I have found entrepreneurial podcasts to be invaluable.
Over the past several years, I have gathered a fairly tight list of podcasts.
Here is my current list:
- This is your life with Michael Hyatt
- The Side Hustle Show podcast
- The My Wife Quit Her Job podcast
- The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
- The Smart Passive Income Online Business podcast
- The Retirement Answer Man
- Masters of Money with Phillip Taylor
I try to be a knowledge sponge, because again, knowledge is power. One day I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, the “Retirement Answer Man”.
Episode #109 gave me one of those “a-ha” moments. It was an interview with Mike Kim, a Business Coach (http://mikekim.com). The synopsis of the interview was this: over the course of the years you work or have worked for companies, you’ve acquired skills that have converted to revenue in the thousands, if not tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. All the while, you’ve made your salary. Over time you’d acquired hard skills (like programming) and soft skills (like managing customer expectations). The skills should not ever go to waste, and if you’re looking for a new career, you should recognize these skills and know that many of them can span across industries or professions. Define them when pivoting to a new profession, and you’ll find that you won’t need to start from scratch. Maybe even an opportunity to work for yourself (at least, this is how I took it to mean).
As a web developer, I have worked on some super substantial projects over the years. Many of those projects were ones where I was learning something new. Years later I know what I am capable of doing and the level of stress I can handle. As I look to build my own web development business (http://genavico.com), I know that pivoting to that level of change is not a stretch from what I currently do for may day job. And when I look at how much the market is charging for these skills, I’m very excited to put these skills for use to increase my own personal economy.
I hope you found this helpful.