For an entrepreneur to thrive in the business world, continual learning is essential for success. (This means maintaining a growth mindset.)
What’s a Growth Mindset?
In her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Dr. Carol Dweck studied how various students handled failure. Through her decades of research, she came up with a theory – the power of mindset.
Dweck defines the term, growth mindset, as when people believe their abilities can be developed. She further states, “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”
In a growth mindset, you understand that you’re in control of your abilities, and you can choose to learn and improve them.
On the opposite side, Dweck describes the contrary idea as a fixed mindset. When discussing a fixed mindset, she says, “Their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort.”
It’s possible to be unaware of your mindset, but it has profound effects on your life and, therefore, your business.
Listen to Learn
Podcasts have become a great learning tool for the eager entrepreneur. The digital audios are easily accessible and can be downloaded and streamed through multiple platforms. You can choose from an infinite selection of topics and interests. What’s not to love? Maybe, just the time it takes you to find the right one.
But what makes a podcast beneficial for an entrepreneur?
A podcast that gives you meaningful information that you can implement in your life and business strategy.
For example, Ali Catherine, a young entrepreneur, and intuitive life coach makes listening to podcasts part of her morning routine. She’s very thoughtful about her episode choice because she’s looking to absorb valuable information that she can use.
This new information allows her to create actionable strategies to reach her current goal. While her schedule varies from day to day, she makes a conscious effort to fit this in. Whether she listens while making breakfast, or when she travels place to place, this is a habit she practices to maintain a growth mindset.
10 Podcasts for Entrepreneurs on the Grow
If it expands your knowledge and helps you improve your business in an hour or less, why not give it a shot? You’re merely listening with the intent of learning.
Some podcasts are geared to small business owners, some help with self-improvement. Yet, all of them are for any entrepreneur because the information is universal for business and marketing.
Entrepreneur and author of The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss hosts one of the most popular business podcasts. He interviews special guests like Tony Robbins and Arnold Schwarzenegger. This podcast is great if you’re looking to step up your business goals.
Hosted by marketing experts Neil Patel and Eric Siu, the Marketing School podcast is just that. Stay up to date with insider marketing tips in only 10 minutes – every single day.
Hosted by Pat Flynn, the brains behind The Smart Passive Income Blog tells all of his business and blogging strategies. Learn how to create multiple “passive income” streams that work for you.
Side note—an excellent recommendation from Flynn revealed on one of his podcast episodes. In regards to time management, he suggests, looking through and finding specific episodes that align with your current goal, instead of just finding one podcast and starting from the beginning of the podcast series.
As the great philosopher, Confucius said, “Knowledge without practice is useless.”
What better way to learn about business than from some of the brightest minds? Produced by Stanford eCorner each week during the spring, fall, and winter quarters, experienced entrepreneurs and innovators come to Stanford University to share lessons from their entrepreneurial journey.
The perfect podcast to listen to while you sip on a cup of joe. This weekly podcast takes place in a coffee shop, where hosts John Wall and Christopher Penn discuss essential marketing methods for business.
One of my personal favorites and a well-rounded podcast hosted by entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis, who gives you tactical tools for your life and business. Hollis speaks with business and development leaders that share valuable life takeaways.
Hosted by author, entrepreneur, and former pro-athlete, Lewis Howes. The School of Greatness speaks with brilliant business minds, world-class athletes, and influential celebrities, to share inspiring stories to find out what makes people “great.”
Hosted by CEO, investor, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. On the Garyvee Audio Experience, you’ll find a mix of his keynote speeches, interviews, and chats on marketing and business.
Do you ever wonder about the individuals behind multibillion-dollar brands?
NPR’s business podcast hosted by Guy Raz speaks with the individuals behind some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Airbnb, Spanx, Instagram, and Clif Bar. Each week, Raz takes you on a narrative journey about these business leaders – and the “movement they built.”
Hosted by James Wedmore, The Mind Your Business Podcast will help you take your business mindset to the next level. James believes success is “created by mindset over strategy, magic over metrics, and attitude over action.” In the podcast, Wedmore offers stories of success and the mindset necessary to get you there.
Now, learn some new business strategies, get inspired, and GROW.