Gary Vee

5 Podcasts That I’m Listening To

Moving to New York City intensified my love for podcasts. Riding the subway I lose mobile service and podcasting has become the best way to pass the time in the most productive way. I’ve always listened to podcasts, but the past 2 years my listening time significantly increased. Here are my top 5 favorite podcasts:

  1. The #AskGaryVee Show Podcast - great social media and business insights (warning: Gary’s language can be a little strong)

  2. Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast - this is the podcast that I’ve listened to for the longest and always moves to the top of my list when new episodes come out. I wish there were more episodes than just once a month.

  3. Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast - the interviews on this podcast for church leaders are second to none. If you’re a church leader and you are not listening, please subscribe today.

  4. This Is Your Life Podcast with Michael Hyatt - Over the past half decade or so I’ve read and listened to as much Michael Hyatt as I can. I love his leadership insights and productivity hacks that he so openly shares.

  5. Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn - conversations with some incredible digital geniuses that are utilizing online marketing systems in effective and efficient ways.


Here are a few others on my subscribe list:


Also, I want to also highly recommend 3 other podcasts that I am very hands on with:

  1. Social Media Church Podcast - Jay Kranda and I talk Social Media for church leaders with some of the top practitioners around the world.

  2. Awesome Marriage Podcast - featuring Dr. Kim Kimberling, I have the privilege of co-hosting with Christina Dodson where we talk practically about how you can have an awesome marriage.

  3. Emotionally Healthy Leadership Podcast - Pete Scazzero and Rich Villodas share openly and honestly about leadership from the trenches and how Emotionally Healthy Spirituality can transform your leadership.

Just Ask: Meeting Charles Lee

One of the questions I often here is how does an Introvert like myself get connected to so many influential leaders?  The answer is pretty easy: I just ask.

I’m a learner by nature and I love asking questions and listening to great leaders share their stories.  Having the opportunity to ask these questions though often begins with one key question: “Can I meet you and ask you a few questions?”

I once heard a social media hero of mine, Gary Vaynerchuk say that he gave this dating advice to his friend: ask every hot girl you see out on a date and eventually one will say yes.  I took this perspective to meeting influential leaders and essentially ask every innovative leader out on a date and a few of them over the years have said yes.  To be honest, I’m probably told no or ignored more times that I’m told yes, but pretty consistently I’m told yes which opens up an incredible opportunity to pick the brain of a great leader.

Are there people or leaders whom you would love to meet and learn from?  Why not reach out to them and see if they would be willing to give you 15 minutes of their time to answer 3 questions.  Here’s what recently happened to me:

I saw on Twitter that Charles Lee was in New York.  After following his work for over 4 years and hearing him speak at several conferences and events around the country I have always wanted to meet him.  I simply asked him publicly on Twitter if he might have a window of time while in New York to meet up.  Within 30 minutes of my tweet I had a Direct Message from Charles with a time and location and just a few hours later I was sitting across a table from him.  He was gracious, humble and willing to answer my questions about life, ministry, business and everything in between.  I’m a better leader because of it and none of it would have been possible if I had not been bold enough to just ask.  

Interview with Gary Vaynerchuk

I have been looking forward to sharing this with you all for several weeks now. I have learned so much from Gary V over the years and was a privilege to not only get to have a conversation with him, but to be able to share that conversation with you. Listen in on my phone conversation with the social media expert, Gary Vaynerchuk.