If you're like me and have a commute to the office, you treat your car, subway, plane, bus or train ride as a classroom. This travel time, whether it's 10 minutes or two hours, is an excellent time for continuing education.
While some spend their commute scrolling social media feeds or playing video games, you know that lifelong learning is the key to continued growth in work and in life. It will help will you avoid the dreaded mid-career crisis.
One of the best (and free) ways to keep learning is with podcasts. All you need is a smartphone, headphones and a good attitude. Below I share 5 game-changing podcasts I regularly listen to that will help you in work and in life.
Positive University Podcast with Jon Gordon
Jon Gordon is a best-selling author whose books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Titles include The Energy Bus, Training Camp, The Carpenter and The No Complaining Rule. With his Positive University podcast, Gordon interviews a combination of professional athletes and coaches, best-selling authors and more.
Over It & On With It with Christine Hassler
Christine Hassler is a master coach, best-selling author and keynote speaker. In her popular podcast, she provides live coaching to callers to help them heal their past, overcome obstacles, and create what they truly want in their lives. It's a rare glimpse into what great coaches do to support people and living their higher purpose.
This powerful podcast focused on businessmen isn't for the faint-hearted. If expletives or being held accountable aren't your thing, you'll want to avoid this one. However, if you're a business owner and are ready to see real results in your business and life, give it a listen. Each week White focuses one of four key areas including: power, profit, production and protection.
Finding Brave with Kathy Caprino
Kathy Caprino is career success coach, leadership trainer and author. In her work, she helps women develop new habits, mindsets and behaviors that lead to positive results in work and life. With her Finding Brave podcast, Caprino interviews experts from various fields to help listeners find courage as they pursue their passions.
Akimbo with Seth Godin
If you're a fan of Seth Godin's books or have watched one of his many talks that are available online, you know that he is a master storyteller. In this brilliant podcast he dives into culture and how we can change and influence it. In each episode, business lessons abound and he also answers listeners questions.