Being totally honest here, it actually took me a while to get into listening to podcasts on a regular basis. I gradually started listening to more and more motivational, self development podcasts around the same time that I started my own entrepreneurial journey with Protein Power Ball (about two years ago).
There is truly something so awe-inspiring when the guests (or even hosts) of these podcasts share their stories of success, struggle, grit, and ingenuity. I’ve picked up so many helpful nuggets along the way, but I do have a few favorite podcasts that I always find myself going back to. Here are my top 5 motivational podcasts you need to start listening to this year!
Angie is your (hilarious) marketing wiz business bestie who's obsessed with helping you ditch perfect, celebrate the suck, and start before you're ready. You know that friend with unshakable optimism that makes you laugh and motivates the heck out of you? That’s Ang. This podcast has it all- a laid back vibe that lets you feel like you're talking to one of your friends (the one who always makes you laugh) and also insanely useful tips on how to start OR transform your current business. Angie herself is a college drop-out, turned 7-figure organic marketing wiz and keynote speaker. Her episode topics range from how to manage your anxiety to leaving your 9-5 job and making money online. Most of her episodes are short and sweet (about 25 minutes). Check out one of my favorite solo episodes “Be Brave Enough to Suck. Are you Letting Perfectionism Stop you From Showing Up?”
Okay, I had to include this one in my top five list. I’ve been listening to this podcast for years and these interviews never cease to amaze me. Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world's best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs and idealists—and the movements they built. This podcast gives you the full picture of what it was like for the founders of these incredible brands that we know so well today to get to where they are. Contrary to popular belief, success definitely does not happen overnight! Guy has interviewed Mark Cuban, Brian Chesky of Airbnb, and Kendra Scott just to name a few. If you’ve never listened before, one of my all-time favorite episodes is Guy’s interview with Jen Rubio, Founder of Away Luggage.
Hopefully this list is helpful and inspires endless motivational self development in 2021!