Throughout the year I spend a lot of time by myself. Between traveling, commuting, and grocery shopping, I have a lot of down time. I used to hate it, but then I realized that I could use that time to learn new things. And as a perpetual learning, I thought it was a great idea to turn that down time into time I could spend learning about new things, how to further myself, my businesses, even the company I work for. That’s when I came across podcasts.

Podcasts have been around for quite some time. When I lived in DC, they were really just getting started and I listened to a lot of them. But at the time, I was single and my commute was long. Somewhere along the way, I stopped listening to podcasts. I’m not sure why. I enjoyed listening to them.

About 6 months ago though, I started listening to podcasts again. I started working more from the road or from home instead of an office these past few years. The amount of silence I’ve had in my life required me to find some sort of background noise. That’s when podcasts came into the picture. Sure, I could have watched reruns of The West Wing