I listen to lots of podcasts. And while I have a few core podcasts I don't ever miss, I am constantly trying new shows out, looking for fresh voices I can put into my listening rotation.
In today's episode, I'll share my listening strategy: how I selected my “A” shows, which I never miss, how I select my “B” shows, which I selectively listen to, and how I decide what new shows to sample. And of course I will give you my list of 10 fresh new shows you should check out.
Other Reasons To Keep Listening
- A book you can read this afternoon that will boost the success you enjoy starting tonight.
- What to do about being disappointed with God.
- How you can get promoted on my show, and get exposure for your website.
That's all coming up in today's episode…
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Tip of the Week:
I just re-read The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann.
This book is a quick read, but it can radically shift your level of success immediately.
Even better, the tactics are not faddish, but are rather based on timeless principles.
While implementing what you read may not put money in your bank account tomorrow, I do believe you will feel more wealthy within 24 hours of reading it (if you put the principles into practice).
It's engaging, fun to read, and has a strong spiritual foundation (while not being tied to any one religion).
To say more would be to reduce the impact of the book – just get it and read it. Or re-read it. You won't be sorry.
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Spiritual Foundations: What to do about being disappointed with God.
Do you ever feel let down by God? How do you deal with that?
Give ear to my prayer, O God,
and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
Attend to me, and answer me;
I am restless in my complaint and I moan,
because of the noise of the enemy,
because of the oppression of the wicked.
For they drop trouble upon me,
and in anger they bear a grudge against me.
My heart is in anguish within me;
the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
Fear and trembling come upon me,
and horror overwhelms me.
And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest;
yes, I would wander far away;
I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah
I would hurry to find a shelter
from the raging wind and tempest.”
Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues;
for I see violence and strife in the city.
Day and night they go around it
on its walls,
and iniquity and trouble are within it;
ruin is in its midst;
oppression and fraud
do not depart from its marketplace.
For it is not an enemy who taunts me—
then I could bear it;
it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me—
then I could hide from him.
But it is you, a man, my equal,
my companion, my familiar friend.
We used to take sweet counsel together;
within God's house we walked in the throng.
Let death steal over them;
let them go down to Sheol alive;
for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.
But I call to God,
and the Lord will save me.
Evening and morning and at noon
I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.
He redeems my soul in safety
from the battle that I wage,
for many are arrayed against me.
God will give ear and humble them,
he who is enthroned from of old, Selah
because they do not change
and do not fear God.
My companion stretched out his hand against his friends;
he violated his covenant.
His speech was smooth as butter,
yet war was in his heart;
his words were softer than oil,
yet they were drawn swords.
Cast your burden on the Lord,
and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
the righteous to be moved.
But you, O God, will cast them down
into the pit of destruction;
men of blood and treachery
shall not live out half their days.
But I will trust in you.
Pour out your complaint to the Lord, but remember He will ultimately bring you the justice you seek.
Feature Presentation: 10 Fresh New Podcasts You Should Check Out
I'm a lifetime learner, and one of my favorite ways to learn is through podcasts. I am fairly systematic about my listening – I have 3 tiers, or “rotations”:
A – 10 podcasts I never miss.
B – 10 podcasts I listen to selectively.
C – 10-15 shows I am checking out, and sampling.
10 Podcasts I Never Miss
- This Is Your Life, by Michael Hyatt and Michele Cushatt
- Podcast Answerman, by Cliff Ravenscraft
- Smart Passive Income, by Pat Flynn
- 48 Days, by Dan Miller
- The School of Greatness, by Lewis Howes
- Mac Power Users, by David Sparks and Katie Floyd
- Online Marketing Made Easy, by Amy Porterfield
- Bethel Church Sermon of the Week, by Bethel Church in Redding, CA
- The Portfolio Life, Jeff Goins
- Social Media Marketing Podcast, Michael Stelzner
10 Fresh New Podcasts To Check Out (These Are Your Shows I'm Just Trying Out Or I Listen to Selectively)
- The Charged Life, Brendon Burchard
- The Tim Ferriss Show, Tim Ferriss
- Fizzle, by Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves, and Caleb Wojcik
- Social Media Examiner Show (different than #10 above, this is a daily 10-minute show)
- The 1-Day Business Breakthrough, by Chris Ducker and Pat Flynn
- Radiolab from WNYC
- The Dave Ramsey Show
- The Chalene Show, Chalene Johnson
- This American Life, by Ira Glass
- Ask Pat, by Pat Flynn
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