We seem to be in the golden age of podcasting. Apple reported that users listened to seven billion podcasts in 2014 alone. While real-life murder mystery podcast “Serial” keeps breaking download and stream records, there are thousands of podcasts that not only entertain, but can truly enrich your life and career.
One of the benefits of podcasts, is they can be easily inserted into your daily life. Whether you’re driving to work, doing dishes, at the gym, on a lunchbreak walk or huddled with fellow commuters, there’s a podcast out there to help put you in the right frame of mind to conquer your goals. Not to mention a great way to stay motivated, tune into some wisdom and tune out the noise.
Here’s a few to add to your playlist ranging from motivation, advice and to help you zen out a little.
As a former hedge fund manager turned bestselling author, Altucher thinks differently. His interviews are blunt, refreshing, and honest and include thought leaders like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Austin Kleon. Throughout every episode he asks hard questions and challenges conventional wisdom. Tune in to hear his thoughts on why business school is a scam, ideas are the most valuable currency, and how to get more by giving.
Jam-packed with inspiring stories from business minds, celebrities, and athletes, Lewis, a former professional football player and New York Times bestselling author explores common qualities that make people successful. His focus on resilience is particularly inspiring.
Burchard, a high performance expert and New York Times bestselling author, taps into the human drive that make us feel live, which he refers to as living a “charged life”. Recommended listen on those days when you need a real boost or an attitude adjustment.
First Listen: How Incredibly Successful People Think
4. Tara Brach
This podcast will help you relax, reframe, and just be more present, wherever you are. Burch, a western teacher of Buddhist meditation, her meditations and talks center you and help you just breathe. (Breathing is always good) So, if finding yourself running on adrenaline these days and finding it hard to relax and focus this podcast is for you.
First Listen: Real But Not True
A seasoned podcaster, Hyatt in his sixth season covers just about all topics surrounding career challenges. A former publishing house CEO, Hyatt gives highly practical tips on leadership, how to boost your energy, escape perfectionism, delegate effectively, and learn how to say no with ease.
Mostly targeted to creative entrepreneurs, it also has plenty of practical advice for everyone out there trying to create their dream jobs, whatever that may be. It’s for leaders who want to be the boss of their own lives and careers and don’t want to wait any longer to get started.
First Listen: #42 Vulnerability as a Creative Brene Brown