Top 5 Podcast Influences: Feb 17

top 5 podcast influences feb 17

Entrepreneur and motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

John Lee Dumas from the Entrepreneur on Fire podcast often shares that quote at the end of his podcasts, essentially saying, “Congratulations, you just spent time with me and the successful entrepreneur I interviewed.”

Those are the type of people you want to be spending the most time with.

I’m big into listening to podcasts because I always want to be learning, improving, and keeping the inspirational vibes flowing. I typically listen to a combination of entrepreneurial and sports podcasts, which are the two biggest professional areas of my life, and I listen to them any opportunity I can. Walking the dog, at the gym, on the train, or anywhere I’ve got free time that isn’t being occupied by something that needs my undivided attention.

I thought it would add value to let you know who my top five podcasting influences of the week are. The people I’m spending the most time with. The ones who I am the average of.

I will do this every week and hopefully it’ll give you some inspiration or help you find some awesome new podcasts to add to your rotation. I’ll also include specific episodes that stand out so you know where to start.

Here are my Top 5 Podcast Influences for the Week of Feb 17, 2016.

  1. The Tai Lopez Show – I’ve been crushing on Tai Lopez pretty hard for the last month. He’s an entrepreneur who gives actionable, pragmatic advice for how to succeed in business, and he’s doing it on multiple platforms (he’s everywhere once you get in his pipeline). The episode from Nov 25 titled 19 lessons from having billionaire Mark Cuban over at the house was phenomenal. It’s why I started reading the book The Fountainhead.
  2. The Bill Simmons Podcast – the episode with Al Michaels is straight fire as he’s an ace and has amazing sports stories. If you haven’t read Al Michaels book You Can’t Make This Up I HIGHLY recommend it. The journey of his career plus the iconic sporting events he’s announced made it a book I couldn’t put down.
  3. The Action Army – I just started to get into this podcast about a week ago. It’s by Jason Zook, the guy from I Wear Your Shirt, who is a super creative entrepreneur and marketer. I previously read his book Creativity For Sale: How I Made $1,000,000 Wearing T-Shirts and How You Can Turn Your Passion Into Profit, Too so I was happy to be able to dive in to another of his projects
  4. The Tim Ferriss Show – This podcast is a regular staple for me as I love learning from high class performers. In his most recent episode Tim Ferriss had on entrepreneur, author, and marketer Seth Godin, who I’m a big fan of. I’ve read several of Seth Godin’s books and enjoy his rule and principles for marketing and business.
  5. The Chive Podcast – A lot of the fundamentals that I’ve built into Bacon Sports come from how The Chive have done it. I love the community they’ve built, their charitable contributions, plus the way they have fun yet still crush it. In their most recent podcast episode titled How a few idiots started The Chive the Founders of The Chive, Leo and John Resig, alongside Bob Phillip, talk about how they went from a relatively unknown website to selling 30,000 t-shirts a day and running one of the most influential websites in America. I was literally hanging on every word they said trying to figure out how I could apply it to my journey.

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