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8 Inspiring Career Podcasts to Listen to Today

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Listening to career-oriented podcasts is a great way to absorb the wealth of knowledge from the speakers you’re listening to while drawing from their successes. They also help to pass the time while being productive when you’re on the go. If you’re looking to inject some inspiration into your daily media consumption, here is a list of eight inspiring career podcasts to listen to today.

1. Second Life

In this podcast, Hillary Kerr spotlights inspiring women who have found extreme success in their “second life” and have mastered serious career pivots. With high profile and awe-inspiring guests like Eva Chan, Mandy Moore and Busy Philips, this podcast features women who are willing to discuss how they’ve found success and fulfillment while sharing their vulnerabilities and honest advice too. If you’re considering making a leap into something new, this podcast is sure to inject some needed inspiration.

2. How I Built This 

In this podcast, Guy Raz highlights the journeys of many successful companies as they built their empires’ from the ground up. Innovators, idealists and entrepreneurs share the pivotal moments that have shaped their careers and the movements that brought them through their journeys toward success. Guests like Sarah Blakely and Jerry Murrel explain how they got from point A to Z in both their personal and professional lives.

3. WorkLife with Adam Grant 

In this TED original podcast, Adam Grant explores the minds of people who are reinventing the way we understand work. He shares key insights from his conversations on how to enjoy the work we’re doing and make it more worthwhile. Guests include inspirational speakers like Trevor Noah and Richard Branson. If you’re feeling stuck and looking to make sense of your career, this podcast could be for you.

4. Don’t Keep Your Day Job 

This podcast explores the lives of entrepreneurs who have found success while following their passions. Cathy Heller is the host of this podcast and each week she encourages listeners to find their true purpose. Some notable guests include Howard Schultz, Daniel Pink and Angela Duckworth. This podcast is a great place to learn practical first steps needed to build a career that allows you to do what you love.

5. IN PURSUIT

IN PURSUIT was created by Glassdoor itself as its first inaugural podcast! The host, Amy Elisa Jackson, discusses candid, personal reflections from guests who are evolving to meet the challenges life throws at them. In the first episode, they speak with researcher and star of her own Netflix special, Brené Brown, on the topic of courage and vulnerability as the necessary pillars for strong leadership. They also delve into Brown’s personal journey through sobriety. If you’re looking to kick your career up a notch while improving yourself on a personal level, this podcast is for you.

6. The Smart Passive Income Podcast

In this podcast, Pat Flynn explores his tried and true methods for building an online business and optimizing it for passive income. In some episodes, he features himself and shares from his wealth of knowledge, and in others, he features guest speakers to share their strategies for building passive wealth. If you’re someone who’s itching to build a side hustle or online business but feel overwhelmed just thinking about it, this podcast can provide tactical first steps and help guide you through the process.

7. The Tim Ferriss Show 

The Tim Ferriss Show is the podcast of all career inspiring podcasts and is often ranked as the #1 business podcast on Apple Podcasts. The host, Tim Ferriss, features successful guests from different areas and deconstructs what “top performance” means and how it’s been achieved through deep and meaningful interview questions. Notable guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, Ray Dalio and many more.  If you’re looking to find tools, tactics and routines you can apply to your own life, this podcast is for you.

8. We Study Billionaires 

In the podcast “We Study Billionaires”, Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen explore the lives and strategies of self-made billionaires who’ve built their wealth investing in the stock market. Notable guests include Warren Buffet and Ray Dalio. If you’re someone interested in further building your wealth through investing, and looking to learn from the best, then tune in to this podcast.

With the new year just around the corner, now is a better time than ever to get re-motivated. Whether you’re trying to make it onto the next billionaire watch list, or looking to gain clarity around what success means to you, these podcasts will have something for everyone. Happy listening!

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