Why I traded Hip-Hop for Podcasts

Hey Busy Bees! For those of you who know me, my car is normally a rap concert starring yours truly.

However, over the past couple years I have used my time in the car to listen to podcasts and plug into people that inspire me.

A few years ago, I heard the idea of a "school on wheels" and it changed the way I think about how I'm spending my time in the car.

I drive about an hour each day, with a 30 minute commute to work 5 days a week. That is 5 hours that I can learn, get inspired, learn business strategies and tools for success, that I would otherwise be wasting. 

There is a podcast on anything and everything you can imagine!

Today I'm sharing 7 of my favorites with you guys.

These are focused towards dreamers, entrepreneurs, women with side hustles, businesses, or women looking for inspiration in general. 

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1. The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher

Jenna's podcast is like having a business coach in your back pocket.  Her podcast has helped me so much, especially in my first year of business. Jenna is relatable, intelligent and a true role model for female entrepreneurs everywhere. 

Why you should listen:

Her podcast is the "the live-workshop style business podcast that is helping thousands redefine success and chase bolder dreams. You can train from the experts how to dig in, do the work, and tackle your biggest goals along the way.

2. Oprah's Super Soul Conversations

Miss the Oprah show? This is the next best thing. Oprah features incredible guests on her podcasts and it's definitely one of my favorites to listen to when I take a walk with Bailey. 

Why you should listen:

Because it's Oprah. Need I say more here? 

3. The Amber Lilyestrom Show

Amber is one of my biggest sources of inspiration in my life and business. She is a brand strategist, business coach, speaker, and writer. I recently attended her Ignite Your Soul Summit- a live event featuring other entrepreneurs to help women "come home to who they really are."

Why you should listen:

Amber's Focus Fridays are my favorite because she gives specific tools and strategies to use as an aspiring business owner or entrepreneur. She also features guests that share their incredible stories, and cover a wide range of topics! 

4. Pursuit with Purpose

Melyssa Griffin is a Pinterest guru and self-made millionaire. She aims to help people create meaningful lives and businesses.

Why you should listen:

Her podcast is a great way to hear from other entrepreneurs and get inspired by their stories. 

5. Style Your Mind

I first heard of Cara when I read her AMAZING book, Girl Code. Her book inspired me to launch my business about 2 years ago. She is an author, speaker and master life coach. She loves all things pink and champagne. 

Why you should listen:

Her podcast is "for success-driven women who want to design their thoughts, empower themselves, and build a beautiful life and career." Cara's podcast is like talking to a friend. She has such a real and down to earth approach to chasing your dreams! 

6. Robin Sharma Mastery Sessions

Robin is an author and source of many ideas in my coaching sessions. He is so inspiring, captivating and truly motivating. He shares (Category: Training) 

Why you should listen:

Robin's podcast is like working with a coach! He gives specific tools, strategies and ideas to change your mindset and be more successful. 

7. Dais Podcast with Rachel Hollis

I first heard of Rachel's new book, Girl Wash Your Face which has been a huge self-help book for women. I heard later on that she had a podcast so I recently listened to a few episodes and fell in love with her right away. She is funny, down-to-earth and has awesome guests that will leave you feel inspired!

Why you should listen:

Her podcast is more business related but I also love her humor. She is so REAL and relatable! You can listen to a few chapters of her book for free!  

How to Listen:

If you're anything like me, I didn't even know how to access podcasts. So if you have an iphone, find the purple icon under your productivity folder (that's where mine was) and open it. You can search the podcasts listed above and download episodes or subscribe. You will be notified and a feed will be created for you to listen to.

It's super easy!

I'd love to hear which podcasts you try out and I challenge you to set a goal of listening at least 3 x a week. We all need a little Jam out session in our car, but if we balance it out and take advantage of our school on wheels?

I've personally seen the benefit of plugging into these podcasts. There is so much "free" knowledge out there; these entrepreneurs are allowing you to learn from them every single week and their stories make you feel like you can do it too. 

Whatever your work is in the world, it's so important to learn from those who have gone before you. Why do it alone?

Thanks for tuning in! I can't wait to hear which podcast you'll be trying!

Until next time!

xo,

Danise