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10 Fantastic Podcasts You Should Definitely Check Out

Michael K Leadership, Money, Personal Development, Productivity, Technology 6 Comments

Factoring in morning traffic, it usually takes me about an hour each day to finally reach the parking lot at my job.

Because I constantly spend so much time on the road commuting back and forth from work, I’ve found that instead of being a hassle, my commute is actually one of the greatest opportunities that I have to invest into my personal growth.

Hands down, podcasts are my preferred way to quickly listen to tons of great content.

The great thing about podcasts is they’re quick, incredibly helpful, and best of all they’re free!

To give you a sneak peek (in no particular order) into a few of the virtual mentors I listen to on a regular basis, here are

10 Fantastic Podcasts You Should Definitely Check Out:

1. This Is Your Life with Michael Hyatt.

The goal of this weekly podcast is to give you the clarity, courage, and commitment you need to do what matters. Cohosted with Michelle Cushatt, each episode features Michael’s take on everything from what to do when you feel overwhelmed to how to build a personal brand.

I’ve learned so much from Michael and this podcast is in my opinion one of the best out there! Check it out…it’s definitely worth your time!

2. The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn.

A few weeks ago I decided to check out this podcast and I have been hooked ever since. Pat’s goal with this podcast is to teach you how to create multiple streams of passive income so that you have the time and freedom to do what you love.

I personally believe that you can become rich by working hard and pursuing “active income.” However, I also believe that to go beyond being rich and becoming a person of wealth, you have to create “passive income” that works to bring in income for you, even after you’ve finished working actively.

As Pat began practicing the passive income strategies that he shares in his podcast, he was able to move from his 9 to 5 job and support his family exclusively from the work he does at home in his home office.

Recently, Pat launched a video podcast called SPI TV. It’s a really great resource for those who enjoy visual content along with audio instruction.

3. The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes.

A former professional athlete and world record holder in football, Lewis Howes is an author and lifestyle entrepreneur who uses his podcast to help people take a closer look at what exactly makes “great people” great. Through interviews with brilliant business minds, world-class athletes, and influential celebrities, Lewis is on a mission to make the world great…one podcast at a time.

4. The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins

A young author, speaker, and Internet entrepreneur based out of Tennessee, Jeff Goins through his Portfolio Life podcasts helps you to pursue work that matters, make a difference with your art, and discover your true voice!

I’ve personally gone through Jeff’s Tribe Writers online writing course and I can attest that this guy just gets it. If you have a message you want to share, Jeff can help you discover your voice and use your influence to make a difference in the world.

5. Sidepreneurs with Shawn Manaher

Sidepreneurs is a podcast for current and future sidepreneurs (i.e., people looking to launch their business on the side of an existing full-time job) who want to launch, grow, and graduate into full-time entrepreneurship.

If you want inspiration and entrepreneurial insight to help push you to take action today, Sidepreneurs is definitely the podcast for you!

6. The Ray Edwards Show

Besides Michael Hyatt’s This Is Your Life podcast, The Ray Edwards Show was probably the other podcast that I listened to the most throughout all of 2014.

Ray’s smooth radio voice covers topics ranging from morning routines to personal productivity to monetizing your personal voice and message.

What I love about Ray’s podcast is that he incorporates a spiritual component into it that he calls Spiritual Foundations. Listening to his podcast is like listening to a seminar on personal growth and a sermon all in one!

I also absolutely love another component of Ray’s podcast: his weekly Tip of the Week. In fact, this portion of Ray’s podcast inspired my Quick Tips blog posts that I introduced last year here on my site.

7. Mac Power Users

I am a self-confessed tech geek. So naturally my ears perk up whenever I get the chance to hear about technology and new gadgets.

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd, the Mac Power Users podcast helps users get the most from their Apple technology devices. They also cover various workflow best practices that have helped me to use technology to become more productive.

Bonus: For those of you who are Apple fans, The AppleInsider Podcast is a great place to hear about the latest Apple rumors and all about the insider news surrounding the super secretive tech company.

8. The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders.

The 5 AM Miracle is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping you dominate your day before breakfast. Jeff Sanders goal is to help you bounce out of bed with enthusiasm, create powerful lifelong habits, and tackle your grandest goals with extraordinary energy.

This podcast has ranked #1 in the Self-Help & Business categories of iTunes and has exceeded 1 million downloads.

9. The Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast.

Andy Stanley is one of my absolute favorite thought leaders on leadership. His monthly leadership podcast—a conversation designed to help leaders go further, faster—has played a tremendous role in helping to shape my thoughts on leadership and influence.

10. The Daily Boost.

If you’re in need of daily motivation, look no further than The Daily Boost podcast. With new episodes uploaded each weekday, The Daily Boost delivers great content that will inspire you to achieve your highest potential.

Downloaded over 10 million times, The Daily Boost is considered to be the most downloaded self-help podcast in the history of iTunes.

That’s it for me…

Now I’d love to hear from you!

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, which podcasts do you enjoy most?

Be sure to jump into the conversation by leaving a comment below!

Michael K10 Fantastic Podcasts You Should Definitely Check Out

Comments 6

  1. BJ Stricklin

    Michael,
    These are great suggestions! Thanks for the list. Two new ones I’m listening to specifically for church leaders are…
    1. Carey Nieuwhof’s Leadership Podcast. He interviews leading church strategists each week. Great stuff.
    2. The RocketCast from the Rocket Company with Casey Graham. Hit or miss on the topics but the content is good if you see a topic that interests you.

    blog looks great. Keep after it!

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      Michael K

      Hey BJ! Thanks so much man for commenting & sharing these two great resources! I’ve downloaded them both & they’re AMAZING!! Praying that you all’s Easter services go even better than expected! Have a great weekend!

  2. Yolanda King

    I enjoy Andrew Wommack the most. His messages have really helped me understand my identity in Christ and God’s unconditional love.

  3. Malinda T White

    These are not necessarily podcast but:

    20 Minutes That Could Change Your Life and Understanding Money by Earl Nightingale (on youtube) are phenomenal.

    Also anything by Jim Rohn is an absolute must.

    Great treasures of wisdom

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      Michael K

      Happy Friday Pastor George! I love Zig Ziglar’s talks too! I’ll be sure to check out his podcast! Thanks for sharing!!

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