Posts Tagged ‘podcasts’
As I’ve been becoming busier and busier with the site, my time has become more and more valuable. Because of this, I’ve been getting frustrated when I have to do time-consuming tasks around the home.
It occurred to me that I could transform the tasks into something more productive by listening to informative podcasts.
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve learned a bit about sourcing from China and want to share that information. Even though I come from a software background and have assumed that future business success will lie in that arena, I know that developing a business is a winding path and a diverse skill-set is required.
For that reason I think a bit of knowledge about the world of direct imports could come in handy one day not just for me but for many other entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Several years ago I started subscribing to Sirius Radio. I’ll admit it – I’m a Howard Stern junkie. I know he’s immature, crude, vile, etc.. but sometimes he can be damn funny. Anyway, I was talking to Cory the other day and he mentioned that he listens to nothing but audio books and podcasts during his commute. He showed me a cool one he’s using on his phone called Pocket Casts, and them proceeded to hook me up with a podcast on BlogCast FM where they talk about blogging, small business endeavors and all sorts of interesting topics. I decided to download the app and subscribe.
The next day as I was pulling out of Chick-fil-A after picking up a horrible breakfast because we had no milk (don’t get me started), I was disappointed to find that Stern was rerunning an episode from earlier in the week. I then remembered the podcast app so I fired it up and started listening to a Srinivas Rao talk to a reasonably successful blogger about his strategies and the like.
When I got to work it was so interesting I actually didn’t want to get out of the car. It turned out the Stern rerun was really a blessing in disguise because it illustrated that for an extra 50 minutes a day I can be somewhat productive or at least I stand a chance of learning something useful.
I know that podcasting has been around for a long time but if you haven’t thought about it lately, you may want to give it a try the next time you are on your way to your 9-5.