I’m in my car a LOT. I’m not talking 1/2 hour at a time, I mean my work commute is 1 hour and 15 minutes each way, every day!
That gives me plenty of time doing nothing but driving. But why waste that time?
I don’t. I listen to self-improvement books as well as several podcasts to make good use of my time.
Do you have decent commutes on the train, in your car or do you like to listen to things while running or taking your dog for a walk?
Well, podcasts are perfect for that! Many of them are short and can be listened to during shorter amounts of time. Others can be an hour or more.
I have my favorites that I am a regular listener to. So, to choose my favorite top 5 podcasts, I didn’t have to go farther than my iPhone. The 5 following podcasts are ones I listen to regularly and feel that I get the most motivation, entrepreneur info and self-improvement tips from.
Let’s get right into them!
#1 Podcast – The GARYVEE Audio Experience
I have to top my list with Gary Vaynerchuck’s energetic, tell-it-how-it-is podcast. As he says himself, “You either love me or hate me – there’s no being in the middle.”
I listen to this every, single morning to get my “inspiration-juice” on marketing and entrepreneurship.
I am so into Gary, that not only do I follow him on Instagram and have all his books, including his most recent, Crushing It, but I also own 2 different pairs of his amazing sneakers he collaborated with K-Swiss, called Clouds and Dirt.
#2 Podcast – Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Impact Theory is a newer podcast I came across (from who else than Gary Vaynerchuk?), which I now listen to nearly daily as well. Tom Bilyeu is the co-founder of billion-dollar brand Quest Nutrition. Since then, he has gained super powers in business, life, psychology and motivation. The vision of Impact Theory is to help you “Develop your passion, pursue your purpose and make your mark on the world.”
The website gives a perfect description of his Impact Theory: “Personally driven to expand people’s vision of wellness to a 360-degree view that encompasses body and mind, Tom created Impact Theory to help people develop the skills they will need to improve themselves and the world.”
He also has a second podcast on relationships with his wife, where they answer people’s real-life relationship questions. There’s everything from communication to balancing work and your relationship. I also recommend it, because who CAN’T use a little help and insights in relationships?!
#3 Podcast – Good Life Project with Jonathan Fields
The Good Life Project is the child of Jonathan Fields, who interviews hundreds of successful self-improvement leaders, authors and others at the top of their fields (no pun intended!).
He has interviewed such people as Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Mitch Albom, Jen Sincero, Daniel Pink, and MANY more!
It’s rare, but on the occasion that I am not interested in the particular guest, I still ALWAYS come away with something useful, regardless!
#4 Podcast – Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn
Pat Flynn of smartpassiveincome.com has programs to help you build your own passive income-driven business. In his podcast he interviews entrepreneurs that have built business themselves so we get the benefit of learning from them.
Pat is well-educated, preps for his guests well and makes the podcast enjoyable. He also gives great advice himself and is in the process of designing a product for videographers.
#5 Podcast – Business Wars (Wondery)
Rounding up my top 5 is a really interesting podcast called Business Wars. The podcasts are acted-out stories of businesses that have gone up against each other. They are very entertaining as well as informative.
The first one I listened to was Netflix vs. Blockbuster, which grabbed me right in. Such a cool podcast, narrated by David D. Brown!
The next ones I listened to were Marvel vs. DC, Xbox vs. Playstation and then Nintendo vs. Sony. I had no idea what has transpired between many of these competing businesses!
The next ones I want to listen to are Coke vs. Pepsi and Ford vs. Chevrolet.
Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a couple others I occasionally listen to…