Since I dumped my TV and got rid of the mindless daily chatter of the news channels, I've discovered a new obsession...podcasts.
It all started with Adam Carolla. His hilarious and free daily podcasts are entertaining, current and funny. He just blurts out what he's thinking and it's like listening to a smart, funny curmudgeon that's up on current events. Here's how to find him:
Adam Carolla web site
Adam Carolla Twitter
Adam Carolla Facebook
Adam Carolla iTunes
I still needed a couple more hours to occupy my mind while making up my scented goodies. So I searched around for something to educate my brain, not just entertain it. I got both with John Lee Dumas. His daily, yes, 7 days a week, podcast is loaded with business gems that has me scrambling for a pen and notepad every time I listen. Thankfully he has detailed show notes so I can always reference them if I can't jot down a resource. His interview style is very conversational and he has the top players in the entrepreneur field spilling their secrets. I see great things in store for him and anyone who listens to his daily podcast.
Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas
I always wanted to connect with other successful business owners that had a location independent life plan. Basically, people who ran a business that can be run from anywhere in the world, like myself. Although I don't live out of a suitcase, yet, I do move to a new city every year (full disclosure, just started it this year though, except for 6 months in Southern California in 2010-2011) and I love it so far. I came across Natalie Sisson founder of The Suitcase Entrepreneur and devoured her podcasts. And I just love her accent. She posts a new one every other Monday, here's the details:
Suitcase Entrepreneur with Natalie Sisson
Suitcase Entrepreneur on iTunes
Another gem just uncovered is the Solopreneur Hour with Michael O'Neal. His podcasts run about an hour, or over if he and his guest (aka co-host) are on a roll. His conversational style is interesting and funny and he does definitely hone in on the nuts and bolts, ups and downs, of the journeys of each of his co-hosts. I love his tag line: "Job security for the unemployable".
The Solopreneur Hour
The Solopreneur Hour on iTunes
And no podcast top list would be complete without Pat Flynns Smart Passive Income. I found Pat about a year ago and was dazzled by his honest, open style of teaching the every day person on how to start and grow a successful online business. There was none of the usual promises and guarantees if you'll just send over $29.95 to blah blah blah. From his daily blog to his completely transparent monthly income reports and podcasts, his site is a bona fide treasure trove of information that would make Smaug green with envy in his Lonely Mountain lair.
Smart Passive Income
Smart Passive Income on iTunes
Fun fact, 4 out of these 5 podcasters live in Southern California. If you're location independent, wouldn't you? (and yes, I'll be moving there from Sedona, AZ in June 2014)
Do you listen to these podcasts? If so, what do you like about them? If not, what podcasts do you enjoy? Please feel free to comment below, I'd love to hear what you have to say.