Things I’ve Learned from Podcasts – #13

I’ve gotten some great recommendations for new podcasts to listen to over the past few months, so you’ll see those appear alongside some of my favorites that I’ve written about in the past. Here are my takeaways from two podcasts that I recently found very useful.

The Art of Charm, #583 – Impostor Syndrome

In this episode, AJ and Jordan Harbinger discussed Impostor Syndrome, its triggers, and ways you can battle it. For those who are not familiar with the term Impostor Syndrome, it’s when a person feels like they don’t deserve the successes they experience. They feel like an “impostor,” and that they’ve somehow fooled people into believing they are competent and successful. Continue reading

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Things I’ve Learned from Podcasts – #11

It’s been a while since I last posted my takeaways from podcasts I’ve listened to, so here’s a couple of reviews for you.

Through the Noise: Getting Social, #12 – Online Communities and Social Media

In this episode, Lauren Wolfe – Branding, Marketing, and Communications Executive for Results Direct – talks with the hosts, Kiki L’Italien and Blake Althen, about how to keep online communities engaged.

My Takeaways

How do you organize communities online? Lauren says “Don’t try to figure out which platform is best based on demographics. Figure out how you like to communicate and base your community around how you prefer to communicate.”

How do you get people involved and fired up about the community? Lauren advises to “Ask them!” Asking people to get involved and giving them examples of how they can get involved is the best way. Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned from Podcasts – #10

The second 2017 installment in my series of posts about podcast episodes I’ve listened to recently offers some important takeaways for you.

Create Your Own Life with Jeremy Ryan Slate, #91 – How to Get Referrals

In this episode, Slate talks about how podcasting has really helped him understand how to get referrals. While most of the episode talks about how he got started in podcasting and some of the great people he’s had the chance to interview, here are the important takeaways about getting customer referrals. Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned from Podcasts – #9

Here’s the first 2017 installment in my series of posts about podcast episodes I’ve listened to recently, along with “my takeaways” from each.

Beyond the To-Do List, #136 – Minimalism: Joshua Becker on paying the proper attention to the right things.

Host Erik Fisher interviewed Joshua Becker, author of Simplify and The More of Less. While many think they need to pare down everything, get rid of everything, the interview

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highlighted that the goal is really not to eliminate everything, but to eliminate what is not necessary. Becker used the advance from his first book to found The Hope Effect, dedicated to improving the lives of orphans.

My takeaways:

* Thinking about your email inbox, paring it down, it’s not about having zero things in your inbox, but about having the right things. Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned from Podcasts – #8

Here’s another installment in my series of posts about podcast episodes I’ve listened to recently, along with “my takeaways” from each.

Happier, with Gretchen Rubin, Episode 68 – “How to Be On Time”

My Takeaways:

Being on time: People are either always late or always on time. If you are always late, what can you do?

timeBegin by asking “Why are you late?” Do you sleep in because you’re exhausted? Are you just trying to get that one last thing done before you leave? If it’s the latter, try thinking in terms of “What will I do as soon as I get there?” That gives you an incentive to get there early or on time. Make it something that’s pulling you toward your destination, instead of keeping you from leaving. Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned from Podcasts – #6

Here’s another installment in my series of posts about podcast episodes I’ve listened to recently, along with “my takeaways” from each.

The Accidental Creative Podcast – Todd Henry, “Overcoming Creative Roadblocks”

My takeaways: Henry relates the way a friend’s teacher described the process of a creative endeavor. It’s a U-shape, like standing atop a mountain and looking over at your goal, which is on top of the mountain across a valley. When you start on your journey, you can see your goal clearly. However, when you get down into the valley, that’s where things get thick, and it becomes easy to lose sight of the goal. Henry says the great lie we tell ourselves is that the hardest part of any creative project is getting started but, in reality, the hardest part is in the valley, where we are tested in the following ways. Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned from Podcasts – #5

Welcome to the fifth in my series of blog posts presenting my takeaways from podcasts I’ve recently enjoyed. If there’s a podcast you enjoy on a regular basis, feel free to let me know about it in the comments below.

Here are two episodes I listened to recently, along with “my takeaways” from each.

1. TED Talks Business – Carol F. Cohen, “How to get back to work after a career break.”

My takeaways: When you are “relaunching” your own career after a break, here are some tips: Continue reading