Once upon a time, I listened to my first podcast. As I started my dream job of Marketing for an outdoor apparel brand, I sought information online, and the glorious internet told me to check the little purple app in my phone called podcasts. The only reason I opened this beautiful application in the first place, is because the online website I consulted for marketing tips, had linked their podcast for additional insight and information. I started listening to their podcast as I got ready in the morning, or as I rode the train to and from work, and was ENTHRALLED that I had access to marketing tips from some of the most genius businessmen and women in the world, for FREE, AT MY FINGERTIPS. An endless library of knowledge in one app on my phone that I can access and listen to at any time?? FREE knowledge and tools for learning and growth??? SOLD.
Sooner rather than later, I had listened to every single episode of the first podcast channel, and their show had been discontinued a year prior, so I was out of luck. I sought other sources, and realized beyond this one channel I had been accessing, I had endless access to information on self-development, business strategies, life tips, and limitless resources I could use to grow myself. I've been hooked ever since, and listen to at least one podcast a day, to keep myself on my toes and satiate my need for growth and knowledge. Between the mediocre episodes and straight up weird channels I've come across, I've compiled a list of the most impactful episodes I've listened to, from my go-to channels.
If you're new to podcasts, one important rule of thumb is to take everything with a grain of salt. I don't necessarily agree or resonate with every single second of a podcast (though there are some in this list that I do!), but I consider it a success if I gain one solid new piece of insight or knowledge from each podcast I listen to. I love to read as well, but that's an activity I am intentional about making TIME for in either the morning or night - with podcasts, I LOVE that I can edit photos, get ready in the morning, cook dinner, or make my commute, WHILE I have a positive voice in my ear teaching me new things. I consider podcasts to be like having a positive intelligent friend with you at all times!! So if you don't have friends - podcasts are for you! All kidding aside, I can credit podcasts with changing my perspective, changing my mindset, and changing my life. This past year or so has been a wonderful journey, and here's to sharing all this knowledge and insight with you all!
All podcasts can be found on your iTunes Podcast app, or online - each image below is linked to the original podcast content!