This is a personal story of how podcasts transformed my life, but I also hope to open your mind to the possibilities of something that can change your life as well.
A few months ago I started listening to some podcasts, “We Study Billionaires @ The Investors Podcast” and “The Ed Mylett Show” were two that I was immediately drawn to because the first one studied Billionaires, and the second one is from a mega-rich, yet ultra-humble influencer/businessman who also shared the same faith in God that I do.
I was naturally drawn to these two podcasts because they were a way for me to tap into the minds of great men who had something I wanted in life and business.
I was reluctant to get into podcasts, like many people who might be reading this post, but I also had a desire to start my podcast, as well, in the future.
I started listening to these podcasts as well as “How I Built This with Guy Raz from NPR” and this enabled me to do the following:
Learn from business moguls interviewed on each podcast
Gain exclusive insider information into industries I cared about
Keep my mind focused on where my goals exist
These are some of my favorite podcasts because I have goals to make a global impact and influence the world through technology & business. What a perfect way to learn, to listen to people who are actually doing that very thing.
One of my favorite ways to find podcasts is to search for keywords. I may also search for the names of famous business leaders that I want to hear from (Elon Musk, Larry Ellison, Melinda Gates, etc.)
Podcasts allow you to distill massive amounts of research and information into a very short period of time. To listen to experts in almost any area talk about what they do, how they do it, and be mentored by the top leaders in the world.
For me, listening to the podcasts opened up a new world of mentorship and learning that used to previously only be allowed for the elite (seminars, webinars, training programs, mentorship programs) and I could sit under the tutelage of some of the greatest business minds of our generation.
My goal in business is to become a resource for people to learn how to think in life and in business beyond what they could ever imagine is possible. That’s why I started the Grow Your Life Podcast myself as a way to reach millions of potential listeners around the world with what I know works in business and in life from experience.
You see, for us to go to a certain level in life and in business we have to be mentored and taught how to get there. Podcasts open up a whole new world of possibility for each of us to learn, in our respective niches and industries, from the best and smartest people on the planet!
The best way, practically to listen to podcasts: Do not go in order. Scroll through the titles and pick the ones that are most relevant to you. Search for titles. Scroll through some of the top people you like to follow and see what they are talking about.
If there’s a particular topic that you want to learn about from someone you admire or respect, find the podcast they did on that topic and listen to it! They will usually give you enough info in 30 minutes to kickstart any journey you want to head in learning and discovery!
Then from here, pick some of your favorite podcasts to listen to - just a couple, and listen in the car, while you work, in the gym. Download this information into your brain and learn from these people that you want to align yourself with.
In this, it will open up a new world of possibility for you to learn that has never been available, and I believe it will change your life just as it has changed mine!
I was inspired to start my podcast by listening to these great podcasts and using it as a blueprint for that. In the future, I may release a training course on starting and growing a successful podcast, but right now I’m in the early stages of this! :)
I did start an exclusive community of people though, centered around my podcast, and the lessons I’m teaching each week to help people grow, along with free group coaching calls as well. You can join the community here.
I would also invite you to start a podcast journey with me, listening to my podcast here, and plugging in with me each week as I break down unique topics that will impact you in life and in business as well as specific skills tools and strategies that you can apply to sales, marketing and the internet.
I also want to encourage you to not just listen to my podcast, but also check out either some of my favorite podcasts that I mentioned above, or search on your own for some podcasts.
I recommend posting on Facebook asking your friends what their favorite podcasts are and why, and seeing which ones you might be interested in. This will create a dialog for you to connect with a friend and even talk about the topics each of you are learning!
This is truely going to transform your life and your mind. If you find that you enjoy my podcast, be sure to share it with some people that you know as well, and encourage your friends to start listening to podcasts.
I think this is something everyone should do as part of their life at least once a week and you’ll see massive transformation!