If you’re looking to truly succeed in business, you can’t afford to stop growing.
Whatever industry you’re in, you’re surrounded by countless other hungry salespeople who are looking to take your clients, to outpace your growth, and to become the go-to professional you envision yourself as.
I’ve said it before, but one of the best ways I’ve found to continue growing is to take in the words and ideas of other successful people. Podcasts are an amazing tool for feeding your mind and learning what will take you to the next level.
Keep reading for the five podcasts that any ambitious professional needs to hear.
I love Ed Mylett’s approach to mind-set and achieving success. He’s interviewed successful people in so many different industries about what has helped them survive and grow in the world of business.
It’s been really interesting for me to learn that almost every single success story has a similar journey. In the beginning, they don’t really know what they’re doing, but they’re all in. They’re committed. Perseverance is what gets them through.
From WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon to marketing guru Billy Gene, Ed Mylett’s guests all have amazing stories to tell, as well as advice that will help you grow your own business. My favorite episode has to be Ed’s interview with Dr. Joe Dispenza, a successful author and neuroscientist. Dr. Joe explains that, in essence, our self-image is based entirely on our memories. And half of those memories are inaccurate. Think about how powerful that is. If your worst fears and worst feelings about yourself are probably not even true, then why are you continuing to hold yourself back?
Everyone who knows me well knows that I am a huge fan of Grant Cardone. He’s a wealth of knowledge about everything sales tactics to the power of mind-set. His ideas about succeeding in business have earned him millions of followers all over the world.
Even if you haven’t explicitly sought out Grant’s words, you’ve probably come across a couple of his ideas:
- The 10x Rule
- Frequency leads to greatness
I preach those principles constantly to my employees for a reason, and I do this because they work.
Subscribe to the Cardone Zone if you want not just mind-set tips, but also solid sales tactics that will help you take your business to the next level. I guarantee you won’t regret it.
When you’re a service-based sales professional, your time is one of the most valuable assets you have. There are probably days (or weeks) when it feels like too much to listen to a full 30–60-minute podcast. While Sales Influence does feature some longer interviews, most episodes are about a third the length of the usual sales podcasts.
If you’ve got 10–15 minutes, you can get practical sales tips from host Victor Antonio and his guests. He doesn’t hesitate to go over some of the fundamentals, like handling objections. He gives you the script and explains the psychology behind it. If you’re just getting into sales, you owe it to yourself to check out this podcast.
When it comes to advising real estate agents there’s no one quite like Tom Ferry. He’s spent more than 30,000 hours providing personal coaching to agents at all different stages of their career.
In his podcast, Tom touches on everything from lead generation and farming to strategies for calling your sphere and advertising on Facebook. The best thing is that he interviews people who are actually doing these things, including his clients and friends. That means you get to listen to not only the coach, but also the practitioners.
No matter how long you’ve been in real estate, you’ll be able to learn something from Tom Ferry’s podcast.
Okay, so this one technically qualifies as a plug. But I’m including ReminderMedia’s sales and marketing podcast here for a good reason:
I’m confident the conversations we’ve had will change the way you approach your business.
As I’m writing this, we’re gearing up to record the 100thepisode of Stay Paid. And I’m reflecting on the many things I’ve learned by having conversations with our guests. We’ve talked to top producers from real estate, financial services, marketing, and insurance (among other industries), and we’ve discussed the strategies that have driven success for them.
Our goal each way is to send our audience away with actionable advice that will help them grow their business. And I’ve learned that the key to success is exactly that—taking action.
The other thing I’ve learned is that setting up your morning routine and reverse engineering your goals is EVERYTHING. Successful people understand this, and that’s why they’re successful. It’s not rocket science. If you’re not happy with where you’re at, you have to change.
Figure out where you need to be and make a plan to get there. Keep track of your progress. Change course as needed. When you do these things consistently, you simply can’t lose.
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