Over the past few years there has been a resurgence of podcasts. Right now you can find a number of podcasts out there on any given subject. As my life has become increasingly busy, I have found that podcasts are a great source of information and entertainment. With efficiency being a main goal, podcasts and audio books are are a great way to learn new things while on the go. I have listed below my current favorite podcasts. They feature topics ranging from personal finance, real estate, to entrepreneurship in general. There is a wealth of information in these podcasts. On your daily commute, I would invite you to give these podcasts a listen.
Side Hustle School – I have found this podcast to be super inspiring. Real stories from real people are being shared. Side Hustle School features stories on how people have started profitable side businesses while maintaining their day job. It is awesome to learn how creative some people are. The business ideas on this podcast are so clever! One of the key things I like about this podcast is each episode only lasts an average of ten minutes. It is a great way to keep your entrepreneurial side motivated. The narrator of the podcast is Chris Guillebeau, who is an author and speaker.
Bigger Pockets – Bigger Pockets is about all things real estate. If you are a real estate investor or thinking about real estate investing, you should definitely be listening to this podcast. The interviewees are very knowledgeable and the hosts do a great job of dissecting the information that the guests provide. The guests are very transparent on how they were able to get started as well as current projects. They share the challenges they have encountered along with the successes they have experienced. My advice is to keep a notepad close when listening to this podcast…lots of gems to capture.
School of Greatness – One word…gratitude. Lewis Howes, an author and speaker, does a great job emphasizing the importance of gratitude while interviewing intriguing high profile guests, such as Tony Robbins, Marie Forleo, and Michael Hyatt, who is mentioned later in this post. If you are looking for motivation as an entrepreneur or just a self-help podcast, you should definitely give this podcast a listen.
This is your Life-Michael Hyatt – Michael is a great host, who is all about teaching you the dos and don’ts of building your platform as well as being intentional about the things you do in business and in life. This is a great podcast to learn best practices and “how-tos” to be more efficient and successful in business and life.
His and Her Money – His and Her Money is a personal finance podcast. Married couple, Talid and T, share their own stories as well as others on how they were able to pay off large amounts of debt and how to build good savings/investing habits. The stories and interviews are ultra inspiring and motivating. No matter how much debt you are in, it is definitely possible to get out of it.
Business Boutique – Business Boutique is a podcast targeted towards female entrepreneurs. I stumbled upon it by reading a blog post that was sent to me. The host, Christy Wright, shares tips and how-tos that any entrepreneur can put into practice.
A little over a week ago Jay-Z released his 13th solo album entitled 4:44. In typical Jay-Z fashion, the lyrics and wordplay are phenomenal. What intrigued me the most was that he shared what he learned about finance and business over the years with his listeners. As I thought more about it, he has shared this information throughout most of his albums. I will share a few lyrics that resonated with me and the meaning behind them.
Full Disclosure: The lyrics quoted may contain profanity, which Total Integration Fitness does not condone, but we would encourage you to take a look past some of the profane language to obtain the essence of the message.
“I coulda bought a place in Dumbo before it was Dumbo
For like 2 million
That same building today is worth 25 million
Guess how I’m feelin’? Dumbo”
“The Story of O.J.”
In the previous line Jay talks of buying V12 engines, or expensive cars, which are depreciating assets.
Key Takeaway: Invest in real estate or something that has a good return on investment.
“I don’t got the bright watch, I got the right watch
I don’t buy out the bar, I bought the night spot
I got the right stock”
Jay is saying invest, instead of frivolous spending. Invest in a time piece instead of a trendy watch. Stop spending so much money in bars perhaps think of owning one.
Key Takeaway: Invest in the future. Spend wisely on something that could possibly generate income later.
“My stake in Roc Nation should go to you
Leave a piece for your siblings to give to their children too”. “Legacy”
Leave something for your children and their children.
Key Takeaway: Build generational wealth.
“I bought some artwork for 1 million
2 years later, that s**t worth 2 million
Few years later, that s**t worth 8 million
I can’t wait to give this s**t to my children”
“The Story of O.J.”
He bought a piece of art that doubled its worth in just one year. How much will it be worth when his children are older?
Key Takeaway: Resale value is everything! Think long term.
“I’m not a businessman; I’m a business, man!”
One of Jay’s most quoted lines. He saying that he is his own conglomerate.
Key Takeaway: We should think the same way. We are the CEO’s of our lives…
There are many more jewels that Jay-Z gives us regarding business throughout his discography. These were just a few that really resonated with us.
Spend wisely, invest in yourself and your family’s future, constantly think about return on investment(ROI)…