The last couple months have been jam-packed with peak performance and personal development for me and my business. A couple weeks spent marathon listening to Brendon Burchard turned into finding his podcast on iTunes and then the re-activation of all my subscriptions which had been horribly neglected.

Now that my development activities has transitioned to marathon listening to podcasts, I’ve decided to share my favorites up to now. I’m trying avoid those that you may have heard of 10,000 times already, however you’ll see that there is one really big name on the list. The podcasts I’m recommending are sure to leave you scrambling for a pen and paper or your smart phone so you can take notes as you’re listening!

This will surely be a series of articles (which is why I’m calling it Part 1) because I have started at the beginning and working through my iTunes queue from the oldest episodes to the newest. Earlier this week I will listening to episodes from 2010!

5 Powerful Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Subscribe to

 

1. The Charged Life with Brendon Burchard

The-Charged-Life-Podcast-Brendon-BurchardThe lessons Brendon Burchard gives in his podcast are some I GREATLY needed to hear, and since I started listening my life – both personally and professionally – have changed drastically.

What were the changes?

Well, the ones I have implemented (so far) are:

  • Drinking more water
  • Sleeping 7-8 hours/night (up from 3-4)
  • Taking ownership of my agenda (rather than letting my clients own it)
  • Feeling comfortable saying “No”
  • Changing my morning routine so I’m focusing on MY priorities rather than other people’s “emergencies”

 

2. The Blog Millionaire with Brandon Gaille

The-Blog-Millionaire-Brandon-GailleI learned about The Blog Millionaire through a Facebook group, and after the first episode (I always start at the oldest episode I can find) I was hooked.

If you’re looking to grow traffic to your website and/or blog, The Blog Millionaire is packed full of the information you need to succeed. Unfortunately, however, this podcast slowed down my blogging for a little bit because I got it into my head that I needed to have at least one 2,500 word article a week, however I later decided it would be better to write shorter articles than no articles.

I have already had more traffic to my blogs based on the information I learned from Brandon, and strongly recommend you begin listening to him as well.

 

3. Forever Jobless Podcast with Billy Murphy

IForever-Jobless-Podcast-with-Billy Murphy  was introduced to Billy and his podcast when I heard him being interviewed on another podcast. (Honestly can’t remember which podcast that was or I would tell you.)

Right away he started pulling me in by saying, “If you want to stop thinking small, spend more time with people who think big.”

In one of the next episodes, guest Nathan Latka said, “If you’re living an balanced life, there’s somebody in your living an unbalanced life kicking your ass.” YES! How’s that for a kick in the face of motivation to get out there and push yourself?

 

4. Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod

IAchieve-Your-Goals-with-Hal-Elrod had never heard of Hal until a client sent me a YouTube video of him giving his Miracle Morning talk about a month ago. (Where was I?!!?)

Hal’s right around the same age as me (I hear you doing a Google search to find out how old he is…. Not nice…), so I was instantly inspired to find out more about how he achieved his success.

Through further research I found his podcast, and now it’s in my regular lineup!

 

 

5. The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn

ISmart-Passive-Income-with-Pat-Flynnf you listen to business or social media podcasts, chances are you’ve listened to Pat Flynn and The Smart Passive Income Podcast.

What you may not have done, however, is listened from the very beginning. If you haven’t, you need to.

Yes, some of the information may be out-of-date (nothing specific sticks out in my mind), however the inspiration is still there – x’s 10!

An added bonus (said with a touch of sarcasm) is all the additional personalities and podcasts Pat Flynn has introduced me too. My PC is now giving me warnings that I am running out of memory because I’ve subscribed to so many podcasts and downloaded so many episodes.

 

What I’m Learning with All This Listening

There are MANY episodes which aren’t making my list – now, or maybe ever in the future. While the content may occasionally be acceptable, I’m not going to recommend podcasts whose hosts are dry or basically boring or podcasts with have poor audio quality.

With the release of my own two podcasts coming up in the very near future, I’ve learned a lot about audio quality and overall podcast quality. For example, it’s amazing how some hosts and guests don’t know to turn their cell phones and computer notifications off before the “Record” button is pushed.

I’ve also learned that I LOVE listening to shows with a mix of interviews and monologues.

 

What Makes a Podcast Great for You?

I’d love to hear what YOU think makes a podcast great. Would you mind commenting below with your thoughts?

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Kim Sutton

Kim Sutton is a Digital Marketing and Launch Strategist and owner of The Sutton Companies, which includes Sutton Strategic Solutions and Kim Sutton.  A graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she is passionate about helping business coaches, life coaches and speakers spread their messages and products to those who need them.

An avid reader and passionate learner, Kim is constantly researching, studying and developing business improvement strategies. You are invited to schedule a complimentary 30-minute Strategy Session by clicking here.

In her free-time, Kim cherishes the time she spends with her husband, Dave, and five children. She also enjoys reading, knitting, writing and playing video games.

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