How you spend your “spare time” is a really good indicator of your success trajectory. If you’re reading books, blogs, articles and listening to podcasts instead of sitting around watching TV and playing video games for hours a day, as an example, you’re on a solid trajectory, in my opinion.
Listening to podcasts has become one of my favorite “hobbies” in the last year or two.
When I’m driving in my truck… podcasts (unless the Red Sox are playing, of course!)
When I’m riding my bike… podcasts.
When I’m on the treadmill… podcasts.
When I go for a walk… podcasts.
All of that time each day can total up to a couple hours. Guess what… you can learn a ton in a couple hours. Do it a few days a week and you’re in even better shape!
The question, then, becomes, which podcasts should I listen to?
My answer might surprise you.
You might be surprised to find that none of the podcasts on this list are voice over related podcasts. Just to be clear, I have nothing against VO podcasts at all. There are some really great ones out there. In fact, I’ve had the privilege of being interviewed for a few of them. That said, they’re often the obvious choices. That is to say, the first ones people turn to.
I’m going to give you some options to expand your horizons. All of these podcast choices are designed to help you become a better VOpreneur!
Add These Podcasts To Your List
Building a StoryBrand – Subscribe Here
Don is one of my favorite authors. I’ve also traveled to Nashville to attend the StoryBrand Live Workshop. This is, hands down, one of my favorite business/marketing/entrepreneurship podcasts. If you only choose one from this list, it’s the one I’d recommend most.
Online Marketing Made Easy – Subscribe Here
This is the podcast I’ve been listening to the longest, and I give Amy full credit for inspiring me to launch my first course a few years ago, Blueprint to Voice Over Success. Everything I learned about how to create it and release it, for the most part, came from this podcast. She’s a brilliant online marketer and interviews fantastic guests regularly. Plenty of great tips for social media in this one as well.
Tony Robbins Podcast – Subscribe Here
Tony doesn’t post a podcast as often as the above two folks. That said, whenever he does, it’s typically filled with gold! You’ll always walk away inspired, motivated and challenged to take some kind of action that’s going to positively impact your life and business. As a side note, if you haven’t watched his Netflix documentary I’m Not Your Guru yet… make it a priority!
Entreleadership – Subscribe Here
From the folks at Dave Ramsey comes a brilliant podcast for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs filled with interviews from brilliant entrepreneurs. In other words, if you want to get better to running a business, get this podcast on your list. You’re going to learn something every week. No joke!
Mind Your Business Podcast – Subscribe Here
Mindset matters, and James Wedmore teaches this from an entrepreneurial perspective. I’ll be straight with you. Sometimes this show is a little “out there” for me. But I love that it challenges me to think differently. To evaluate my beliefs on certain things. To consider fresh perspectives. Your attitude is going to have a PROFOUND impact on every aspect of your business. From auditions to recording to marketing. This podcast will help you get it right.
Always Be Learning New Things
Let me be straight with you. I enjoy watching some TV as much as the next guy. Sometimes I come down on it, but only because it can be a HUGE time-sucking vampire, and we don’t even realize it. How many times have you plopped down on the couch, turned on Netflix and suddenly lost six hours?
If you even took back one of those hours to listen to a podcast it would change your business.
The other thing about podcasts is they’re so accessible. I mean, if you’re going to be in your vehicle anyway, why not?!
Heck, I’ll even throw on my headphones and listen to a podcast while I’m mowing my lawn… that’s 45 minutes of learning time right there while I’m doing a task that needs to get done.
There are so many ways to invest in your learning that don’t cost you a dime.
These five podcasts are a really great place to start!
Got any other ones you’d suggest? I’d love to hear about them. Leave them in the comments are send me an email. I’m always looking out for great new shows to listen to!