I love podcasts. I love audiobooks. I love the fact that anyone can share their thoughts in a format that can be passively consumed. It’s funny- I don’t remember how long ago it was but I got turned onto podcasts via a book I was trying to read by Tim Ferriss.
I have never really been much of a reader. It’s just not my API. And that’s OK, I’m glad I was able to figure it out as soon as I did. Audio is the way that I process and retain information the best, which is cool now. But in the ’90s when I was in school we didn’t have the resources that we do now. It’s not that I was a bad reader, I just was the person that would read the same page over and over and would struggle to finish.
But when I was reading The Four Hour Workweek and my mom saw it and said ‘hey- that guy has a podcast too’ I thought ‘hmm, that might be worth checking out’. Now I had to figure out what a podcast was and how to get it.
And I’m so grateful that I did.
The world of podcasts and audiobooks literally changed my life. I have learned and thus questioned so much since I started consuming audible content. It truly is amazing and it’s something I encourage everyone to do- go right now and browse the podcasts app that’s probably on your phone right now.
More specifically, I would recommend that you go check out this specific Tim Ferriss Show episode from 2015. It’s got a guy named Jamie Foxx and there are some absolutely fantastic thoughts on lots of issues that we all deal with and the pair together really breaks it down so good. It’s totally worth the listen.
As Tim puts it in the show notes:
This episode is one of my favorite I’ve ever done. Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) is an Academy Award-winning actor, a Grammy Award-winning musician, and a famous standup and improv comedian. He is, without a doubt, the most consummate performer and entertainer I have ever met. In the 2.5 hours we spent together in his home studio, he blew my mind. We cover a TON in this wide-ranging episode, including many never-before-heard stories. Here’s just a tiny sample of what you’ll hear: Jamie’s workout routine Jamie’s origin story — how he used $400 to match a $1,000,000 party thrown by Puff Daddy; building up his network with Kanye, Jay Z, and Pharrell; expanding his fan base; and bombing horribly at the beginning. What he learned during the magic of In Living Color Jamie playing live music throughout our interview. Impersonations (and lessons learned from many of the following) — Quincy Jones, Ed Sheeran, Ray Charles, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Cosby, Doc Rivers, Kermit the Frog, Sammy Davis, Jr., LeBron James, Bill Clinton, Tamara Rawitt, Shawn Wayans, Jim Carrey, Oprah Winfrey, Norman Lear, Mike Tyson, and others. The key skills Jamie learned from his grandmother. Jamie’s parenting style. And much, much more…Tim Ferriss Show #124
Check out the episode on Apple Podcasts by clicking HERE.
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