According to a recent survey, 22 percent of American internet users listen to podcasts at least once a week. Podcasts provide hands-free enrichment and are the perfect compliment to your morning commute or evening jog. Podcasts have especially become popular for entrepreneurs that want to learn more about running a successful business or hear different perspectives on leadership and management.
1. The #AskGaryVee Show
You likely became an entrepreneur in the first place because you wanted the career that you had always been longing to have. The same could be said for host Gary Vaynerchuck, a very colorful and outspoken thought leader in the areas of business management, entrepreneurship, millennialism, social media, and self-starters. When you listen to this guy, you'll not only get some practical business advice, but you also can't help but be inspired.
2. Dose of Leadership
Former Marine Richard Rierson has created this podcast series to serve as the ultimate leadership resource for just about all aspects of life. This podcast series features over 265 interviews with a wide variety of notable leaders ranging from business leaders and entrepreneurs to military heroes and faith-based leaders. Dose of Leadership is a must-listen for anyone that's serious about personal leadership development.
3. Off the Charts Business
Want to move your business forward? Respected digital strategist and entrepreneur Nathalie Lussier hosts the Off the Charts Business podcast, which provides actionable business advice from from women entrepreneurs from across the globe. Given her background, Lussier is recognized for being a thought leader in the areas of email marketing, website creation, and digital product development, which are all hot topics for today's entrepreneurs.
Any Millennial in the entrepreneur space--especially anyone that is considering dabbling in some freelancing--needs to check this podcast out. It's hosted by self-taught entrepreneurial Millennial Daniel DiPiazza and touches on the journey into professional self-discovery, freelancing, and leadership. Getting started as a "solopreneur" can be quite scary, and DiPiazza and the guests on his podcast can help guide you through this career path with their valuable advice.
The great thing about podcasts is that they're free to download. So, if you find that you'll be in the car for a while or trapped on plane for a few hours, give one of these podcasts a try. The valuable insight that these podcasts offer can help you to sharpen your leadership skills and take your business to the next level.
What are your favorite business and thought-leadership podcasts? Please feel free to share them in the comments section below.