Podcasts have really started to gain traction lately, and no wonder why! You get to listen to topics that you are interested in or want to learn more about + you get to listen to them whenever it suits you best + there’s most often little to no advertising. Way better than any commercial radio if you ask me.
Just think about how much time you spend commuting to work – instead of listening to music or a commercial radio you can listen to shows that helps you expand your mind, get ideas for how to reach your goals and get inspired to live the life you want to live!
And it doesn’t only have to be when you’re commuting. Listen when you go out with your dog, clean the house, do the dishes, get ready in the morning, when you stretch (which we all should do daily, but that’s a topic for another day)…
I know I’m probably a bit of an oddball, but I even listen to podcasts when I’m in the shower. I put my iPhone on the cabinet next to the shower (outside the shower curtain, of course), bump up the volume to max and listen as I shower. I listen as I put on make-up and do my hair as well. It just helps me feel like I’m doing something valuable at the same time as I’m getting ready. Plus I follow so many podcasts that I think are amazing and I want to listen to all episodes but I only have a 15 min commute so I can’t get through much during that time.
I hope that if you’re not already on the podcast-bandwagon you’ll give it a try. I thought I’d share my 5 favorite podcasts on the topic of personal development with you. Hope you enjoy.
The Lively Show
If you’re into personal development and you haven’t heard of Jess Lively before you’re in for a treat! Jess brings on both known guests (like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brené Brown, Gary Vaynerchuck, Mimi Ikonn just to name a few) and guests that, to me at least, are completely new faces but have some awesome things to share (like Alisa Vitti, Tara Mohr and Barrett Brooks). Jess is really awesome at asking great follow up questions and it feels more like a conversation than a question-after-question-interview. It really is a must-listen, trust me, you won’t regret it! You’ll find her podcast here.
The Charged Life with Brendon Burchard
Brendons book The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive is one of the few books that I re-read from time to time. It gives so much insights and actual steps to take to living the life you want to live. And his podcast is the same – it’s insightful and pushes you to not get stuck in your old mindsets. He’s a high performance coach and has worked with many successful (and sometimes famous) people yet he’s down to earth and shares a lot of knowledge. Check out Brendons podcast here.
Myleik Teele’s Podcast
Myleik is a successful entrepreneur who started out making a career in the corporate world. Now she shares her knowledge from both worlds to the younger generation. I think she targets black women in their 20’s and 30’s but as a white woman in her 40’s I still feel I get value from her episodes. I love how frank and matter-of-fact Myleik is, there’s no sugar coating going on here and I love her for that. Go check it out here.
The Chalene Show
In this podcast Chalene gives you strategies and small, actionable steps to help you improve your life. She’s a straight talker and doesn’t swerve around touchy subjects. Her topics range from how to handle toxic people in your life to how to best take care of your body (she’s a huge personality in the fitness world). Listening to this show is like listening to a frank and honest (and super energized) friend who only wants what’s best for you. Check out her show here.
Tara shares her meditations and retreat talks on her podcast and I am so thankful that she does! The meditations are great for when you need a guided meditation and they are somewhere around the 20 minute mark. I actually started to subscribe to Tara because of these meditations, but now I’m finding myself listening to her retreat talks more often than her meditations. I would suggest you just download her latest retreat talk(s) and start listen. Don’t bother checking the title or descriptive texts as they most often don’t sound all that interesting to be honest. But Tara is great at making it interesting and insightful once you listen to it, plus she sprinkles her talks with stories. And honestly, I don’t think I’ve listened to any retreat talk where I haven’t LOL’ed at least once. Check out Tara’s podcast here.
How about you?
Are you listening to podcasts, and if so which ones are your favorites? Did you download any of the shows I mentioned? Were they a hit?
Love + Hugs,
I’ve been a podcast fan for years now – and I do the same as you: I even listen to them in the shower! Aside from personal growth, I like learning new stuff in podcasts like “Stuff You Should Know” or “Stuff Your Mom Never Told You”.
I’ve heard about “stuff your mom never told you” but never listened to it – yet :) Will have to check out those two, thanks :)