It took me a long time to jump on the podcast train. Don’t get me wrong, I love inspiration. I love consuming anything and everything that will not only better me as a business owner, but as a person. My personal library is overflowing with self-help books, motivational books and business books – not a single fiction piece in sight. I just assumed and figured I was more of a reader than a listener. It didn’t seem appetizing to consume information any other way. However, I was completely wrong. Call your girl addicted because I after my morning routine, I pull open my podcast library and listen to the latest few new ones while I check the news, email and get started on my day. I have really grown to love this addition to my routine so today I wanted to share with you, in my opinion, the best podcasts for entrepreneurs and for self-improvement.
#1. Building a Story Brand with Donald Miller. This is such a great one and what Donald teaches is priceless. I actually just purchased his book and will be diving in right away (linking it here on my Amazon page – you can find it under ‘Favorite Reads’ if you are wanting to grab it for yourself), but his podcast is filled with insight and teachings into how to really capture your audience and clarify your message. One thing my mentor reminded me of just recently was that ‘a confused mind never buys’. What Donald teaches is exactly the knowledge you need to approach this part of your business strategically.
#2. The Ed Mylett Show. I always appreciate those who are willing to throw political correctness and going with the grain out the window. Ed speaks extremely directly and honestly as he not only discusses business and life with guests but also does it solo and one on one. His net worth is $400 million and the guy has no debt so he is obviously doing something right. What he teaches on self-discipline and visualization is incredible and I find his story extremely inspiring. I haven’t purchased his recently dropped book yet, but you can check it out here.
#3. The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes. Goodness gracious, talk about an amazing story. Lewis Howes has one of the best and his podcast is definitely one of my favorites. Now, if you are wanting more of what he shares about, he has two books – The School of Greatness as well as The Mask of Masculinity. Love his presence and his approach to things.
#4. The Influencer Podcast with Julie Solomon. If you are a blogger and have an interest in really taking everything by the reins instead of waiting for opportunities, Julie is your girl. Not only is she an extremely successful PR and marketing expert, but the guests she interviews are the top in the industry and really give you that behind the scenes and in-depth look into the entire blogging and influencer business that can sometimes seem so overwhelming. She also has a course, Pitch It Perfect, that I just recently invested in for both myself as well as my marketing manager and it had some great insight and advice as she walks you through the process of approaching brands and pitching your own content ideas.
#5. The Marie Forleo Podcast. Marie Forleo is a woman who just knows how to do it. She was named a thought leader for the next generation by Oprah, has successfully found her place as a multi-passionate entrepreneur and her podcast is both business and self-improvement and she also has an extremely popular YouTube channel.
#6. The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher. Jenna has a great story and one that is relatable so to see what she has built at a young age is pretty inspiring. Her insight into business and life as an entrepreneur are always a great listen and I promise you will never be short of new pieces of wisdom to apply to your own business.
So there you have it! My favorite podcasts and what I am currently listening to! Have you jumped into any of the ones I mentioned above? And if you have another one that you think I shouldn’t miss out on, please share it below!