Everyone loves a story and people love telling stories. Stories are memorable and many are inspirational . The intimacy of storytelling is one of the reasons podcasts have become so popular and an effective way of communicating.
Podcasting is all the rage nowadays.
In just the last few years, podcasts have been gaining popularity fast . One of the biggest reasons has been the shift to mobile; consumers are moving away from desktops and using mobile devices more often.
Another factor fueling the popularity of podcasts is people’s lack of time.
People want to multitask and get as much done as possible , and podcasts make it easy to listen during a commute, on a run, while getting housework done, etc.
ImportantPodcasts can be ‘audio for the soul’ straight into your ears and with business podcasts being one of the top five podcasting genres, it’s no wonder that so many entrepreneurs, business owners and start-ups turn to podcasting – either as podcasters themselves or as loyal listeners.
My favorite podcasts when it comes to Personal Development, Leadership, Well-Being and even Spiritual Development are the following resources that I return to again and again.
Grant Cardone is a motivational speaker, sales trainer, business owner, author and radio host of The Cardone Zone . Grant Cardone is famous as an internationally renowned sales trainer and as the bestselling author of The 10X Rule and If You’re Not First, You’re Last.
🏆 His primary venture, Cardone Training Technologies, provides Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and entrepreneurs with an interactive sales training platform.
🏆 Additionally, he has gained popularity for single-handedly building a massive real estate empire that has a portfolio valuation of almost $1 billion. His investment vehicle, Cardone Capital, manages more than $1.7 billion of real estate assets, covering around 7,700 units of multi-family properties throughout many American states.
Success is the minimum that you should achieve and in order to achieve it you need to set really big goals.
ImportantGrant Cardone is an individual who demands you to go all in and do all that you can at unexpected levels so that you can live life on your own terms.
His entrepreneurial prowess has been recorded and presented in various books and motivational speeches.
He always says exactly what he thinks . He talks about money in a real, relatable way, and he’s got so much wisdom to share about pushing through insecurity.
If you want to be wealthy you MUST listen to wealthy people! You MUST leverage like the wealthy.
If you’re ready to expand your mindset and face your biggest fears, his podcast will take you further than you might ever imagine.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Tim Ferriss is a man on a mission, driven to deconstruct mastery and excellence , then share what he’s learned.
It began with his own relentless experimentation and documentation, which yielded #1 New York Times bestsellers The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef.
In more recent years, though, this yearning has led him to sit down with hundreds of elite-performers, from a vast array of domains, on a quest to reveal what made them them.
What are the replicable elements, the unique traits and the ideas that are transferable to others?
🏆 These conversations are shared weekly on Tim’s award-winning podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The podcast has achieved more than 60,000,000 downloads, is the #1 ranked business podcast in the world and has generated millions of dollars in ad revenue.
ImportantThe majority of Tim Ferriss’s net worth comes from investing in fast-growing startups before they were household names. At the time of writing, Tim Ferriss’s net worth is estimated to be around $100,000,000 .
Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People,” one of Forbes’s “Names You Need to Know,” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.”
Tim Ferriss is now a successful angel investor and an advisor to many startups.
He is also an advisor to Uber and in the year 2013 he managed to raise a quarter of a million of dollars in just one hour thanks to an AngelList syndicate.
There is always something to take away from his conversations with every single guest, no matter what their backgrounds are. Each one of them brings the goods with nuggets of wisdom and actionable life advice.
Tony Robbins is arguably the best motivational speaker in the world . His influence and raw personality are magnetic, his presence astounding.
In the 1980s, Tony Robbins taught Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) , an approach to communication and personal development.
Well-known books of Tony Robbins are Unlimited Power, which he called ‘the new science of personal development’, and Awaken The Giant Within, a step-by-step program teaching the fundamentals of self-mastery.
Tony Robbins created a personal and professional development program, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars.
Through his books, audio programs, health products, live events, and personal coaching, he has helped more than 50 million people in more than 100 countries .
ImportantTony Robbins is the founder or partner of multiple corporations in various industries ranging from technology, sports, and hospitality. The companies have an accumulated annual turnover of $5 billion.
Tony Robbins is passionate about helping others in need , and he believes that if an individual has economic opportunities, they should be able to give something back.
Tony Robbins coached many famous people such as Princess Diana, Bill Clinton, George Bush, Donald Trump, Justin Tuck, Serena Williams, and Pitbull.
Tony Robbins act as a life coach, philanthropist, author, and business strategist.
Tony Robbins has been named by Accenture as one of the ‘Top 50 Business Intellectuals’ . He has also been honored by the Harvard Business Press as one of the ’Top 200 Business Gurus’.
When he opens his mouth, people listen. So, here’s some advice from Tony Robbins to help you become more successful and productive.
On Purpose With Jay Shetty
Jay Shetty is one of the best storyteller and viral authors . He has over 1 billion views and more than 3 million followers globally from his wisdom videos that were launched in 2016. He makes wisdom go viral.
He’s someone who made that kind of crazy decision to try something new several times and went on to create the life of his dreams.
He became a monk after graduating college and turning down offers from top job offers. He traded business suits for robes and went on to live in a monastery for years.
Eventually, he was told by his mentor that he needed to leave and share his gifts with the world . After he entered the real world he got asked to do speaking events and his videos caught the eye of Arianna Huffington.
Always the storyteller, Jay Shetty is relentless about one thing – making people’s lives better.
ImportantHis powerful videos have helped shift so many people perspectives of what’s possible and helped inspired people around the globe.
I got to sit down with international supermodel and philanthropist @giseleofficial. She opens up about a side of her that the world has never seen before. Listen now!— Jay Shetty (@JayShettyIW) March 30, 2020
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On this episode, I talk with 15-time Grammy Award winning artist @aliciakeys Discover how Keys learned to embrace the power of the word "no".— Jay Shetty (@JayShettyIW) April 26, 2020
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Jay Shetty talks about the importance of gratitude . As a monk, the first thing he practiced was giving thanks to Earth for the food, water, and ability to live as part of his morning routine.
Jay’s a great example of someone who uses technology and social media to spread a positive message while still balancing real life experiences.
Now he works with brands like Facebook, Google, Coca-Cola, and others .
One decision can literally change the outcome of your entire life. For the good or the bad. Use his story to get inspired and figure out how you can create your own epic journey.
Brian Rose is a former derivatives trader on Wall Street and CFO of a .com startup, with an engineering degree from MIT, and a propensity for pushing the edge. He quit his job as a banker and moved to London to start the podcast London Real.
As the name suggests, London Real is structured around real people and their real stories – uncensored, uncut, and unedited.
The show is marked by humble beginnings, but ultimately it becomes a massive success . Over the last seven years, Brian has sat for intimate, in-depth conversations with some of the greatest minds on the planet, amassing over 100 million views along the way.
Brian’s story is a story about one dynamic man’s quest to live and be better.
It’s a conversation about a capsized American Dream. It’s about the search for happiness, fulfillment, contentedness and purpose . How these things we seek most simply cannot be found in the material. And why the path forward is achieved only through an elevation of consciousness.
Watch our full episode with Dr. Joe Vitale (@mrfire) for FREE on our website here: https://t.co/StLkHQfxiY— London Real (@LondonRealTV) April 28, 2020
How did Dr. Joe Vitale go from being homeless on the streets of Dallas to the successful career he enjoys now? Take a listen and find out more. #LondonRealArmy pic.twitter.com/l199aAlPuz
Watch our full episode with @GrantCardone for FREE on our website here: https://t.co/vh4tsR4uV5— London Real (@LondonRealTV) April 18, 2020
How will the 2020 economic crash compare to that of 2008? Grant Cardone talks about the lessons he learned last crisis. #LondonRealArmy pic.twitter.com/6TufWBE9fc
ImportantLondon Real is now a podcast and video series with two millions subscribers, and growing, having collected over half a billion views of interviews with “people worth watching” for perspectives in business, health, life and spirituality.
Brian Rose built the show with blood, sweat, and passion, grinding for years before seeing it take off.
Brian Rose remains an inspiration for hundreds of thousands of people across the globe, to this day. If you haven’t watched London Real before – then I strongly suggest you do.
Podcasts are readily available, and listening to one requires close to no preparation. Outside of news and current events, podcasts allow listeners to get to know celebrities and high-profile guests on a more intimate level .
WarningOf course, listening to podcasts isn’t going to instantly catapult you into the ranks of the ultra-successful: people like Warren Buffett or Steve Jobs. They had to do a lot of work to translate all their reading into the bottom line.
But podcasts will definitely put you in the company of the more-successful!
Hearing these captivating stories via podcasts is influencing the way we do business , the way we run our company and the way we communicate with our clients; it proves that podcasts are effective.
Podcasts inspire conversation, while blogs tend to provoke thought.
I believe podcasts are here to stay. In fact, I believe podcasting will become the most important storytelling medium .
Which podcasts do you listen to and why? Do you have a podcast series yourself that you’d like us to know about? Please tell us in the comments.
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