English: Political commentator Glenn Beck at t...I’m a huge fan of podcasting and it’s quite possible that someday, podcasting may replace blogging – especially if your audience is made up of busy people on the go. I subscribe to 99 podcasts using PocketCasts which is available on iOS and Android and one of my favorite’s is Tim Ferriss’ podcast.

On his blog he recently wrote:

The goal of my blog and podcast is to push you outside of your comfort zone and force you to question assumptions.

This is why I invite divergent thinkers and world-class performers who often disagree. I might interview Tony Robbins and then Matt Mullenweg. Or I might have a long chat with Sam Harris, PhD, and later invite a seemingly opposite guest like…

Glenn Beck.

This interview is a wild ride, and it happened — oddly enough — thanks to a late-night sauna session. I was catching up with an old friend, who is mixed-race, a Brown University grad, and liberal in almost every sense of the word. I casually asked him, “If you could pick one person to be on the podcast, who would it be?”

“Glenn Beck,” he answered without a moment’s hesitation. “His story is FASCINATING.”

He described how Glenn hit rock bottom and restarted his life in his 30’s, well past the point most people think it possible. Fast forward to 2014, Forbes named him to their annual Celebrity 100 Power List and pegged his earnings at $90 million for that year. This placed him ahead of people like Mark Burnett, Jimmy Fallon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Will Smith. Glenn’s platforms — including radio, tv, digital (TheBlaze.com), publishing, etc. — get somewhere between 30 and 50 million unique visitors per month.

This interview is neither a “gotcha” interview nor a softball interview. I ask some tough questions (e.g. “If you were reborn as a disabled gay woman in a poor family, what political system would you want in place?”), but my primary goal is to pull out routines, habits, books, etc. that you can use. This show is about actionable insight, not argument for argument’s sake.

First and foremost, this is a story of entrepreneurship, and whether you love Glenn, hate Glenn, or have never heard his name, there is a lot to learn from him.

Go to the source for more: Inside the Mind of Glenn Beck, You Find…Walt Disney and Orson Welles? | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

I’m fascinated by Beck’s story but the part that really grabbed me was the part when he talks about his daily routine and his daily briefings. Most of us need a steady diet of great information but can’t afford a professional briefing team like Glenn Beck. Here are some of my thoughts on Feedly, the tool I use to brief myself and nourish my content marketing.

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