I am an avid reader. I much prefer to get my information from reading but every now and then, such as when I’m driving or doing the housework (NOT very often) I pop a podcast on and indulge in a bit of audio-learning. These are my favourites.
1. Amy Porterfield
“Expert interviews, mini execution plans, and intimate behind-the-scenes secrets from my biggest launches… all tied together by my mission to make EVERYTHING you listen to as actionable and profitable as possible.”
Amy Porterfield is an online marketing expert Amy Porterfield, so without doing myself a disservice, if you’re looking for easy-to-digest, practical action plans for helping with product launches, Facebook marketing, sales, webinars, email list building, and audience growth, then this is the podcast for you.
2. The School of Greatness
“Lewis Howes is a NYT bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential celebrities on the planet to help you find out what makes great people great.”
This podcast has a number of different episode categories covering inspiration, business, entrepreneurship, health and relationships, seeking to promote a healthy and successful lifestyle, regardless of your career path or ambitions. It’s a great podcast if you want to focus not just on being successful, but living a healthy and fulfilling life as well. Like the Wellness Academy really!
3. Small Business Boss
This podcast focuses on the fields of entrepreneurship and small business ownership.
The Small Business Boss Podcast is designed to offer you, the services business owner, practical, honest insights on running your business. We cover finding, booking, wowing clients, how to sustain (and scale) your service-based business and much more.
If you work with clients and run a small business, you’re in the right place.
The no-nonsense hosts, Brittany Becher and Maggie Patterson, offer guidance and advice that they wish they had had themselves when starting out. “Speaking from the trenches”, sharing their own experiences of running their company, as well as that of behind-the-scenes in many other companies, there is no inspirational content or interviews on this podcast, just filled with truths that can be hard to hear, but essential to know.
4. Entrepreneur on Fire
In every episode, my featured guest shares their worst Entrepreneurial moment, their AH-HA moment, and what’s working for them in business right now. We finish with a BANG in the lightning round, and you won’t want to miss the answers to these questions! 😉
Looking to learn from other entrepreneurs’ stories and journeys? This is the podcast for you.
John Lee Dumas, host of Entrepreneur on Fire, says he wants entrepreneurs “to emulate our successes and avoid our failures” and has interviewed a number of famous entrepreneurs such the maestro of motivation Tony Robbins! His posts focuses on transparency and honesty and as such he reveals his income each month and how much he has made since the launch of the podcast back in 2012!!
JLD recommends listening to Kate’s Take podcast, but we’re yet to check it out. Do let us know if you do and what you think.
5. The Creative Impostor
There’s a dream, a vision, a desire, something different you want to do in your life. It might be BIG or a tiny little idea in the corner of your mind. Every day, that idea says, “Pay attention to me today — let’s do something creative!”
And you want to, but there’s work, bills to pay, emails to return, chores, a never-ending to-do list of tasks…
And besides, if you did it, who would even notice or care? It might not be any good! The Impostor Voice chimes in and says, “Who do you think you are anyway? You can’t do THAT?!”
It doesn’t have to be this way.
I believe YOU have everything you need to be successful, happy and fully expressed in your passion and purpose. I’m here to help you take a deep breath, relax and focus on the path to creating the life and work of your dreams.
A deeply reflective podcast that doesn’t shy away from taboo topics such as bankruptcy and depression, Andrea provides a space for creative female entrepreneurs to share how they work with their own self-doubt and to discover how their own personal narrative can empower other creative women.
6. The Gary Vee Audio Experience
The future is audio and voice. The same way I felt about social media in 2006/7/8, I feel about podcasting, audio and voice today. On my global top 100 iTunes podcast The GaryVee Audio Experience, you’ll hear episodes of my favorite “jam sessions” called #podSessions, a mix of my best highlights from my DAILYVEE documentary video series, #AskGaryVee Show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, interviews, fireside chats, and any of my new and current thoughts that I record specifically for this audio experience!
A huge fan of the F-word, he is very much like Marmite – you either love or hate him – but there is no doubting that Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary Vee) has created an epic personal brand in the entrepreneurial arena. His uncanny ability to forecast trends and emphasise action above all else is what powers his huge success.
This is the podcast to follow for insights on how to get sh*t done – full of innovative solutions to entrepreneurial problems.
7. The Tim Ferriss Show
Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favourite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
Author of the amazing book, The 4-Hour Workweek Tim Ferris teaches listeners how to optimise their work flow by working smarter, not harder.
A writer of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Tim Ferris interviews a multitude of famous people on his podcast. (Past guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins, Maria Popova, Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, Amanda Palmer, Malcolm Gladwell, Vince Vaughn, Rick Rubin, Reid Hoffman, Jon Favreau, Whitney Cummings, Mike Shinoda, and 200+ more). In each episode, he focuses on tips, tricks and tactics that listeners can take away and use in their daily lives.