In addition to reading books and blog posts, one of my favorite ways to get smarter is listening to podcasts. I will normally listen to podcasts while out for walks or while commuting to and from work. My listening tastes keep changing based on my needs. Presently, a number of the podcasts I listen to focus on productivity, social media, and some are for fun. While most of the podcasts are great, there are some podcast episodes that really resonate with me. I want to share those with you.
My Favorites of the Week
With the change from one year to another, it is time to look at goals, resolutions, and goal setting. In this episode, Pat Flynn talks to Michael Hyatt about how to set goals that you will actually achieve.
Amy Porterfield also capitalizes on the change of the year and challenges listeners to try something new—”make a bold move.” She shares 7 suggestions for shaking up your business and life. She also shares a great reading list for the year.
Darren Rowse, an extremely successful blogger, takes a look at the new year and also talks about goals. However, he puts a twist on his challenge to listeners. Rather than create a goal that focuses on self-development, he wants us to develop goals that will help others become more successful. I really appreciated this sentiment. As I look around, far too many people are only concerned with themselves not realizing that helping others will also help advance their life objectives.
Kate and Amanda discuss their Ultimate Pinterest Planner. What I found to be interesting was how they created a product that very easily kept their clients and fellow pinners on track. I will not only use their product for my pinning, but I will also take their concept and adapt it for the JCC faculty.
From everything I have been reading, you will continue to see an increase in the use of video across social media platforms. In this episode, Michael Stelzner elaborates on the video trend and in an interview with Brian Fanzo, they explain how you can capitalize on the use of video. Personally, I am intending to do more video this year.
My Listening List
Currently, I am listening to these podcasts:
- EoFire with John Lee Dumas
- Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
- Get-It-Done Guy
- The Tim Ferris Show
- Dutch Pod 101
- Business & Blogs with Matt Wolfe
- This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt
- Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
- The Productivity Show
- Beyond the To-Do-List
- Kate’s Take
- Become a ProBlogger with Darren Rowse
- The Agents of Change
- SimplePin Podcast
- The Social Media Examiner Show
- Social Media Marketing with Michael Stelzner
- The Hines Ward Show