Are there times when you just don’t feel like listening to the same old playlists from your iPad or maybe you’re tired of Pandora or IHeartRadio?
What if you seek help from a difference voice?
Maybe it’s time you start listening to Pod?
In yesterday’s post Double Cutting the Lawn, I referenced that I have been listening to numerous podcasts while mowing my lawn. I also listen to them when I run, travel or sometimes even driving in my car.
I wanted to share a few with you that I really enjoy in hopes that you might also return the favor in the comments below. If you are a fan of a podcast not on the list below, drop me a comment and tell what you’re listening to and why the Carp’s Corner audience might enjoy it.
- Raise the Bar Radio on BlogTalk Radio – a real estate focused interview series with Michael McClure aimed at identifying those people doing amazing things to increase the levels of service and perception of the real estate industry.
- Agent Caffeine – The inimitable Kelly Mitchell from Hawaii hosts this podcast aimed at “bringing you the top talent in strategy, tech and marketing with a real estate twist.” She always starts the podcast with “The Buzz” – a spotlight monologue on something big, new or important that has happened in the industry since the last episode. Warning – This podcast will not only make you smarter and more “in the know,” but you also may want to book a trip to Hawaii. The knowledge is free, the plane tickets aren’t!
- One of the newest podcasts – although it’s not really a podcast and more of a video podcast – that you should be checking out each week is the #WaterCooler from the team at Curaytor – Chris Smith and Jimmy Mackin. This weekly show streams via YouTube using the Google+ Hangout technology and usually features one guest. It’s a fast-moving show that is sure to not only provide you with some great technology and sales tips, you just might have a few laughs. It’s also recommended to enjoy the show with an adult beverage or two…just like the hosts do.
- The Human Business Way – Hosted by CEO & President of Human Business Works and best-selling author Chris Brogan, this podcast is ” a mix of interviews and informative advice dedicated to entertaining you while also teaching you a thing or two about doing business in a much more relationship-minded way.” [Side note] If you like Brogan’s style (and I do), you also might want to check out his best-selling book Trust Agents that he co-authored with Julien Smith or subscribe to his weekly newsletter.
- The Work Talk Show – with DJ. Waldow & Nick Westergaard . This is my newest find and I am pretty sure Brogan mentioned these guys in one of his posts. As their “About” page on the site says, The Work Talk show is a mixture of “irreverent and insightful conversations on work habits, work-shifting, virtual teams, productivity, travel, tools, technology, work-life balance, and everything in between as we take a look at how work gets done today.”
- Bigger, Better, Stronger, Faster – described by hosts Joel Runyon and Johnny B. Truant as ” a podcast about reaching your potential as a human being,” this podcast mixes a little health with business and general life.
- Duct Tape Marketing Podcast – from author and speaker John Jantsch. One of my favorite podcasts because it has nothing to do specifically with real estate and is instead focused on small business. If you haven’t read Jantsch’s book The Referral Engine, you need to do so immediately.
- Of course no list would be complete without some reference to Seth Godin and I won’t skip him here. You can find some brilliant insights from Godin at Seth Godin’s Start Up School where he chats live with an intimate group of thirty entrepreneurs.
I listen to these podcasts right from my iPhone and either download them in the Podcasts app or on an easy to use app called Stitcher. Both of these tools have a simple search tool that allows you to navigate an extensive library of other podcasts in almost every realm of topics.
I hope you’ll check some of these people out and see if their messages, stories and ideas might help you. I’m sure if you listen long enough, you’ll find some tips that might help you build relationships, solve problems or have fun!