In the past few years, content has moved from written form to audio and video. You keep hearing people say Podcasts, SoundCloud, FB live and Vlogs, these mediums allows content creators to have alternate ways to make more impact to their audience as opposed to only written form (books and blogs). World known authors, entrepreneurs, influencers or celebrities are all diving into these mediums to expand their reach and it has been very effective and lucrative. Much of these contents are free for us to consume, they make money via sponsorships and advertising, its a win-win situation for both the content creators and the audience. There are many platforms/channels to consume these types of contents and we have listed below some of our favorites for you to try if you are onto the startup journey.
Podcasts via iTunes
Time Ferriss is famous for his best selling book “The 4-Hour Workweek” release a decade ago and still remain as one of the most purchased books today. He interviews the world’s most famous people and tries to deconstruct their daily habits, routines, and secrets behind how they got to where they are today. He is an excellent interviewer and discusses very deep subjects across many disciplines – this depends on the background of the interviewee. There are usually many takeaways that you can pick up and experiment with your daily lives. These interviews are usually 1-2 hours long and trust us, they are never boring.
From the knowledge that he gained during those interviews, he recently released 2 other books which puts all those valuable lessons in a condense written form. These are priceless knowledge in a bible, for the price of the book there is nothing to compare. The books are called “Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers” and “Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World“. Tribe of Mentors also have a new Podcast which can be found HERE.
Highly recommended for those interested in learning from the best performers and trying out new habits to succeed.
Lewis Howes used to sleep on his sister’s coucher and also ex-olympian, today he is one of the greatest influencers in the world. Each of his podcasts has over millions of downloads with 5-star ratings and the contents he produced have made an impact on so many people worldwide. He is also an author of 2 successful best selling books: “School of Greatness” and “The Mask of Masculinity“.
His show is so popular that he decided to host a yearly event called “Summit of Greatness” where he would invite his friends and speakers to COLUMBUS, OHIO to bring the key messages to the world.
James Altucher‘s podcasts are more conversational and educational. The guests he brings to the table are also very famous, they range from comedians, best selling authors, financial experts and successful entrepreneurs.
He has started over 20 businesses and failed 17 of them, he shares tips on how to be true yourself, find your own path and be real. He offers financial tips from his blog and also best selling author of a book called “Choose Yourself“.
Gary Vaynerchuck needs no introduction in the startup community, he is a famous speaker around the world, a big believer in social media and that there are so many opportunities today if you willing to put the hard work and grind. He is also the CEO and founder of VaynerMedia.
He recently published another book called “Crushing it“. Definitely worth reading his latest and previous ones too.