they do this in podcasts. They will often share what they have learned to help others become successful as well.
Burn calories, get fit, and smarter during your workouts
Will Smith said, “the key to life is running and reading.”
Who says you couldn’t do them at the same time!
I MUST listen to something during my runs. It was always music, because I thought it was going to be hard to stay motivated listening to someone talk.
But it turns out it has motivated me more. My creative brain goes into hyper drive. I start thinking of new ways to apply what I’m hearing to my own business, work and life.
Not all podcasts are the same
Finding the perfect podcast can take some time. I have found that some can take forever to get to the point and others were too chatty. Others I have binge listened.
My biggest pet peeve about podcasts is not being able to find the links from the discussion in the show notes. I can’t exactly jot those things down when I’m driving or running.
Some of the podcasts I’m listening to now!
How I Built This – NPR
Recommended by a friend after I was telling her about my business idea. The host Guy Raz gets behind the scenes of the world’s best known companies. He helps tell the story of innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists.
10% Happier with Dan Harris
I listened to the 10% Happier book on audible so I was excited to see Dan Harris also has a podcast. I love his journalistic skepticism. His book was a direct contributor to my new interest in meditating. He also has a app with the same name that helps people learn to meditate.
Moz creates tools that make SEO, inbound marketing and link building easy. You don’t need a paid Moz account to listen to thier podcast. The Moz team shares SEO insights and best practices.
Reach by Convert Kit
This is binge worthy, but I should warn you there is only one season so far. This podcast is perfect for bloggers interested in building an online business.
Actionable Marketing Podcast
CoSchedules podcast was one of the first content marketing podcasts I listened to. The hosts share insights from leaders in content marketing. There goal is to help everyone create more efficient marketing campaigns.
I started an online store over 10 years ago, but shut it down years ago. But it would have been great to have this podcast back them. I would have been able to learn from leading ecommerce experts. Brought to you by Shopify.
She Did it Her Way
It’s always great to get a women’s point of view on business. Every week. This podcast talks with successful female entreprenuers to gain insight on the lessons they learned.
Hit the Streets
I’m trying to get re-inspired with photography. I started to listen to Valerie’s podcast for the urban photographer.
Because I geek out a little bit about chatbots. I’m dying to create one myself. This podcast is the best place to learn about chatbots, AI, NLP, Facebook Messenger, Slack, Telegram, and more.
Looking for some great books or audiobooks to help you accomplish your goals this year.
Do you have a favorite podcast?