I’m a podcast fanatic. I spend a minimum of 2-1/2 hours in the car at least 4 days per week. Several years ago, I grew to loathe this mind-numbing daily commute. I was constantly returning phone messages, participating in conference calls, and conducting business via blue tooth. It elongated my already long workday. That was until I discovered the beauty of the audio book and the podcast. I decided my commute was no longer going to be filled with more work.
Now my commute is my respite. I settle in for the drive and tune into the next episode of one of my favorite podcasts. It’s my time to unwind, relax and educate myself in the area of entrepreneurship and online business. I now look forward to my daily commute. There is always a way to flip the script in your mindset and reframe just about anything.
You begin to become what you consume, so it’s important to choose your content intake wisely. Here are 8 of my best-loved podcasts that turned my commute from loathsome to highly productive and enjoyable.
For the Soul:
We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle
Glennon Doyle is the NYT best-selling author of Untamed and host of the We Can Do Hard Things podcast. She teams up with her wife Abby and her sister Amanda to discuss some of life’s hardest things. Glennon talks addiction, mental health, love, loss, sexuality, relationships, parenting and divorce in an-depth evaluation of how we can do this thing called life, even when it’s brutally hard. Glennon is authentic, raw and real. She is known as a thought leader who helps us evaluate nearly everything that should be evaluated.
Super Soul Sunday with Oprah
In this podcast, Oprah interviews thought-leaders, best selling authors, and experts on a broad array of topics. As Oprah is known for, she focuses on evaluating topics to help listeners awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around us. Her podcast guides listeners through the biggest questions in life with the goal of leading us closer to the best version of ourselves.
For Online Entrepreneurship:
Entrepreneurs on Fire with John Lee Dumas
This podcast is at the very top of my list. Entrepreneurs on Fire is a high-quality daily podcast interviewing successful entrepreneurs. EOFire was the first ever daily podcast. Host John Lee Dumas (JLD) is highly engaging and expert at interviewing his entrepreneurial guests. Guests on his podcast are highly successful online entrepreneurs who provide insight and wisdom on their journey to creating success in their business. Each episode is approximately 25 minutes long and is completely packed with value for podcast listeners, who the host dubs as “Fire Nation”. After interviewing guests, the host succinctly summarizes the highest value key points as take-aways for his listeners. JLD also published a book called “The Common Path to Uncommon Success” in which he outlines 17 key steps to chart a path for achieving uncommon success in business and life.
Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield
Amy Porterfield, the online marketing and course creation guru, dishes out actionable entrepreneurial advice in her podcast called Online Marketing Made Easy. Topics include online marketing, social media, email list building strategies, and digital course creation. The host has an upbeat, bubbly, and positive demeanor. She is simply a genius in the online marketing space. Amy breaks down big ideas and complex challenges into actionable step-by-step approaches for online business owners.
Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn is a leader in online entrepreneurship. Known for serving his audience in everything he does, Pat Flynn has a blog, numerous podcasts, digital courses and endless free resources for entrepreneurs who are on their journey in the digital business world. His content offers advice on blogging strategies, passive income sources, digital marketing, SEO, content marketing, affiliate marketing, podcasting and social media strategies. Pat Flynn has a highly engaged audience who he’s nurtured through all of his platforms, including this podcast. He is the master at developing diversified revenue streams that will allow you to earn a living doing what you love, while creating time and financial freedom.
Success with Soul with Kate Kordsmeier
Kate Kordsmeier runs a successful health and wellness blog called Root and Revel. She also teaches others to blog for profit without selling your soul through her digital course called the Six Figure Blog Academy (6FBA). Kate is the creator and host of the Success with Soul podcast where she interviews heart-centered entrepreneurs who strive to run online businesses while nurturing their own soul. She values mindfulness, spirituality, health and family. Kate’s messages center around creating your online business from a place of rest, not constant grind and hustle. “Do less, achieve more” is the central theme of her inspirational podcast messages designed to guide listeners to focus on the things that will get the biggest results.
The Food Blogger Pro Podcast with Bjork Ostrom
Podcast host Bjork Ostrum interviews successful food bloggers and blogging experts who provide advice on SEO, food photography, traffic strategies and monetization. Bjork and his wife Lindsay run the highly successful food blog called Pinch of Yum. On the Food Blogger Pro podcast, Bjork helps listeners learn how to create beautiful, functional and profitable food blogs.
For Professional Productivity & Mindset:
Brilliant Balance with Cherylanne Skolnicki
Cherylanne Skolnicki is a life coach, business coach and professional career coach. In this podcast, Cherylanne provides working women with tips, guidance and coaching on time management, organization and managing mindset. This is a podcast for busy women who want to achieve balance in their careers, life and family. Cherylanne has a positive, upbeat and down-to-earth style and offers value to her audience by providing realistic, well-articulated advice on balancing the demands that many successful women face.