As I came in to work this morning, I discovered that I can listen to the CDs I burned this morning in my parents' car. Too bad I only have the car til the end of the day. But it made the commute really nice, listening to recent BizSlappodcasts. Each 5 or 7 minute podcast is done by a business/life coach and focuses on just one topic. I listened to one about "thin slicing" as means of making intuitive decisions about data and how that relates to the value of impressions and the power of being nice, one about brand image, one about networking and social capital and one about managing stress. Each one started off with me wondering, "Do I really need to listen to this? Don't I know this already?" But when I gave it a shot, I learned something. More importantly, I started out fretting about my day but arrived at work empowered and calm. I feel like it's going to be a great day. Still more podcasts to listen to while I work, and tons more on the computer at home, ready to download. Note to self: Get some CD-RWs or this is going to get expensive.