Listen to the Podcast
You’re going to find out is listening to podcast a waste of your time if you’re a business owner.
I’m going to give you some thoughts and insights behind listening to podcasts.
Are Podcasts Wasting Your Time?
You might have been listening to podcasts quite recently over the last couple of years. Podcasts have continued to evolve, skyrocket, and grow in popularity.
And in fact, the average person listens to podcasts 6 hours and 37 minutes every single week.
If we break these numbers down, here is what you get:
- weekly: 6 hours and 37 minutes
- monthly: 24 hours
- yearly: 288 hours (12 days)
If you think about these numbers, that’s quite a lot of time. I think listening to podcasts is an excellent use of time if you’re in your car driving, and you’re driving to work.
That’s because you don’t waste time maybe enjoying music and you’re a little more productive. But remember, you still need balance in your life. Sometimes listening to a good tune is beneficial and helpful for your morale.
If you’re trying to be the most productive person out there and you’re driving to work, and you’re listening to podcasts to get at the next business idea, there’s quite a lot of time factors considerations or in other words, trade-offs that you have to think about.
There’s a lot of time that you’re wasting if you’re listening to podcasts. A lot of times, what you’re doing is you’re re-listening to the same information time and time.
Many of the concepts are very similar, and you might have heard things before, but you’re not implementing them. You’re getting a lot of knowledge, you’re getting a lot of insight, but there’s not a lot of action that’s taking place.
What I want you to do is switch your mindset to the action mindset. And what is it that you can get done for your business.
Start Implementing What you hear from Podcasts
There’s a lot of things that you could do in 12 actual days per year. Or, in other words, 24 working days if you’re working 12 hours a day.
It’s almost a full month of work.
What is it that you could do?
Well, you could record a video course if you’re in that niche or space. You could write a book. You could start a business or blog. If you’re doing something personal, lose weight, watch your health, or be a little more productive.
Or record a year’s worth of YouTube videos even. For example, YouTube videos may take 10 to 20 minutes to create, on average, depending on your workflow, what you’re doing, and the type of videos you’re making.
But you could create a ton of content for your blog, your videos, record courses, or write books in almost a full month.
What to do Instead Listening to Podcasts?
Sometimes you’re spending a lot of time listening to podcasts. I’m not saying podcast listening is bad. What I am saying is that if you’re starting to hear the same things over and over again, something that you already know, but you’re not implementing this is where the problem creeps in.
Instead, start looking at taking things a notch up. Whereas if you’re trying to be a little more productive, maybe have a conference call with your team on your way to work.
Maybe you can listen to actual new things that perhaps help you personally rather than just on the work front. Maybe help you emotionally because remember there’s a balance to life.
It’s not just about trying to grow your business all the time every single minute and second that you’re out there in the car.
Enjoy yourself a bit, listen to some tunes, and get some insight. But if you find yourself listening to a lot of podcasts and you hear the same things, time and time again, it’s time to take action and put your business to work.
Take steps to implement some of those things that you’re listening to on the podcast and less so much on getting more information into your mindset.
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