Emerald Rue

My Top 3 Motivating Podcasts

  • May 17, 2018

What’s the secret to making your least favorite activities bearable and your favorite ones more enjoyable? Podcasts my friends. Listen to these while you clean, do dishes, walk your dog, garden, workout (I could go on….).

Podcasts are an obsession of mine and I wanted to share my top 3 podcasts that I listen to for motivation. The advice, tips and positive mindset these put me into have changed my thinking. Hearing stories of other normal, everyday people working hard and making their dreams come true has made my thoughts focus on my success and what success I see achieving in the future.

Without further ado, here are my top 5 podcasts.

1) The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher

THE podcast that got me into podcasts. Jenna gears her content toward women entrepreneurs, successful strategies, and tips to motivate women to go after where their heart lies. Her guests are top-notch business people who have taken their ideas and catapulted them into reality. Each has a unique story followed by action steps and take-aways to help listeners reach full potential IF they are willing to follow through. Literally every subject you can think of is covered and her advice has largely helped me keep on track.

If you are an entrepreneur or are in any kind of marketing role, this podcast is gold!

A MUST LISTEN: Episode #131: 5 Big Lies that are Holding You Back

It’s a powerful episode – go listen now!

2) Going Scared Podcast with Jessica Honegger

First off, Jessica owns a company called Noonday Collection that sells fair trade jewelry from women across the globe. Check the shop out, the items are gorgeous! Women who become ambassadors for her company and host trunk shows are typically earning extra for beautiful reasons, like adoption. The story behind the company is a good one – start here!

This podcast is newer but the content is extremely powerful. Guests of the Going Scared Podcast tell stories of faith, overcoming obstacles and becoming better versions of themselves. It’s about the moment of going scared and taking a huge risk. This is NOT geared specifically toward business owners and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for an uplifting podcast.

A MUST LISTEN: Episode #14 – When Friends Become Our Hands and Feet: Patrick Gray & Justin Skeesuck

YOU GUYS – I was walking Zoey around my neighborhood crying behind my sunglasses listening to this episode, it’s that powerful. It features two lifelong friends, one of which has a debilitating disease that’s left him paralyzed from the neck down. The two decided to conquer a 500 mile hike across Spain along the Camino de Santiago, which required Patrick to push Justin in a wheelchair. The courage and determination they have put me in awe.

Along the way, they learned powerful lessons and share them with Podcast listeners. Please, please, do yourself a favor and go listen to this episode now.

3) Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth co-host this podcast full of nuggets of wisdom for tidying up, living with intention and hacking your way through everyday situations. Each has a theme, but the sisters cover numerous topics and the banter between the two is hilarious. It’s a lighter podcast full of wisdom and techniques to live a happier life.

I love to listen to this podcast while I’m running since it’s got a quicker pace with shorter subject spans and the content is light and easy to listen to.

A MUST LISTEN:  Episode #159: Do Something Badly

It’s all about giving up the need for perfection and deciding you’re going to succeed at being bad at certain things. Sounds kind of backwards, but I found it enlightening & have put it to use in my everyday life.

Listen today!

Honorable Mention:

The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes

DAIS Podcast with Rachel Hollis

Side Hustle School with Chris Guillebeau

Don’t Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller

Morale of the story is that there are thousands of podcasts covering pretty much every topic you can imagine. I’ve found them to be a huge benefit to becoming a better person, reaching for my goals and staying motivated. Search what interests you and you may be surprised what you find!