No matter your line of work, your interests, or your hobbies, you can pretty much guarantee that there’s a podcast for it. Whether it’s comedy, crime, or camping that gets your brain ticking, there’s a podcast out there for you. But while many people think of podcasts as an alternative to music or audiobooks – they have been called the future of storytelling, after all – they are also something else: a tool.
A tool for what? A tool for entrepreneurs to connect, grow, and learn. Podcasts are the perfect place for entrepreneurs to share their stories, and inspire you to share your own story in return. Within them, you can be introduced to a new way of thinking. They allow you to find others who share the same thinking as you and join a community of like-minded business people who can help you flourish.
However, it’s no secret that entrepreneurs are busy people, with a to-do list longer than the entire series of Game of Thrones – do you even have the time to listen to podcasts?
The short answer here is yes, you do have the time. Unlike lengthy blog posts and time-consuming videos, podcasts are made for multitasking. You can throw one on while you’re doing your morning routine, while you’re commuting to work, while you’re at the gym, while you’re eating lunch – the options are endless.
All you need to know now are which podcasts are worth tuning into, and we have just the list:
You’ve heard of Gary Vee, of course. The serial entrepreneur has had his fingers in the digital pie for many years, and podcasting is just the latest in his long line of specialities. If Gary Vee believes that the future is audio and voice, then we’re inclined to believe it, too. With that, we introduce the Gary Vee Audio Experience – a conglomerate of highlights from the DAILYVEE video series, #AskGaryVee episodes, keynote speeches, interviews, and new recordings made for the Audio Experience.
For more information on the Gary Vee Audio Experience and where you can tune in, visit his website.
Tony Robbins has been named the #1 Life and Business Strategist, so when it comes to building your business, his advice might come in handy. While some of his podcast episodes lean toward how to nurture your home life, many of them focus keenly on topics such as how to amplify your strengths and becoming an extraordinary leader.
To browse through more episodes of The Tony Robbins Podcast, click here.
More than once, The Tim Ferriss Show has been ranked #1 out of over 300,000 podcasts, which might give you a hint as to why you should be tuning in. The true skill of Tim Ferriss is taking successful people from all kinds of backgrounds of professions, and finding out what it is they do that makes them so successful. Then, he passes those traits onto you. Whether it’s what books you should be reading or when in the day you should be taking a run, The Tim Ferriss Podcast is here to say hey, it worked for Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’s to say it won’t work for you?
Become inspired by The Tim Ferriss Podcast here.
Jay Abraham’s website states that he has “an uncanny ability to increase business income, wealth and success”, and with The Ultimate Entrepreneur Radio Show, he wants to share that ability with you. The show mixes interviews with industry powerhouses with Q&A’s with Jay himself, alongside frequent mini-series such as Business Basics and Business Ethics.
Most recently, The Ultimate Entrepreneur has introduced a new series, collaborating with Tony Robbins to produce Business Mastery. Stream the first episode here.
John Lee Dumas, the founder of the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast, is closing in on 2000 interviews with inspiring entrepreneurs. From their worst moment as a business-person to their first step towards success, JLD is finding out what makes these entrepreneurs tick. At the time of writing, he’s just published his 1919th’s interview – 5 Secrets to a Successful Online Course in 2018 with David Siteman Garland – and that number is set to keep on growing.
Tune in, get hooked, and see how long it takes you to listen to all 1919 episodes. We bet you learn something useful along the way!
While most of the podcasts we’ve mentioned so far have focused on you and your attitude to business, Perpetual Traffic is different. Perpetual Traffic knows that even getting noticed in the online world can seem nearly impossible – never mind actually generating leads and sales. Which is why this podcast tackles topics such as what to do if your Facebook Ad Campaign is underperforming and how the big brands spend their money on Facebook Ads.
They’ve even put together a handy blog post on the 14 Essential Perpetual Traffic Episodes for Marketers – the perfect jumping off point for someone who’s just getting their bearings.
Foundr has branded itself as the “go-to digital resource for the growing ranks of craft, self-made entrepreneurs – at every level of experience”, and their mission is to help ten million entrepreneurs create ten million businesses. What began as a magazine has now expanded into an increasingly successful podcast hosted by Nathan Chan, on which the greatest minds in business impart their knowledge to budding entrepreneurs – like you!
From their very first episode on How to Disrupt an Industry to their latest episode on running a 7-Figure Business, the Foundr Magazine Podcast has something for every entrepreneur.
You might know Jack D, also known as Jack Delosa, the founder of The Entourage – Australia’s largest education institution for entrepreneurs. With over 300,000 members, you might even be a part of it. In his podcast #askJackD, you ask and he answers. Some of his latest episodes tackle questions such as how to overcome a fear of public speaking, how to separate yourself from the competition, and how to develop a high-performance team.
No matter your question, Jack’s years of expertise and knowledge of his industry makes his advice invaluable. To listen to more #askJackD episodes, visit his website.
The Rich Roll Podcast delves a little deeper than other business podcasts might – making it perfect for the entrepreneur who’s just as interested in wellness and spirituality than they are in generating sales. Each week, Rich strikes up a conversation with various people, all of whom have something different to say and wish to inspire you to succeed.
Whether the topic is one incredible man losing 120lbs and overcoming a brain tumor, a conversation with a Guru, or how failure can really be a gift, The Rich Roll Podcast will inspire you in unexpected ways.
The Art of Charm podcast boasts some seriously impressive guests, from Neil deGrasse Tyson to Russell Brand – but that’s not all that’s impressive about The Art of Charm. Their entire focus is on making you into the person you want to be – whether that’s in your business life, you social life, or your love life. The Art of Charm has three key areas of focus – they want to help you become more charismatic, master your career, and instill you with confidence to revamp your relationships.
The School of Greatness podcast does what it says on the tin: it wants to teach you how to be great, and with Lewis Howes at the helm, it stands a good chance of doing so. The School of Greatness is another podcast that veers away from being all business all the time, choosing instead to mix it up with discussion on athletics, relationships, and the importance of having the right mindset.
Since 2013, Lewis Howes has interviewed industry experts such as Tony Robbins and Arianna Huffington – stay tuned to see who he inspires next.
And there you have it – 11 podcasts that are sure to inspire, educate, and motivate you as you navigate your entrepreneurial journey. And, if after all that, you find you’ve got a few more minutes to spare, check out our own #AmplifyYourBusiness podcast, where we uncover untold stories and ah-ha moments from inspirational Australian entrepreneurs.