Have you got addicted to podcasts yet?
I TOTALLY have over the last two years, and I’ll tell you why. It’s because they have allowed me to fill my brain with the best and most up to date career, business and life advice, wherever I am. Whether I’m cooking a meal at home, riding the bus into town, or going for a run around the park.
And whilst binging on the latest Netflix series can be fun and relaxing, it's not directly feeding your brain with the knowledge it needs to navigate that tricky situation at work or reduce your stress levels.
I’ve tried and tested quite a few recently, to whittle them down to the ones that really add value to my life or my work, and now I couldn’t be without them. They have helped me come up with many new creative ideas, grow my business, and navigate all kinds of personal challenges too.
So I thought I’d introduce you to some of my favourite podcasts, some for work and some for wellbeing and good mental health, and see if you’d like to join me in making listening to podcasts a regular habit of yours too.
So here are my current top 3 work and business podcasts:
This new podcast sprang to life last year and actually made it to #1 on the podcast chart. It’s hosted by organisational psychologist Adam Grant, and he chats to all kinds of fascinating people doing unusual jobs, in order to understand some of the science behind, in his own words, ‘making work not suck’. Some of my favourite episodes have been ‘Faking your emotions at work’, ‘A world without bosses’, and ‘Become friends with your rivals’. This show is always guaranteed to bring fresh ideas and make you think differently about the world of work.
Janet is a former journalist turned online PR and marketing expert for small business owners. What I love about Janet is that she’s very straight talking, and gets down to brass tacks straightaway! Her podcast episodes are always highly practical, and she isn’t afraid to say what doesn’t work or where you might be going wrong. If you want to learn about the basics of marketing your business online and making more sales, this is a great starting point and I learned loads from her when I was a newbie business owner.
For those of you who are a little further along your business journey, but feeling overwhelmed or like you’re not hitting your goals, Racheal is a godsend. She’s incredibly relatable and inspiring at the same time, running her six figure business from the basement of her home in Richmond, Virginia and has managed to do all this whilst only working 25hrs a week, retiring her husband from his job and raising their 3 kids! I just love her simple, actionable and effective advice on productivity, goal setting, streamlining, increasing your income, leadership and loads more.
So those are my current top 3 favourite work podcasts. What about you? Do you have a recommendation? Let me know in the comments below if there’s a show you think we should all be checking out!
Next week, I’ll share 3 favourite podcasts for wellbeing and good mental health.