I have a confession to make. I am hooked on Podcasts. I constantly search out content to motivate and inspire me to push even further in my own life and career, try new things and broaden my perspective on the world. Podcasts have proven to be a perfect fit. During your commute, cutting the lawn or doing things around the house, a Podcast in your ear can transform these mundane chores into opportunities to build a better you. Here are the 9 Podcasts that have been most useful to me in the past year.
I am consistently surprised by the quality of the content Tim and his guest’s share. To be honest, half the time, I have no idea who his guest is before I listen the episode yet, I listen every single time because inevitably, I learn something.
This was the first podcast I got hooked to and it became the gateway into many of the other podcasts listed here. If you don’t know ‘The School of Greatness’, take a listen to some of the early on episodes to start. I connected with those pretty strongly whereas the new episodes have trended towards celebrity guests that I have a harder time relating to.
Do you like science? Do you like thinking about how the brain is wired? Well, if you do, this is the place for you. Michael Gervais interviews guests with the intent to understand why they’ve done what they have and highlight the process and behaviors that have led to their success.
Michael is as authentic as they come. His interviews come off as genuine, from the heart perspectives on how to build your business. His “Free Coaching Friday’s” are personally my favorite as he delves into listener questions that I often find relate to challenges I have or will run into.
If you’ve heard of Rich Roll, it was likely in the context of being a vegan and an ultra-distance athlete. I am neither but, Rich’s podcast focuses more broadly on how to build a better life for yourself. I love Rich’s Zen vibe and he provides a good balance to some of the other podcasts in my ear.
In the coaching world, Tony Robbins is a prominent fountain of knowledge. My only wish is that episodes would flow more frequently. Yes, he started in the infomercial world but, he speaks the truth so, give it a listen.
Perhaps I am biased being that I am a previous guest but I love that many of his guests are earlier on in their entrepreneurial journeys which is something I can relate to. The narrative isn’t all “hustle, hustle, hustle” rather there’s a great balance between achieving success in your work life as well as your family life.
Each TED Radio Hour episode is a cool collection of TED talks and expanded interviews that relate to a certain topic. So, if you want to get smart on a topic in about an hour, check this podcast out.
#AskGaryVee Podcast (The GaryVee Audio Experience)
While some may be turned off by this one, I find Gary’s brutally honest rants pretty inspiring and strangely practical. One of his frequent motivational phrases is, “You’re gonna die.” My only negative is Gary’s impressive move to video makes it hard for me to get his content (given I listen in the car, etc. and am too busy to sit down to watch the videos)…
This may not be for everyone but, if you like lifting weights and working out hard, Anthony and Pete present you with practical improvement strategies while bringing in some of the icons of powerlifting and bodybuilding to share their knowledge.
Check out some of these podcasts and let me know what you think and better yet, let the hosts know too.