I do believe that you can learn in any way that works for you. I love to get inspired whilst being outside, moving and being in nature. When it comes to getting a pick me up, or just a motivational boost, I particularly love going out and listening to a podcast.
As a creator, it's essential to surround yourself with incredible, inspiring stories that can help you level up your mindset.
The podcast world has been booming. I know that because I run two shows myself. I am very aware of how vast the podcast world is: the beauty is that there is a podcast for virtually everyone these days.
However, I wanted to choose five shows that can help you level up your mindset. I challenged myself to select ones you might have never heard of before, shying away from the most obvious choices.
Goal Digger with Jenna Kutcher
Gold Digger is an excellent podcast run by Jenna Kutcher. I love this show, and I think it is enjoyable, providing a 360 approach to being a creator and a business owner. The show will answers questions like how to make money online, grow your Instagram and much more. Week after week, host Jenna Kutcher brings you productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks, and inspirational stories that can help YOU design your dream career.
Jenna interviewed some credible entrepreneurs in the creative world, like Amy Porterfield, Jamie Ivey, Melyssa Griffin, Lori Harder, Cathy Heller, and so much more.
With millions of downloads and counting, the Goal Digger podcast wants to help incredible humans uplevel their businesses and their brands.
The meaning and weight of the word "home" are more than the house we live in. This podcast shares the story of Najwa Zebian, moving to a new country at the age of 16; she felt unstable and adrift in an unfamiliar place. A conversation about deep self-acceptance and exploration, and through that journey, healing.
Behavioral Design Podcast with Nir Eyal
If you're a bit of a geek like myself, you also love this podcast in this is the Behavioral Design Podcast with the incredible author Nir Eyal. The podcast itself is about business, behaviour, and the brain, which, as you can tell, are some of my favourite topics. I'm a big fan of Nir's books, so I was excited to dive deep into the podcast. It is not just about business. He talks about anything from understanding distraction to ways to deal with the illusion of control. It is a relatively new podcast, and it doesn't have as many episodes as some of the others, which means you can look at the backlog and dive deep into any of the episodes.
In this episode, Nir discusses social media addiction and how companies might self-regulate to curb it. Psychology, marketing and behaviour insights all in one place.
The Future Belongs to Creators
A much more obscure show is called The Future Belongs to Creators - this show is from ConvertKit, the email service we use over at Creative Impact and Alt Marketing School. It is a show for creators by creators, and the hosts look at the Creative Economy discussing the topics and questions facing creators and creatives alike.
It covers topics such as working with a virtual assistant and the impact of Twitch and the creative economy and remote working and so much more, looking into the economy as much as the stories of creators themselves..
Episode recommendation EP 119 - Working With a Virtual Assistant as a Creator with Chloe Anna.
In this episode, the hosts talk with Chloe Anna, a creative VA, about everything VA-related — when it's time to hire, what to look for, how to delegate, and why VAs can save your side hustle.
The Diary of a CEO with Steven Bartlett
If you're looking for inspiring stories, and you're a big fan of podcasts like Tim Ferriss or Lewis Howes, then I would recommend checking it in Diary of a CEO.
The host, Stephen Bartlett, has an incredibly fascinating story and a brand new author of Happy Sexy Millionaire. It features solo and guest episodes and uncovers the hidden and untold truths of their lives and careers.
Past guests include Joe Wicks, Liam Payne, Elizabeth Day, Rio Ferdinand, Grace Beverly, Russell Kane, Eddie Hearn & Professor Green, to name a few.
You will learn from incredible stories of exceptional CEOs of companies and creators on how they took the following steps to build a business.
In this episode, the host interviews Matthew Syed, an established author who has written essential books in self-development, team and company building space.
This podcast includes incredible tips for people who have a multi hyphen career or job and cover everything you need to know about work. From how to manage stress to defining success, this podcast covers it all. Once a month, the two hosts Sarah and Helen, interview other people who are leading the way in making work better.
It's a great way to look at how you work, especially in a dynamic economy, for multi-passionate individuals. Past guests include entrepreneur and philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley, author of The Joy of Work Bruce Daisley and neuroscience expert Amy Brann.
As creators, we can develop in different directions, and success means different things to different people. This episode includes loads of different ideas for action to help you think about success and how to share that with other people.
I know it's cliche, but I had to shine a light on my two podcasts as two bonus shows for you to dig in.
Bonus: Make an Impact Show
The Make an Impact Show is a podcast for creatives and experts who positively impact the world. We also run solo episodes discussing the behind the scenes of running a creative brand. We have incredible interviews with creatives and experts, sharing their lessons and journey to impact and grow fantastic businesses in the process.
Camilla Sacre-Dallerup is a powerhouse, and her energy is infectious. In this episode, we explore the power of positively aligning your subconscious mind with your conscious path lies at the heart of Camilla's coaching methods. Learn how to fall back in love with yourself and achieve your wildest dreams.
Bonus: Alt Marketing School
Alt Marketing School is still a podcast about mindset and leadership, but this is specifically for marketers. So whether you are a consultant or freelancer, Alt Marketing School looks at how we do marketing and the personal skills we need to make a positive impact online.
In this episode of the podcast, we explore the evolution of public speaking in an online setting. Growing your confidence in engaging with a crowd online can be tricky, and with the rise of audio marketing, the power of your voice is more important than ever.
I would recommend you check out some of these fabulous podcasts, and let me know what you think. I hope you get inspired to listen to some of these incredible shows and learn something new today, on your nature walk or your morning break.