You're Not Listening to Podcasts? Give These Podcasts a Shot This Week & Start Developing A Solid Mindset
What you consume impacts your mindset much more than you realize...
We wake up and immediately turn on music and hop in the shower.
Then on our way to work, what do we listen to? Likely more music or some news.
Oh and at the gym, what are you listening to? Even more music!
While there really is not a problem with so much music, if you are really trying to change your mind and your life, then these are key times that you are wasting listening to music.
I love music just as much as the rest of you, hell maybe even more than you do, we just have to realize that it is very beneficial for us to switch out for a podcast a few times per day so we can start learning and developing our mindsets.
Podcasts are crucial as you can listen to them while you are doing tasks that don't require a ton of focus such as walking or going to the gym, and then you can learn as well.
A HUGE upside here is that you will also not get sick of your playlists as fast ;)
I'd say that is a win-win.
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Now let's get back to what you started reading for.
A Quick Glimpse At What to Expect
Why What We Consume Matters
Your environment consists of more than just the people you surround yourself with and environment is everything.
The classic saying, we are the average of the 5 people we are around the most, holds true and strong.
But what does it forget?
It forgets the rest of what consists in our environment now, content.
Before the major rise of technology, we were almost solely influenced by those we were around and what we were reading, now times have changed.
Everyday we are consuming countless amounts of content, taking in what it is saying and helping ourselves grow a little through it, hopefully.
Where this might pose as a problem is when you are consuming the wrong things.
If you are consuming too many negative stories on the news, reading too many posts about someone complaining about something, or even just listening to too many sad songs, these are all going to affect our mindset.
Well, if all you are hearing is negativity on a day to day basis, you are going to start training your brain to think in a more negative light and even if you don't want to, you might start shining a negative light on the world.
The content you consume is a large part of your day and many don't realize the effects it can actually have on your mind.
Why Podcasts Are A Great Place to Start Changing Your Environment
No better way to hear from industry and thought leaders in all niches with essentially endless content to craft your positive mindset.
What better way to control what you are listening to than to actually know what you are about to listen to and pick the topic?
When you turn on the news, you are just going to get whatever they want to show to you and it is usually around fear and negativity because that its what gets views for them and more views equates to more money.
That is not the case with podcasts, you can scroll through millions of shows and episodes to find one that is interesting and beneficial to you, filling your mind with knowledge rather than fear.
But with millions to choose from, how are you sure which ones to listen to that aren't also going to be negative?
Well, I have a solid list for you below on some of my favorites that I have been listening to for 1-4 years now, depending on the podcast!
How about some podcasts now?!
The School of Greatness
Helping you learn to master your greatness from the top business minds, though leaders and professional athletes.
Starting off the list strong here with one of my go-to podcasts with Lewis Howes. This was actually one of the first podcasts that I had ever listened to and here I am, four years later, still listening and learning something every week.
Lewis brings top guests from all industries from professional athletes to top business people and a lot of them converse about mindset, personal development, health and wellness and how this relates to their life story.
So many people to learn from here and Lewis is a great interviewer, I would really recommend checking this podcast out.
Ed Mylett Show
Transform your body, mind and life with actionable advice from the top people in each industry.
The Ed Mylett Show, hosted by you can probably guess but Ed Mylett, interviews many of the top business minds and professional athletes as well, as they talk more about actionable strategies to change your life.
Whether it be in your work, business, health or wellness, he covers almost any topic with some of the best people to talk about each subject with.
This is a great podcasts to start to develop that mindset you need to find success in your life, even if you don't have your own business.
From the founder of Quest Nutrition, bringing you the best mindset strategies to help really start to change your life.
Impact Theory is more of a health, wellness and mindset podcast as Tom Bilyeu owns one of the largest nutrition companies, Quest Nutrition who is widely known for their protein bars called "Quest Bars." (I eat them daily and they are damn good)
Tom brings own some of the best in the field of health and wellness from anti-aging experts to brain trainers and even nutrition experts to pick their minds and see how we can start changing our health and minds in order to have a greater impact on our own lives.
Short Story Long
Founder of the Young and Reckless clothing company, learn from the best minds on how they crafted success in their lives and hear their amazing stories.
This is one of the newer ones that I have stumbled across after listening to his episode with Trevor Moawad (click here to listen to that) and I am really starting to enjoy this podcast and Chris' interview style.
Short Story Long is hosted by Chris Pfaff who is the founder of the Young and Reckelss clothing company, you might have heard of it before.
Again, this is a podcast focused around mindset and developing the skills you need to get to that next level in life, learning from some of the best minds in their industry.
The thing I like about Short Stroy Long is that Chris asks questions that a lot of others aren't asking and he really does a deep dive with some unique guests, such as Wiz Khalifa.
The Jordan Harbinger Show
Explore the untapped knowledge of some off the highest performers in the world in their respective niches.
The Jordan Harbinger Show is another one of my newer listens in the realm of podcasts and I ask really enjoying this as well, Jordan just has an enjoyable voice to listen to as he talks with his guests.
Jordan focuses on interviewing the top performers in their niches so that we can learn from their stories and actually start finding some information on how to get closer to that goal you might have.
The Rich Roll Podcast
All things mindset, mentality and wellness with some of the most knowledgeable athletes, coaches and minds in related niches.
These last three podcasts are really solid so don't close out off the page just yet ;)
The Rich Roll Podcast is one of my go-to podcasts as Rich focuses on interviewing unique people on unique topics in health and wellness. Everyone from ultra marathoners (marathons that con get to over 100 miles long) to plant based diet experts.
Then, he is great at relating everything back to our own mindsets and health no matter how "out there" the topic might seem to you such as "Why would I ever go plant based?"
Plus, he has a TON of interviews based around development of our minds, mindset, happiness, etc so it is well worth the time to takes to listen.
The MFCEO Project
Learning the mindsets required to fulfill our true potential. This is a must listen in my opinion, don't play yourself.
Another one off the first podcasts that I started listening to and still listen to during this day, so you know it is solid.
The MFCEO Project is hosted by Andy Frisella, owner of 1st Phorm Supplements as well as a few other supplement companies that do well over $100 million in sales every year.
While this may seem like a business podcast, and it kind of is, one of Andy's favorite topics is mental toughness and he talks a lot consistently about developing a strong mindset with some of the most actionable ways to do so.
While he doesn't post everyday like a lot of these podcasts do, when he does post you known you need to listen to it.
The Tim Ferriss Show
Deconstructing world class performers into knowledge, tools and tactics we can use.
The Tim Ferriss Show, hosted by Tim Ferriss who is the author off the 4-Hour Work Week and the 4-Hour Body, interviews so many different people from so many different walks of life.
Yet, one topic that seems to consistently come up is our mental strength and mindsets and that is why this podcast is on the list.
While there will be a ton of business, health, relationship, family, etc topics in this podcast, they almost all revolve around mindset.
This podcast is usually on the longer side, same with the Rich Roll Podcast, clocking in at an average of an hour and a half to two hours long. While you might be thinking that this is way too long and you can't find that kind of time, there is a way.
On the bottom of your iTunes Podcast player, there is a little "1x" which means that the podcast is playing at 1x speed (normal). I trained my mind to start listening to it at 2x speed by first listening to a few weeks worth of podcasts at 1.5x speed and then 2x speed.
Now, 2x speed seems normal and I actually can't listen to podcasts at normal speed because they sound so slow. This allows you to get through podcasts in less time!
The focus of this post was not to show you everything that you can learn from these podcasts, while thaty is wildly important still though, the focus was to show you hwo to start taking control of what we are consuming and make it more positive.
Our environment means so much when it comes to how we are thinking.
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