to inspire you to do you (AND get that coin)
Between you and I (and feel free to judge the f*ck out of me) — once upon a time I used to read gossip magazines and websites. There I said. I stopped reading them as I grew as a human and realised that every horrible, poorly written, nasty sentence I read made me feel like I was losing multiple brain cells. I also felt like the karma coming to me for investing my energy into something so harmful and shallow would be swinging sharply to the negative side. So, now I try to fill my head with positive, inspiring ideas, concepts and news. That’s not to say I’m reading “The Yogi’s Weekly” or am zen AF 24/7, but I do try to make sure that what I’m putting energy into are things that inspire me, serve me and others well and spark thought-provoking conversation and ideas. Which is why I’ve become a big fan of podcasts.
I love that podcasts can be listened to while you get other stuff done; doing housework, working or in the car! I’m a lover of the humble multi-task and this is where podcasts shine. Now you may say well, why would we listen to a podcast when we already have talk back radio. Well, I mean, is it just me or is talk back radio incredibly divisive and not often educational in any way, shape or form? Podcasts can serve as a better alternative if you find yourself wanting a break from music and to hear some healthy discussion.
I love to put people on to things that I love (in hopes that it will spark something in them), so here’s my list of 5 podcasts that you need in your life to inspire you AND help you get that coin. Don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know what podcasts you think we all need in our life!
GIRLBOSS RADIO with Sophia Amoruso
Ok, so the Netflix show may have been absolutely horrid and well, we all know what happened with Nasty Gal, but that doesn’t mean this ultimate girlboss doesn’t have serious gems to drop and knowledge to share. In fact, as failure is a huge part of success, she has experiences and successes that we can all learn from in spades. My personal recommendation is to kick off with the episode featuring Brother Vellies creative director Aurora James, who is endlessly inspiring especially as, like Sophia, she hasn’t taken the conventional path to success.
THE GARY VEE AUDIO EXPERIENCE
In 2018 Gary Vaynerchuk needs no introduction. This self made man has made and continues to make his mark through his wins as a entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker. He’s also managed to do the damn near impossible and inspire the next generation through his forward thinking marketing ideas and use of social media.
ELLEVATE PODCAST – CONVERSATIONS WITH WOMEN CHANGING THE FACE OF BUSINESS
The reason I love this podcast is because this is where you’ll meet real women having a real impact. The Ellevate podcast gives useful advice and real stories from some of the amazing people you have never heard of that are behind your favourite brands.
TED RADIO HOUR
Love TED talks but don’t have an hour or two to spare to fall into the Youtube rabbit hole that always comes after watching one of their talks? Then this podcast is for you! Featuring highlights of TED talks from remarkable minds on interesting ideas and new ways of thinking and creating, the TED radio hour gives you all the best bits so you can get your motivation and stuff done.
OK, so I did say that podcasts are great for when you don’t want to listen to music, but look sometimes you need the right music to elevate your mood, keep you focused and bring the vibes. Which is where SWS come in. The Sydney based soulful duo SWS Music first came to my attention with their events and now they’ve moved on to music curation. Check out their podcast and fall in love with this Aussie duo’s impeccable taste in music.