A good podcast is like having a wise and entertaining friend in your pocket. That’s why listening to one during your commute can set you up for the day. You know you’ve hit upon a good show when you walk into the office with a sense of hope and inspiration in your core.
However, there’s such a great selection of podcasts to choose from these days, so we’ve complied our top five to help motivate you on your commute. These are podcasts that will not only teach you something, allowing your daily commute to fly by, but also, the sort of show that will give you that all-important boost before your first meeting of the day.
Optimal Living Daily (OLD)
This is a rather clever idea. The people at Optimal Living Daily have trawled the internet for you to find the best blogs out there. They’ve hand-picked and read the best content on personal development, minimalism, finance, health, business, and more, all with author permission.
Think of Optimal Living Daily as an audioblog or blogcast where the best blogs are narrated to you for free. There are six different shows within the fold designed to inspire positive changes in your life, while you’re on the go, and these areas include: Living, Finance, Health, Relationships, Advice and StartUp.
Technically this blog’s title should read ‘Top 6 Podcasts’ because we’ve actually snuck in an extra one here. Because the inspirational team behind Mindvalley offer two major podcasts and we had to tell you about both. Firstly there’s The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani, which brings the best minds together to discuss powerful ideas in personal growth for mind, body, spirit and work. Hosted by Mindvalley Founder and CEO Vishen Lakhiani, every week he teaches transformational ideas and wisdom that our education system ignores.
The second podcast is Superhumans At Work with Jason Campbell. We like this one too because it allows you to plug into the minds of the world’s cutting edge innovators, visionaries, and thought leaders, who are rewriting the rules of high performance at work.
Host Jason Campbell connects with authors, executives and entrepreneurs who share insights that make individuals grow in the workplace.
How to Fail
How to fail beautifully. Let’s face it failure is a part of life and actually failures, big or small, allow us to understand how to evolve. Failure in business, and in life, gives you an opportunity to learn from your mistakes so that the next time you can avoid making the same ones.
How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.
If you’re serious about exploring the most innovative ideas in the world of work, TED Business is a good podcast that will give you a solid grounding in a variety of areas. Whatever your business conundrum, there’s a TED Talk for that — whether you want to learn how to land that promotion, set smart goals, undo injustice at work, or unlock the next big innovation.
Every week, host Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School presents the most powerful and surprising ideas that illuminate the business world. After the talk, you also receive a mini lesson from Modupe on how to apply the ideas in your own life.
The Tim Ferris Show
Another great podcast show for work-life.From the man behind The 4-Hour Workweek comes this motivational podcast in which Tim Ferris deconstructs how successful people do their thing. His guests come from just about every industry, with advice all of us can use.
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author. Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.”