Learn anything for the price of $1.99. Too good to be true? Nope!

A next generation tool that will skyrocket your growth is the app Downcast.
I'm obsessed and I think you will be too! Micheal Hyatt of www.michaelhyatt.com turned me on to the tool. It's a cool $1.99 application that allows you to download and listen to your favorite podcasts directly from your iOS device (sorry non-Apple users) without the need to sync with iTunes. 
Get the full specs of the application by clicking here
Overall I give this app a 9 out of 10.
I use Downcast in the gym while I'm running (makes the time fly), at the grocery while shopping, on public transit or cruising thru the airport. Nothing like turning the mundane tasks of life into high-level learning opportunities with the below podcasts.
My Top 3 Favorite Podcasts on Downcast:

1) The EntreLeadership Podcast
Dave Ramsey and his team teach on business, team building and leadership. Each episode features Dave, his team, and the top business and thought leaders from around the country.
Example Episodes: Growing and building a winning team with Tony Hseih, Decision Making with Jim Collins, Unity with Patrick Lencioni, Start with a Dream & End With a Goal with Jon Acuff or Personal Development with John C. Maxwell.

2) This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt
Highly practical and cutting edge podcast that gives listerners the practical tools to become intentional leaders.
Example Episodes: Keys to Writing a Killer Blog Post, Building Your Platform, Steps to Getting More from Your Vacation, How to Lead in Turbulent Times

3) Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
A faith based podcast designed to help leaders go further, faster. Andy is one of the best communicators of our time.
Example Episodes: Led to Lead, Grounded Present but Future Focused, Introducing Change

App Benefits:
  • Quick streaming content.
  • 1,000s of podcasts available - something for everyone…seriously.
  • Easy navigation.
  • Ability to tag your favorite and create playlists.
  • Social media sharing of your favorite podcast episodes.
  • Stream podcast video for no additional cost.
App Nuisances:
  • Can be a storage hog. 
  • Settings can be overwhelming and a bit confusing.
  • Inability to sort your playlists so your top podcasts show first (it displays based on when you added the podcasts).
Bottomline Downcast is an uber cool podcatcher for iOS devices.
In today's world so much knowledge and transformative information is - literally - at your fingertips.
If you neglate to leverage today's tools as next generation catalysts, you forfeit the right to complain about remaining stagnant in your career or development. 
Give the app a shot.
Question:   What other apps are serving as catalyst for growth for you?
Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Ryan Jenkins



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