feed your brain with knowledge

10 Podcasts That Will Help You Thrive

Knowledge is key, we all know that, but we often don't embrace it on a daily basis. The more you feed your brain with valuable content the more valuable you become to whatever industry you are a part of.

I knew this was important but it became etched in my brain after attending a private networking event Atlanta, GA. hosted by Matt Bacak.

One of the biggest takeaways from the trip was that everyone that I talked to was a sponge when it came to consistently enriching their mind with daily shots of value from other top influences in the industry.

Makes sense, Right?

I think I listened to 15 hours worth of podcasts during the trip. If there is one thing that can blast your dome with gravy its listening to podcasts daily.

So as I traveled back from Hotlanta I decided to conjure up a list of 10 mind blowing podcasts. These will help you become even more valuable in your entrepreneurial craft.

Here are some mind piercing podcasts I have on my Podcast Addict app that I think you'll benefit from as an entrepreneur (No particular order, all great for feeding your brain)

feed-your-brain-everyday

10 Podcasts to Feed Your Brain On A Daily Basis

  • Anti-preneur – The Ben Settle Show – This podcast is definitely an acquired taste. Ben marches to the beat of his own drum and tells you like it is wether you like it or not. Tons of value though so I recommend tuning in. (iTunes Link) (Stitcher Radio Link)
  • Cardone Zone with Grant Cardone – Another great entrepreneur and the master of closing. Grant can also come off a bit gruff to the thinned skin but sometimes thats good for ya;) (iTunes Link) (Stitcher Radio Link)
  • Entrepreneur On Fire – John Lee Dumas – This dude is full of energy and a beast when it comes to having quality guests on. The question is, are you ready to ignite??? Well worth putting EOFire on your playlist! (iTunes Link)         (Stitcher Radio Link)
  • The #ASKGARYVEE Podcast – Gary Vanyerchuck – Love this dude! Raw, real, and in your face… but 110% legit! If your not jacked up after listening to Gary Vee than you need to get checked out. This podcast is an absolute must on your playlist. (iTunes Link) (Stitcher Radio Link)
  • The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders – To be honest, I am not a early riser in most instances, but this podcast is on my playlist. It has a lot of great info about productivity and a healthy lifestyle.  (iTunes Link) (Stitcher Radio Link)
  • The Art of Likability – Arel Moodie – Great podcast on showing you how to build better relationships and become more likable. (iTunes Link) (Stitcher Radio Link)
  • The Tim Ferris Show – Tim Ferris – This is just a cool podcast to listen to. Tim Ferris has been called “the world's best human guinea pig”. So with that being said you can learn at least something from each episode.  (iTunes Link) (Stitcher Radio Link)
  • The Model Health Show – Shawn Stevenson  – This is more of a fitness/health podcast…You gotta stay healthy to be productive, right? Well worth your time to put this in your podcast library. (iTunes Link) (Stitcher Radio Link)
  • GSD Mode by Joshua Smith – GSD = Get S*&t Done! This podcast was brought to my attention by fellow entrepreneur Gemma Chain. Joshua can definitely whip your mindset into shape and get you hustlin. He motivates you and brings the heat every episode;) (iTunes Link) (Stitcher Radio Link)

Of course reading books or listening to audio books is just another surefire way to increase your knowledge so you can be a valuable to the industry you're in.

#ENTREPRENEUR #FAITHFOCUSFINISH

Did I miss one of your favorites? Comment below to give your take!

 

Eric Thomas doing Life Right #YouMatter

Eric Thomas is a motivational juggernaut. If you feel discouraged about your situation, your life, yourself, than listen to some Eric Thomas to pick yourself back up and pursue forward.

I discovered Eric Thomas while being in one of my biggest funks. Browsing YouTube to try to find something to light a fire from under me I stumbled upon a video that smacked me in the face and got me re-focused. Eric Thomas is a true motivational juggernaut that brings a jolt of energy every time he speaks.

Eric Thomas, Motivation at its best

Here are a few of my favorite E.T. Quotes, awesome sauce my friends!

eric thomas

 

“Some of you will never have, will never do, and will never be because you’re sitting around waiting on a phone call…..I don’t plan for events, I plan because it’s a part of the process!” – Eric Thomas

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”

“Rise and Grind” – Eric Thomas, ET The Hip Hop Preacher

 

A few of my Favorite Eric Thomas videos to get you motivated

 

 

Bio: Renown speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric Thomas is rising to national prominence by delivering a high energy message that tells youth through first hand experience how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic & inspiring. When coupled with his own Cycle-Breaking experience his blunt essays on reality and remarkable ability to reach even the most jaded of minds, has helped thousands of youth nationwide become peak performers academically, spiritually and personally. Eric has electrified audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to urban educators, collegiate athletic programs and inner-city youth development agencies with the message of his own life's struggles and the principles, insights and strategies he used to overcome them. Eric is no stranger to the ills that plague our communities as he was born in Chicago, IL and raised on the streets of Detroit, MI. His childhood and adolescent years were difficult, and his life struggles and personal identity issues were intensified because like so many, he did not establish a relationship with his biological father until his early thirties.

At the age of 16, defiant and hardheaded, Eric decided to leave home and drop out of school, choosing to live on the streets of Detroit. By divine intervention at age 17, Eric met a pastor who saw him a young man with tremendous unrealized potential. As a result, their mentoring relationship was born which led Eric to complete his GED and to prepare for college. Determined not to be another statistic, Eric enrolled at Oakwood University where he began reading every thing he could get his hands on. Understanding the struggle of the streets, he realized what his purpose in life was to become, so he reached back to his fellow drug dealers and helped many of them get their GED's, go to college and incorporate the strategies and self-improvement exercises he learned in order to assist them in developing their own life plans. In so doing, he provided them with a much-needed positive option to the life of crime and illiteracy they then led.

While in college, Eric started Break The Cycle I Dare You, (BTC) a non profit youth development and special event organization that focuses on developing programs for youth who have made bad choices and most often have had family, social, and academic struggles along with the lack of a father figure in their lives. Today BTC has developed and produced many supportive community-based programs and conferences across the country. They provide youth and teachers alike with activities, self-improvement exercises and motivational strategies to help them reach their highest potential in life. Eric now serves as the Chairman of the Organization.

He obtained his Masters degree in 2005 and is currently pursuing his PhD in Education Administration at Michigan State University and serves as Senior Pastor of A Place of Change Ministries, Lansing Michigan. He also serves as a consultant at Michigan State where he has developed The Advantage Program, an undergraduate retention program targeting academically high-risk students of color. In addition to his work with the Advantage at Michigan State, he also serves as a consultant for several collegiate athletic programs across the country. In this role, he provides assistants to student-athletes having academic and social challenges as it relates to successfully transitioning from high-risk schools and communities to a collegiate environment.

Eric's representation of the merits of higher education, coupled with his knowledge of the pains of the street, inspires young people to break bad habits and reach for new levels of personal and spiritual achievement.

Eric has lived a life of challenges and triumph but has found a way to break the cycle.

Eric Thomas on Twitter @Ericthomasbtc

#YouMatter #FaithFocusFinish #NeverGiveUp #Motivation #ChallengeYourself

Thank you Eric for inspiring myself and so many others!

 

marketing success stories

Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories – Ramccracken’s Story

Wealthy Affiliate University has so many different success stories and I am extremely excited to share as many as I can.

Wealthy Affiliate Success Stories – Ramccracken's Story

After reading up on Ramccracken (that is his user name:) it is amazing to me how not only did he take the chance and step out of the boat to start his own online business, but he stayed consistent with it!

Being a general Manager in the restaurant industry for 10 years, he decided to take the plunge and start his own online business. He is now not a statistic, he has stayed on course and is actually training people in the online world.

Here you can learn more about affiliate program, and here is his latest post…

I have experienced great success with WA by working a great program, WA, having support from my family, and staying determined to succeed. I wanted to share what I have achieved and some key points to my success to encourage others to make it happen. See where you want to be and make it happen.

When I started I had a lot of doubts and after month one, two, and three I had barely made a few cents and a lot of friends thought I was wasting my time and living in a dream world. Let me tell you that with WA and some great friends I've made along the way my dream world is becoming a reality.

My goals where to keep from my wife from going back to work after my son was born……. reality now. She gets to stay at home and raise our son which was a dream of ours so our kids would never be without one of us by their side.

wealthy affiliate success stories

The Car of my Dreams. Just bought it yesterday…….. reality

wealthy affiliate success stories

Quitting my job and doing IM full-time…. Still working on it. I'd rather pay my house and cars off before I quit, but it's a 3 year plan.

Main Points of my Success

1. Do all the training, I did it twice because I didn't want to miss anything. WA is by far the best place to learn and everything I've learned so far has been through here.

2. Always add content – when I didn't know where to go next I just wrote something new and that's still what I do. If I'm not sure where to go next it can't hurt by getting more visitors to your site.

3. Network with people – I have made so many good friends…

Continue Reading Ramccracken's Story

 

So many times stories like these are overshadowed by stories of defeat. In anything you do, you must persevere and stay the course.

One of the worst thing you can do is stay in a situation just because it is comfortable.

He set up a goal along with a 3 year plan and is on his way to achieving that goal.

Wealthy Affiliate University

Become a member for the Marketing the Practical Way V.I.P. Tribe Here!

 

he made his first sale

He made his first sale online! Bob Finn video #5

Yes, 62 year old Bob Finn has officially made his online! I am so jacked for him because he has been working extremely hard with the training. I remember connecting with Bobby this last winter and he had so many things going wrong when it came to advice. He was willing, ready, and truly wanted to learn about how to legitimately start making money online.

Just getting cleared by the doctors from having cancer, Bobby at age 62 wanted to prove that anyone with the drive and determination could do anything they put their mind to. He has kept his promise by blogging on a consistent basis and being very teachable.

Bobby and I meet every week to go over how he is doing. Even when he was sick he still wanted to keep learning. Since I have gotten to know Bobby he has been completely honest with his weak areas and is not afraid to attack them. His goal from the start was to supplement his retirement and learn something new everyday. Bobby loves blogging about things that are near and dear to his heart and genuinely cares about people. <a class=

How he made his  online

I didn't want Bobby to get information overload so he had 1 basic social media account and his blog. I explained to him that when he tweets any type of link, don't over do it. He ended up making his first sale off of Twitter, that is extremely awesome! Bob is an inspiration to me! He has more heart than a lot of people and I am extremely honored to call him not only my student, but my friend.

I encourage you to show Bobby some love by visiting his ever growing website winwithbobby.com and follow him on Twitter @winwithbobby

Watch all of Bobby's training videos from when we first started here.

 

marketing the practical way

How to be a Better Writer w/ Special Guest Jeff Schapiro Ep#2

How to be a Better Writer w/ Special Guest Jeff Schapiro Ep#2

In this episode I welcome Jeff Schapiro. He gives us great insight on how to be a better writer, ways he conquers writers block, great ideas on writing format and how to keep your readers engaged plus more.

How to be a Better Writer w/ Special Guest Jeff Schapiro Ep#2

Jeff Schapiro has written for the Christian post the past 2 years. The Christian Post is ranked #192 on Quantcast and has on average 8 million readers monthly. He has interviewed various celebrities including:

  • Superbowl Champion Kurt Warner
  • Mark Burnett who produced Survivor, The Voice and Celebrity Apprentice.
  • Matthew Modine – Actor

plus much more.

He Short story about MMA being published in an anthology by Thunderdome Press coming soon.Jeff is also currently working on writing his first children's book.

Last but not least is a full time Student Ministry Pastor at Movement Church located in Coventry, Ohio.

He is Married to his wonderful wife Angie and has a very large dog named Bear.

Jeff Schapiro in the MMA Octagon

Jeff Schapiro in the MMA Octagon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank’s for listening to Marketing the Practical Way!

Become a member for the Marketing the Practical Way V.I.P. Tribe Here!

 I appreciate any comments or questions so please feel free to hit me up via the voicemail tab on the right side of the screen.

marketing the practical way

stitcher marketing podcast

 

marketing the practical way

5 Things you need to know before starting an online business Ep#1

5 Things you need to know before starting an online business Episode #1

vision — what is your why?

preparation – financially prepared (I assume you should be aware of services like PaydayNow do not need credit checks, etc.)

mentally prepared – prepared to take the good and the bad.

Focus is everything, it is very easy to get overwhelmed because it is very hard to find out who to trust and who not to trust.

Listen to someone who has been there and listen good. take notes.

#FaithFocusFinish

Thank’s for listening to Marketing the Practical Way!

Become a member for the Marketing the Practical Way V.I.P. Tribe Here!

 I appreciate any comments or questions so please feel free to hit me up via the voicemail tab on the right side of the screen.

marketing the practical way

stitcher marketing podcast