Whether you’re an entrepreneur in the starting stages of your business or a biz wiz with plenty of experience under your belt, your time is extremely valuable. How you choose to spend your few free moments is up to you.
Enter the podcast.
Podcasts are a fantastic medium for learning about pretty much any topic you can think of. And they're especially useful for understanding what is takes to start and lead your own company.
One of the best things you can do when starting or growing your business is to be inspired by stories of success.
Whether you consider yourself an entrepreneur or just have that burning drive, here are seven unique podcasts that will boost your confidence, answer your toughest questions and maybe give you a new role model.
The podcast follows Alex Blumberg, the cofounder of This American Life, as he attempts to start his own business, despite lacking any entrepreneurial experience.
He speaks as though he is a fly in the room, describing his process from pitching to billionaire investors to growing his business with Matt Leiber. The pair touch on topics that are rare to find in business related podcasts – like work-life balance – making for great stories on your morning commute.
If you want to feel like an insider of the digital marketing world, Keith, Molly and Ralph will tell you everything you need to know.
Each episode touches on a specific actionable technique with the steps to put it into practice. These three have a “pedal to the metal” mindset that will kick your mind into high gear while keeping the information transparent and understandable.
3. The Real Female Entrepreneur Podcast
We don’t always have the opportunity to hear the raw, emotional stories about the not-so-glittery parts of the business world.
Lauren Rhew changes that with her podcast as she takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of becoming a successful entrepreneur, without sugar coating a thing.
The truth is that everybody struggles sometimes, but Lauren insists that your “AHA” moment is still to come.
Andy Frisella didn’t create a million dollar company with luck or magic fairy dust. He made sacrifices, put in time and started the Mother F**king CEO Project to inspire you to do the same.
With the help of his co-host, Vaughn Kohler, the duo pick the brains of guest millionaire entrepreneurs to share ultimate stories of success.
Don’t be turned off by the aggressive nature of this podcast or the occasional curse word (okay, the frequent). Andy just wants to give back the best way he knows how.
Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon only ask one thing of their listeners, which is that they tune in because they want to “be boss” – in both work and life.
The pair believe you can succeed by remaining true to who you are. Tune in to hear guest entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers and creatives from all corners share experiences growing their business from the heart.
As a self-proclaimed nerd, Amanda Goldman-Petri might feel like your personal marketing coach. Even if you don’t consider yourself an online entrepreneur, this podcast offers a ton of tips and tricks for making your business work for you, not vice versa.
Amanda promotes “working smarter, not harder,” and packs her quick, five-to-ten minute shows with valuable content, making it great bang for your buck!
As inspiring as it is calming, Leo Babauta’s podcast is less about business and more about embracing the mindset that all entrepreneurs should have.
He keeps it simple and talks about living in the moment in order to truly appreciate your place among the chaos (Leo is a father of six – he knows chaos). His humbling approach to taking life slow will help you realize you are capable of achieving anything.
After suffering an injury as a professional athlete, Lewis Howes shifted his career to building an online media company and helping others realize their true potential.
Ever wonder what makes great people, well, great? This podcast is chock–full of special guests with infectious personalities that are nothing short of inspiring. This is the ultimate feel-good podcast and a gentle reminder to hustle with heart.
Any podcasts that we missed? Let us know!