I've been wanting to do a blog about podcasts for awhile now. I've been listening to productivity podcasts for about half a year, and I feel more people should know about them, because they've helped me a lot. There are podcasts for everything these days for improving any kind of skill. There are lots for cartooning, and maybe I'll do a separate post on those, but productivity/time management is something that everyone can improve, and that artists in particular have a hard time with. I always listen to podcasts in the "in between" times, like cooking, eating, or doing dishes. It's great because I'm learning at the same time I'm doing something else = multitasking!
Time Hackers www.imjulie.com Julie Sheranosher has become one of my favorite people. She shares short bite-sized 10 min segments on time management tips. Never say you don't HAVE time. There are always ways to MAKE time and she's great at explaining things in a clear way with a bit of spunkiness. She also has a "Super Hero Edition" each week where she interviews other entrepreneurs in a hero-themed way. One time I emailed Julie and she made a whole episode about my question! Not saying she'll do this for everyone, but if you find a mentor-like person you admire online, go ahead and reach out to them - you never know what could happen!
Beyond The To-Do List www.beyondthetodolist.com Erik Fisher has hour long interviews with productive people, showing you how to complete a good work/life balance. I found the Time Hackers podcast from this site. He hosts a lot of interesting entrepreneurs as guests! Not all guest situations may apply to you, but you can still gain useful knowledge no matter what area of expertise the entrepreneur specializes in.
The Unmistakable Creative Podcast www.unmistakablecreative.com Srini Rao has hour long (sometimes longer) interviews with leaders from all walks of life. The word "creative" has a broader meaning than just artists in this and other podcasts, and applies to all kinds of entrepreneurs. This one can get pretty deep and philosophical. Most of the people interviewed (that I've listened to so far) have been writers, artists, and "performance psychologists." I love the cartoony drawings throughout the site!
Hope you find some of these helpful! As Julie says "Keep calm and hack time."