Education (Investing In Yourself)
Podcasts I Listen To:
– With Darren Rowse
This is the podcast I have been listening to lately. I love it simply because he is so genuine and doesn’t waste a lot of time. No Fluff! He gets right down to actionable steps you can take right now to build, grow and improve your blog website.
Valuable indeed, and I highly recommend a listen. Just search for a topic you are curious to know more about and I am sure you will find his tips useful.
– With Pat Flynn
After I returned to Florida from living in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2014, a friend introduced me to a podcast called Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn. This was the first time I had listened to anyone talk about so many different ways to make money online.
If this was a full review of Smart Passive Income I probably would mention that this is a great place to start if you are just researching ways to get started making money online. He seems like a such a great guy, but I stopped listening to his podcast because of terrible affiliate recommendations he made. I purchased plugins he recommended a few years ago and they were no good, then realized not long after he wasn’t even using them either.
However, it is a great source of information, as long as you don’t buy into all of his sponsored products.
-With John Lee Dumas
This is a great, inspiring podcast that is carefully outlined and direct to the point. Great for when you may have a short commute. You will hear interviews with popular and lesser known entrepreneurs, all of which have been successful. Guests share their strengths, weaknesses and how they’ve overcome difficult situations. A great motivator, when you’re feeling down or defeated.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
~ Jim Rohn
-With Johnny FD
Because of my interest in Smart Passive Income, my listening recommendations led me to Johnny FD and his Travel Like A Boss podcast which ironically to me was based in Chiang Mai, where I had just moved back from 2 months prior!
I never heard of JohnnyFD, Dropshipping, or even the term Digital Nomad while I was living in Chiang Mai but he was doing exactly what I was trying to do. The exception was that I was an I.T. Professional, searching online every day for a remote job, while teaching English in Thailand was just my backup plan.
The topics Johnny FD discusses regarding earning a semi-passive income online through building e-commerce stores, drop shipping and a lifestyle of travel, is what really got me inspired to take my own dreams more seriously.
No one in my circle of friends ever talked about the possibilities and the benefits of working for yourself as a location independent entrepreneur. I had a few friends and colleagues I worked with who were working remotely for large corporations in other countries, and in my previous position, I had worked from home on certain days of the week, so I knew that was possible.
However, finding a new 100% remote job in in my area of expertise was a lot more difficult than I imagined.
Listening to Johnny’s interviews with Digital Nomads from around the world is what inspired me to pursue my own online businesses and I am really grateful to him for sharing his story. I’ve since returned to Thailand and met Johnny FD and he continues to encourage people to work for themselves and create passive income by sharing his success story and the success stories of the guests he interviews. He also co-hosts a podcast called Invest Like A Boss, which is also a great resource for investing your money.