You’re an entrepreneur, and you’re ready to grow as a leader.
Or maybe you’re a human being who’s interested in self-development so you can find more fulfillment in life.
Either way, you’re drawn to stories about people who’ve transformed their lives with seemingly inconsequential steps. Or people they’ve built something -- whether a building or an online brand -- that’s bigger than anything could imagine for yourself.
Those stories inspire and encourage you, and give you hope there’s something more to your life if you can find the motivation (and steps) to reach out and take it.
Yeah, I get it. I soak this type of content up! It keeps my creative juices flowing and karate chops a bad workday in freaking-half. But, yeah, about that bad workday. It often gets in the way of reading and self-reflection time.
Plus, even when great ideas come to me in the shower, I sometimes lack the know-how for executing the plan.
Which is why podcasts are life.
I can listen to episodes while getting ready for work, commuting to said work, walking Moose after work, or cooking meals to take to work. Either that, or I can be alone with my thoughts, and, as I said, that’s not always a productive thing.
So, with the new year hot on our tails, I thought it’d be the perfect time to share my all-time favorite podcasts for feeling uplifted, inspired, and motivated.
Seriously, these are game-changers for learning tips and tricks to take your work or personal life to the next level. I’ve also included my favorite episode, so you can have a listen and see if the show is right for you.
About: Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best-known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built.
My Favorite Episode(s): I couldn't pick one favorite. I loved learning about Steve Madden's origins, really respect the way Lyft's founder John Zimmer envisions the future of transportation and Jerry Murrell, the founder of Five Guys (literally started less than a mile from where I live).
About: Find out what makes the greatest people great and how to apply those lessons to your life. Join NYT bestselling author Lewis Howes as he shares inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet.
My Favorite Episode(s): #570 - Confidence is the Willingness to Try with Mel Robbins, #297 - Dan Harris on the Power of Meditating Even If You're A Skeptic, and #309 - The Power of Meditation with Andy Puddicombe
About: Join our host, Who What Wear and MyDomaine co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our new podcast, Second Life.
My Favorite Episode(s): honestly, every single episode. I am fascinated by these successful women made major career changes and fearlessly mastered the pivot. If I must choose, Natasha Case, Coolhaus co-founder and CEO and Rosie O'Neill, Sugarfina co-founder and CEO. Sense a theme?
About: Named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Inc.’s 500 fastest growing companies, Marie Forleo’s goal is to help you become the person you most want to be. In this show, Marie and her guests share actionable strategies for greater happiness, success, motivation, creativity, productivity, love, health, contribution and fulfillment — often with a lot of laughs. From business, marketing and career advice, to tackling failure, disappointment and fear, to philanthropy and doing our part to make the world a more loving, just and equitable place — we cover it all. Get inspired, grow stronger, more confident and create a business and life you genuinely love.
My Favorite Episode: #189 - Get Outta That Funk! Here's How to Find Untapped Motivation, 3X Productivity & Hyper-Focus Your Marketing
Okay, so those are my top 4 podcasts for business and self-development. But, I’m looking for something new. What’s your favorite podcast?