If you’ve gone independent, the learning curve is steep but worth it. However, sometimes, you might need a bit of inspiration. Whether it’s playing in the background or when you’re getting your 10K steps in, podcasts are one of the best ways to tune into bold conversations and gain solid advice from the world’s best entrepreneurs and thought leaders.
Must-Listen Podcasts for Independent Professionals
There are thousands of podcasts available if you’re looking to gain insight into how to establish, grow, and successfully run your business – but we’ve narrowed it down to just 5! Equal parts inspiring and thought-provoking, podcasts are an excellent way to gain actionable information you can use to accelerate your business.
Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. A world renowned author who shares his ideas in New York Times bestsellers such as Leaders Eat Last and The Infinite Game, Sinek is a massive source of inspiration and insight for solopreneurs worldwide. In his podcast ‘A Bit of Optimism’, he sits down with everyone from storyteller extraordinaire Brene Brown to successful social entrepreneur Quilen Blackwell and discovers what inspires them, and how real transformation starts from within.
2. Creator Lab
If you’re searching for incredible conversations & lessons from the world’s greatest entrepreneurs & change-makers – the buck stops here. Hosted by the down-to-earth, approachable Bilal Zaidi, enjoy in-depth conversations on the nitty-gritties of entrepreneurship with everyone from Gary Vee who discusses the role of luck in his success, to the importance of visual storytelling by Adam Butcher of Visualize Value fame. We can’t recommend the episode with Hiten Shah (of KissMetrics) discussing the future of remote work enough!
3. Screw It, Just Do It
The solopreneur life isn’t just a bed of roses, and this biweekly podcast by Alex Chisnall keeps it real. Featuring a slew of risk-takers, doers and dreamers that have exhibited the perseverance and determination to do things their way, this podcast is an excellent way to glean insight into not just what separates an independent professional from the pack, but what it really takes! Episode 327, where he goes in-depth on how to achieve flow state, is an excellent starting point for solopreneurs looking to maximise their work output.
4. Goal Digger
We ADORE the format of Jenna Kutcher’s podcast Goal Digger. Less interview-style, more live-interactive workshop – this podcast is excellent to get hands on productivity training and business hacks to transform your side hustle into your dream career and live the life you desire! After all, she is sharing never-before secrets on how she navigates the world as a #girlboss and how social media propelled her into being a self-made millionaire in no time! Take notes of her interview with Glo Atanmo (of @glographics fame) where she uncovers how she 10x-ed her income through delighting her customers.
5. Duct Tape Marketing
Long before podcasts became the ‘in’ thing – for over a decade John Jantsch has interviewed thought leaders, experts, and authors. If you don’t already know him – his podcast episodes are an absolute treasure trove of everything from proven marketing strategies, effective branding techniques, tactical content marketing and the technicalities of why some ads work while others don’t. Whatever you do, don’t miss the episode with Seth Godin!
Well, if you haven’t already seen this at the very top of your search results, if you’re running your own show now – here’s why you need to tune in. It’s the #1 business podcast on all of Apple Podcasts, it’s been ranked #1 out of 500,000+ podcasts on many occasions. It is the first business/interview podcast to pass 100,000,000 downloads, it has been selected as “Best of” Apple Podcasts for three years running, and readers of Fortune Magazine‘s Term Sheet recently selected The Tim Ferriss Show as their top business podcast. Ferris interviews world-class performers across domains and gleefully extracts their tactics, tools, and routines you can use to transform your business.
You can subscribe to all of these on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RSS feed, Overcast, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.