There’s a reason why everyone in your life has their headphones on at all times. From your device to the buds in our ear, thousands of podcasts are being consumed on the hour and are resonating with listeners around the world. When I’m not listening to a tech or true crime show, you can find me listening to self-help and motivational podcasts. The portability allows me to not only learn but feel
I’ve updated my popular 2016 list to bring you 10 new motivational podcasts to try in the new year. As you find your footing in this new season, I hope you remark on your own story while hearing those of other trailblazers and dreamers. May these help you feel inspired to change the world, empowered to master your finances, motivated to start a business, proud to be a woman, and excited to wake up to a new day.
Without further ado, here are my 10 motivational podcasts to catapult you to success in 2019.
Good Life Project
I cannot say enough positive things about Jonathan Fields’ Good Life Project. Maybe it’s because the ENTIRE podcast is meant to focus on the good? Motivational heavy hitters like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Seth Godin, and Gretchen Rubin have all been guests. Fields interviews a wide variety of experts who get incredibly vulnerable about what it means to find rhythm, happiness, and inspiration in life. One of my favorite episodes this year was a conversation with Scott Harrison, the founder of charity: water. Harrison shared his shift from hedonism in his twenties to his selfless mission to bring clean water to 8.2 million people.
How I Built This with Guy Raz
Want to know how Jenn Hyman launched the revolutionary concept, Rent the Runway? Interested in the rise of Steve Madden’s shoe career (whom I actually interviewed back in 2013)? Guy Raz sits down with every successful founder you can imagine for the How I Built This podcast. It’s inspiring to hear someone else’s road to success and draw comparisons to your own. The interviewees have grit and passion that will motivate you to create the next big thing. My favorite episode is a bittersweet interview with the late Kate Spade and husband Andy Spade.
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
Does this podcast even need an explanation? While I don’t need to defend my position on Super Soul Conversations, I will say that I feel more connected to myself and galvanized to think outside social norms when listening to Oprah’s podcast. She speaks to amazing guests on strength, struggle, vulnerability, faith, love, and so much more. Everyone can use a little Oprah in their life. I often revisit is the episode with the late Dr. Maya Angelou as well as her conversation with Brene Brown.
How It Is
How many times can I say I LOVE this podcast?
The Daring Romantics
In life, we inevitably stumble upon people who can change the course of our lives and make us a better, more whole person if we pay attention. I had a streak of luck in 2014 when I won a trip to a women’s development weekend in Denver, ultimately meeting the founders of Wild Hearts Co. Lindsey Eryn and Lauren Palomares came into my life when I was seeking female friendships, connections, and the courage to take a leap and quit my day job. Shortly after, Lindsey (perhaps the most eloquent and inspirational women around — think millennial Oprah) launched her weekly pep talk newsletter and her incredible podcast, The Daring Romantics. Each week, Lindsey bears her soul and life lessons with vulnerability and intention. She makes listeners feel supported and uplifted while encouraging them to dream their wildest dreams.
I truly love this girl and felt so lucky to have met her, so I’m glad to announce you can now be her pal, too, by subscribing to The Daring Romantics!
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RISE Podcast with Rachel Hollis
After seeing so many friends reading “Girl, Wash Your Face,” my interest in Rachel Hollis was piqued. I can’t say I’ve been a follower along. Actually, I admit to being a total Rachel Hollis
On Being with Krista Tippett
If you’re seeking deeper meaning in life, On Being is your answer. The award-winning podcast delves into life’s vastness and overwhelming power while striving to define our purpose all at once.
Host and award-winning journalist Krista Tippett
Life Kit from NPR: Secrets of Saving and Investing
I JUST dived into this podcast because of one honest thing: money. I have written about financial well-being and learning to be financial free a bit on this blog, but I’m a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to saving and investing my money. I’ve manifested that 2019 is the year I’m going to start a retirement fund (yikes), invest in a house, and find ways to grow my income by working smarter, not harder. Why not add another podcast to my routine?
Optimal Daily Living
Juliette Von Hess, founder/designer of Minimax Life and one of my favorite humans, recommended this podcast to me last year. Optimal Living Daily is a concise, easy listening
The Influencer Podcast with Julie Solomon
What are your favorite inspiring podcasts? Tell me what gets your creativity flowing in the comments!
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