Like most of us, I spend a lot of my days running around trying to keep up with that never ending "to do" list. This leaves me feeling like a plate spinner at the circus - hoping it all works out and nothing comes crashing down! Although there is satisfaction in keeping up with daily tasks, finding time out without feeling guilty can be hard. I'm also not that great at doing nothing!
So lately I've been getting into podcasts. Probably a little slow off the mark considering people have been doing these for a while now, but I'm glad I have started. With so many areas of information covered, podcasts are a wonderful resource for those of us who want to stay in the loop but find committing to specific times a challenge.
If you love that feeling of learning something new, they're definitely for you. I remember back when most of our days were spent hand-rolling the Smoothie Bombs. The repetitive task began to feel mind numbingly boring. My daughter Nina suggested we should use that time wisely by listening to audio books or watching TedTalks. Being educated while doing mundane work drastically changed the mood of our work setting.
Best of all, you can listen anywhere you like on your phone or laptop. Either while your driving (without your headphones of course), or when performing those boring tasks like cleaning the house or simply when you want to stay in bed that extra hour on a Sunday.
I've shared with you some of my favourites. Hope you enjoy!
The Model Health Show: Nutrition | Exercise | Fitness | Health | Lifestyle
I love the way health and fitness author/nutritionist Shawn Stevenson breaks down complex health issues and makes them easy to understand. With his co-host Jade Harrell, the show is fun and entertaining, and has an enlightening look at health and fitness. No subject is off limits here!
Stand Out Get Noticed I Christina Canters
Great show on how to feel confident about public speaking. Christina teaches you how to get that natural flow by walking you through your fears and giving real, useable tools to overcome blocks when standing up in front of people. It's a must listen for any business owner who needs to master the art of communication or anyone who just want to develop effective speaking. I'm getting some 'one on one' sessions with this lady after listening to this!
Mindful Biz By ReLauncher
This podcast series is a wonderful source for health and wellbeing solutions if you're looking at starting a business in this field. Alison Morgan is an expert Health & Wellbeing Business Coach. I have heard the start up stories of many of my contemporary business owners here and its filled with awesome tips and tricks to help you in your business dealings.
How I Built This - NPR
Love the narrative in this show where they talk to founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands about their stories behind the movements they built. They share their triumphs, failures and insights. Interviews with legends like Richard Branson, Air BnB’s Joe Gebbia, Spanx’s Sara Blakely and many more. Absolutely vital if you're a business owner and want to learn from some awesome innovators.
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Crazy Ambition | Mom Entrepreneurs
Fantastic resource for learning how to juggle being a mum and running a business. There are inspiring interviews from successful mum entrepreneurs weekly. Their goal is to help you to work less, spend more time with family and prevent feeling overwhelmed. They also include a listener challenge at the end of each episode to implement what you learn!