Are you a podcast listener? I am! In fact, I listen to about 60-90 minutes of podcasts a day during my commute to and from work, my walks to meetings across campus, and during my morning workout.
I listened to even more podcasts than usual while traveling at the end of September to San Diego and back for the Youpreneur private mastermind hosted by entrepreneur, author, speaker and podcaster (must-listen podcast, Youpreneur FM), Chris Ducker. It was a delight to be working among several other podcasters for the day!
In this post, I’ve collected a few of my favorite episodes that I’ve heard recently, including episodes from the shows of my friends who participated in the mastermind.
Over the past few weeks, there has been several shows roll in the queue on my podcast player that have had really applicable content for me – boom, boom, boom! I hope these are helpful to you too.
For Making Time for Rest – Ziglar’s True Performace Show
How to find the rhythm in life that God had intended so that we don’t burn out and implode. This episode has insights for driven leaders about how to make time for rest and the importance of it. “Peace is an inside job.” – Steve Smith on the podcast, Ziglar’s True Performance Show, Episode 414.
For Using Story to Sell or Teach – Selling with Story: How to Make Your Customer the Hero
In this episode of the Social Media Marketing Podcast, you’ll hear Michael Stelzner interview Donald Miller, who teaches how to talk about your product or service using story. Gain insights on how to frame your thoughts and ideas into solutions that your customers want. Use terms that your customer will understand. Donald’s teaching on the use of story could also be very helpful to instructors in online or brick-and-mortar classrooms. The interview starts at the 7:08 mark in the recording.
For Decreasing a Sense of Overwhelm – Establishing the Essential with Greg McKeown
Listen to Episode 38 of the How to Be Awesome at Your Job podcast with Pete Mockaitis. He interviews author, Greg McKeown, who wrote Essentialism, the Disciplined Pursuit of Less. This book was, according to Amazon, an instant best seller on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal lists. I ordered a copy which I’m now reading!
For changing practices to reveal more available time in your day – 10 Ways to Find More Time
You will love listening to Lisa Woodruff of Organize 365 Podcast as she helps you organize your household, your business, your paper, your next move. Episode 120 of her podcast has several funny, authentic first-hand stories that will inspire you. Plus, she includes a list of 10 tips of things to do, or not to do, that will help you carve out additional time in your day for furthering your projects along. Lisa is an author and has made several guest appearances on other podcasts in recent months. You can hear her on Youpreneur FM in an upcoming episode with host, Chris Ducker.
For a Better Understanding of the Financial Bubble – Harry Dent: The Sale of a Lifetime: How the Great Bubble Burst of 2017 Can Make You Rich
Listen to Episode 050 of Cashflow Ninja with M.C. Laubscher as he interviews Harry Dent. You’ll hear very direct conversation about the global financial status in 2017. I’m listening to this episode another time.
For My Future Clients Thinking About Creating an Online Course – The Nuts and Bolts of Creating an Online Course
In Episode 487 of The Solopreneur Hour, Michael O’Neal shares his journey of creating an online course.
This is an unplugged look into the ups and downs of capturing content, deciding on an authoring tool and more. If you’re a content expert but not necessarily experienced in creating an online course from your content, you’ll gain interesting insight from Michael’s experience.
As I listened to this episode, it gave me a few new ideas of ways to solve problems for my clients as a course designer. He is clear about some of the pain points of the process of course development and implementation. I am looking forward to helping my clients with this process. (Michael, if you’re reading this … thanks for sharing your experience! And it was great to meet you at the Youpreneur private mastermind in San Diego with Chris Ducker! From one musician to another – rock on!)
For online business entrepreneurs preparing to launch a new business – How to Finally Launch Your Online Business Right with Ramit Sethi
Chris Ducker has brought back a few episodes that were the “most downloaded” by his audience when the episodes first aired. These are all gems, but I’d like to call out Episode 185 in which he had a chat with Ramit Sethi. I’ve heard Ramit speak on a few other podcasts and he always provides nuggets of wisdom and experience you can use in your business, but you’ll especially reap benefits for your own launch of a business when you listen to this conversation with him and Chris. Don’t miss out on this! (Chris, thanks for repurposing a few of your episode gems. I had not heard these episodes when they first aired, since I only started listening to your show in the past year. And thank you for holding the San Diego mastermind. What a life-changing event! I’m grateful for your community, Youpreneur, and all the tremendous interaction and content you provide. Here’s a special shout out to everyone who participated in the mastermind! Thanks Julie, Nate, Lisa, Anil, Ramona, Erz and Michael.)
For a fun perspective on sports – Jonathan Oakes talks fantasy football and trivia
Ramona Rice, another participant in the Youpreneur mastermind in San Diego, hosts The Sports Gal Pal Podcast. She helps people, who haven’t been all that sports crazy, understand why folks they love might be screaming at the TV when a game is on! In fact, she likes to help you fall in love with sports – on your terms. In the episode linked above she has a chat with Jonathan Oakes about fantasy football, trivia and more.
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Vickie is an elearning strategist, course designer, speaker, musician and farm girl. She consults in the area of online course/program design and development. Vickie earned her MS Ed in learning design and technology from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University. She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Her career has spanned over 30 years in positions in corporate America and continuing education in academia.