Listening to podcasts is a free and amazing way to invest in yourself, to get inspired, entertained, and motivated. Podcasts are my new favorite thing and lately, I’ve been binge-listening to several inspiring podcasts during my commute in the morning. They make my drive interesting and enjoyable, and they set the mood for a positive and productive day. By the time I get to work I already feel energized, inspired, and ready for another successful day.
I also love listening to podcasts while I’m cooking, going for a walk, working out, or doing anything that doesn’t require my full attention.
In podcasts, as in any audio recording, the voice and the tone of the speaker can make or break the deal, that’s why I’ve found myself gravitating toward certain podcasts. The ones I like are those that say something not only through the speaker’s words, but also through their tone, rhythm, and intonation.
I’m sharing with you today 6 positive and inspiring podcasts that will brighten your day and help you feel refreshed and energized. Just give them a try!
The School of Greatness – Lewis Howes
Launched in 2013, The school of greatness podcast has grown rapidly to become one of the top-ranked podcasts on iTunes. With almost 1000 episodes and over 4 million downloads per month, it appears regularly in the Top 50 of all iTunes podcasts. Lewis Howes’ is an excellent interviewer, and his guests are incredible world-class game-changers like Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Alanis Morissette, Julianne Hough, Arianna Huffington, and Robin Sharma.
Lewis Howes is humble, down-to-earth and so right. His conversations are the perfect mixture of grace, wisdom, gratitude, and encouragement, and his ideas resonate so well with my views on life and with my values.
He covers modern world topics you didn’t even know you needed to know or hear about. He offers his advice on leadership, mastery, self-improvement, work-life balance, business, time management, and goal setting. He inspires me every day to be more optimistic and more positive, and he has the power to uplift me to my best.
The Ikonns – Alex and Mimi Ikonn
Alex and Mimi are a great team, sharing their raw and inspirational success story. They talk about their journey to success, their work, victories, failures, family life and share their most important lessons with their listeners. Their story is truly inspiring and motivates anyone to chase their dream and work hard to achieve their goals. Their podcast encourages you to unlock your creative potential and to live a life beyond fear and doubt. Some of their guests are Jim Kwik, Niomi Smart, and Jess Lively. This podcast adds the perfect dose of inspiration to my everyday life.
Feel Better, Live More – Dr. Chatterjee
Dr. Chatterjee is a British physician, author, TV presenter, and podcaster. He’s on a mission to help 100 million people feel fantastic by restoring them to optimal health. He is knowledgeable, down-to-earth, compassionate, and well-spoken. His podcast is incredibly informative, uplifting, and relevant to everyday life, which makes it my favorite health-based podcast. I always find something to take away and implement in my life. No matter the topic, I always learn something new.
The Mindful Kind – Rachael Kable
Rachael is a passionate mindfulness coach, speaker, and host of the podcast The Mindful Kind. She focuses on stress management, self-love, and overall well-being, and she shares effective ways to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life. Her podcast is a gracious invitation to slow down and focus on the present moment.
Rachael has a soft, soothing voice. If you are tired, tense, or anxious just listening to her voice will work miracles for you. She IS all mindfulness and kindness.
The Jet Set Life Podcast – Brittany Ryan
Brittany Ryan, aka “the jet set blonde,” is a life coach, blogger, and host of The Jet Set Life Podcast. Sometimes her episodes focus on travel while others focus on personal development. Her episodes are full of positivity and inspiration yet they’re also super informative with tactical tips for how to improve the quality of your everyday life. Brittany is down-to-earth and relatable, and her episodes feel like I’m just catching up with a good friend. I appreciate the personal stories she shares to encourage women to unlock an extraordinary life and start living the jet-set life of their dreams.
Limitless Life – Melyssa Griffin
Melyssa Griffin’s podcast teaches you how to grow your business by reprogramming the patterns and beliefs that keep you stuck. She covers a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business while living an abundant life that you can be proud of.
She is so full of wisdom, so kind, and such an inspiration for entrepreneurs! I’ve always been drawn to her radiant personality and her positivity. She has an incredible way of making you believe that you can do anything you want! She encourages you to take risks toward your dreams, and she reprograms beliefs that were keeping you small.
Do you like listening to podcasts? Do you know any inspiring podcasts? Let me know in the comments below. I’m always looking for something new and inspiring.
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Julie is Hostess At Heart says
I love listening to podcasts when I walk and will be checking these out and walking a lot more! I also love “Year of Purpose” with Zephan Moses Blaxberg.
Thank you for your suggestion, Julie! I’m going to check out this podcast. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂
Rachael Kable says
Hello lovely Ana, thank you so much for including The Mindful Kind in this incredible list of inspiring podcasts! Many of these I listen to and love myself, so I’m feeling very grateful to be included:) I’m really glad you enjoy listening and I hope you have a beautiful day xx
Thank you so much for stopping by, Rachael. – I feel honored and humbled. Just keep doing what you’re doing. Have a great weekend! 🙂
Excellent suggestions! I’ve been looking for some new podcasts to listen to. These ones sound really interesting 🙂
Thank you, Eden. I’m sure you are gonna love these podcasts. Enjoy! 🙂
tineke - workingmommyabroad says
Only know the Robin Sharma podcast but very curious to find out more about the Elizabeth Gilbert one, will definitely check it out!
Robin Sharma is so inspiring! He makes me want to do more and be more. I’m sure you are going to love Elizabeth Gilbert podcast. 🙂
Jen G says
Great resource! I am just getting into podcasts. Saving this for later!
Podcasts are such a great inspiration! Good luck! 🙂
Terryn Winfield says
Thank you for this list Ana! I have only recently got into podcasts and I am on the hunt for inspiring ones. I listen to a podcast when I am tired and making dinner, so inspirational ones are perfect for that time.
I’m sure you are gonna like these podcasts, Terryn. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I recently just learned what an aux cord was. The smallest things make my day. Now I can listen to podcasts while I’m in the car through my speakers. So cool. Thanks for the suggestions, I love positive listening to set my life on track!
Isn’t it nice when you can use the time you’re driving to recharge your batteries and get inspired? Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I love listening to positive and motivating podcast when I’m running. Running is “me” time when I can really focus and tune-into something!
I think that’s the perfect combination: exercising and listening to motivating podcasts. 🙂
Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom says
I’m looking forward to reading Big Magic, and all these podcasts look awesome! Thank you for the recommendations!
I’m sure you are going to love that book. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
These would be perfect for my drive to work in the morning and on the way home. I can’t wait to check them out. I love Dan Harris on GMA so I’m going to start with his. Thanks for the suggestions!
You’re welcome, Tara! I’m sure you are gonna love Dan Harris’ podcast; he’s even more lovable there. 🙂
Sarah Jean says
This is embarrassing but I’ve never listed to a podcast! I keep hearing so many good things so thanks for tis list!
I’m sure you are going to like it. Let me know how it goes, if you try it. 🙂
Sadhna Grover says
H Ana, I totally agree that listening to positive things can change our life. I read Robin Sharma’s book and found it very interesting and inspiring.
I just love love love Robin Sharma. I never get tired of reading and re-reading his books. 🙂
Hi, Ana! I enjoy listening to podcasts while I am creating in my little papercrafting studio. Can’t wait to check out the podcasts on your list. After reading Big Magic, I began listening to Magic Lessons… and thoroughly enjoyed each episode! Many thanks! ♡
Let me know which one you like. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂