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Besides my wife and kids, it seems that I spend the most time with one special friend. Steady, reliable and always available, this friend can provide tremendous insight into ways I can grow at work and in my personal life. He is knowledgeable on a seemingly endless number of hobbies; from farming, to sports to creative writing! Plus, he can be extremely funny and entertaining when I need that positive energy or spiritual and introspective when I need to find some inner peace. Maybe I just need to get lost in a great story.
This friend is there for me every step of the way as I log in my 20,000 steps trying to avoid the Zombie horde through our healthy steps app from work. The friend is also there for me on my long drives when the family is asleep or I’m alone and he simply keeps me company.
Yep, my friend the Podcast!
Currently, I subscribe to 14 podcasts but honestly over the summer, I have only listened to 5. There are a lot of reasons why people choose a podcast.
5 Podcasts That Have Dominated My Summer
Positive University - Jon Gordon
Jon is a tremendous author of books such as the Energy Bus, One Word, The Garden and many others. He is a leadership guru that focuses on helping people to see the importance of making a positive impact on those around you. His podcasts have interviews with people from all background and experiences
The Coaches Corner - Kent Thomas
It is a local podcast that talks about all things basketball with a flare of central Missouri basketball experts. I know Kent personally as well as many of the guests he has on the show so it connects with my passion for basketball.
Changing Discourse - Chip Huth and Tanner Brock
This podcast is based out of KC and came out of the turmoil and social challenges that arose over the past couple of years. I went to high school with Chip and he is an officer in the KCPD and is focused on having tough conversations and increasing awareness. He also is an instructor at the Arbinger Institute that wrote the books, Leadership and Self-Deception, The Anatomy of Peace and The Outward Mindset.
The Way I heard It - Mike Rowe
The Dirty Jobs host has taken the place of Paul Harvey and shares stories with a twist. He has a great delivery and you know his background. He is a straight shooter and while his stories are short and entertaining, they are also educational.
The Side Hustle Show - Nick Loper
I stumbled on this podcast recently when I started to research how to start a Blog and ways that I can share my words to a wider audience than just the company newsletter. While most of his focus is on creating the side business or for you young people the “side hustle” it’s fascinating to hear the stories of others and the roads they have taken to share their writings.
That’s it! The top 5 podcasts I have been listening to this summer. What podcasts have you been listening to? Share in the comments below so that we may all listen to Beyond Today.
Tom Brown - a husband and a father who is simply trying to make a difference. Using my experience as a Manufacturing Executive to connect leadership from the boardroom to the hardwood to help teams grow and develop to make a difference in the lives of others.