In 2018, there are so many sources we can find information from.
Keen to learn a new skill? Be entertained?
There's not just an App for that, but numerous podcasts, books, newspapers, newsletters…
To most people I speak to, it can feel very overwhelming.
Like you won’t ever know enough.
But you have to start from somewhere.
I really believe in the power of absorbing informative content. Remember, there is no pressure to remember everything.
Earlier in the year I collated a Consumption list, which showcases some of the books, podcasts, newsletter etc. that I enjoy. In the first of a series for Foundervine members, I have collated a collection of resources that I love, starting with the best podcasts. Enjoy!
I absolutely love podcasts. I listen to them during my commute and whilst I do any housework like washing the dishes in the hope to be inspired, entertained or to learn something new by audio osmosis.
It is pretty incredible to wake up and listen to Oprah’s voice and I love podcasts for the ease of listening and being able to listen wherever you are and whenever you want.
So, here are my top 4 podcasts:
Oprah’s Master Class - Oprah’s new podcast covering life lessons from people at the top of their game. The podcast is relatively new but Oprah has spoken to Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Dwayne Johnson. And of course Oprah’s insight is always brilliant!
Listen to Oprah's Master Class: The Podcast HERE
2. WorkLife with Adam Grant – I know listening to a podcast about work doesn’t sound fun but honestly Adam’s podcast (sponsored by TED Talks) is incredible. In 30mins-ish episodes he explores a variety of topics related to the workplace including being an introvert/extrovert, trust, how to love criticism and building creativity.
As a psychologist, his podcast is full of interesting facts from an academic and personal perspective, he also includes interviews snippets from other professors, authors and celebrities.
Listen to WorkLife with Adam Grant: A TED original podcast HERE
3. Side Hustle Pro: Women Entrepreneurs - Side Hustle Pro spotlights black female entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business. Hosted by Nicaila Matthews Okome this weekly podcast is great for providing actionable tips and hearing honest insight from entrepreneurs.
Listen to Side Hustle Pro: The Podcast HERE
4. Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman – a truly insightful podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, venture capitalist and co-founder/executive chairman of LinkedIn. He asks great questions and really digs deep into the guests’ answers. The podcast has amazing guests most notably, Stacy Brown-Philpot, the CEO of TaskRabbit, Sara Blakely, Creator of Spanx and AirBnB’s Brian Chesky. Brilliant stuff!
Listen to Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman HERE
Before you go, here are some simple tips to help you remember what you are consuming:
1. Share with your friends or on social media – not only will you inspire your friends and family but you are essentially filing away for yourself. Also, by sharing what you have learnt you test how well you understand!
2. Make notes in your Notes app while you listen
3. Pause to take it all in - acquiring knowledge is not a race. When something resonates with you, don’t be afraid to pause the podcast or step away from the reading to really absorb it.
4. Repeat what you have learnt out loud – Think, how does this apply to me?
Any I missed? Let me know @MillennialMaryA
Mary Agbesanwa is a Management consultant in the financial services industry and Careers Blogger on Medium. She loves to read articles online and is passionate about breaking stereotypes about Millennials.