Sometimes you get this little spark in your soul, and all of a sudden, you know you’re ready to tackle that goal. It may be going on a run, starting a new hobby, or finally feeling ready to create a business that you’ve been planning out. Other times, though, your effort and motivation might feel at an all-time low.
Keeping the feeling of motivation is hard, and often, it quickly fades. Our day-to-day routines can weigh on us, and sometimes the people who seem to have it all together make us feel like our efforts go unnoticed. Or maybe you’re just straight-up worn out and can’t put in the effort. That’s totally okay too, but the question we all want to know – how do you get that spark back?
One way that works for us, and we hope will work for you too – is listening to podcasts.
With more than 700,000 active podcasts, there’s something for everyone. There are plenty of motivational and inspiring podcasts that will get you up and ready to go at your goals once again.
The great thing about podcasts is they are basically audio classrooms with subjects covering just about everything imaginable. There are ones on career advice, success stories, Q & A’s, self-care advice, and pretty much everything your heart desires.
Feeling overwhelmed with your options? We’ve put together a list of our top picks for inspirational podcasts for women.
Beyond the Business Suit is a podcast by host Kailei Carr. The goal? Uncovering the “secret weapons of successful women” in order to help women in their careers and give them the tips and tools they need to push ahead.
Most episodes typically feature an interview with women who are industry experts, authors, successful women, or career coaches. Some episodes also have tips from Kailei that relate to an executive presence, personal branding, image, productivity, leadership, and so much more.
What we really love about listening to this podcast is that we get to learn everything from the dos and don’ts of building mentor relationships to tips on how to boost your performance with just your wardrobe.
The Classy Career Girl podcast is hosted by Anna Runyon, who also runs the company, Classy Career Girl. The podcast changes weekly, so you never get bored with it, and covers everything business.
The episodes offer a variety of training sessions, interviews with experts, behind the scenes audio, inspiring success stories, action reports, and even presentations that Runyan has given and recorded. On top of that, listeners also get advice on things like taxes, networking, authentic marketing, and more. There’s so much to learn from this podcast, no matter what career you are in – or want to be in.
Give it a listen and learn how to start your very own business or listen to other people’s successes, obstacles, and how they overcame them. Either way, you’ll be inspired after listening to an episode.
One of the empowering podcasts we can’t stop talking about is Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Digger. It’s best described as a “live-workshop style podcast that is helping thousands redefine success and chase bolder dreams.”
Kutcher’s podcast follows four main categories: business, marketing, branding, and inspiration. And she offers tips in each of these areas. From how to reach your goals and set yourself up for success, to finding out what you love to do, she covers it all.
Considering leaving your 9 to 5 to pursue your dream job? Or just looking to get better engagement on your Instagram. It’s all here in Goal Digger.
Jess Lively hosts The Lively Show and covers a vast array of topics. Lively’s goal? To help her listeners live a more joyous and fulfilling life by using “consciousness, meditation, and neurology.”
This inspirational podcast is directly aimed towards women entrepreneurs who are looking for work-life balance and a way to live a better, healthier life. From conversational interviews to advice on health, relationships, careers, and even spirituality, there’s a little bit of everything here for the lady boss trying to figure out self-care.
Check out one of the 200 plus episodes to give your life a little extra motivation. Learn how to achieve your goals without burning yourself out, live a healthier life, and everything in between.
Cryan and Mel are successful lawyers and social media influencers, who also happen to have a podcast called Not Wonder Woman. Because you can “have your cake and eat it too” with just a little hustle. Their motto? “No Capes. No Superpowers. Just Hustle.”
This podcast gives you a variety of insights and life tips to help keep you productive. From advice on how to balance our daily lives to how to make the most of our 24 hours every day, Cryan and Mel do a great job at covering the important discussion points of being an entrepreneur – on both a work level and a human level. They also tackle time management and how to find time and give time to family, work, side hustles, health, and all the in-betweens.
If you’re looking for ways to manage your time better, give this podcast a listen. “No superpowers required” – just a little bit of a hustle and the desire to better balance all the aspects of life.
This podcast comes from the woman who truly does it all. What’s Oprah’s goal with this venture? She wants you to be able to “live your best life.”
Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations are real-life conversations and interviews between Oprah and a number of women. Her podcast guests vary from whistleblowers, Oscar winners, best-selling authors, health and wellness experts, and everything else.
SuperSoul Conversations will leave you feeling uplifted as Oprah takes you through life’s tough questions and helps you to find your very best self.
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Alyson Pittman is a contributing writer for WBD and a JR marketing associate for Excite Creative Studios, an Atlanta-based creative agency.
Alyson graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. She was in multiple organizations at KSU where she held leadership positions. As a part of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Alyson held the Social Coordinator position and planned/promoted large events.