As a result of trying to optimize my days, I recently started listening to podcasts during my commute to work. Instead of listening to music or reading the newest gossip in the local newspaper, I thought I could learn something useful every day on my way to work. I took my e-reader with me before, but reading in a fully packed public transportation vehicle turned out to be very difficult. That's when podcasts came to my mind.
So I started researching the most interesting podcast series for me. I quickly came across The Tim Ferris Show where Tim is interviewing the most successful people in the world of all kind of business areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.).
What makes this podcast so valuable for all listeners is, that Tim tries to extract the tactics, tools, and routines of these world class performers. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
In addition, the people interviewed don't try to sell you stuff. They just talk about their journey and what helped them to become successful. You can then adapt these tools to your daily life.
In the most recent episode, Tim's interview partner is Tobi Lütke, CEO of Shopify. Tobi describes listening to podcasts as “Being a fly on the wall while two experts talk to each other”.
That's exactly the reason why I started loving podcasts.